It was one of a limited number of upper class mixed-sex public social venues in the British capital in an era when the most important venues for the hectic social season were the grand houses of the aristocracy. Almack's opened in King Street, St. James, in London, on 20 February 1765.
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What is almack's in London?
Almack's was the name of a number of establishments and social clubs in London between the 18th and 20th centuries. Two of the social clubs would go on to fame as Brooks's and Boodle's.
When did almack's close?
The weekly balls were modest affairs with only meager refreshments served and no wine or spirits. Almack's Assembly Rooms consisted of a ballroom, supper rooms, and game rooms. Its social importance continued through the mid 19th century, until it finally closed its doors forever in 1863.