what we do

Public Speaking

Holborn Speakers provides you with a structured course to build your public speaking skills, which you complete at your own pace.


You can get a mentor to coach you, support you with your speaking, and provide enhanced feedback to achieve your public speaking goals.


Holborn Speakers develops your leadership skills in areas such as mentoring, communication, and delivering feedback in order to motivate people.

Be a guest at our next meeting

The first thing you can do to improve your public speaking skills and confidence is come to a meeting and see what we're about. We're a friendly bunch, you can just watch and don't have to join in, and its free to come as a guest.

There's no need to book, but you can let us know you're coming.

Meetings start at 18.45 but please try to arrive about 15 minutes before this so we can welcome you. We finish our meetings around 21:00 and we always have drinks and free nibbles in the pub downstairs afterwards.

Our Next Meeting is...

When: 18:45, 06 Nov 18
Where: Rugby Tavern

We aim to finish our meetings by around 9pm after which we have free nibbles available in the bar downstairs.

Where we are

 We meet on the first three Tuesdays of the month at 6.30pm. We finish around 9pm (with drinks and nibbles downstairs!)


We hold meetings in the function room upstairs at The Rugby Tavern Pub in Holborn, 19 Great James St, London, WC1N 3ES


Our nearest tube stations are Holborn which is about 5 minutes walk away.  Chancery Lane and Russell Square are also very close by.

What do our members say?

When I first came to Holborn Speakers I dreaded public speaking but in just over a year I have delivered 10 speeches to complete the competent communicator award and competed in a humorous speech contest. The club is the perfect platform to learn and develop your communication skills in a relaxed and supportive environment. There are a range of roles to enhance your leadership skills and you are provided with ongoing feedback. Overall the club has instilled a new level of confidence in me and I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone looking to excel at public speaking.

Giles W

Holborn speakers has provided me with a place where I can practice my public speaking skills in a respectful and supportive environment. I see public speaking in the same way as improving at any sports, the more you practice, receive constructive feedback and practice again the more you will improve. You also get to meet great people, learn from them and have a fun time the first three Tuesdays of every month!

Alex A
I joined Holborn Speakers in an effort to tackle my nervousness and improve my speaking ability in front of larger audiences. After a few months of attending Holborn Speakers, I was able to get my nervousness under control. Over a period of 12 months I delivered 7 voluntary speeches in front of an audience 70+. Before joining Toastmasters I was terrified of volunteering for those speeches, now I enjoy speaking in front of big audiences. Going to Holborn Speakers has turned into a hobby. Its a very friendly and supportive club.
Saba N

Our parent organisation

Holborn Speakers is a part of Toastmasters International network of public speaking clubs. Toastmasters is a world leader in communication and leadership development with more than 352,000 members globally and over 100 clubs in London.

Holborn Speakers uses the tried and tested Toastmasters format to help you gain confidence and competence in public speaking. We have a unique personality and are one of the most respected clubs in London.

Toastmasters International