Devonshire founder Brian Clivaz is the sanguine force behind establishments such as Home House, the Arts Club, 12 Hay Hill, and countless more. Describing what he believes makes his clubs special, he says: ‘They’re exclusive, but they don’t exclude. I like them to be inclusive and to welcome people you normally wouldn’t expect at a particular club because it makes it less formal.’ Devonshire is a place where networking and socialising will go hand in hand, but Clivaz remains suspicious of ‘laptoppery’, adamant that the presence of a social space in the City cuts both ways. Apart from the plush modern rooms, restaurant and bar, the sense of sanctuary is perhaps best encapsulated by the sizable garden room, offering smoking and summer terraces.
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