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Spear’s sees Albert’s as very deliberately not Mayfair or West End, which will be welcome news for those seeking bonhomie and bohemia. With its panelled walls and hunting prints, interposed with edgy Norman Parkinson images, Balmoral tartan staircase, Colefax &… Read More


It may have played host to John Wayne and the Beatles in its 50 year history, but Annabel’s, which recently got the full documentary movie treatment in Ridley Scott’s Annabel’s Nightclub: A String of Naked Lightbulbs. The club manages to… Read More


Boasting buildings in Moorgate and Bank, Eight offers that rare thing in the City: privacy and seclusion in dining and drinking spaces. The restaurant, Quartier, is surrounded by a terrace, giving valuable breathing space inside the finance district’s busy streets…. Read More


Mount Street’s George, which describes itself as ‘contemporary’, celebrates numerous different art styles from the traditional club art deco to post-pop. Suitably the club’s gastronomic focus is equally varied and formidable, combining continental favourites with seasonal British fayre. A family… Read More


The pioneer of the new wave of members clubs that offered dynamism and swagger over and above decanters of sherry, the iconic Groucho, now in its 31st year, hasn’t rested on its laurels. After a period of being, in his… Read More


A bibliophile’s leather bound refuge, Library sits in the heart of theatre land on St Martin’s Lane, a stone’s throw from Covent Garden. With modern, well-lit rooms and a colourful, open plan mezzanine reading space, the atmosphere is unpretentious and… Read More


Barely altered since it’s opening in 1973 by Mark Birley, the winds of change are whistling through this esteemed Mayfair club. Originally built as a private house, this year the club had a subtle facelift courtesy of Paris based designer… Read More


The venerable Arts Club, despite its long history, maintains one of the most dynamic rosters of events for members in the capital. Despite the weight of its illustrious past, this is a club with a distinctly contemporary ethos. ‘I don’t… Read More


Founded in 2012, Grace Belgravia has firmly established itself as London’s top wellness club for women. With a gym, spa and medical centre, as well as restaurants (in which menfolk are welcome), the focus is firmly on health and wellbeing… Read More



Starting out in the City as an equity sales trader at UBS, Blaskey moved into property when he realised working for a multi-national investment bank wasn’t for him. He founded Northbeach Property in 2003 to develop and invest in the… Read More


A Grade II listed country house, set in formal gardens and surrounded by woodlands, 10 Castle Street is the only private members club in Dorset, offering a suitably rural retreat west of London and the dormitories of the Home Counties…. Read More


Devonshire founder Brian Clivaz is bonhomie encapsulated. When he meets Spear’s the sanguine force behind establishments such as Home House, the Arts Club, 12 Hay Hill, and countless more, relaxes in his chair and orders a morning coffee, which arrives… Read More


Boasting a television studio, screening room, live performance space, restaurant, hotel and gallery over seven floors, the immense frame of the Hospital Club in the centre of Covent Garden has long established itself as one of the more accessible members… Read More


Starting out in the City as an equity sales trader at UBS, Adam Blaskey moved into property when he realised working for a multinational investment bank wasn’t for him. He founded Northbeach Property in 2003 to develop and invest in… Read More


The pick of the impressive clutch of new business orientated members clubs that have opened in the West End over the last two years, 12 Hay Hill, in the heart of Mayfair, boasts balconies overlooking Berkeley Square, an ever changing… Read More


Surreptitious and sophisticated, the plush interiors of 5 Hertford Street have fast become a favourite for Mayfair’s socialites. Founded in 2012 by Robin Birley, son of Annabel’s founder Mark Birley, the ornate but homely walls house two restaurants, three bars,… Read More


Arguably no one has done more to reinvent the private members club than Soho House. Since its inception just over twenty years ago, the alternative option to Clubland and Mayfair has almost become the mainstream for a younger generation of… Read More


One of the more recent additions to the Caprice Holdings empire, the Club at the Ivy has developed that rarest of attributes for a London members club; namely a place where both pleasure and business feel jointly apt amid the… Read More


With its focus on wellness, the South Kensington Club, located just five minutes’ walk from the V&A, has proved that it is possible to combine excess with exercise in a London members club. ‘The model of the old members club… Read More


Something of a ground den among the glass pines of the City, the three story Queen Anne-style townhouse (that actually dates from 1952) that is home to the Walbrook, is something of institution; classically understated in both form and content…. Read More