Private Members Clubs

Top Recommended Private Members Clubs


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 32nd year, hasn’t rested on its laurels. After a period of being, in his… Read More


Boasting a television studio, screening room, live performance space, restaurant, hotel and gallery over seven floors, the immense Hospital Club in the centre of Covent Garden has long been one of the more accessible members clubs for London’s burgeoning generation… Read More


A recent addition 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 accommodated amid the chic surroundings…. 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… 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, last year the club had a subtle facelift courtesy of Paris based designer… Read More


Arguably no one has done more to reinvent the private members club than Soho House. Since its inception just over 20 years ago, the alternative option to Clubland and Mayfair has almost become the mainstream for a younger generation of… Read More


With its focus on wellness, the South Kensington Club has proved that it is possible to combine excess with exercise in a London members club. ‘The model of the old members club is now too antiquated, they were often not… Read More


Something of a ground den among the glass pines of the City, the three story Queen Anne-style 1952 town house that is home to the Walbrook, is an institution: classically understated in both form and content. A suitably well-stocked bar… Read More


Surreptitious and sophisticated, the plush interiors of 5 Hertford Street have 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, a… 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 rural retreat west of London and the dormitories of the Home Counties. But… 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 boasts stunning balconies overlooking Berkeley Square, gym and hot desks, as well as… Read More


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


It may have played host to John Wayne and the Beatles in its 50-year history, but Annabel’s manages to wear its history with a typically light and louche touch. ‘When the lights are dimmed and the gas table lamps are… Read More


The venerable Arts Club, founded by Charles Dickens in 1863, runs 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…. Read More



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… Read More


With 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, providing some very valuable breathing space inside the finance district’s… Read More


Mount Street’s George 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 fare. The relaxed surroundings don’t seem to have… Read More


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


Tramp was founded in 1969 as a laid-back alternative to the smart supper clubs of the day. Taking its name from Charlie Chaplin’s on-screen incarnation, it became known as a place where celebrities could let their hair down away from… Read More