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10 of the Best: Private Members Clubs

Luxury & Lifestyle 08-03-2017

Whether it’s a place for a business meeting or for a few tipples after dark, we give our selection of the most exclusive clubs in London…

The Devonshire Club

The Devonshire Club

Not yet open, but sure to be a destination of choice in 2016, The Devonshire Club is located in a 19th century warehouse in the City of London, two minutes from Liverpool St Station.

With a refurbishment budget of £25m, The Devonshire Club will be unashamedly luxurious and glamorous, offering facilities including three bars, private dining rooms, a brasserie and cigar terrace.

The interiors have been designed by March & White who are known for Super Yacht design. Annual membership is £2,400, plus a joining fee of £2,400.

4 Devonshire Square, London EC2 

Club at The Ivy

The Ivy Club

Above The Ivy Restaurant, The Ivy Club is a dining club that draws members from the arts and media.

In the beautiful Art Deco décor by designer Martin Brudnizki, members can work, relax and dine in the library, drawing room, The Loft and Piano Bar. Members also enjoy club events, theatre nights, and reciprocal access to the Norwood Club, N.Y. and Dublin, and more.

Membership fees vary on type. An individual joining fee is £500 to annual subscription £1,250. Membership is by invitation only.

9 West Street, WC2H 9NE 

Home House

Home House

Home House is located across three Georgian townhouses in Portman Square.

Its interiors are a stunning fusion of old and new, with James Wyatt and Robert Adams original design juxtaposing with cutting edge Zaha Hadid and Candy and Candy interiors, which includes seven bars, drawing rooms, restaurants and gym.

Home House welcomes members from all walks of life. Laptops and mobiles are not banned.

Full individual membership is £1,840 with a registration fee of £295. There are no interviews or board selections.

20 Portman Square, W1H 6LW 

Hospital Club

The Hospital Club

The Hospital Club in Covent Garden was formed over 20 years ago by creatives for creatives.

It’s seven storey building houses award winning TV and music studios, screening room, gallery, restaurant and live performances.

It hosts over 40 events and 60 screenings monthly and actively encourages talent in the arts with its own Art Club awards and has a strong sustainability ethos.

It offers access to a reciprocal clubs worldwide. Full individual annual subscription is £835 and joining fee £250.

24 Endell Street, WC2H 9HQ

12 Hay Hill

12 Hay Hill

Just opened in Mayfair, 12 Hay Hill’s vision is to attract a new community of international business people, entrepreneurs and SMEs, who are looking to establish both a physical presence in Mayfair and to build an exceptional network of business contacts.

Membership includes use of state-of-the-art offices, private meeting rooms, with dining facilities run by Michelin-starred chef Shaun Rankin, and fabulous roof terrace.

Full individual membership £1,800 plus £250 joining fee.

12 Hay Hill, W1J 6DQ 

67 Pall Mall

67 Pall Mall

67 Pall Mall is founded by wine lovers for wine lovers.

67 Pall Mall’s mission is to make accessible fine wines to its members both physically and financially.

Choose from a list of over 5000 wines curated by Master Sommelier Ronan Sayburn, with 500 wines available by the glass.

Or drink your own wine – members can store an allocation of their own collection in the cellars.

Membership includes talks, tastings and dinners with the world’s best chateau owners, winemakers and experts. Annual fee: £1,000 with £1,000 joining fee.

28 Berkley Square, W1J 6EN 



When it was founded in 1963, Annabel’s was the only one of its kind: a members- only dancing and dining club offering sophisticated entertainment and excellent food in the heart of Mayfair.

Over 50 years later, its décor provides the same timeless combination of comfort, glamour and intimacy, its atmosphere still as unforgettable.

Service is indulgent and the food is Italian with a twist. Annabel’s is renowned for its strict dress code.

Full membership (aged over 30) Entrance fee: £1,000 and annual subscription £1,250.

Applicants need to be proposed and seconded by existing members.

44 Berkeley Square, W1J 5QB 



Blacks is one of London’s only dog- friendly members’ clubs.

Originally formed as a supper club in a beautiful Georgian townhouse in Soho, the name Blacks was coined 300 years later as the antithesis to the ‘White’s Gentleman’s Club’.

A place of simplicity, elegance and honesty, they say: “Blacks is a place to leave your career and ego at the door”.

Criteria for Membership: You are extraordinary, interesting and interested. Annual membership is £500 plus a one off administration fee of £250.

An application form is to be completed and reviewed by the membership board.

67 Dean Street, W1D 4QH 

The Arts Club

The Arts Club

In 1863 The Arts Club was “instituted for the purpose of facilitating the social intercourse of those connected with, or interested in Art, Literature or Science.”

Reinvented in 2011, The Arts Club continues to be a hub of cultural life. Designed by David D’Almada the club includes a members’ library, brasserie, oyster bar, Japanese restaurant, in-house patisserie, 80 seat speakeasy and 16 bedroom boutique hotel.

The Club’s art collection remains at its core with temporary exhibitions throughout the year.

Full annual subscription fee is £2,000, with a joining fee of £2,000.

40 Dover Street, W15 4NP 



L’Escargot has been skillfully restored and is now one of London’s most eccentric members’ club.

Housed in a 280-year-old Soho town house, L’Escargot Upstairs is attracting creatives, artists, foodies, and bohemians, making it their new home.

Ever-changing exhibitions adorn the wall space, and performers from across the West End can be often found holding court around the grand piano in the Salon Noir.

L’Escargot is also dog friendly.

Full annual membership £450. Proposal from an existing member is requested, or meeting with the membership team.

48 Greek Street, W1D 4EF

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