Private Members’ Clubs in London

If you are considering taking out a membership at a private members’ club but you are unsure of where will suit, read on for Bon Vivant’s guide to London’s most exclusive private clubs.

The Hospital Club, Covent Garden

With a 60,000 sq ft space on Endell Street in Coven Garden, The Hospital Club is a private members’ club for those in the creative industries.

The Hospital private members' club

With two stylish, modern floors for members with a couple of cocktail bars, a cinema and screening room, restaurant and private dining rooms, The Hospital Club also offers several entertaining spaces including a TV studio, a music studio and an art gallery.

Quo Vadis Club, Soho

With a prime position on Dean Street in Soho, The QV Club sits above Quo Vadis restaurant.

Quo Vadis private members' club

With the focus very much on eating, drinking and being merry, the QV Club hosts the good and the great of Soho in stylish, homely surroundings. The open fire and live piano both add to the atmosphere.

L’Escargot, Soho

The ‘Upstairs Club’ at L’Escargot in Soho is London’s latest members’ club, opening on 8 September.

Located in a 280 year old town house on Greek Street, L’Escargot was established in 1927 but it is now under the control of restaurateurs Laurence Isaacson, co-founder of Groupe Chez Gerard, and Brian Clivaz, previously of The Arts Club and Home House members’ clubs.

Offering delicious French food with friendly, attentive service, L’Escargot also has a number of private dining rooms and event spaces.

Little House Mayfair

The most recent addition to the Soho House Group in London, Little House Mayfair is a gorgeous, homely space on a quiet corner in Mayfair.

Little House private members' club

While the space works incredibly well in dim lighting for a cosy winter’s drink, it also offers a wonderful setting for the the summer, with windows that open up to the streets of Mayfair.

The Club at The Ivy, Covent Garden

Occupying three floors above The Ivy restaurant in the West End, The Club at The Ivy opened in 2008 to cater to members from the arts and media.

The Club at The Ivy private members' club

The design takes inspiration from The Ivy’s Art Deco décor, offering a stylish space to work, relax or socialise.

The House of St Barnabas

The House of St Barnabas has recently launched its club in partnership with Benugo, just off Soho Square. If you like to belong to a club that also gives back, then this is the one for you.

The club supports London’s homeless by running an employment academy that offers work experience within the club.

The house of St Barnabas private members' club

This not-for-profit member’s club features a European brasserie, al fresco dining, a secluded courtyard and chapel, and bar and lounge spaces. The club will also showcase a permanent art collection and revolving exhibitions from prominent artists such as Tracy Emin and Damian Hirst.

Home House

Spread across three Georgian town houses at 19, 20 and 21 Portman Square, Home House is a private members’ club that mixes the elegance and grandeur of the building with the minimalist interiors of Zaha Hadid.

In addition to the numerous drawing rooms, lounges, bars and dining rooms, Home House has twenty bedrooms and suites, an on site health club and a beautiful garden.

Morton’s Club, Mayfair

Morton’s Club is an elegant and contemporary private members’ club overlooking Berkeley Square in Mayfair.

The first floor restaurant has high ceilings, impressive artwork and a picturesque balcony for alfresco summer dining.

The Devonshire Club

The City of London’s Devonshire Club has reopened its doors after a £25 million renovation of its site on Devonshire Square. It offers 68 luxury bedrooms and suites, which are now available for booking by both Club members and non-members.

The Devonshire Club

The Devonshire Club also features a 110-seat brasserie, four private dining rooms, a screening room, three bars (Champagne bar, Library bar and Cocktail bar), a beautiful internal winter garden with cigar terrace, and an external garden.

It also has a private gymnasium with Pilates studio and weights room, and a beauty salon with four private treatment rooms.

Annabel’s, Mayfair

Arguably the grande dame of London’s private members’ club scene, Annabel’s was founded in 1963 by Mark Birley and has been building its globally renowned reputation for five decades.

Annabel’s offers fine dining in the restaurant, a cocktail bar, a courtyard garden, nightclub and private dining rooms.

Eight Club, The City

With two locations in The City, Eight serves the city boys and girls of Bank, Moorgate and surrounding areas. Eight Moorgate is bright and airy with a stunning rooftop terrace, while Eight Bank has an underground den feel with its lounge bar and pool tables.

Shoreditch House, Soho

Shoreditch House is perhaps London’s coolest private members’ club, occupying the top floors of a renovated warehouse in Shoreditch.

Shoreditch House private members' club

As well as numerous areas to eat and drink, including the relaunched top floor restaurant designed with hanging foliage, Shoreditch House also has a rooftop pool, bowling alley, a Cowshed spa and 26 bedrooms.

Soho House, Soho

Soho House is a private members’ club for those in the film and media industries. With a discreet entrance on Greek Street in Soho, Soho House has several dining rooms, bar areas and a lovely roof terrace.

Soho House London was the group’s original members’ club that is now part of a global empire of restaurants, bars and clubs.

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The information here was correct at the time of writing but please check the details with each venue.

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