10 Fanciest Members' Clubs in London
A nesting ground for London's most coveted elites, members' clubs offer more than just glistening chandeliers, grand ballrooms and lively soirées – though they certainly help. Most of them, however, also have a long history in the big smoke and require a lot waiting list to even be considered.
Today, the British capital still features some of the world's best members' clubs. Many come with luxurious events and privileges and host influential figures across all industries to gather together and create a close community with major networking perks. Here, we've picked out 10 of the fanciest members' clubs in London, and how to join, if budget and connections allow ...
Known as one of London's most iconic private members' clubs, Annabel's is one that lives up to its expectations and beyond. Its history dates back to 1963 at 46 Berkeley Square by Mark Birley who named the club after his wife Lady Annabel Vane-Tempest-Stewart. Representing class and glamour, the club has been visited by members from Ella Fitzgerald to Rihanna, Eddie Redmayne and Anna Wintour.
Estimated price: annual fee of £1,750 - £5,750 with a joining fee of + £500 - £1,500
Situated at the heart of London, Marylebone, Home House is a prestigious private members' club. Built by architect Robert Adam, the townhouse is an 18th-century neo-classical icon. The club hosts grand events with many elites for the hedonism of all activities.
Estimated price: annual fee of £1,100 - £3,250 with joining fee of £399
Address: Home House, 20 Portman Square, London, W1H 6LW | Website: homehouse.co.uk | Phone: +44 (0)20 7670 2000 | Email: email@example.com | Instagram: @homehouselondon | Facebook: @HomeHouseLondon | Twitter: @HomeHouseLondon
With an elegant dress code, all who step into Mark's Club are in for nothing but comfort, sophistication and delight. Mark's Club was founded by Mark Birley in 1972 at Mayfair. Inside the timeless and quiet interior, the townhouse is the member's home away from home. It has been a cosy spot for prime ministers, presidents, celebrities like Elizabeth Taylor and even Her Royal Highness Princess Diana.
Estimated price: annual fee of £2,000 with a first-year fee of £1,000
The Royal Automobile Club is a club for lovers of socialising and all things motorcade. With one in London at 89 Pall Mall and another in Woodcote Park in Surrey, the club offers all kinds of leisure and sports activities. From diving in the ocean to cycling on land, or book club meetings and chess games, the club is a place to connect and learn.
Estimated price: annual fee of £582 - £1,958 with an entrance fee of 0 - £4,500
Address: 89 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5HS | Website: royalautomobileclub.co.uk | Phone: +44 20 7930 2345 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Instagram: @royalautomobileclub | Facebook: @royalautomobileclub
A membership at Soho House can be enjoyed globally. The private members' club has houses in over 25 cities around the world, ensuring all members luxury and comfort once inside. Its membership is very exclusive, requiring two nominations from existing Soho House members just upon application. Once you are in, it is an experience of fashion, art, and luxury you would not leave for. Some well-known members include actor Leonardo DiCaprio and talkshow host Oprah Winfrey.
Estimated price: annual fee of £1,100 - £2,500 with an introduction fee of £330- £500
Ten Trinity Square sits at the historical landmark of the former headquarters of the Port of London Authority. With partnerships between Reignwood, Château Latour and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the club is lavish and classy for those who honour world-class culture and escape from the bustling city.
Estimated price: annual fee of £3,000
Address: Ten Trinity Square, London, United Kingdom, EC3N 4AJ | Website: tentrinitysquare.com | Phone: +44 (0)20 3297 9330 | Email: email@example.com | Instagram: @tentrinitysquareclub | Facebook: @Ten Trinity Square Private Club
Historical literary, art and music figures like Charles Dickens, Franz Liszt and Frederic Leighton have all been a member of this club. Founded in 1863, The Arts Club is a haven for lovers and appreciators of Arts, Literature and Sciences. It is a close community of like-minded individuals to gather and be creative together!
Estimated price: annual subscription of £1,250 - £2,500 with joining fee of £1,000 - £2,000
Just recently in 2018, Nick Hamilton, Paul van Zyl and Rowan Finnegan brought The Conduit to its glorious existence in London. It is a club for people with a vision- to support a 'just, prosperous and sustainable world'. Here, the great minds of sustainability, ethics and hospitality discuss methods and approaches to addressing world issues.
Estimated price: annual subscription of £550 - £1,800 with joining fee waived
Address: 6 Langley St, London WC2H 9JA | Website: theconduit.com | Phone: +44 (0) 2039128400 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Instagram: @theconduitlondon | Facebook: @theconduitlondon | Youtube: @TheConduitLondon
The Hurlingham Club is founded in 1869 and its extensive history makes it one of the most secretive and exclusive. With little to no information on the application and an extensive waiting list of up to years, this private members' club features a 42 acres stunning garden by the River Thames in Fulham. It is a club beloved by Catherine, Princess of Wales, Kate Middleton.
Estimated price: annual fee of £1,200 with an additional fee to be on the waiting list
Address: The Hurlingham Club, Ranelagh Gardens, London, SW6 3PR | Website: hurlinghamclub.org.uk/hurlingham-home | Phone: +44 020 7610 7400 | Email: email@example.com | Instagram: @thehurlinghamclub | Facebook: @TheHurlinghamClub
The Ned opened in 2017 with a shiny new facelift at the Midland Bank headquarters and was originally designed by Sir Edwin 'Ned' Lutyens in 1924. Founder Nick Jones was inspired by the architecture and design and took this building to its current state of magnificence and class.
Estimated price: annual subscription of £3,150 with a joining fee of £1,000