Boutique Social Clubs in London Offering Overnight Experiences
Private members clubs have also been a big part of London’s social scene. Some of the most well-known social clubs have been established for well over a hundred of years, and they still manage to pull in a large crowd of the city’s well-heeled inhabitants. However, times are changing and that means that a lot of London’s boutique social clubs are also changing in an effort to keep up.
Boutique social clubs aren’t quite as archaic anymore and over the past few decades, some have changed their policies and styles to ensure that they always appear contemporary. Some of these changes have been a long time coming, such as the Carlton Club finally accepting female members in 2008.
Originally intended as a place for the city’s top businessmen, politicians and society’s elites to socialize and mingle, you will also find that the face of their memberships is also changing. Most now have a lot more relaxed membership policies and they are now hubs for many different people to come together to relax and share ideas. While still used as spaces for networking making contacts, many new, younger members like to see them as creative workspaces where they can also grab a drink and unwind in some of the more luxurious facilities.
One of the major changes to these boutique clubs over the past few years is that many now overnight rooms. They provide members with a unique alternative to hotels and guesthouses. Some clubs have even started to offer overnight rooms to non-members as they are such a great way to make money. Most of the rooms that members clubs offer are extremely plush and feature some very decadent facilities and amenities. They are the perfect place to stay if you want to treat yourself while staying overnight in London. What’s more, if you are a member, you might be able to use some clubs’ other facilities too, which can include gyms and spas.
Are you interested in taking an overnight experience at a boutique social club in London? If so, these are the ones you might like to try.
1 The Arts Club
The Arts Club, Dover Street, London, UK
+44 20 7499 8581
40 Dover St, Mayfair
The Arts Club was founded by Charles Dickens in 1863 and intended for use by men who worked in or enjoyed the arts, literature and science. These days, its many patron includes HRH Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh. Members and their guests are able to book its rooms and benefit from the discrete concierge service. Those who can should spoil themselves with a few nights in the elegant penthouse, where you will find a private roof terrace and will be able to benefit from 24-hour butler service. If that seems slightly extravagant, you could stick to the superior king rooms, which feature daily fresh fruit, a personal bar, and a Nespresso coffee machine.
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2 The Curtain
The Curtain, Curtain Road, London, UK
45 Curtain Rd
Originally opened by the famous New-York hotelier Michael Achenbaum, the Curtain is another club that is a lot more than a regular boutique social club. It also offers its members a live music venue, 24-hour gym, co-working space and treatment rooms. The club has 120 rooms and suites, and you’ll find that it’s some of the most sophisticated accommodation in the whole of Shoreditch. The rooms all have king-sized beds, bespoke artworks and a generous mini bar. While staying in the accommodation, it’s possible to use all of the other facilities in the space too.
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3 CLOSED: The h Club
h Club London, Endell Street, London, UK
24 Endell St
Situated right in the heart of Covent Garden, H Club takes its members from the creative industries. It’s a lot more than just a boutique social club with rooms as it also offers a TV studio, art gallery, and live performance space. You can book one of its 15 bedrooms if you wish to stay the night. H Club is one of the newer social clubs in London having only opened in 2004, but since then it has also opened a club in Los Angeles and members will also have access to this one too. Each bedroom in the London club features individually curated artworks and antiques. Once you check into your room at the H Club, you will be able to use its games room, 24-hour reception, and on-site restaurant and cafes.
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4 Devonshire Club
5 Devonshire Square, London, UK
+44 20 3750 4545
5 Devonshire Square
Located on Devonshire Street just off Liverpool Street, The Devonshire Club was designed by March and White, known for the interiors in Mayfair’s Arts Club and Picadilly’s Cafe Royal. The Devonshire is a haven for fifty’s design and style, and there are also features that are inspired by the Art Deco period. There are 68 rooms and suites to choose from, all of which overlook either the square or main street. Guests can take advantage of Hypnos beds, a complimentary selection of non-alcoholic beverages and 24-hour room service.
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