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Private Members’ Clubs

SPIRIT OF THE AGE

Introducing you to the renaissance of clubland

SPLASHING OUT

The world’s most expensive cocktail

ACCESS ALL AREAS

Essential guide to the London club scene

THE KING OF CLUBS

Industry icon Nick House on his favourites

In association with


Searcys at the Gherkin Club Did you know that Searcys has an exclusive members only club at the iconic Gherkin building on the top two floors at 30 St Mary Axe... allowing access to stunning panoramic 360 degree views via

www.searcys.co.uk

the Champagne Bar in the clouds, the 39th floor Searcys Restaurant and selection of private dining rooms? To find out more please contact entertaining@searcys. co.uk or telephone 020 7071 5009.

1802, Museum of London Docklands 30 Pavilion Road, Knightsbridge 40|30 The Gherkin Abbey Church Yard, Bath Allen & Overy Barbican

DLA Piper Inner Temple London Transport Museum National Portrait Gallery St Pancras The Assembly Rooms, Bath

The Hurlingham Club The Pump Room, Bath Vintners’ Hall Westfield London


EDITOR’S LETTER

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squaremile T h e vo i c e o f T h e c i T y

EDITOR Mark Hedley ART EDITOR Matthew Hasteley ASSOCIATE EDITOR Eugene Costello JUNIOR DESIGNER Katerina Varnavides CLUBS EDITOR Alex Watson CLUBS ASSISTANT Emilija Bernotaite INTERNS Oli Galvin-Jones, Amelia Kinlochan, Lucy Grafton-Green PRINTING Colourfast Europe

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MANAGING DIRECTOR Tim Slee MARKETING Clare Brind PRINT ADVERTISING Michael Berrett, Mark Edwards, Christian Morrow, Kevin Rudge, Tom Rutherford EVENT ADVERTISING Vicky Miller, Alex Watson ACCOUNTS Steve Cole Natalie Jackson

CONTACT

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THERE COMES A time in every man’s life when he realises he’s grown up. For me, it was the first time I truly enjoyed a glass of whisky. I’m not talking about throwing back a Jack & Coke – that doesn’t really count. But, rather, gently sipping a proper whisky from a proper crystal glass. There’s nothing quite like it. Especially – as I have recently discovered – if it’s a glass of Johnnie Walker Blue Label. The king of blends, Blue Label is all things to all whisky lovers. It has a bit of everything you want from a whisky: there’s smoke but it’s not on fire; there’s sweetness but it’s not a sherbet dip: and there’s so much velvet that you’ll want to wrap up in it and take a nap. (Although, on reflection, perhaps that last one is just another sign of getting older.) About the same time you start enjoying whisky you begin to realise that actually you don’t want to queue for drinks anymore – in fact, you don’t want to queue for anything anymore. You want to be in a place where you’re treated like a royal, and where you may well bump into one. What you need, my friend, is a members’ club. And in this supplement we have all of them. Well, all the best, anyway. More than ever, Soho is a stronghold for some of the most exciting developments on the scene. The pop-up club Quintessentially Soho at the House of St Barnabas (pictured in our front cover) has been a huge success – its residency being extended after much demand. Even that grande dame of Soho, Quo Vadis – formerly the home of Karl Marx, although don’t let that put you off – now has its own and is a blueprint for how a members’ club should make you feel: right at home. I’ll see you at the bar – mine’s a Scotch.

5 SMELLS LIKE CLEAN SPIRIT The purest offerings on the market

7 THE PERSONAL TOUCH A bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label with a difference: your name on it

9 TAKING ON THE WORLD MasterChef’s John Torode and Gregg Wallace on finding the UK’s top bartender

10 ALL SHOOK UP Pure spirits and fine flavours – shaken, stirred and strained for your pleasure

12 THE DIRECTORY From old-school charmers to modern-day masters, welcome to square mile’s guide to London’s top members’ clubs

27 CREAM OF THE CROP It doesn’t get much more exclusive than private rooms in private clubs

28 GLOBE TROTTING In association with SQUARE MILE MAGAZINE CERTIFIED DISTRIBUTION: 26,867 (Jan-June 2009) square mile uses paper

from sustainable sources

Mark Hedley on the trend sweeping club nation – and its test for the big players

FRONT COVER

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32 POP-UP SENSATION

Mark Hedley, Editor mark@squareupmedia.com

Thanks to Quintessentially Soho at the House of St Barnabas. Photo by chrisodonovan.com

© Square Up Media Limited 2009. All rights reserved. No part of this magazine may be reproduced without the written permission of the publisher. All information contained in this magazine is, as far as we are aware, correct at the time of going to press. Square Up Media cannot accept responsibility for errors or inaccuracies in such information. If you submit unsolicited material to us, you automatically grant Square Up Media a licence to publish your submission in whole or in part in all editions of the magazine. All material is sent at your own risk and although every care is taken, neither Square Up Media nor its employees, agents or subcontractors shall be held liable resulting for loss or damage. Square Up Media endeavours to respect the intellectual property of the owners of copyrighted material reproduced herein. If you identify yourself as the copyright holder of material we have wrongly attributed, please contact the office.

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All is not what it seems in Sloane Square...

The late night members club in the heart of Chelsea 7-12 Sloane Square, London SW1W 8EG Tel: 0207 881 5990 • Email: info@kitts-london.com www.kitts-london.com

When visiting Kitts all guests must be over 21 years of age, smartly presented and groups must have an equal ratio of males to females. As Kitts is a members club there can be no guarantee of entry to non-members. Admission is solely at the discretion of management.


BOTTLE BANK

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1 DON JULIO REPOSADO £42 Rich, smooth, loved by Mexico’s cognoscenti. 2

RON ZACAPA CENTENARIO £52 An award-winning rum, famed for its richness.

3 DON JULIO AÑEJO £45 Prized for enticing layers of flavours and softness. 4

TANQUERAY NO. TEN £34 This fresh gin is the choice of a connoisseur.

5 DON JULIO BLANCO £39 A clear, fresh tequila – perfect for margaritas. 6 CIROC £36 Fine French grapes and a crisp finish make this a top-notch vodka. 7

JOHNNIE WALKER BLUE LABEL £195 A truly iconic blended whisky.

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BLUE LABEL KING GEORGE V EDITION £450 A limited edition using only whiskies from King George V’s reign. squaremileclub.com

HOLY SPIRITS

raises a glass to some of the finest luxury spirits known to man. Bottoms up... JACK DONNE

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PROMOTION

THE PERSONAL TOUCH JOHNNIE WALKER BLUE LABEL is offering the

ultimate personalised gift – an engraved bottle of blended Scotch whisky

WHAT COULD BE a more exceptional gift for a whisky connoisseur than a bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label, blended from some of the rarest Scotch whiskies and engraved with a personal message? A complimentary Johnnie Walker Blue Label bespoke engraving service is now available exclusively through thewhiskyexchange.com. Bottles of Johnnie Walker Blue Label (£125) purchased through the website can be engraved with a personal message of choice – the perfect way to create a unique and exclusive gift for any celebration. Johnnie Walker Blue Label Scotch whisky is the jewel in the crown of the house of Walker. In 1820, John Walker pioneered the art of blending and now, over 180 years later, his skills have passed through generations of Master Blenders, to create the finest and rarest Scotch whisky in the world. ■ For further information on Johnnie Walker Blue Label and the bespoke engraving service, please go to thewhiskyexchange.com

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COMING SOON

‘A Home from Home’ private members’ club, open until 3am in the heart of Chelsea, bringing together business, play and dining over four floors.

www.beauforthousechelsea.co.uk 354 Kings Road, London, SW3 5UZ For any further information or membership enquiries please contact us on: Tel: 0207 352 2828 Email: info@beauforthousechelsea.co.uk


WORLD CLASS

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MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE MasterChef’s JOHN TORODE and GREGG WALLACE on their search for the world’s best bartender WHILE CELEBRITY CHEFS have been propelled to prominence in the last few years as Brits rediscover a love of cooking and fine dining, drinking in Britain has undergone a much similar – although not quite so publicised – reinvention. The days of foreigners scoffing at our love of a warm beer are long gone and Britain is now arguably widely regarded as the world’s leading cocktail destination. So it’s only fitting that Britain’s finest bartenders receive the recognition they deserve in a competition which will see them judged by renowned taste experts John Torode (right, top) and Gregg Wallace (right). Diageo Reserve (including brands such as Johnnie Walker Blue Label blended Scotch whisky, Tanqueray No Ten, Ketel One and Cîroc vodka) launched its ‘World Class’ bartender programme four years ago in a bid to do just that. In a nationwide search to find Britain’s

WHAT’S YOUR BAG? STYLE ICON BILL AMBERG ON HIS...

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finest bartender, the competition pits the best against the best, culminating in a highly competitive Great Britain final that will be judged by some of the country’s most esteemed experts in taste and bartending, which include restaurateur Torode and ingredients expert Wallace alongside TV mixologist Andy Pearson and Reserve’s Head of Brand Ambassadors Barrie Wilson. UK final judge Gregg Wallace says: “Using quality ingredients and combining complementing flavours is the key to a great dish, and it’s the same when it comes to drinks. Mixologists have incredible skills when it comes to flavour profiling and the bartenders who are taking part in World Class will be showcasing drinks that are undoubtedly masterpieces in their own right.” ■ If you think you have what it takes, or want to nominate your favourite bartender, log on to weareworldclass.com to enter the competition.

“I FEEL PRIVILEGED that the makers of Johnnie Walker Blue Label invited me to create this collection of luxury travel accessories,” explains Bill Amberg at the launch of his latest collection. And we’re not surprised. Bill Amberg is a master of affiliation – and manages to pick only the most alluring brands to work with. Clever guy. The latest partnership with Johnnie Walker Blue Label is no exception. Amberg has created a collection of travel accessories for men that celebrate the values of craftsmanship, quality and rarity shared by

these two iconic brands. As he explains: “It has been handcrafted with the finest calf and saddle-grade leather in deep navy blue with an attention to detail and richness of material that ensures a timeless style and appeal.” And plenty of room for your bottles of Blue Label too, of course. The Overnighter (RRP £200) is a small holdall, ideal for overnight stays or as a gym bag, which includes a complimentary bottle of Blue Label. The compact Traveller (RRP £170), is perfectly proportioned for storing grooming products. harrods.com

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MIXED-UP WORLD

If staying in is the new going out, add a splash of glamour with DIY cocktails

▼ WINTER PUNCH • • • • •

30ml Tanqueray No TEN gin 15ml sweet vermouth 70ml apple juice 5ml spice-berry cordial 10ml cherry liqueur

WINTER FIZZ ▶ • • • • • •

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Blueberries, raspberries, & blackberries 20ml Cîroc vodka 12ml crème Cassis 15ml lemon juice 5-10ml sugar-syrup Top with 35ml champagne

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MIX UP

◀ WINTER MARGARITA • • • • •

35ml Don Julio Reposado tequila 15ml cherry liqueur 15ml fresh lime juice 30ml fresh orange juice Garnish with lime, cloves in and orange

CHOCOLATE & HONEY MARTINI ▶ • • • • • •

35ml Cîroc vodka 10ml Johnnie Walker Gold Label whisky 12.5ml chocolate liqueur Half a teaspoon of honey Dash of orange bitters Garnish with honeycombs and orange twist

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Directory 12 Squaremile

clUB clAss: (clockwise, from left) Amika; Aura; chinawhite; Alto

One Alfred PlAce

AdAM STreeT

1 Alfred PlAce Wc1e 7eB

9 AdAM STreeT Wc2n 6AA

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onealfredplace.co.uk

☎ 020 7000 1999

@ lydia.penke@ onealfredplace.com ♣ £1,275 (+VAT) pa; joining fee of £150 ★ Yes • No

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adamstreet.co.uk

☎ 020 7520 9285 @ yvonne@ adamstreet.co.uk ♣ £495pa; £100 joining fee ★ 1500 • No

AlPine cluB 55/56 chArlOTTe rOAd ec2A 3Qf W

40|30, The Gherkin

Alfred’S

30 ST MAry Axe ec3A 8eP

BOurdOn hOuSe 2 dAvieS STreeT W1k 3dJ

searcys.co.uk/ 4030thegherkin ☎ 020 7071 5009 @ entertaining@searcys. co.uk ♣ £1,000 (+VAT) pa ★ 1,500 W

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dunhill.com

☎ 0207 853 4450

@ concierge@ alfredslondon.com ♣ By invitation only ★ 1,500

Website Telephone no Email address Membership fee Membership cap Waiting list

alpine-club.org.uk

☎ 020 7613 0755

@ membership@ alpine-club.org.uk

AMikA 65 hiGh ST kenSinGTOn W8 5ed W

@ reservations@ amikalondon.com ♣ £600pa ★ Yes • No

AnnABelS 44 Berkeley SQuAre W1J 5QB W

AlTO 15-21 GAnTOn STreeT W1f 9Bn W

clubalto.com

☎ 020 7734 6696

@ kay@clubalto.com

amikalondon.com

☎ 0845 666 5001

annabels.co.uk

☎ 020 7629 1096

@ membership@ annabels.co.uk ♣ Under-30, £250; over-30, £1,000; plus £500 joining fee • Yes

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CLUBS DIRECTORY

ARMY AND NAVY CLUB

ATHENÆUM CLUB

36-39 PALL MALL SW1Y 5JN

107 PALL MALL SW1Y 5ER

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armynavyclub.co.uk

☎ 020 7930 9721

@ secretary@therag.co.uk ♣ Full military, £114 (under-29); civilian, £114 plus joining fee of £114

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athenaeumclub.co.uk

☎ 020 7930 4843 AURA MAYFAIR 48 ST JAMES’S STREET SW1A 1JT

ARTS CLUB

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40 DOVER STREET W1S 4NP

☎ 020 7499 9999

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theartsclub.co.uk

☎ 020 7499 8581

@ ian@theartsclub.co.uk ♣ £550 ★ No

auramayfair.com

@ reservations@ auramayfair.com ♣ £500pa; need to be recommended ★ No  No

BARTS CHELSEA CLOISTERS SLOANE AVENUE SW3 3DW W

barts-london.com

☎ 020 7581 3355

@ ellie@barts-london.com ♣ Free membership – awarded for loyalty ★ No  No

BEAUFORT HOUSE

BEAUFORT HOUSE

354 KINGS ROAD SW3 5UZ

Next month, Beaufort House opens its doors to reveal a new members’ club, complete with a champagne bar, members’ room, private meeting rooms and a beautiful restaurant, providing a first-class environment, as well as a revamped ground-floor cocktail bar and brasserie. Beaufort House is the ideal place to visit to have a cocktail, catch up on work, or to watch sports. With wifi throughout the building you can bring your work to the club and find a comfortable spot to get down to business.

W beauforthouse chelsea.com ☎ 020 7352 2828 @ info@beauforthouse chelsea.com ♣ £600 per annum ★ Yes  No

BEEFSTEAK CLUB 9 IRVING STREET WC2H 7AT

☎ 020 7930 5722 BLACKS

BRITISH LUXURY CLUB

43 THURLOE STREET SW7 2LQ

70 NEW BOND STREET W1S 1DE

67 DEAN STREET W1D 4QH

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☎ 020 7287 3381

@ reservations@ boujis.com ♣ £500 pa ★ No  2 Months

40|30, THE GHERKIN BOODLE’S If you’ve been to 40|30 previously, you’ll already know that the setting and views are without peer. Now its building on that by adding to the existing bar and restaurant facilities to create a club environment that will have people racing to become members. The new members’ lounge will be the last word in relaxed but privileged ease and comfort – and a concierge service will be available for members to book flights, arrange transfers or cars and even secretarial help. The members’ lounge will have a comfort food menu for those looking for an alternative to the full à la carte menu of the restaurant. The club promises to reach new heights…

BOUJIS

28 ST. JAMES’S STREET SW1A 1HJ

☎ 020 7930 7166

boujis.com

☎ 020 7584 2000

☎ 0872 148 2978 ♣ By invitation ★ 250

BROOKS’S 60 ST. JAMES’S STREET SW1A 1LN

☎ 020 7493 4411 BROMPTON CLUB 109-113 QUEENS GATE SOUTH KENSINGTON SW7 5LR ! This is due to open later in the spring

BUCK’S CLUB 18 CLIFFORD STREET W1S 3RF

☎ 020 7734 2337 squaremileclub.com

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£385; under-30, £510; otherwise, £900 or £330 over three years

Cavalry and guardS CluB 127 PiCCadilly w1J 7PX W

cavgds.co.uk

City livery CluB 38 St Mary aXe eC3a 8eX W

cityliveryclub.com

☎ 020 7369 1672

@ postbox@ cityliveryclub.com ♣ Free membership for first two years

☎ 020 7499 1261

@ frances.watt@ cavgdsclub.co.uk (membership) ♣ Membership available for serving officers or former officers of Cavalry and Guards Regiments ★ No • No

Century 61-63 SHafteSBury ave w1d 6lQ W

centuryclub.co.uk

☎ 020 7534 3080

@ info@centuryclub.co.uk ♣ Annual, £500; out of town, £400; overseas, £360; under-30s, £41.70 per month under-25s, £18.75 per month ★ No • Yes

City of london CluB 19 old Broad Street eC2n 1dS W

@ secretary@ cityoflondonclub.com • Yes

City univerSity CluB 50 CornHill eC3v 3Pd W

Clubs tOGetheR: (clockwise, from top) eight bank; embargo; embassy; the Cuckoo Club

4 winSley Street w1w 8Hf W

chinawhite.com

☎ 020 7291 1480 Bungalow 8 St Martin’S lane Hotel 45 St Martin’S lane wC2n 4HX

bungalow8london.com ☎ 020 7300 5576 ♣ £350 pa ★ No • Yes

bureauclub.com ☎ 020 7494 4386 @ info@bureauclub.com ★ No • No W

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Caledonian CluB 9 HalKin Street Sw1X 7dr

caledonianclub.com ☎ 020 7235 5162 @ admin@ caledonianclub.com ♣ From £1,070 but varies W

Bureau 13 Kingly Court w1B 5Pw

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according to age (etc) ★ 1500 • 3 months

Carlton CluB 69 St. JaMeS’S Street Sw1a 1PJ

carltonclub.co.uk ☎ 020 7493 1164 @ info@carltonclub.co.uk (general); selina.rowe@carltonclub. co.uk (events) ♣ One-off fee: under-25, W

@ info@chinawhite.com ♣ £650pa plus £100 joining fee ★ No • No

cityuniversityclub.co.uk

☎ 020 7626 8571

@ secretary@ cityuniversityclub.co.uk ♣ £175pa-£810pa

Civil ServiCe CluB 13-15 gt SCotland yard Sw1a 2HJ W

CHinawHite

cityclub.uk.com

☎ 020 7588 8558

civilserviceclub.org.uk

☎ 020 7930 4881

@ office@civilserviceclub. org.uk

CoBden CluB 170-172 KenSal road w10 5Bn W

cobdenclub.co.uk

☎ 020 8960 4222

@ info@ thecobdenclub.co.uk

City golf CluB 40 ColeMan Street eC2r 5eH

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citygolfclubs.com ☎ 020 7796 5963 @ events@ citygolfclubs.com ♣ £112 to £160 per month

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CLUBS DIRECTORY

THE COLONY ROOM CLUB 41 DEAN STREET W1D 4PY

colonyroom.com ☎ 020 7437 9179 @ colonyroomclub@ hotmail.com W

COMMONWEALTH CLUB 25 NORTHUMBERLAND AVE WC2N 5AP

thecommonwealthclub. co.uk ☎ 020 7766 9200 @ marketing@rcsint.org ♣ £280pa plus £200 joining fee ★ No  No W

CRAZY BEAR W1 26-28 WHITFIELD STREET W1T 2RG

crazybeargroup.co.uk ☎ 020 7631 0088 @ enquiries@ crazybear-fitzrovia.co.uk W

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dennorskeklub.co.uk

FLYFISHERS’ CLUB

☎ 020 7839 6242

@ secretary@ dennorskeklub.co.uk ♣ £85pa ★ No  No

69 BROOK STREET W1K 4ER W

@ info@ flyfishersclub.org.uk ♣ £496pa (town); £360pa (country) ★ No  Yes

EAST INDIA CLUB 16 ST. JAMES’S SQUARE SW1Y 4LH W

eastindiaclub.com

☎ 020 7930 1000

FOX CLUB

@ secretary@ eastindiaclub.co.uk ♣ £165pa (£310 joining fee)

46 CLARGES STREET W1J 7ER W

2A TABERNACLE STREET EC2A 4LU

thstrm.com

☎ 0700 084 7876

EIGHT CLUB MOORGATE

@ laura@thstrm.com ♣ £350pa (£50 joining fee)  Yes

Eight Moorgate EC2 is a Cityboy’s mecca. The rooftop club has a 360-degree panoramic view over the Square Mile and two expansive terraces from which you can enjoy these stunning views. The younger sibling of Eight Bank, the new club is conveniently located minutes from Liverpool Street and offers a restaurant, members’ bar and lounge, library, exterior smoking lounge and even an on-site bespoke tailor. Where Eight Bank is a perfect winter hideaway, Eight Moorgate club is set up perfectly for summer, where barbeques, spit roasts and live jazz make it the City’s premier al fresco spot.

EIGHT CLUB BANK 1 CHANGE ALLEY EC3V 3ND

eightclub.co.uk ☎ 020 7621 0808 @ alex.s@eightclub.co.uk ♣ £800pa (+VAT) gives access to both clubs ★ No  No W

CRAZY BEAR COVENT GARDEN 17 MERCER STREET WC2H 9QJ

crazybeargroup.co.uk ☎ 020 7520 5450 @ enquiries@crazybearmembersclub.co.uk W

THE CUCKOO CLUB SWALLOW STREET W1B 4EZ W

thecuckooclub.com

☎ 020 7287 4300

@ info@ thecuckooclub.com ♣ £700pa ★ Yes  1 month

DEN NORSKE KLUB 4 ST JAMES’S SQUARE SW1Y 4JU

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EIGHT CLUB MOORGATE 1 DYSART STREET EC2A 2BX W

eightclub.co.uk

☎ 020 7392 9410

@ alex.s@eightclub.co.uk ♣ £800pa (+VAT) gives access to both clubs ★ No  No

EMBARGO 59 533 KING’S ROAD SW10 OTZ W

embargo59.com

☎ 020 7351 5038

foxclublondon.com

☎ 020 7495 3656 @ bethan@

THE EAST ROOM

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flyfishersclub.org.uk

☎ 020 7629 5958

foxclublondon.co.uk ♣ £350 (£150 joining fee) ★ No  No

THE GEORGE CLUB 87-88 MOUNT STREET W1K 2SR W

georgeclub.com

☎ 020 7491 4433 @ Form on site

GOODENOUGH CLUB 23 MECKLENBURGH SQ WC1N 2AD W

club.goodenough.ac.uk

☎ 020 7769 4727

@ club@ goodenoughclub.ac.uk ★ No  No

@ enquiries@ embargo59.com ♣ No Membership ★ No  No

FARMERS CLUB 3 WHITEHALL COURT SW1A 2EL W

thefarmersclub.com

☎ 020 7930 3557

@ secretariat@ thefarmersclub.com ★ No  No

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laP oF lUxUrY: (clockwise, from top left) Jalouse; Morton’s; Kitts; Maddox; Home House

Groucho club

home houSe

the hoSPital club

hurlinGham club

45 Dean Street W1D 4Qb

20 Portman SQuare W1h 6lW

24 enDell Street Wc2h 9hQ

ranelaGh GarDenS fulham SW6 3Pr

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thegrouchoclub.com

☎ 020 7439 4685

@ reception@ thegrouchoclub.com ♣ From £495 to £695pa or £7,500 life membership ★ No • Up to 18 months

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homehouseclub.com

☎ 020 7670 2000

@ kim@homehouse.co.uk ♣ From £450pa up to £1,800pa ★ No • Yes

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thehospitalclub.com

☎ 020 7170 9100

@ membership@ thehospitalclub.com ♣ Under-30s, £300pa ★ 2,500 • Yes – one in, one out

hiGh roaD houSe 166 chiSWick hiGh roaD W4 1Pr

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highroadhouse.co.uk

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☎ 020 8742 1717

@ veronique@ highroadhouse.co.uk

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♣ Membership fee

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@ events@ hurlinghamclub.org.uk • 17 years

inStitute of DirectorS

the inner temPle

116 Pall mall St jameS’S SW1Y 5eD

croWn office roW temPle ec4Y 7hl

innertemplecatering. org.uk ☎ 020 7797 8230 @ catering@ innertemple.org.uk W

Telephone no

@ Email address

★ Membership cap • Waiting list

hurlinghamclub.org.uk

☎ 0844 824 6480

♣ People can only apply to join if they want to practise at the Bar of England and Wales ★ No • No

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iod.com

☎ 020 7766 8866 @ membership@ iod.com ♣ £307pa plus £205 joining fee ★ No • No

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kaNaloa 18 lIme offICe CourT hIll house shoe laNe eC4a 3bQ W

kanaloaclub.com

☎ 020 7842 0620

@ hamish@ kanaloaclub.com ♣ £500 – invite only; friends of Kanaloa (female only) – invite only ★ No • No

kaNaloa

kINgly Club

Kanaloa is a new Polynesian-themed Tiki bar in the heart of the City. A far cry from the grim and the grey outside, the bar transports visitors to an exotic paradise from the moment they walk over the wooden footbridge. This beachy breeziness is complemented by a vast drinks menu created by Papa Jules – the inspiration behind the drinks at sister club Mahiki [see right]. The club’s signature drink, named the Kanaloa Kula, is a heady mixture of rum, lemon, star anise, lime sugar, pomegranate juice and vintage Spanish sparkling wine. The food menu is pan-Asian inspired and includes delicacies such as tempura lobster with wasabi sauce and Thai green chicken broth with sticky coconut rice. And if you needed another reason to go, well, Girls Aloud’s Sarah Harding is one of the investors – that might just be a deal clincher.

4 kINgly CourT W1b 5PW W

1-5 WesT sTreeT WC2h 9NQ W

the-ivyclub.co.uk

☎ 020 7836 4751 @ kate@ the-ivyclub.co.uk ♣ By invitation

@ info@ jalouse.co.uk ♣ £650pa ★ No • 6 month

JeT blaCk 18 WesT CeNTral sTreeT WC1a 1JJ

Jalouse 17 haNover sQuare W1s 1hu W

jalouse.co.uk

squaremileclub.com

☎ 07908 944 970 ♣ No Membership ★ No • No

londoncapitalclub.com ☎ 020 7717 0088 @ marie.berry-brown@ londoncapitalclub.com ♣ £480 (£500 joining fee) ★ No • No W

loNdoN skeTCh Club 7 dIlke sTreeT sW3 3Je W

londonsketchclub.com

☎ 020 7352 8209

3-5 mIll sTreeT W1s 2au W

maddoxclub.com

☎ 020 7629 8877

@ info@ maddoxclub.com ♣ £450pa ★ No • Yes

mahIkI 5-7 dover sTreeT W1s 4ld W

mahiki.com

☎ 020 7493 9529 @ jane@ mahiki.com

kinglyclub.co.uk

@ kate@kinglyclub.co.uk ♣ £325pa (£75 joining fee) ★ 500 • No

kITTs 7-12 sloaNe sQuare sW1W 8eg W

kitts-london.com

☎ 0871 971 4969 @ tamsin@ kitts-london.com ♣ £400pa ★ 500 • Yes

laNsdoWNe Club

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The Ivy Club

15 abChurCh laNe eC4N 7bW

maddox

☎ 020 7287 9100

9 fITzmaurICe PlaCe W1J 5Jd

☎ 020 7629 8871

loNdoN CaPITal Club

lansdowneclub.com

☎ 020 7629 7200

@ secretary@ lansdowneclub.com ♣ £225 (£140 joining fee) ★ No

les ambassadeurs 5 hamIlToN PlaCe W1J 7ed W

lesambassadeurs.com

☎ 020 7495 5555 @ enquiries@ lesaclub.com ♣ £1,000

mahIkI If you haven’t heard of Mahiki by now, then welcome back from your secondment to Royal Bank of Outer Mongolia. Set over two floors, Mahiki is a cocktail lover’s dream. A host of tropical creations are designed to tempt, delight and inebriate. The décor is tacky Tiki – handmade ‘princess’ chairs, colourful Hawaiian cushions, hand-carved figures, and plenty of jetsam and flotsam hanging all over the place – it’s Mayfair’s premiere port of pleasure. In fact, the only people who don’t like Mahiki are the ones who can’t get in.

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naval Club The Naval Club is a beautiful Grade II-listed Georgian town house in the heart of Mayfair. In 1954 the building was declared as a War Memorial to those from the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserves (RNVR) who gave their lives during World War II. As a not-for-profit organisation, the Naval Club is able to set very reasonable charges for such a prestigious and convenient venue, and has four main rooms in which to entertain and hold functions. With 25 bedrooms, the Club offers members a well-priced alternative to many London hotels too. Membership is open to all and you don't have to have served in the Navy to become a member, just have a keen interest in maritime affairs and a passion for what the Club represents – though a 25 per cent discount on full membership applies for anyone with direct Naval connection within one generation.

ChoICe CUTs: (clockwise, from top) Paramount; No 11; the Met Bar

Met bar

Milk & honey

old Park lane w1k 1lb

61 Poland street w1F 7nu

W

metbar.co.uk

☎ 020 7447 4757

@ jamie.holloway@ metropolitan.como.bz ♣ Complimentary; invite only ★ No • No

W

mlkhny.com

☎ 07000 655 469

46 Charles street w1J 5eJ

marksclub.co.uk ☎ 020 7499 2936 @ membership@ marksclub.co.uk ♣ £750; £250 joining fee • Yes W

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Marylebone CriCket Club (MCC) lords CriCket Ground nw8 8Qn

lords.org ☎ 020 7616 8500 @ reception@mcc.org.uk ♣ £373 (£620 joining fee) ★ 18,000 • 19 years W

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Telephone no

@ email address

moltonhouse.com

☎ 020 7493 1688

@ reservations@ moltonhouse.com ♣ £500pa ★ No

@ charlotte@mlkhny.com

Movida 8-9 arGyll street w1F 7tF

movida-club.com ☎ 020 7734 5776 @ dan@ movida-london.com ♣ £500; invite only ★ Invite only • No W

wMark’s Club

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Monroes 5 Cavendish sQuare, w1G 0PG W

@ info@no5ltd.com

Morton’s Club 28 berkeley sQuare w1J 6en W

♣ Membership fee ★ Membership cap

Molton house

• Waiting list

43 south Molton street w1k 5rs

no5ltd.com

☎ 0870 780 8164

mortonsclub.com

☎ 0207 499 0363

@ info@mortonsclub.com ♣ Under-30s, £400; full, £800; £250 joining fee

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CLUBS DIRECTORY

MOSIMANN’S 11B WEST HALKIN STREET SW1X 8JL W

mosimann.com

☎ 020 7235 9625

@ membership@ mosimann.com ♣ £650pa plus £250 joining fee  3 months

☎ 020 7723 0391

@ john@ newcavendishclub.co.uk ♣ £232pa plus £175 joining fee ★ No  No

NO 5 CAVENDISH SQUARE 5 CAVENDISH SQUARE W1G 0PG

NATIONAL LIBERAL CLUB WHITEHALL PLACE SW1A 2HD W

nlc.org.uk

☎ 020 7930 9870

@ secretary@nlc.org.uk ♣ £547pa plus £273.50 joining fee ★ No  No

NAVAL & MILITARY CLUB (THE IN & OUT) 4 ST JAMES’S SQUARE SW1Y 4JU W navalandmilitaryclub. co.uk ☎ 020 7827 5730 @ members@ navalandmilitaryclub.co.uk ♣ £280pa-£895pa ★ No  No

no5ltd.com ☎ 020 7079 5000 @ membership@ no5ltd.com ♣ £600pa plus £100 joining fee ★ 500  No W

NO 11 LONDON

ORIENTAL CLUB STRATFORD PLACE W1C 1ES W

orientalclub.org.uk

☎ 020 7629 5126

@ info@ orientalclub.org.uk ♣ Only through existing members

OXFORD & CAMBRIDGE CLUB 71 PALL MALL, SW1Y 5HD W oxfordandcambridge club.co.uk ☎ 020 7930 5151 @ club@oandc.uk.com

PARAMOUNT 101-103 NEW OXFORD ST WC1A 1DD

11 CADOGAN GARDENS SW3 2RJ

W

no11london.com ☎ 020 7730 7000 @ info@no11london.com ♣ £600pa  3 Months

@ info@paramount.uk.net ♣ £750pa plus £150 joining fee ★ No  Yes

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paramount.uk.net

QUO VADIS

☎ 020 7420 2904

Quo Vadis Club describes its welcome as “the warm dry handshake of a benevolent uncle”. Well, my uncle is a bit socially objectionable, so I’m going to dismiss this. Fortunately, Quo Vadis’s new club is one of the finest that Soho has to offer. It does everything it should – with bags of charm and class on top. Besides the elegant restaurant, and sumptuous sitting room, upstairs there are two private dining rooms, a billiards room and even a petting room. All are complimented by a well-stocked honesty bar. Bottoms up! – Jack Donne

NAVAL CLUB 38 HILL STREET W1J 5NS W

navalclub.co.uk

THE PLAYER

PRATT’S CLUB

@ membership@ navalclub.co.uk ♣ From £48.95pa plus £150 joining fee ★ No  No

8 BROADWICK STREET W1F 8HN

14 PARK PLACE ST JAMES’S STREET SW1A 1LP

NEW CAVENDISH CLUB

PORTLAND CLUB

☎ 020 7493 7672

44 GREAT CUMBERLAND PLACE W1H 7BS W

newcavendishclub.co.uk

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thplyr.com

☎ 07000 847 597 @ reservations@ thplyr.com

☎ 020 7493 0397 QUEEN’S CLUB PALLISER ROAD W14 9EQ

69 BROOK STREET W1K 4ER

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☎ 020 7499 1523

@ anne.barnes@ queensclub.co.uk (membership)

★ 100  Yes

queensclub.co.uk

☎ 020 7386 3462

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RAFFLES I AU EV SP ICIUM SA MELORI

Raffles is one of the most prestigious members clubs in London, renowned for its decadence and discretion. Open from 10pm - 5.30am Tuesday - Saturday. Membership is available via interview or recommendation.

For any further information regarding Raffles, event hire or poker nights please contact the club directly on:

0207 351 4964 or info@raffleschelsea.com www.raffleschelsea.com AUSPICIUM MELORIS AEVI “hope for a better age”


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royal air forCe Club 128 PiCCaDilly W1J 7Py

rafclub.org.uk ☎ 020 7399 1000 @ admin@rafclub.co.uk W

★ No • No

royal thames yaCht Club 60 kniGhtsbriDGe sW1X 7lf W

royal anGlobelGian Club 60 kniGhtsbriDGe sW1X 7lf W

ra-bc.com

☎ 020 7235 2121

@ membership@ ra-bc.com ♣ £386pa plus £164.50 joining fee (2008 prices)

@ club@royalthames.com ♣ £1,000pa plus £1000 joining fee ★ 1,500-1,750 • Yes

saVaGe Club 1 Whitehall PlaCe sW1a 2hD W

royal automobile Club

royalthames.com

☎ 020 7235 2121

savageclub.com

☎ 020 7930 8118 @ membership@ savageclub.com

89-91 Pall mall sW1y 5hs

loNdoN cAlliNg: (clockwise, from top) Raffles; Roof gardens; The Ritz club; Whisky Mist

Quintessentially soho at the house of st barnabas

raffles

1 Greek street W1D 4nQ

W

quintessentiallysoho. com ☎ 020 7183 3900 @ clementine@ quintessentially.com ♣ £100 per month (ends March 2010)

@ info@raffleschelsea.com ♣ £500pa; need recommendation ★ Yes; 2,000 members • No

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Quo VaDis Club 26-29 Dean street soho W1D 3ll

quovadissoho.co.uk ☎ 020 7437 9585 @ emma.murphy@ quovadissoho.co.uk ♣ £500pa full membership; country & abroad, £300; under-30s, £300; husband-and-wife, £650 ★ No • No W

squaremileclub.com

@ form on site ♣ £1,000 for life

287 kinGs roaD sW3 5eW

raffleschelsea.com

☎ 020 7351 4964

reform Club 104-105 Pall mall sW1y 5eW

reformclub.com ☎ 020 7930 9374 @ generaloffice@ reformclub.com ♣ 18-22, £270; 23-30, £540; £1,080 joining fee for over-35s

roehamPton Club roehamPton lane roehamPton sW15 5PJ

roehamptonclub.co.uk ☎ 020 8480 4205 @ admin@ roehamptonclub.co.uk ♣ £1,010pa plus £17.85 joining fee ★ 5,000 • 2 years W

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150 PiCCaDilly W1J 9bs W

theritzclub.com

☎ 020 7499 1818

royal oVer-seas leaGue Park PlaCe st James’s street sW1a 1lr

rosl.org.uk ☎ 020 7408 0214 @ info@rosl.org.uk ♣ £263pa plus £263 joining fee W

roof GarDens kensinGton hiGh street kensinGton W8 5sa W

saVile Club 69 brook street W1k 4er W

savileclub.co.uk

☎ 020 7629 5462

@ admin@savileclub.co.uk ♣ From £300pa for young members

shoreDitCh house ebor street e1 6aW W

shoreditchhouse.com

☎ 020 7739 5040 @ form on site

sketCh 9 ConDuit street W1s 2XG W

sketch.uk.com

☎ 020 7659 4500

@ sylvainc@sketch.uk.com

roofgardens.com

☎ 020 7368 3992 the ritz Club

W royalautomobileclub. co.uk ☎ 020 7930 2345 @ secretary@ royalautomobileclub.co.uk ♣ 18-23, £405pa plus £940 joining fee; 24-27, £620pa plus £1,430 joining fee; discount for members’ children • 10 months

@ club@roofgardens. virgin.co.uk ♣ Annual membership starts from £250 ★ Yes • 2 months

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Sloane Club 52 lower Sloane Street Sw1w 8bS W

sloaneclub.co.uk

☎ 020 7730 9131

@ reservations@ sloaneclub.co.uk ♣ Chelsea membership, £250 for two plus £120 joining fee each; individual membership, £435pa plus £550 joining fee ★ Yes • 2 months

Soho houSe 21 old Compton Street w1d 5JJ

sohohouselondon.com ☎ 020 7734 5188 @ Form on site W

St Stephen’S Club

☎ 020 7222 1382

@ info@ ststephensclub.co.uk ♣ £294pa ★ No • No

Supper Club 12 aCklam road w10 5QZ

ststephensclub.co.uk

☎ 020 7930 8555 univerSity women’S Club 2 audley SQuare w1k 1db

@ erica@supperclub.com ♣ No Membership ★ No • No

W universitywomensclub. com ☎ 020 7499 2268 @ uwc@uwc-london.com ♣ From £196 to £548; plus £150 entrance fee; minimum spend £12 per month

tramp

the valmont Club

40 Jermyn Street Sw1y 6dn

266a fulham road Sw10 9el

☎ 020 7734 0565

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supperclub.com

☎ 020 8964 6600

@ irena@tramp.co.uk ♣ £750pa ★ No • No

34 Queen anne’S Gate Sw1h 9ab W

5 Carlton houSe terraCe Sw1y 5aQ

turf Club

the whiSperinG SoCiety The Whispering Society is a new members’ organisation created in partnership between the Gore and Pelham Hotels in Kensington. Not only does this members’ club offer you exclusive concierge services wherever you may be 365 days of the year, it also grants you exclusive access to Lounge 190 – a late licence members’ lounge adorned with French verdure tapestries, gilded mirrors and panelled walls. The Whispering Society also offers its Founder Members a complimentary night for two in a themed room worth in excess of £300 alone, complimentary soft drinks in their ‘Green Room’ for one-on-one meetings every day of the year, reduced prices in the bars and restaurants, plus complimentary use of private dining rooms.

thevalmontclub.com

☎ 020 7352 6200

@ carlos@ thevalmontclub.com ♣ £500 per year ★ 500 • No

viCtory ServiCeS Club 63-79 Seymour Street w2 2hf W

vsc.co.uk

☎ 020 7616 8305

@ info@vsc.co.uk ♣ From £20pa • No

walbrook Club

the parlour at SketCh Sketch is renowned as one of London’s trendiest eateries. And if you’ve had your fair share of long lunches there, you may want to consider membership. Becoming an official ‘friend’ of Sketch allows you lots of complimentary experiences, including a dinner for two in the Gallery and a bottle of champagne with lunch in the Lecture Room. It also allows you access to The Parlour, reserved exclusively from 9pm for members (and up to three guests). [See p21 for details]

37a walbrook eC4n 8bS

walbrook-club.co.uk ☎ 020 7623 6100 @ office@ walbrook-club.co.uk ♣ £750pa plus £500 (£250 corporate) joining fee ★ No • No W

★ No • No

willaS

190 Queen’S Gate Sw7 5eX

9 Swallow Street w1b 4dn

willaslondon.com ☎ 020 7287 1919 @ info@willaslondon.com W

whiSky miSt

the whiSperinG SoCiety

W

gorehotel.com

☎ 020 7584 6601

@ stephen@ whisperingsociety.com ♣ £300pa ★ No • No

35 hertford Street w1J 7Sd

wellinGton Club

W

116a kniGhtSbridGe Sw1X 7pl

☎ 020 7208 4067

W

thewelly.com

☎ 020 7823 8211 22 Squaremile

@ love@thewelly.com ♣ £400pa ★ No • No

whiskymist.com

@ reservations@ whiskymist.com ♣ £650pa

white’S 32 leman Street e1 8ew

☎ 020 7488 4000 ♣ £850pa squaremileclub.com


Tucked away in the heart of Soho, BUREAU CLUB is a Private Members’ bar and boutique nightclub bringing together established names and bright young things from all over the capital and beyond.

13 Kingly Court, London, W1B 5PW 020 7494 4386 info@bureauclub.com www.bureauclub.com


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VIP ROOMS

GUIDE

VELVET ROPE

It’s there for a reason – to block off the best areas for A-listers, Premier League footballers and royalty. Beg or lie your way in…

BEST FOR IMPRESSING THE LADIES

BEST FOR CELEBRATING A DEAL

BEST FOR ENJOYING A MARTINI

ZAHA HADID ROOM AT HOME HOUSE Zaha Hadid was the first woman to win the Pritzker Prize for Architecture in its 26-year history. She’s now applied her talents to making this incredible bar at Home House. It’s quite a statement in an otherwise neo-classical club – and it’s the perfect place to take the lady of your dreams. Champagne is on ice, naturally. When you’re ready for something a little stronger, head to the new Tanqueray No TEN room. Due to open in the next month or so, this should be the perfect place to continue a skilled seduction.

BLUE LABEL ROOM AT WHISKY MIST AT ZETA Whisky Mist at Zeta is London’s spiritual home for all things, well, whisky. So it’s no surprise that Johnnie Walker Blue Label chose this club to set up its VIP-friendly Blue Label Room. This private area, hidden deep within the exclusive Mayfair club, is furnished with oversized leather armchairs, and flooded with soft blue lighting. After 9.30pm, the room becomes a members’ only privilege – perfect for enjoying the bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label whisky that comes with every booking of the room.

MEMBERS’ BAR AT LUTYENS The basement members’ bar at Lutyens is a haven away from the madness of Fleet Street and the bustling restaurant upstairs. Members can stay here all night, working their way through the extended cocktail list – created by world famous mixologist Julian de Feral – and special perk-filled bar menu. Alternatively you can arrive at 8.30am for breakfast, hold all-day meetings in the private dining room and enjoy a pre-dinner aperitif before finishing up the night sipping a digestif in the quiet comfort of this dedicated bar. ■

Home House, 20 Portman Square, W1H 6LW 020 7670 2000; homehouseclub.com

Whisky Mist, 35 Hertford Street, W1J 7SD 020 7208 4067; whiskymist.com

Lutyens, 85 Fleet Street, EC4Y 1AE 020 7583 8385; lutyens-restaurant.com

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The Kingly Club

For further information

Thursday - Friday

7pm - 3am

4 Kingly Court

please contact us on:

Saturday

10pm - 3am

London W1B 5PW

T 0207 287 9100

www.kinglyclub.co.uk

Email info@kinglyclub.co.uk


MOVIDA

GUIDE

Movida may be famous for attracting A-listers – but now it’s the cocktails that are hogging the limelight

GOLD RUSH

MOVIDA FROST COCKTAIL £35k–£300k Movida may be the world’s number one seller of Dom Perignon – but it’s the new 2010 Frost cocktail that has grabbed the attention of its celeb patrons. Billed as the world’s most expensive cocktail, the Frost cocktail combines Cristal rosé champagne, Louis XIII cognac and a splash of bitters, poured into a Swarovski-crystal glass with brown sugar, 22-carat gold leaf and a flawless white diamond. Each drink comes with two bouncers who remain with you until your last sip – as they did when Kylie ordered one. With the price tag ranging from £35,000-£300,000 (depending on the size of the diamond – and, of course, your wallet), get ready to put your mouth where your money is. ■ movida-club.com

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house rules

Club supremo – he owns Mahiki, Whisky Mist and a raft of other venues – nick house gives his pointers on the Champions League of global clubs 28 Squaremile

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international Clubs

Café Opera

1Oak

Stockholm Full to the brim with lavish, old world charm, Café Opera is the hub of the Stockholm clubbing scene. The club is celebrating its 30th birthday this August – so watch out for some serious anniversary parties. The venue dates back to the late 1800s – the classic architecture and timeless marble columns a testament to a distinguished history. There are four restaurants to choose from after you’ve had enough of the cocktail bar, wine cellar and function rooms. It’s one of the most beautiful clubs on Earth – of course, it helps that it’s full of Swedish blondes.

New York City 1OAK – ‘one of a kind’, geddit? – is a 6,000 sq ft lounge inspired by the heyday of Manhattan’s social scene in the 1980s and 1990s – when creativity, energy, and individuality earned entry into a club, instead of a wallet full of cash. (Of course, a wallet full of cash doesn’t necessarily hurt.) The club is ideally located at the crossroads

●● a beautiful club – course, it helps that it is full of swedish blondes…

Kungsträdgården, Stockholm, 11186

Jimmy WOO’s Amsterdam Enter the Woo. Amsterdam’s finest mixes luxury, style and glamour in plenty. Mr Woo’s love for the orient permeates this legendary club – gold leaf, black lacquer walls, and Japanese lanterns give you the idea. The genuine antique opium bed is the cherry on the cake. Add to the mix the very best sound system imported from London and an illuminated ceiling made up of more than 12,000 tiny light bulbs – and you get the idea: there’s more to Amsterdam than tulips on your organ. Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 18, Amsterdam

Nikki BeaCh St Tropez If you’re one of the world’s most beautiful, celebrated, rich, and powerful people, then this is the place for you. If you’re not, then see if you can sneak in anyway, because Nikki Beach St Tropez is the consummate jet-set party place. Located on the bay of Pampelonne in the centre of the Riviera, Nikki Beach is, of course, famous for its champagnespraying free-for-alls. Set up camp on one of the sprawling ‘opium’ beds for sun-soaking heaven. Route de L’epi 83350 St Tropez

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And the winners Are: (clockwise, from top) Jimmy woo’s in Amsterdam; Café Opera in stockholm; nikki Beach in st tropez

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between Chelsea and the Meatpacking District. Apparently, The Da Vinci Code is the inspiration behind the interior design – think dark browns and gold coding – but fortunately, Tom Hanks won’t be lurking around any corners, unless you’re very unlucky. Banquettes and booths – all looking down on the main dancefloor – provide quiet corners, and ample open spaces allow for socialising without the press of the throng at other clubs. 1OAK, 453 West 17th Street, New York City

Pacha Ibiza Neither the oldest Pacha nor the most modern, not the biggest and not the most exotic, nevertheless, Pacha Ibiza is the most authentic, the most charismatic, and the most pure clubbing experience of them all. With five different musical environments interlaced by stairs, doors and secret corridors, Pacha Ibiza is the place where you would like to be seen or, if you would rather, never be found. The Main Room is the home of House; the Funky Room is filled with disco soul; the Global Room has a mix of hip-hop, R&B and live acts; and it’s all topped off with the Roof Terrace where you’ll be joined by chill-out music, cocktails, the moon – and a few A-list stars. Avda.de Agosto 8, Ibiza Stadt, Eivissa

Myhouse Hollywood Boulevard Just like the inhabitants, the clubs in LA are either super-sized or extra lite. Discerning Angelenos have been seeking a new paradigm – a boutique club which fits somewhere in between the tiny lounges and large anonymous clubs that currently proliferate Hollywood. The answer is MyHouse – a modern-day dream house that reinvents the house party. A state-ofthe-art, contemporary kitchen doubles as the club’s main bar, featuring fully-

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Where the jet set party: (clockwise, from top) Getting down and dirty at pacha, Ibiza; the kitchen at Myhouse, Los angeles; the bar at 1OaK, New york City

●● Pacha is where you’d like to be seen – or never, ever found

functional appliances; there’s a Jacuzzi on the patio for those Playboy-bunny moments; and the living room furniture is rolled back later in the evening as it turns into the main dancefloor. Best of all, the MyHouse waitresses dress in casually styled mens’ button-down shirts – as if they just rolled out of bed. 7080 Hollywood Boulevard ■

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London’s cunning alternative

Welcome to The Fox Club, a sharper social choice for the discerning. Step inside and you’ll immediately recognise the qualities that make our private members club and bijou hotel a departure from the usual. It’s not quite an anti-club, but it’s certainly an antidote to the many of Mayfair’s traditional establishments. It’s a fun and friendly place to unwind with friends, eat fine food and even spend the night in dreamy luxury.

February Promotions* • Valentine’s Day! Bed and Champagne breakfast deals for Feburary the 13 and 14th, please contact bethan@foxclublondon.com for further details.

• Morning: Kick start your day with the chef’s fabulous Full English Breakfast for £10 (normally £15.50).

• Lunch: Forget about any new year resolutions or diet at lunch time, as we are topping off any 2 course lunch for 2 people with a complimentary lusciously lovely dessert!!!

• Evening: We have the perfect fix for crowded rush hour trains:

Come to the fox club after work to wind down over a glass of wine or a killer bloody mary… as we are taking 10% OFF all drinks 7pm to 9pm.

• Work hard party hard: Fancy throwing a party even just for fun??

The Fox Club London 46 Clarges Street, London, W1J 7ER

• Need a fully equipped meeting room? There is 20% off room

Tel: 020 7495 3656 Email: bethan@foxclublondon.com

* Promotions are available monday to friday only and expire at the end of February

www.foxclublondon.com

Do it at The Fox as we are allowing 20% off any party with an expenditure of over £1000.

hire on all meeting rooms.


POP-UP CLUBS

GUIDE

WHAT WILL

POP UP NEXT?

There’s more to clubs than bricks and mortar. MARK HEDLEY on the pop-up club phenomenon IF NECESSITY IS the mother of invention, then recession is at least the great aunt of innovation. This downturn has certainly led to some interesting developments in clubworld. In particular, pop-up clubs are, well, popping up all over the place. They’re a great way of testing out a concept without the risk of a long-term lease. And if they’re successful – as in the case of Quintessentially Soho at the House of St Barnabas, pictured – then the leases can potentially be rolled out indefinitely. As well as encouraging diversity in the scene, it has the happy side effect of challenging the established players. All we need now is popup rehab facilities for the patrons who have overindulged. Free Amy Winehouse beer cooler with every registration. ■ 32 SQUAREMILE

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The Valmont club has quickly established itself as one of London's most in demand destination venues for private events. Set on one floor, with 4 main areas, the 300 capacity nightclub is well equipped with striking interior design, an impressive cocktail list and a desirable location on the Fulham Road, Chelsea.

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Located on theThe siteValmont formerly known Cafe des Artistes, popular 1970's live for music venue club has quicklyas established itself as one ofthe London's most in1960's demandand destination venues private events.fraternised by Set on one floor, and with 4Roger main areas, the 300where capacityperformers nightclub is wellincluded equipped with striking interior design, The Rolling Stones Waters, David Bowie and Queen. an impressive cocktail and a desirable location the Fulham Road,ofChelsea. The Valmont Club re-introduces the list bohemian spirit and on artistic appeal its previous incarnation. Located on the site formerly known as Cafe des Artistes, the popular 1960's and 1970's live music venue fraternised by The Rolling Stones and Roger Waters, where performers included David Bowie and Queen. The Valmont Club re-introduces the bohemian spirit and artistic appeal of its previous incarnation.


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Square Mile Guides - Private Members' Guide - 2010  

Square Mile Magazine, The Best of the City, Private Members' Guide, 2010 (Issue 46)

Square Mile Guides - Private Members' Guide - 2010  

Square Mile Magazine, The Best of the City, Private Members' Guide, 2010 (Issue 46)