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London’s Top Members Clubs

Our guide to the best private members clubs in London; here are a few of the best places in London to see and be seen!

The Arts Club, Mayfair

The Arts Club is enjoying something of a revival with A-listers, royals and rock stars, who waltz in and out from dawn till dusk. Prince Harry, David Beckham and Katherine Jenkins gave it a recent thumbs-up, partying there until 3 a.m. With the team behind the revamp—including owners Arjun Waney of Zuma, Roka and La Petite Maison fame; property investor Gary Landesberg; and designer David D’Almada—and support by Gwyneth Paltrow and Stella McCartney, it’s little wonder the light fixtures cost $32,000 and the walls are made of cashmere. www.theartsclub.co.uk

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 The Club at The Ivy, West End

This exclusive spot, which presides over one of the most A-list restaurants in theatre land, has three floors, accessed by a beautiful glass elevator. Membership is as exclusive as it gets, which is no surprise when you’re likely to rub shoulders with Kate Moss (who famously climbed onto the piano one night to sing). The floors, adorned with art by Andy Warhol and Marc Quinn, include a piano bar, a drawing room with a lounge-y feel and a cocktail bar with heated seats on its smoking terrace. www.the-ivyclub.co.uk

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The Groucho Club, Soho

What started in the 1980s as an antidote to the stuffier men’s clubs of St. James still holds an air of rebellious edge today. The dark yet atmospheric Dean Street club entertains the best of the arts and media crowd. Tracy Emin is often found in the bar making a speech; Mr. Nice’s Howard Marks occasionally pops in for dinner; and actors and musicians alike are frequently seen stumbling out—and in. The restaurant’s quality is consistently high, and prices are reasonable. www.thegrouchoclub.com

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5 Hertford Street, Mayfair

Former Annabel’s proprietor Robin Birley has kept the goings-on behind the boarded-up windows of his Shepherd Market site particularly quiet of late. The opening of this Grade II–listed club, which has seven rooms, has been as eagerly anticipated as its membership invitations. With the king of tasteful opulence Rifat Ozbek behind the design, gardening royalty Isabel Bannerman tending to the terrace, Birley’s well-known eye for detail and founder members having paid five-figure sums up front, it’s not difficult to see why.; www.5hertfordstreet.co.uk

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B.Hive, Covent Garden

With its shabby-chic furniture, organic tea and coffee, glass bottles of water and magazine selection, the B.Hive feels more like the waiting room of a swish beauty salon than the members lounge of a Covent Garden business club. There’s nothing masculine about this womens-only spot, started by PR guru Lynne Franks, whose words of inspiration are scrawled on the walls in gold lettering. Open by day, it serves as a networking place for freelance women. www.bhiveclub.com

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