15 Of The Best Exclusive Private Membership Clubs In London

London is a hub for members-only societies that transcend the pretentious implications of private clubs’ past.

Private clubs have a long history that can be traced all the way back to aristocratic societies of the 18th and 19th centuries. These exclusive associations were synonymous with the upper class, acting as meeting places for the intellectual, political, and business elite.

Today, private clubs serve more than just high society individuals – they integrate networking, business, art, and cocktails. All within lavish architecture and decor. Most offer coworking spaces and host events tailored to the interests of their members as well.

12 Hay Hill

12 Hay Hill, London W1J 8NR, United Kingdom

As the first club to combine coworking and leisure activities, 12 Hay Hill’s mission is to seamlessly integrate business and pleasure. Its 6 stories feature 24-hour offices, business lounges, meeting rooms, as well as a restaurant (run by a Michelin-starred chef,) bar, and gym. Membership is available to all business professionals and entrepreneurs from a wide range of industries, whether they’re looking for networking opportunities or just a luxurious setting to carry out meetings.

Meeting room at Hay Hill
Meeting room at Hay Hill. Photo by 12hayhill on Instagram

Annabel’s

46 Berkeley Square, London W1J 5AT, United Kingdom

Originally founded in 1963, Annabel’s was the place to be, with an exclusive list of high-profile members – in fact, it’s the only club the Queen was ever known to have visited. The society reopened in 2018 as an ethereal oasis with 4 floors, including private dining rooms and a nightclub. The club is less exclusive than it used to be, but certainly just as chic. From hand-painted wallpaper to a genuine Picasso, everything at Annabel’s is dialed up to the 10s and over the top in the best way. Do mind the dress code (no distressed jeans or dirty shoes,) as it’s strictly upheld and you won’t be permitted entry if you’re not following it. If you want to try your hand at a membership, you’ll need to submit a recent headshot, proof of age, and a letter of recommendation from an existing member.

Brazilian rainforest themed dining room at Annabel’s
Brazilian rainforest themed dining room at Annabel’s. Photo by annabelsmayfair on Instagram

The Twenty Two

22 Grosvenor Square, London W1K 6LF, United Kingdom

The Twenty Two is a 31-room boutique hotel and private club for the “creative and curious.” While it’s definitely geared toward younger generations, everyone is welcome in this 18th century Paris-inspired mansion that’s extravagant without being intimidating. The Living Room, Dining Room, Music Room, and Vault Bar are exclusively available to club members and hotel guests, but the main restaurant, presenting a contemporary British menu, is open to everyone. Jeff Bezos and Tom Cruise are just two of the many celebrities that have been known to mingle at the bar, among the stylishly maximalist decor and gracefully attentive staff.

Mayfair restaurant at The Twenty Two
Mayfair restaurant at The Twenty Two. Photo by the22.london on Instagram

Onda

Michelin House, 81 Fulham Rd., London SW3 6RD, United Kingdom

Onda is the perfect club for those who travel frequently, as its international network allows members entry to hundreds of private clubs across five continents. This global community fosters a sense of belonging among those who may not find it while traveling so often. Members are invited to join through referral, so as to keep the club tight-knit and likeminded in values.

The Old Sessions House at Onda
The Old Sessions House at Onda. Photo by onda_life on Instagram

Cloud Twelve

2-5 Colville Mews, London W11 2DA, United Kingdom

Cloud Twelve is a wellness and lifestyle club complete with a spa, salon, holistic wellness clinic, and brasserie serving vegan and vegetarian fare. Most importantly, there’s also a kids club where you can drop your children off and know they’ll be well taken care of by the specially trained staff. The play area has an art room, dance room, playground, and cafe, plus countless classes designed to stimulate children’s minds. You can get some work done in the Parents Lounge or opt for a deliciously relaxing spa treatment to momentarily escape the stressors of your busy life. Best of all, Cloud Twelve is not exclusive – meaning anyone can join, even if you don’t have children.

Hair salon at Cloud Twelve
Hair salon at Cloud Twelve. Photo by cloudtwelveclub on Instagram

Soho House

40 Greek St, London W1D 4EB, United Kingdom

Soho House London was founded in 1995 as a home away from home for people working in creative industries. Here, there’s a focus on collaboration with exclusive events, workshops and opportunities for networking – but there are also plenty of spaces for quiet work and less socializing. A huge perk to the membership is access to Soho Houses around the world, as well as their spas, pools, and gyms. It’s not exceedingly difficult to get a membership, but you do need to work in a creative field for your application to be considered.

180 House
180 House. Photo by sohohouse on Instagram

Club 64

14 Bateman Street, London W1D 3AG, United Kingdom

In reference to the first French salon, which opened in 1664 and hosted only the most elite women in society, Club 64 operates at a hairdresser called SALON 64 during the day and turns into an intimate and seductive private club at night. Gather around the warm, centralized fire pit and conjure up drinks from your wildest dreams – the expert mixologists on staff will make you anything you want, on menu or off. Make sure to check out the Private Vault in the basement if you’re looking for a more secluded space to hang out. Club 64 lets in 300 new members every year to keep things extra exclusive, and you can apply online if you want to be considered in the next round.

Performance by Miss Jason at Club 64
Performance by Miss Jason at Club 64. Photo by club64london on Instagram

The Conduit

6 Langley St, London WC2H 9JA, United Kingdom

The Conduit is a unique private membership club focusing on people who work in charity and those looking for philanthropic endeavors. The space is host to many seminars about global movements for positive change, designed to inspire members to put their heads together to come up with and enact real world solutions. No single-use plastics are used throughout the entire building, which includes coworking areas, a rooftop bar, bookshop, recording studio, restaurant run by a Michelin-starred chef, and a basement bar that presents live music shows and film screenings. To apply for a membership, you must submit proof of your commitment to social change.

Rooftop terrace restaurant at The Conduit
Rooftop terrace restaurant at The Conduit. Photo by theconduitlondon on Instagram

Upstairs at Langan’s

Stratton St, London W1J 8LB, UK

Above Langan’s Brasserie sits Upstairs at Langan’s, the perfect bar for after work cocktails. The glamorous establishment features a lively dance floor for live DJ and band sets surrounded by iconic 70s-style decor. You can order food from the restaurant below if you’re feeling peckish throughout the night. Membership to the club is by invite-only, but you can submit an inquiry online, and there’s no membership fee once you’re accepted.

Bar at Upstairs at Langan’s
Bar at Upstairs at Langan’s. Photo by upstairs_at_langans on Instagram

Tramp

40 Jermyn St, St. James's, London SW1Y 6DN, United Kingdom

Opened in 1969, Tramp has always been a hotspot for A-list celebrities and royals due to its strict no photography rule and reputation for discretion. Its Art Nouveau style has been preserved throughout the years, and between the opulent chandeliers, and crisp, white tablecloths, you would never guess how rowdy it used to get during the wee hours of the night. The club isn’t nearly as rambunctious as it used to be, but dancing on tables and sofas isn’t discouraged or unheard of with the right crowd. From a lack of dress code to an abundance of debauchery, anything goes at Tramp. You can apply for a membership online, but note it is a highly exclusive establishment.

Holiday decor at Tramp
Holiday decor at Tramp. Photo by oliveskyevents on Instagram

The Sloane Club

52 Lower Sloane St, London SW1W 8BP, United Kingdom

The prestigious Sloane Club was founded in 1922, as a women-only club and acted as a base in World War II – Queen Mary herself was a member during this time. Today, offerings include 24-hour workspaces, member-exclusive events such as yoga classes and wine tastings, rooms to stay in overnight, and access to affiliate clubs around the world. Order inventive cocktails on the rooftop terrace when the weather permits, or dine inside (but be mindful of the smart casual dress code indoors). You can apply to become a member online and the committee will get back to you as soon as possible.

Exterior of The Sloane Club
Exterior of The Sloane Club. Photo by thesloaneclub on Instagram

George Club

88-89 Mount St, London W1K 2SU, United Kingdom

Opened in 2001, George Club was lovingly named after Mark Birley’s dachshund. The building was recently refurbished and is now home to the largest terrace in Mayfair (heated so you can use it all year long!), as well as the Art Deco style Hound Bar downstairs, perfect for tapas and cocktails galore. You’ll also find an impressive collection of David Hockney paintings throughout, combining elegance and artistic whimsy. The club is extremely dog-friendly, and even offers a doggie treat menu! You can apply to become a member online, and it’s well worth it just to meet George the dachshund, who works diligently to greet members every day.

Dining at George Club
Dining at George Club

Taj The Chambers

51 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6AF, United Kingdom

Taj The Chambers was India’s first exclusive business club, opened inside the Taj Mahal Palace in 1975. The London location offers exclusive office spaces, individual work pods, and a private dining area serving authentic Indian cuisine. Memberships are by invitation only and include access to other Taj Chambers locations worldwide. Lifetime memberships are also available and can be passed down to the next generation.

The courtyard at Taj The Chambers
The courtyard at Taj The Chambers. Photo by navs.london.guide on Instagram

House of KOKO

74 Crowndale Rd, London NW1 1TP, United Kingdom

Opened in 2014, House of KOKO is located on the original site of the Camden Theatre, dating all the way back to 1900. The club is “backstage,” behind the original theater and spans 4 floors with 3 restaurants, as well as a roof terrace, recording studio, piano room, library, speakeasy, and cocktail bar. Members get private backstage shows from headliners and access to a private art and photography collection. The more you explore, the more you’ll discover at House of KOKO. Applications are accepted online, the only requisite is that you possess a passion for art and culture.

Battens Bar at House of KOKO
Battens Bar at House of KOKO. Photo by thehou