London has a fine tradition of private members’ clubs, and a recent upsurge in popularity has seen new names added to the raft of old boys’ drinking dens. Joining these are a series of private clubs that have perfected the art of mixing business with pleasure, and taken it to a whole new level. Think of it as the 21st century way to do business, with networking, socialising and co-working (the holy trinity of modern workplaces) at the heart of these new ventures. Join one of these three clubs, and watch your career soar.
Ten Trinity Square, The City
A members’ club with an international edge. Situated in the heart of the City, in an impressive 1920s domed and colonnaded building, Ten Trinity Square is where you’ll meet the movers and shakers of the global business world. With the aim of facilitating international trade, networking and cultural exchange, the club boasts meeting rooms, a cigar lounge and a billiard room. There’s also the Château Latour Discovery Room, which celebrates the unique relationship between the club and the Médoc winemaker, and complements the restaurant, helmed by Michelin-starred Anne Sophie-Pic. For all its amusements, however, this is a club designed with business at the fore. They’re even launching a new membership aimed at ‘Future Business Leaders’ aged 30 and under, providing unrivalled access to Ten Trinity Place, and a smart-thinking programme of events, live debates, business challenges and networking opportunities.
12 Hay Hill, Mayfair
A luxury private members’ club created with business in mind, 12 Hay Hill in Mayfair combines the concept of a classic London club with the contemporary idea of a co-working environment. High-spec work spaces, meeting rooms and business spaces take care of all your professional needs, while the restaurant, bar and lounge areas are meant for relaxation – or for impressing your clients and brokering that next deal. There’s also exclusive talks, events and lectures that members can book in to, from luxury travel to the future of business. It’s a 21st century update of the traditional members’ club – and all the better for it.
Mortimer House, Fitzrovia
In a head-turning six-floor Art Deco building in the heart of Fitzrovia, private members’ club Mortimer House is all about finding that balance between work and play. Meant for those looking to create, work and unwind in equal measure, Mortimer House has co-working spaces, boardrooms, and individual offices, as well as a lounge, restaurant, gym and meditation room. Designed with finding a holistic way to navigate the dual needs of work and life in mind, it offers a range of membership tiers for busy working people, from the ‘Social’ option for networking creatives, to the ‘Resident’ choice, for freelancers and entrepreneurs.