Five of the most inviting themed private members’ clubs in London

From wine to wellness – start the new year with a new focus

The AllBright is set over the five storeys of a townhouse in Bloomsbury’s Rathbone Place
The AllBright is set over the five storeys of a townhouse in Bloomsbury’s Rathbone Place | Image: Taran Wilku

The professional women’s club In homage to Madeleine Albright, The AllBright is a club for working women set over the five storeys of a townhouse in Bloomsbury’s Rathbone Place, that includes a cocktail bar, beauty bar and bookable meeting rooms. The bar stocks wines from all-female vineyards, while the café offers all-day dining and evening bar snacks. A key criterion for membership is active participation in the club’s programme of social events, talks, exhibitions, debates and networking meet-ups. Founder membership £1,450 per year; £950 for under 30s. 11 Rathbone Place, London W1 (020-3817 3340; allbrightcollective.com). BEATRICE AIDIN

67 Pall Mall is a private members’ wine club
67 Pall Mall is a private members’ wine club
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The wine club In a former Edwin Lutyens Grade II-listed bank, 67 Pall Mall, a private members’ wine club, offers a mouthwatering combination of stellar wines at jaw-droppingly good prices. There are around 4,000 bottles from all around the world, with prices beginning at just £40, and hundreds available by the glass. Members can take advantage of a trading platform where they can buy and sell within the existing membership. They can also store their own wine in the cellars and have bottles brought up to share with friends. Annual fee £1,500; joining fee £1,500. Under 30s £750. Under 35s £1,000. Wine professional £750. Country membership £750. Overseas membership £625. 67 Pall Mall, London SW1 (020-3000 6767; 67pallmall.co.uk). JOHN STIMPFIG

The chance to stay in a private treehouse in the Amazon is one of the experiences offered by travel club Prior
The chance to stay in a private treehouse in the Amazon is one of the experiences offered by travel club Prior
The crèche at Cloud Twelve is a magical forest-themed play zone specially designed for children
The crèche at Cloud Twelve is a magical forest-themed play zone specially designed for children

The travel club The membership-based travel club Prior is the brainchild of seasoned editor-at-large David Prior, a Manhattan-based Australian with a network reaching from Ladakh to Leblon, who has transitioned from writing about life-changing travel experiences to creating them for the lucky few. If your interest is piqued by a picnic in Paris created by a top chef, behind-the-scenes access to the Feria de Abril in Seville or sleeping in a private treehouse in the Amazon, this is the club for you. His core offering is one-off experiences that “distill the essence” of a destination into something truly memorable – and are also beneficial to the people who live there. Every trip funds, in part or in full, grants to local charities, while its onsite-content resource showcases small local businesses. Annual membership $2,500, applied as a 10 per cent credit towards travel within the year (prior.club). MARIA SHOLLENBARGER

The Loft & Gallery space on Mortimer House’s sixth floor
The Loft & Gallery space on Mortimer House’s sixth floor
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The family-friendly club Baby raves are part of the experience at Cloud Twelve, a Notting Hill members’ club that focuses on lifestyle, family and wellness. A crèche, magical forest-themed play zone, child-friendly café and parent lounge set the scene along with music, art, cookery and science classes. Adults can retreat to six treatment rooms, sauna and steam rooms and a couple’s suite with crystal (Dolomites quartz) treatment beds. Wellness membership (adults only) starts at £1,200 per year; family membership from £2,000 per year. 2-5 Colville Mews, London W11 (020-3301 1012; cloudtwelve.co.uk). BEATRICE AIDIN

The working wellness club In a luxurious eight-floor, art deco development in Fitzrovia, Mortimer House aims to address the balance of working remotely while looking after mind and body. The first four floors – above the basement gym and ground-floor restaurant – consist of office spaces for roaming members that can be used without prior booking, smaller “bureau” spaces for those working alone, and meeting rooms. Members can sip an early evening sharpener on the balcony in a cushioned wicker chair or hold events on the fifth and top level. A specially curated cultural programme focuses on professional growth, mindfulness, health and confidence, work wellbeing and creativity. Membership has various levels, from £80 for a Club Membership to £22,500 per month for a large corner study for a single company. 37-41 Mortimer Street, London W1 (020-7139 4400; membership@mortimerhouse.com; mortimerhouse.com). BEATRICE AIDIN

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