Country gentlemen, and ladies, who make regular business or shopping trips to town are often members of one, or more, London clubs; simply because they find staying in a London club more convenient and more intimate than a hotel. London clubs were, and in many cases still are, having a reputation as the inviolable bastions of the upper classes or the seriously rich and famous.

Well-known clubs include White’s, which is over 250 years old – with members from the Royal family, the Royal Automobile Club, the Reform Club, which was the starting point for Phineas Fogg’s ‘journey around the world in 80 days’, the Turf Club, whose membership includes racehorse owners and trainers and several dukes.

Other notable clubs include Boodles which was founded in 1752 and named after the club’s original head waiter, The Athenaeum which is the leading club for politicians and academics and the East India Club which was founded in 1849 for officers who had served in India. Listed below are some of the more prestigious private London Clubs.

Adam Street Club
9 Adam Street, Charing Cross WC2N 6AA
Tel: 0207 379 8000
www.adamstreet.co.uk

Alpine Club
55 Charlotte Road, The City EC2A 3QF
Tel: 0207 613 0755
www.alpine-club.org.uk

Annabel’s

44 Berkeley Square, Mayfair W1J 5AR
Tel: 020 7629 1096
www.annabels.co.uk

Arts Club
40 Dover Street, Mayfair W1S 4NP
Tel: 0207 499 8581
www.theartsclub.co.uk

Authors’ Club
40 Dover Street, Mayfair W1S 4NP
Tel: 0207 499 8581

Blacks Private Club
67 Dean Street, Soho W1D 4QH
Tel: 0207 7287 3381

Boodle’s
28 St. James’s Street, St. James’s SW1A 1HB
Tel: 0207 930 7166
www.boodles.org

Brooks’s
60 St. James’s Street, St. James’s SW1A 1LN
Tel: 0207 493 4411

Buck’s Club
18 Clifford Street, Mayfair W1S 3RF
Tel: 0207 734 2337
www.bucksclub.co.uk

Caledonian Club
9 Halkin Street, Belgravia SW1X 7DR
Tel: 0207 235 5162
www.caledonianclub.com

Carlton Club

69 St. James’s Street St. James’s SW1A 1PH
Tel: 0207 493 1164
www.carltonclub.co.uk

Chinawhite
6 Air Street, Soho W1B 5AA
Tel: 0207 343 0040
www.chinawhite.com

City Of London Club
19 Old Broad Street, The City EC2N 1DS
Tel: 0207 588 8558
www.cityclub.uk.com

City University Club
50 Cornhill, The City EC3V 3PD
Tel: 0207 626 8571
www.cityuniversityclub.co.uk

East India Club
16 St. James’s Square, St. James’s SW1Y 4LH
Tel: 0207 930 1000
www.eastindiaclub.com

Institute of Directors
116 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5ED
Tel: 0207 839 1233
www.iod.com

Mosimann’s Belfry
11B West Halkin Street, Belgravia SW1X 8JE
Tel: 0207 235 9625
www.mosimann.com

Naval Club
38 Hill Street, Mayfair W1J 5NS
Tel: 0207 493 7672
www.navalclub.co.uk

Naval & Military Club
4 St. James’s Square, St. James’s SW1Y 4JU
Tel: 0207 827 5757
www.navalandmilitaryclub.co.uk

New Cavendish Club
44 -48 Great Cumberland Place, Marylebone W1H 7BS
Tel: 0207 723 0391
www.newcavendishclub.co.uk

Oriental Club
11Stratford Place, Marylebone W1C 1ES
Tel: 0207 629 5126
www.orientalclub.org.uk

Oxford & Cambridge Club
71 Pall Mall St., James’s SW1Y 5EZ
Tel: 0207 930 9490
www.oxfordandcambridgeclub.co.uk

Portland Club
69 Brook Street, Mayfair W1K 4ER
Tel: 0207 499 1523

Reform Club
104-105 Pall Mall, St. James’s SW1Y 5EW
Tel: 0207 930 9374
www.reformclub.com

Royal Air Force Club
128 Piccadilly, Mayfair W1J 7PY
Tel: 0207 399 1000
www.rafclub.org.uk

Royal Automobile Club
89-91 Pall Mall, St. James’s SW1Y 5EY
Tel: 0207 930 2345
www.royalautomobileclub.co.uk

Royal British Legion
2 St. Stephens Gardens, Bayswater W2 5QX
Tel: 0207 229 3370
www.britishlegion.org.uk

Royal Ocean Yacht Club
St. James’s Place St., James’s SW1A 1NN
Tel: 0207 493 2248

Royal Overseas League
St. James’s Street St., James’s SW1A 1LR
Tel: 0207 408 0214
www.rosl.org.uk

Royal Thames Yacht Club
60 Knightsbridge, Knightsbridge SW1X 7LF
Tel: 0207 235 2121
www.royalthames.com

Savile Club
69 Brook Street, Mayfair W1K 4ER
Tel: 0207 629 5462
www.savileclub.co.uk

The Army & Navy Club
36 Pall Mall, St. James’s SW1Y 5EZ
Tel: 0207 930 9721
www.armynavyclub.co.uk

The Bath Club
43 Brook Street, Mayfair W1K 4HS
Tel: 0207 499 9044
www.thebathclub.com

The Cavalry & Guards Club
127 Piccadilly, Mayfair W1J 7PX
Tel: 0207 499 1261
www.cavgds.co.uk

The Commonwealth Club
25 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N 5AP
Tel:  0207 766 9200
www.thecommonwealthclub.co.uk

The Dorchester Club
53 Park Lane, Mayfair W1K 7TU
Tel: 0207 629 8888

The Fox Club
46 Clarges Street, Mayfair W1J 7ER
Tel: 0207 495 3656
www.foxclublondon.com

The George Club
87-88 Mount Street, Mayfair W1K 2SR
Tel: 0207 491 4433
www.georgeclub.com

The Groucho Club
45 Dean Street, Soho W1D 4QB
Tel: 0207 439 4685
www.thegrouchoclub.com

The Rififi Club
15a Hay Hill, Mayfair W1J 8NX
Tel: 0207 493 8329
www.rifificlub.co.uk

The Sloane Club
52 Lower Sloane Street, Chelsea SW1W 8BJ
Tel: 0207 730 9131
www.sloaneclub.co.uk

The Walbrook
37A Walbrook, The City EC4N 8BS
Tel: 0207 623 6100
www.walbrook-club.co.uk

Travellers’ Club
106 Pall Mall, St. James’s SW1Y 5EP
Tel: 0207 930 8688
www.thetravellersclub.org.uk

Turf Club
5 Carlton House Terrace, St. James’s SW1Y
Tel: 0207 930 8555

White’s
37 St. James’s Street, St. James’s SW1A 1HB
Tel: 0207 493 6671