The Arts Club
No other club can boast such illustrious founding members as The Arts Club on Dover Street. Charles Dickens, Anthony Trollope and Lord Leighton founded the club in 1863, and other members included Millais, Monet, Rodin and Degas.
These days the club continues to attract both artists and patrons in their droves. Gwyneth Paltrow and Grayson Perry are members, as are journalist Matthew Parris and cricket commentator Henry Blofeld.
Art displays and interviews sit alongside DJs and performances by the established and up-and-coming musicians in the roster of events. The club currently offers three different memberships, with 'second persons' and young members gaining access for roughly half the price of full members.
Rank: Top Recommended
Top Recommended 2022, Private Members Clubs