The Most Exclusive Private Members' Clubs in East London

Ground Floor Bar
Ground Floor Bar | © The King's Head

London attracts the world’s rich and famous, much like the sweet scent of nectar entices a bumblebee. The capital is full of exclusive bars, clubs and venues that consistently draw affluent crowds, which have been known to include A-list Hollywood celebrities alongside members of the royal family. Although many of the private members’ clubs that lure wealthy folk are situated in Central London, East London has its own selection of fine establishments for the well-to-do.

1. The Curtain

Hotel

The Curtain Suite
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Opened in 2017, The Curtain is a fresh addition to the Shoreditch scene. Members can break a sweat in the hotel’s 24-hour gym; catch a live gig at LP; drink the night away in Billy’s Bar; enjoy rooftop views across London’s East End from LIDO, the rooftop brasserie and pool; or dine at Red Rooster, the soul food restaurant of renowned Harlem restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson, who cooked at President Obama’s inauguration. The Curtain is running a special opening members’ rate of £1,000 per year, plus a £250 one-off joining fee.

2. Shoreditch House

Boutique Hotel

Shoreditch House
© Shoreditch House
A branch of the internationally renowned Soho House group, Shoreditch House delivers a slice of salubrious Soho in stereotypically Shoreditch packaging. Most members are associated with traditionally creative industries, and the venue focuses on attracting guests with common interests so that a sense of community flourishes. Prospective members must be proposed by two current members, and the rate varies from £700 to £1,650 per year, depending on which side of 27 years old the candidate is and whether he or she desires local or international access.

3. The King’s Head

Nightclub, Bar, European

The Polar Bear Room
Courtesy of The King's Head
Found in an old East End pub, The King’s Head has an unassuming exterior which, like the humble shell of an oyster, harbours a glorious gem. It would be easy for someone unaware of the finery contained inside to simply ignore the building, but anyone who has had the privilege of encountering its impressive interior would not be so remiss. A wonderful example of why a book should never be judged by its cover, The King’s Head is a hub for those living and working in and around Dalston.
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