While their doors may remain closed temporarily amidst the coronavirus crisis, London’s leading members’ clubs have turned to the community to help tackle this global crisis.
From donating thousands of meals a week to frontline workers to opening up their services online, we turn to some of London’s top members’ clubs to see how they’re helping during this crisis.
Gaining access into Annabel’s exclusive, beautifully decorated members club may be hard to come by, but its appeal is irresistible. During the COVID-19 crisis, Annabel’s has been working with its charity, The Caring Foundation, to give back to the NHS and thank them for all of their dedication and hardwork by providing at least 7,000 meals a week to NHS workers working across London hospitals. The Berkeley Square establishment has opened the doors to their four kitchens, delivering thousands since the colossal outbreak of coronavirus in the UK, and they hope to raise the total to a whopping 10,000 meals a week soon.
Annabel’s is just one of the hospitality heroes helping out alongside The Caring Foundation. Others include: Sexy Fish, Bill’s, The Ivy Collection, Le Caprice, 34 Mayfair, Scott’s and Harry’s Dolce Vita.
Find Out More At: www.thecaringfoundation.org
London’s leading all-female members club The AllBright has brought their services online in response to the closure of their Mayfair and Fitzrovia sites.
Since closing their doors, the members club has launched their services digitally, helping to reignite a passion within you and help grow your career productively during this crisis. Over the last few weeks, AllBright Digital has been packed with digital events hosted by careers experts, authors, fashion designers and other business women, all sharing their tips and tricks of their success in the industry. As well as their Instagram content, they’ve recently launched the AllBright EDIT, publishing content for the modern working woman that hopes to inspire and ignite an inner flame within women striving for success.
Keep Up To Date on their instagram, @allbright
Soho House’s White City House location recently teamed up with Helpforce, by opening up their kitchens and can currently be found rustling up 1,000 hearty dinners to help those at Harefield Hospital. Alongside this delivery program, the members club has launched an online space, involving everything from art talks to yoga classes, where members can join in and get inspired during this crazy period.
The Arts Club
Another members’ club that’s turned to the online world is The Arts Club, known for its serious exclusivity and astounding artwork adorning every ounce of the building. Over on their Instagram, they’ve been hosting creative live streams from virtual art tours of creatives art studios to fitness classes with expert trainers too. Tune in for your own exclusive access to the extremely exclusive members’ club.
Keep Up To Date on their instagram, @the_arts_club
Community spirit lies in the heart of one members club in particular, Kindred.
While their powerhouse members club in Hammersmith may be closed following government guidelines, their community spirit has been reignited and is ever present throughout their online program. Expect to take part in everything from live-stream music nights and online quizzes to guided meditations and writers clubs. It’s a lovely platform that helps freelance workers, as well as those working from home throughout this current period of uncertainty, reconnect with themselves and others in the same situation.
Keep Up to Date at www.wearekindred.com
The House Of St Barnabas
A members club with a difference, The House of St Barnabas has helped to build a sense of community to those who strive for a society that’s fair, equal and driven, while all the while breaking down the barriers of homelessness through their powerful Employment Academy. The scheme helps to tackle the stigma of those affected by homelessness through providing these individuals with accredited qualifications, positive mentoring and job openings, and now during this unprecedented time, they’re working even harder in these attempts.
Find Out More at www.hosb.org.uk
The Conduit are on their own mission to provide meals for those working on the frontline within the NHS and their families. Having partnered with Ralph Lauren and with dedicated support from bakery heroes, GAIL’s, the campaign #FuelforNHSheroes is still going strong with the team having delivered well over 22,000 meals and 13,300 loaves of bread to hospitals across London. You can get involved by donating here.
Find Out More At www.theconduit.com
Quo Vadis is another members’ club that’s brought its membership online on their Instagram. From Instagram lives with chefs to hosting hilarious quiz nights, you can get involved and feel part of the community even while their doors remain closed.
Keep up to date on Instagram, @quovadissoho