London is positively brimming with private members’ clubs; from The Century Club discreetly tucked away behind Shaftesbury Avenue and Quo Vadis house in a former brothel, to Annabel’s – the ultimate pin-up girl when it comes to a place to escape to, membership in hand. Yet it appears the turn of the year has brought with it a female empowered trough of women-only offerings slowly scattering their influence across the city.

From a delve into what’s on offer, the over-arching theme seems to be impeccably designed spaces, the bulk of which, with their pastel additions, velvet seats and foliage, appear akin to an Oliver Bonas show home – not that we’re complaining! The spaces make for idyllic spots to workout, hangout, network, eat, drink and be oh, so merry, injecting some much-needed girl time into the popular pastime that is the private members’ club.

The AllBright

Bright Ideas

One noteworthy offerings to tick off your membership list includes a clubhouse from the women behind the pioneering AllBright professional network– Anna Jones and Debbie Wosskow OBE.

Created by women for women, the five-storey Georgian Townhouse  is situated on Maddox Street in the heart of Mayfair and seeks to provide a like minded community where new opportunities are created every day, from unrivalled networking to daily programmed events. What’s more, the club offers a private restaurant, two rooftop terraces, hair salon and multiple private dining rooms for entertaining.

If you can’t access the club, their community is online too via AllBright Digital – a hub where women can join events, access over 200 training courses, connect with women globally and beyond!

Where: 24-26 Maddox Street, London, W1S 1PP

Where: Various locations
Website: www.allbrightcollective.com

The Wing

Wingin' It

London, prepare to wing it at at this incredible new co-working space cropping up in the city this summer. The Wing is a network of work and community spaces designed for women and us lucky Londoners are going to have a wing of our own come September. The women’s only space that boasts a rich and intriguing history and some seriously sexy interiors!

The co-working space is the first UK-outpost with others all over the place, and is set snug inside a five-story townhouse positively brimming with amenities including a fitness room, tea room, sun terrace to catch those rays, cafe and plenty of pace to make magic happen. Co-working as never been more glam! The space is awash with calming pastel interiors, foliage, flowers, vibrant blasts of colour, Rubelli floral fabrics and Caitlin McGauley wallpaper.

Communal tables create serendipitous connections, with discussions being followed up by grabbing lunch at The Perch cafe or trading tips in the beauty room. The Wing is a space for friendships to be formed and stories shared, so if you love a good ol’ natter over a cuppa – and let’s face it, who doesn’t – then you should totally sign up.

Where: Fitzrovia/Soho
Website: www.the-wing.com

Marguerite

Whilst Marguerite isn’t a clubbhouse per say, it is a successful network for women who work in the visual arts. The venture began in 2015 and is named after Marguerite “Peggy” Guggenheim; a renowned patron of the arts. The club has seen various noteworthy and exciting events hosted such as talks by fashion designer Dame Zandra Rhodes and Director of Tate, Maria Balshaw and Director of the National Portrait Gallery, Nicholas Cullinan; the full listicle of up-coming events can be found here.

Through a series of talks, parties and events, Marguerite helps to empower women; allowing for their voices to be heard equally, regardless of their gender, race, or sexual preference.

Where: Various locations
Website: www.margueritelondon.com

University Women's Club

Found in 1888, The University Women’s Club resides as the stalwart “girls only” offering in London. The club coins itself a retreat from the stresses of London and, as we all know, stresses there are many! It’s a professional space for women of all ages and backgrounds who can huddle in cosy rooms in the heart of Mayfair.

From coffee with friends to Anna Wintour-esque business meetings, University Women’s Club offers up something for all with 22 bedrooms, and two beautiful rooms – Library and Drawing Room – which members can hire for business meetings, weddings and private parties.

It’s classic, it’s charming and it’s where it all began for women’s only clubs!

Where: 2 Audley Square, Mayfair, W1K 1DB
Website: www.universitywomensclub.com

Find a wholesome, utterly marvellous list of our favourite members’ clubs in London here