We’re tired of scary members clubs with draconian committees and MI6 style questionnaires – come on guys, is it really necessary to submit us to the ignominy of writing something ‘interesting’ about ourselves (a question guaranteeing writers’ block in anyone but a complete narcissist) and automatically blackballing anyone with the temerity to be born with Mercury in a retrograde phase.
Brand new members club Eight Moorgate only requires an £800 joining fee (plus £77 monthly levy) making it cheaper than a gym, infinitely more serviceable and with no compulsion to wear lycra unless of course you’re than way inclined!
Hot on the heels of sister branch, Eight Bank, Eight Moorgate is a penthouse style club with 360 degree panoramic view across the capital’s skyline. Set over two floors and encompassing over 9000 sq ft the club offers two expansive terraces which enjoy stunning views over the city.
Accessed via a stunning glass elevator, Eight is truly a Chocolate Factory for grown ups – with adult treats aplenty available at the cocktail bar – we love the Bittersweet Symphony, an exotic blend of Campari and Passion Fruit with Grand Marnier and topped with Champagne. Other USPs include an outside cigar lounge for smokers, bespoke oak cases in which members can store their own personal spirit bottles (should they not finish them in one sitting of course) and even an on-site tailor in the shape of Savile Row’s Boland and Banks.
The club also boasts a library complete with paneled walls and roaring fires, a seven metre pewter bar for mixing aforementioned cocktails and not forgetting of course, the 90 cover restaurant serving both classic dishes and more contemporary fare from moules marinieres to sesame roasted salmon. There’s even an on-site pastry chef – Vanessa Antoli of The Berkeley Hotel – who has created an irresistible dessert menu – chocolate torte with salted caramel ice cream anyone? We thought so!
Other perks include reciprocal membership with Eight Bank, complimentary subscription to the luxury Mr and Mrs Smith Silversmith Travel Concierge (offset your carbon footprint via Eight’s carbon neutral lighting!), complimentary club hire, and regular private member events.
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Eight Moorgate EC2
1 Christopher Street
T: +44 (0) 808 1801 858