The Most Exclusive Clubs In London
With the most in-demand high end clubs in London continuously changing and new venues popping up, we present to you our guide to the most exclusive clubs in London so you know where to head if you're looking for a glamorous evening in the city.
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One of the most exclusive clubs in London
is definitely Drama
. It's a quirky 300 capacity venue located on Park Lane and right next to the five star Hilton Hotel. The stylish club is drenched in vibrant colours and boasts a fruity cocktail of playful and bewildering art. This is a place of for the expressive party goer who wants to escape the mundane and revel in a chaotic paradise of self-indulgence. Who could say no to being fed Dom Perignon while kickking back in one of the luxurious fresh booths or to a fully-immersive Funktion-One sound system that will blow your mind? Who could say no to Drama. If you haven't already been, trust us, you're missing out.
Kensington Roof Gardens
Richard Branson's multi-award winning Kensington Roof Gardens
is undeniably one of the most exclusive clubs in London. Over the years the establishment has entertained the likes of celebrity legends such as David Bowie and Mick Jagger, and there's no surprise why. It's an luxurious venue located in the heart of London, 100 feet above Kensington High Street, resting on top of the former Derry & Toms art deco department store. It boasts a remarkable 1.5 acres of breathtaking rooftop gardens and is often referred to as London's 'Garden of Eden'. The gardens are arranged into three different themes. Firstly, there's the Moorish style which includes amazing fountains, palm trees and walkways adorned with vines. Secondly, the Tudor style gardens which includes archways, secluded corners and dazzling wisteria. Thirdly, the English woodland style boasts 100 different types of trees which have been planted and maintained beautifully by the formidable garden staff.
Another reason why Kensington Roof Gardens should be considered as one of the most exclusive clubs in London is because there are flamingos that roam around the gardens among the fruit trees and various kinds of fish in the filled streams. Finally, the music selection is second to none. TripAdvisor have given Kensington Roof Gardens a certificate of excellence and there's no doubt why.
The much-loved celebrity venue, Paper
has recently been revamped in Soho Wardour Street with a one million pound budget. The capital injection has gone on the creation of one of the most exclusive clubs in London in the incredible basement and ground floor cocktail bar called Dirty Harry's. The former noughties club has provided extravagant parties for guests such as Beyoncé
, Rihanna, Jay Z, Natalie Portman, P Diddy, Keira Knight and even Prince Harry. As soon as you enter the lavishly designed Paper club you are met by walls decorated with reputable magazines from every corner of the globe. Amidst the main area in the club there are two bars handcrafted in brass. Elegant chandeliers hang from the ceilings whilst hues of pinks, blues and purples deepen the club's luxurious atmosphere. If you're not relaxing on one of the black leather sofas or drinking a Dirty Martini perhaps you'll be indulging on a rich, full-bodied Montecristo in the cigar room. Failing that there's a cutting edge DJ-controlled soundsystem for you to let your hair down to your hearts content and when you're done with dancing why not get some snaps taken in the photo studio. Paper, undoubtedly is one of the most exclusive clubs in London and is of course not complete without private booths and a VIP room with intricately engraved walls. Come and join the celebrities and celebrate in style in the bustling West End!
With a multi-million pound investment in 2012, Project
is definitely one of the most exclusive clubs in London. It stands proudly just off Oxford street in central London. The 300 capacity club is well known for its glamorous crowd and has had the likes of Lindsay Lohan, Justin Bieber and Jason Derulo pass through its glass double doors. Inside the black ceiling, furniture and walls are placed closed together by the vibrant neon lights and visuals on the screens. The menus in the club even light up so you can order yourself a cocktail from the diverse list of drinks. The mixologists are known for their expertise and the hostesses for their beauty.
Those who have been lucky enough to have been to Project, one of the most exclusive clubs in London, will have raved about the fine selection of house music heard through the speakers. Globally recognised DJs such as Deadmau5, Calvin Harris and Robert Sanchez have even been booked. Trust us, the guys behind Project really know how to throw a party. Not only are the DJs first-rated, their additional entertainment is as well. Project has been known to have entertaining dancers and live bongo players work the crowd up into a dancing-on-the-sofas frenzy. Their live shows are second to none.
otherwise known as The Theatre Of Varieties is definitely one of the most exclusive clubs in London. The 7,000 square foot and three-level building is definitely not one of the easiest clubs to get into. However, if you are lucky enough to pass through the wooden doors you're in for a treat, that's for sure.The Box is tucked away down a side street in Soho. Inside the club screams 1940s French boudoir and its entertainment is beyond eccentric. The dancers and performers perform bizarre erotic acts and acrobats before your very eyes. This isn't a place for the sexually shy or the squeamish. The music is also incredibly varied and keeps the crowd on their toes at all times.
The Box definitely attracts the very best. It has provided unforgettable nights for countless celebrities including: Prince Harry, Kendall Jenner, Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, Kate Moss, Lady Gaga, Zac Efron, Pixie Lott, Emma Watson, Leona Lewis... the list goes on! The Box is intimate, weird, luxurious and out of this world. Anything goes at The Box so you need to come with a open mind to experience it to its best ability. Your in for an unforgettable night out!
Situated in London's heartland of opulence, Aristokrat
(formerly Aristocrat) is the latest addition to grace the circle of Mayfair's high-end clubs. Since its launch in October 2016, it has done so with utmost elegance and grace. Taking the form of an aristocratic mansion, one is immediately engulfed upon entry by its wonderfully-crafted decor and surroundings which exude an exciting and impressive fusion of luxury with modernity and style. Its impressive baroque-themed interior decor including magnificently-designed chandeliers and ceiling art, beautifully fuses with the more modern and stylish elements. The most awe-inspiring of which is the golden skulls that conjure feelings of eeriness fused with excitement - a perfect setting for a night out that delivers on that crucial "buzz" without compromising on finesse and class.
As impressive as the club's decor is, the most impressive of its aspects is the crowd. Regular frequenters include many from London's elite who come to the club to mingle among themselves as well as some of London's most stunning models in its elegant yet cosy space. The club opens its doors every Monday, Friday, and Saturday, filling it with the creme de la creme of the city and its international visitors.
Music and entertainment-wise, some of the latest DJ talent play the latest commercial R&B and hip-hop setting the background theme and fitting the atmosphere of the club with the most enticing dancers and other performers.
The club's unique charm and luxurious elegance, coupled with the most fitting location for a venue of such character, truly places it in the high end of the category of the most exclusive clubs in London.
Charlie Berkeley Street
Where the legendary Funky Buddha once stood proud there now stands a new venue carrying all the prestige of its predecessor in its early days in this most prestigious Mayfair location. This exclusive venue is Charlie Berkeley Street. Opened in 2015 after a one million pound refurbishment, it is a most impressive and original addition to the list of the most exclusive clubs in London. Its name honours Charlie Chaplin, and the entire venue pays homage to the legendary British comedian, director and cultural icon. This is reflected in the style of the venue throughout, from the grand fireplace and vintage leather sofas to the friendly and welcoming waiting staff impeccably dressed to impress in 1920's attire. Yet, whilst the overriding theme of the venue dates almost 100 years back, it does so with a very modern twist, and the venue overall has a very modern feel to it. This is most notably evidenced by the impressive sound and lighting systems and general layout of the venue whose style fits with that of the most sleek of modern clubs. In addition, the jazzy style of the portraits that prevails across the club of the great man himself fits perfectly with this style. So if you're up for mingling with London's elite in beautifully and originally-themed classic yet modern venue; Charlie Berkeley Street is one that is not to be missed.
Tape is a new and highly creative addition to Mayfair's circle of most exclusive clubs in London. Its name and logo represents the item that was once the primary medium of music and audio recordings. It is a perfect representation of the club's primary target audience and what the clubs pays homage to: the music industry. Inspired by Grammy Award-winning producer Dallas Austin, the club is designed and styled to celebrate the music industry and aims to create a nightspot for its creative professionals and enthusiasts which they can call home. This is especially the case with "Little Tape" - an adjoining 150 capacity members-only lounge that has an impressively curated display of artifacts from the music industry including the original Paul McCartney’s 1973 contract for Live and Let Die, a handwritten poem by Elvis Presley, Kurt Cobains’ set list, and Chuck Berrys’ guitar. In addition to this, the lounge has its own state-of-the-art recording studio accessible to its regular members by appointment. The main area of the club boasts a capacity of 250 and has a stage for live music. Additionally, it has an elegantly-arranged bar and seating area that displays a very modern sleek style, as well as top-range sound and lighting equipment that one can expect from such an exclusive venue. Tape is the place to be for an elite yet creative and edgy night out.
Launched in 2015, Montezuma is a highly original addition to the elite circle of most exclusive clubs in London. It takes its name from Emperor Montezuma II who ruled over the Aztec Empire half a millennium ago. (Leading his people to battle against the Spanish conquistadors) The name reflects the Aztec-inspired theme that dominates the nightclub. And, as can be expected of such an elite club in South Kensington, it does so very elegantly and stylishly. Upon entering this classy venue, one is struck by the Aztec decor ranging from the interior design to the artifacts on display. One is further struck by its impressive waitresses and hostesses doing their utmost to make you feel welcome. As the night progresses, one is enticed to try some of the club's signature drinks. The most noteworthy of these drinks is the Zuma shot - a secret, short cocktail said to have been created specially for the Aztec Emperor himself and subsequently passed down many generations to be supplied to the namesake club by a secret partner. Music-wise, the club's primary specialty is RnB and Hip-Hop and regularly employs top talent in the genre to spin the decks, with names including Doug Marshal and Joshua Roberts. Highly recommended for a high-end night out.
Crazy, outrageous, and original yet highly elite. That is how one can best sum up this brilliant nightclub. Tonteria
is a highly original and quaint addition to the elite circle of most exclusive clubs in London. Opened by Guy Pelly – a London socialite famous for his close ties with Prince William and Harry. Its aim of its establishment was to recreate the look and feel of an old Mexican Hacienda, yet present itself in a way that incorporates the class and elegance fitting for a high-end establishment in Sloane Square. It has done so with amazing grace. Stepping into the club, you immediately feel the fusion of Mexican cultural chic with Sloane Square sophistication brought on by the beautifully presented interior décor. Being an all-inclusive club, it offers the full Mexican experience and serves as a restaurant before the late hours, offering a full range of Mexican cuisine from tapas to full delicious meals. After this, the party gets going and the place is turned into a night club with a strong emphasis on the theatrical performers that gives the place a strong buzz of a “crazy party” done in a way that is both energetic and celebratory, yet simultaneously classy and stylish. To add to this, it has an equally impressive selection of drinks inspired by Mexican heritage including the Mayan Pyramid and the Tequila Slammer. Then if you are lucky enough to be seated in the VIP area you will be equally impressed and excited by how these are delivered to your table: on a miniature train! This is miniature train that choo-choos around the club delivering shots! If you’re up for a wild and crazy yet stylish and chic night out, Tonteria is the place.
Opened by the same team that brought us the Polynesian paradise that is Mahiki, the arrival of Bodo’s Schloss
onto the circuit of most exclusive clubs in London represents an addition that is just as original, elegant, and stylish as that of its elder Polynesian sibling. The only difference is the theme. Drawing heavily on the central European apres-ski experience, the venue’s intention is to resemble a log cabin ski resort in the Austrian Alps. This overriding theme prevails throughout this delightful South Kensington venue and can be seen not just in its beautiful interior wooden structures and fireplace but in the stunningly presented waiting staff dressed in traditional Austrian folk attire. Even the drinks-serving style matches the theme; its signature “ski shots” are served as a round and are delivered by the lovely waiting staff on an old wooden ski. As an all-inclusive club, it serves as a restaurant during the early hours of the evening and serves a wide range of dishes from an authentic Austrian menu. Then later on in the night the party gets started with the latest in RnB, hip-hop, house, and commercial. Highly original and highly recommended for an elegant night out.
proudly resides where the once infamous Chinawhite once stood. It carries the heritage and torch of this once legendary club and, indeed, markets itself as “Libertine by Chinawhite”. With its sleek and classy interior decor, it presents itself as a perfect nightlife home for the many models and celebrities who continue to frequently visit it. This is a result of the long-standing relationship that the club has with the celebrity world. A chance to mingle with London’s most elite and beautiful is indeed one of the main attractions of this prestigious club. The club is also a regular host to some of the world’s top musical talent, with recent visits by Drake, Jason Derulo, and Pete Tong. If its strong celebrity appeal wasn't enough, the venue has much to offer in terms of originality. This is visible from the first moment one walks into the venue as the mirror glass walk way engulfs and takes those who walk through it to the main area where one is confronted by a 50-foot screen that dominates the area as it projects vivid lights and colour. From the main area there are two further smaller rooms, one of which is a molecular cocktail lounge run by cocktail maestros Fluid Movement and presents itself in an elegant, low-key, speakeasy style. The other is the highly intimate and private VIP lounge. The spirit of Chinawhite lives on through Libertine as its most recent incarnation, thus safely placing this club in the top category within the much-prestigious circle of the most exclusive clubs in London. As such, any nightlife enthusiast would be gravely mistaken to give a party at this great venue a miss.
is a fun and festive venue and slightly less formal compared to some others in the Mayfair circuit. However, it still very much retains its status within the prestigious circle of the most exclusive clubs in London. Set across two floors, the club is designed in the style of a tropical paradise island with a very pronounced Polynesian theme, as demonstrated by its bamboo-lined walls, tiki-style bars, and wooden carvings adorning the walls. Just as impressive is the wide range of tropically-inspired signature cocktails on offer, the most out lavish of which are puffing with smoke! The Mahiki brand now carries its own line of rum which is used in its cocktails and the venue also provides master classes in cocktail making lead by their award-winning mixologist. To top off its list of novelties, it even has its own “No-Tell Motel” - a cheeky, love-shack-inspired private area with its own double-bed, shower, bar, and karaoke. As with many exclusive Mayfair clubs, celebrities, royals, and other members of London’s elite have been known to attend this fun venue since it was first opened in 2005. After more than a decade in the business, it still continues to stand the test of time by delivering on what it does best: providing a fun and relaxed party atmosphere right in the heart of Mayfair. Not to be missed if you’re up for an exclusive yet fun night out.
is one of the most lavish and stylish establishments that truly graces the circle of most exclusive clubs in London. Set in the heart of Mayfair, this private members club is yet another great example of the work of club entrepreneur Fred Moss. (He was responsible for Mo*vida, Chinawhite, Aura, and serves as a magnificent show of his superior skills in his forte) Whilst entry is usually restricted to members, the venue can be visited by non-members by means of booking a table at the restaurant which serves a fine Mediterranean and Italian inspired cuisine. As one enters the club’s main room, one can feel the presence of the glass-enclosed DJ booth that dominates the area and plays host to some of the world’s top DJ talent who spin the right tunes to dance to. This is supported by top class lighting and sound system. Another feature that makes it stand out from the crowd is its courtyard, which very few clubs on the exclusive Mayfair circuit can boast of. With such an impressive array of features, it is not surprising that the club has been frequented by A-listers including Keira Knightley and Diddy. If decadence and luxury with a modern, understated style is what you enjoy then Maddox is the place to go.
is a club that celebrates modern grandeur. Set in Soho and known for being one of central London’s historically less affluent but more edgy and boisterous venues of entertainment. It aims to bring a touch of class to this area which lies close to the border of the more traditionally opulent Mayfair. Its grandeur can be felt from the moment you step into the venue as you become surrounded by its crystal chandeliers and chiming bells. This becomes further evident in the main room as you're confronted by the sheer presence of the red crystal chandelier as it floats above your head. The VIP lounge goes a step further in its decadent appeal as it boasts of being the only such lounge with a bar entirely made of precious stone. But, as impressive as all these feats are, it is the people who make the party, and it is they who put this club in the category of the most exclusive clubs in London. This is where this club shines the brightest. Many an A-list celebrity has been known to party here including Tom Cruise, Snoop Dogg, and Sylvester Stallone. In addition, many have likewise performed here. To top it all off, DSTRKT plays host to many highly-publicized special events including album launches, fashion shows, and premier parties throughout the year. For luxury with a modern style and a chance to rub shoulders with a celebrity, DSTRKT is one not to be missed.