Private members’ clubs have been a feature of London’s social scene for centuries. Once the preserve of the city’s aristocratic elite as places to network and socialise, some of the capital’s oldest clubs still only permit men. Whites’s Club, established in 1693, situated in a Grade I-listed building on St. James’s Street, upholds this tradition, as does nearby neighbour Brooks’s (established in 1762), although women are allowed entry as guests. Membership at these historic clubs is notoriously difficult to obtain, often involving a complex system of nominations from current members. And while applications for membership at London’s modern private members’ clubs can sometimes be no less rigorous, today’s newest breed of social networking spaces are very different from the traditional model. | |

Oct 23rd 2017

The Berkeley launches Rooftop Winter Cinema

The annually anticipated Rooftop Winter Cinema returns to chic London hotel, The Berkeley, from 15th November through 31st December.

In Bloom: British Garden Parties

The garden party has long been a staple of British culture. Tilly Berendt dives into the shrubbery for a closer look

The five stars: London’s most famous department stores

London’s department stores stock everything you could ever need, but the most famous have retained their unique identities, as Tilly Berendt discovers.

L’OCCITANE and EL&N launch the Beauty Café

Set to become a go-to beauty, wellness and gifting destination, the L’OCCITANE x EL&N Beauty Café is open now on London’s Regent Street.

Paddington Central Welcomes Its First Ever Light Installation

Paddington Central, the busy work and social hub will be turned into a hybrid environment combining the virtual and physical from 25 November until 6 January 2020.

Claridge’s Christian Louboutin Christmas Tree

The Claridge’s Christmas Tree has been a seasonal London landmark for a decade, annually marking the beginning of the festive season in the capital and drawing visitors and Londoners alike to admire its innovative design.