Traditionally, City folk have had to cross London to enjoy the luxury of their favoured Mayfair and St James’ haunts. However recently a number of opulent, and expensive, private members clubs have opened in the City. Perhaps the three most prominent also offer rooms/hotel accommodation such as the Ned Hotel across from the Bank of England, covered in the pages of Barbican Life last Summer, and the Four Seasons at 10 Trinity Square – both these could probably be classified as high end hotels, but offering members’ club facilities as well,
And now there is the Devonshire Club with all the luxury and glamour of a West End private members’ club, but offering luxurious hotel-style rooms to non-members, who get to partake of the club’s luxurious facilities. It also has a high end restaurant, but in the interests of making efficient use of its facilities it opens that up to non-members at weekends and, given that being located in Devonshire Square, just the other side of Liverpool Street, it is within easy reach of the Barbican, gives full time Barbican Estate residents yet another excellent dining option.
The Club is thus nestled in a quiet pedestrian square away from the hustle and bustle of the city and just two minutes walk from Liverpool Street.
The Club is spacious and comprises an 18th Century former East India Company warehouse and a large Georgian townhouse.
The main building houses the principal rooms of the Devonshire Club and has its own boutique hotel with 68 bedrooms and suites. Spread over 5 floors at the heart of the club is the stunning 120 seat brasserie with a huge marbled seafood counter. A Champagne bar leads into a wonderful Garden Room and the Club has its own secret garden. On the first floor is the Library, the elegant Causerie, and Cocktail Bar. There are four private meeting/dining rooms.
At weekends there is a new Brunch menu comprising a collection of classic weekend brunch dishes using British ingredients, interspersed with healthier options for today’s modern diner.
The Georgian building houses a well-equipped gym, weights room and yoga studio.
The curated cultural programme of events and entertainment is designed to inform, inspire, and delight and offers exclusive access to an array of world-class performers, speakers, specialists and creatives from around the world.
The Club really is an elegant addition to London life.