The Best Private Members Clubs for Families in London
Private member clubs seem to be the hippest thing in London right now.
While London’s no stranger to members-only clubs, the private spaces were formerly ultra-exclusive and available only to high society men.
My, how times have changed! While there is still an ultra-exclusive club scene in London, the newest trend boasts children as the primary members.
The spaces stand out for their gorgeous and inspiring play spaces, organic food, engaging exercise, and mindfulness coaching, but most importantly, adults want to be there too.
The family-centred private clubs offer childcare and family activities, as well as a community vibe where parents can easily socialize and meet other families.
Here are five private clubs worth their weight in gold.
Bramah House, 30 Gatliff Road, London SW1W 8DP, 020 3906 8601
Touting themselves as “a place for kids that loves adults”, Purple Dragon is a standout in the family club arena.
Offering state-of-the-art facilities for music, dance, art, design, cooking, sport and imaginative play, Purple Dragon offers both classes and unstructured play.
Children can sign up for anything from Jedi training to Mini-Maestro classes, or focus on more practical skills like swim lessons.
The staff at Purple Dragon are serious about their love of play, and come from backgrounds all over the world, with 26 different languages spoken.
Unfortunately, Purple Dragon is well sought after, boasting an impressive waitlist, and members including Victoria Beckham.
58-60, Pembroke Rd, Kensington, London W8 6NX, 020 7371 2200
Maggie & Rose was originally created in 2006 when founders Maggie Bolger and Rose Astor wanted to create a space for children to play that adults actually wanted to go to as well.
The creative play area has a treehouse theme, and the club also offers a cafe and juice bar with light bites and home-made specialities.
Maggie & Rose members can take classes in music, cooking, dance or make-believe, and during school holidays, they offer camps geared to the 2-6-year-old crowd.
Maggie & Rose even offer a pre-nursery for 1.5 to 2.5 year-olds to get a head start on their ABC’s, as well as no-stress birthday parties serving organic food and dedicated party planners.
2-5 Colville Mews, London W11 2DA, 020 3301 1012
Cloud Twelve is definitely the next level in family clubs.
Located right in Notting Hill, the ‘wellness and lifestyle’ club has three levels, including an interactive play and learning zone for families with children, an indulgent spa, a luxury salon, a nutritionally focused brasserie, and a holistic wellness clinic.
The club’s Feng Shui design and focus on sustainable eco-friendly offerings are instantly relaxing.
Their family space invites playtime for kids 0 to 11 years old, while their classes focus on ages six weeks to seven years. Children as young as three can take classes in art, science, and botany.
Adults can use that class time to dip into a massage or yoga class. Cloud Twelve is just as heavenly as the name implies.
11 Heathman’s Rd, Fulham, London SW6 4TJ, 020 7186 6000
Cupcake Family club is more cosy than posh.
Offering mum and baby fitness classes, drop-in childcare, classes for the 0-3 crowd including football, dance, and crafts, as well as after school activities for 3-5-year-olds.
One of our favourites is Cupcake Family Club’s room and studio offerings, where they offer rentals.
With their convenient large lounge and cafe, they are fully equipped to provide space for meetings, photoshoots, location filming, pop-up galleries and fitness workshops.
They can also put together children’s birthday parties complete with buggy storage.
3 House Club, Bridgeman Street, London, NW8 7AL, 020 7586 9871
3 House Club focuses on giving families opportunities to meet and engage with other families.
There are classes for expecting mums, mums and babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and primary schoolers.
Classes cover art, history, dance and sport, offering something for a variety of interests.
The community-building focus of 3 House Club is on full display with their weekly coffee mornings for local mums, and their baby and toddler first aid classes.
For a little pampering, 3 House Club has teamed up their Crèche service with The VIP Beauty Club so that mums in need of a break can get member pricing during their beauty service.
It seems they’ve thought of everything!
Where are your favourite family private clubs in London?