Mark's Club
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Mark's Club

Mayfair’s discreetly elegant private members’ club

When it comes to choosing
 a private members’ club these days, it’s hard to see through all the noise. There are wellness clubs, women-only clubs, clubs for creatives, entrepreneurs, or philanthropists. But what if you want something a little bit more classic? A club where its members aren’t there to be seen but to enjoy an elegant home from home.

 

Step in Mark’s Club, which opened in Mayfair in 1973 as a sophisticated alternative to the old guard of gentlemen’s clubs. Today
 it continues to exude the same warmth that has garnered it a loyal following. In a fast-moving, ever-changing world, it’s institutions like this that provide a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of London life. Members and staff alike appreciate and respect the club’s values: namely, its sense of discretion, timeless elegance and understated style.

 

A thoughtful membership selection process helps to preserve the ambience. To ensure 
a good fit with the club’s philosophy, prospective members require a proposer, who in return can vouch for their suitability and appreciation of the club. Members are represented by an incredibly supportive and forward-thinking members’ committee, who ensure the club remains relevant in its members’ lives, with opportunities to attend exclusive events and meet fellow, like-minded industry leaders.

Members and staff alike appreciate and respect the club’s values: namely, its sense of discretion, timeless elegance and understated style

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This truly is a place of home comforts and charm. In the evenings, members will most likely be welcomed by the Club Host Jackie, as well as by her three dogs, who welcome members from their vigil next to the fireplace at reception. Jackie and one of her dogs Arty, were once finalists on Britain’s Got Talent
– championed by Simon Cowell himself. The current resident dogs at Mark’s Club include Panda, a ten-year-old Rescue Corgi/Tibetan Spaniel/Jack Russell mix. Tonka, a ten-year-old Yorkie and majestic Mark IV, a poodle.

 

Gourmands are well catered for here. The dining offering 
is truly one of Mark’s Clubs’ greatest strengths. The first-class team is headed up by Nicolas Laridan, whose Michelin-star pedigree speaks for itself. He worked for the Roux brothers for ten years and was previously Head Chef of Le Gavroche. Furthermore, the Club has many restaurant areas to choose from, with all year-round possibilities – nothing can beat dining on the terrace when the sun shines or hunkering down in the Red Room in the winter.

The club also hosts unique culinary events for its members, hosting an annual Chef Series with guest chefs that have included Margot Henderson, Elizabeth Haigh and Nieves Barragan. The Regional Dinner Series is not to be missed, intimate supper clubs themed by region that will take place seasonally at the club.

Despite proudly upholding traditions, Mark’s Club is moving with the times. 2020 will see the evolution of its cigar offering, which will provide members access to exclusive new releases and the opportunity to store purchased collections at the club itself. It will continue to build upon its successful events programme, including the launch of a new chef series.

But most importantly, the club will remain a consistent bastion of the Mayfair scene. Always discrete, always committed to its founding values. This is a Mayfair haven cherished by its members.

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