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This is strictly members only. You will not get in unless you're a member or are accompanied by a member.

The Groucho Club is a famously chic and continually popular hang out for celebrities, with a capacity of 250 for drinks and canapes or seated dining events.

Ranked #105 of 225 clubs in London

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Opening Hours
MON

09:00 - 02:00

TUE

09:00 - 02:00

WED

09:00 - 02:00

THU

09:00 - 02:00

FRI

09:00 - 02:00

SAT

09:00 - 02:00

SUN

09:00 - 23:00

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By Andrew M.

Although The Groucho Club is a private members' club, my friend managed to get me on the list last weekend and we ended up having one of the best nights out that I can remember. You can really see why the Groucho Club is popular with celebrities. The plush interior and really comfy chairs are something to behold. Unfortunately I didn't see Brad Pitt out but I will live in hope!


By Liza R.

The Groucho Club really stands out from the crowd.We had an event last week and it was fabulous.

As a company we wanted to impress our clients and the Groucho Club certainly managed that for us, we had great feed back.

The entire experience from the Groucho events team which helped us organise it, to the floor staff, and the food was really something else.

The atmosphere in the Club itself is magical; it really feels like you are somewhere special.Thank you Groucho Club!We will see you soon for our next event.Niala


By Jonathan M.

Simple but elegant, the Groucho Club has what you need and want. The rooms are well furnished and quite spacious, which is a surprise after walking through the labyrinth of passageways to get to them. Despite a broken window that made the sound busy dean street a wake up alarm a little too early, its a great sleep after a long nights crawling around the great selection of Soho pubs before finishing up for a classy beer by the piano in the wee hours before making the last crawl up the stairs and through the labyrinth thats a little harder to navigate after that last pint had while thanking Rick Stein for his gastronomic inspiration and asking him to recommend the next pint. The staff are excellent, somehow remembering you when our sure you haven't seen them before, its a welcoming breeze through the ever hopeful punters and beggars trying to get in for the experience. And for a first timer for London's nightlife, what better place to crash than good old Soho. Cheers Groucho


By Lisa E.

We hired two of the private rooms for a private birthday dinner and drinks. The evening was fantastic. The rooms looked great, food was extremely good and the waiting staff was the best, really helpful and professional. I will definitely recommend The Groucho Club to all my friends. Great Venue Georgia King


By Kelly H.

"I don't want to join a club that will accept me as a member." It is this Groucho Marx quote that inspired The Groucho Club, one of the most exclusive members only clubs in London. Don’t even bother trying to blag your way in – it’s just not going to happen.

The Venue
The Groucho Club is a multi-faceted venue that encompasses two bars, a brasserie and dining room, hotel rooms and six private function rooms, which can be hired out for meetings and special occasions. And hiring the private rooms is the only way non-members will ever get in. Even then you’re restricted to certain areas – although just being inside is an experience.

Upon entering, you’re immediately hit by the fact that this isn’t your usual glamorous club with chandeliers and extravagant, ostentatious decor. Instead, it’s pretty simple. The corridors are more akin to a country hotel than a glitzy club and the ground floor is almost old-fashioned. The upstairs bar is more contempory with a central cocktail bar that has modern art hanging from the walls, but it’s still understated. And that’s what the members want. A break from the forced glamour and in your face glitz of other clubs that assume that WAG style is the way to attract the hoi polloi.

The Atmosphere
The atmosphere at The Groucho Club isn’t in any way pretentious, it’s a haven for like-minded media professionals to get together away from the hustle and bustle of London. Anyone who isn't a wannabe comes here - Kirsten Dunst, Razorlight, Noel Gallagher and Rhys Ifans have all been papped leaving. If any member hassles one of the regular stars who attend then they are quickly banned. No autographs or photos here – just an escape from the hassle of what’s outside. And that’s why the club is so popular among the rich and famous who aren’t out to get papped at every occasion. People are polite, the waiting and bar staff are friendly and unfazed by celebrity, and the manager is everyone’s friend. It’s no wonder that this is the place to be.

The Music
The Groucho Club isn’t a nightclub – more a members club with bars and a restaurant. It’s certainly a million miles away from the likes of Chinawhite and Funky Buddha, whatever the misconception might be. The music you do get here is live – jazz and a piano in the corner of the upstairs bar helping to add to the ambience of the venue.

The Food
The food here is, of course, impressive. The Brasserie offers simpler dishes, while the dining room is for the bigger meals. Even the bar does amazing food – including the best burger you’ll have ever tasted at a mere £8. Prices are shockingly low considering where you are.

The Drink
There is no draught here, perhaps unsurprisingly, but the bars are well stocked and bottled beers are available. There’s a substantial wine list to cover a range of budgets, and don't forget the must-have champagnes. In addition, there’s an impressive cocktail list and, at around £8 a go, the concoctions are delicious and expertly prepared by the professional bar staff.

The Last Word
The Groucho Club may not be a club covered in silver and gold, but it’s a laid-back, unpretentious venue that’s exclusive purely because its members want a place to escape the usual media circuit. And for just £6000 for lifetime membership it’s so worth it.

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