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Gentlemen's Clubs

No, not that sort...


Have any grads working in London been tempted to join a private members' club? I'm looking to join one, squash courts, swimming pool, a decent bar, some private offices for meetings/work would be useful too. I'd like to hear any recommendations.

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Reply 1
There's a whole wikipedia page on London Gentlemen's Clubs. Check it out as a starting point.
Do you have a pipe? :holmes:

If so, see you there. :top2:
Reply 3
Einheri
There's a whole wikipedia page on London Gentlemen's Clubs. Check it out as a starting point.


I'm aware of that thank you. I was looking to gather some opinions from people who may have actually joined such clubs.
Reply 4
I thought those sorts of clubs were mostly social rather than sporting... :confused:
Reply 5
East India Club, London.
Reply 6
There are 4 club's in london worth joining really: white's, boodle's, RAC and Hurlingham. The hurlingham isn't exactly a gentleman's club -- more of a london country club. Great place... 16 year waiting list minimum though.
Reply 7
II ANALYST
I'm aware of that thank you. I was looking to gather some opinions from people who may have actually joined such clubs.


You are on a student forum where 99% percent of members will be under 21 years old. I was just trying to help.
Einheri
You are on a student forum where 99% percent of members will be under 21 years old. I was just trying to help.


Age has nothing to do with it to be honest.

I'm part of East India club, b/c all students at our school are enrolled in the club automatically.

Moreover, such clubs are only really useful for the gym/exercise facilities they have and nothing more in my experience - i.e. its not the preconceived image a lot of people have (such as wealthy millionaires gathering together to secretly meet or whatever).
Reply 9
manchild007
Age has nothing to do with it to be honest.

I'm part of East India club, b/c all students at our school are enrolled in the club automatically.

Moreover, such clubs are only really useful for the gym/exercise facilities they have and nothing more in my experience - i.e. its not the preconceived image a lot of people have (such as wealthy millionaires gathering together to secretly meet or whatever).


Most clubs have a long waiting list for membership and a minimum age of 18, hence why few under 21s will be members.
The Atheneum
Reply 11
Unless you've got some sort of motivation - say, if you're politically minded or something - it's probably best to remain open minded and see what club people you know are a member of, then join that.
Reply 12
How difficult actually is it to get into one of these clubs? I'm intrigued now..!
loggins
How difficult actually is it to get into one of these clubs? I'm intrigued now..!


VERY difficult for the top and averagely respected ones at least. Take East India for example (one of the best regarded clubs), not only must you get 2/3 people to sponsor your application, but you then have to attend 2 interviews for potential selection.

This by the way, is after you get through the wait-list, which in East India's case is 3 years.

Its the same stories at all the other clubs, bar the lesser prestige ones, which don't have the facilities the top ones do (and thus become redundant in my view). Even then, I've only ever used the gym whenever I've gone down to the EIC (a dozen or so times in the 7+ years I've been a member, with my last visit being a 1.5 years ago), mainly to play squash.

Hope that helps.
Reply 15
loafer
East India, until a few years ago, had no waiting list at all and needed to expand to survive.

For the last few years the East India has thrown open the doors to everybody from a decent school with a special scheme to encourage membership with reduced fees if you join with a letter of recommendation from your headmaster within 2 years of leaving school.

I do not consider the EIC exclusive at all


Haha, I just checked their website, and my school is eligible. Some point down the line I might get my Headmaster to write me a recommendation...!
Reply 16
loafer
chicken dinner


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Reply 17
loafer
you're a winner

did you honestly think that i am doing my GCSEs in that other thread?:p:


Hah, clearly not. I do frequent these threads often, so can tell who the A Level retards are, and who's just ******* about! :p:
loggins
Haha, I just checked their website, and my school is eligible. Some point down the line I might get my Headmaster to write me a recommendation...!


Nice one :biggrin:

Its only Eton and Wellington which are allowed automatic access, but if you attend the other private schools listed, you just by-pass one of the three recommendations you need (i.e. your headteacher acts as one of your three referees). Get another two and then pass the interviews and your through, and assuming your under 21 or something, the fees won't be a problem anyways.

The BBQ they have in the summer is quite good; £1000 per plate (but free for anyone under 21 including me), great food in great weather usually :smile:
To be honest, looking at the list of schools it is hard to find a private school not on the list!

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