Two members’ clubs with hotels attached are bringing soul and luxury accommodation to the Square Mile.
An ace of clubs: London’s newest hotel members' clubs
10th July 2017
Bringing luxury to the Square Mile, The Ned and the Four Seasons’ Ten Trinity Square offer swish hotel rooms along with sumptuous members' clubs and amenities
Housed in a Grade I-listed art deco former bank designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1924, The Ned is rumoured to have closed the list for its members' club, but a night in the hotel allows access to all the normally exclusive areas. This £200 million project from Soho House and the Sydell Group includes nine restaurants, a nail and hair bar, an impressive gym and live music every day.
The rooms have an air of modern Agatha Christie with tassel lamps and dark velvet furniture. What they lack in natural light — they face an interior courtyard — they make up for in amenities. There are artisan spirits such as Duppy Share rum and the usual Soho House offerings of everything the party owl might need, from mouthwash to ear plugs. Rooms from £259; thened.com.
Ten Trinity Square
The atrium at the Four Seasons’ Ten Trinity Square is hushed save for some tinkling jazz, yet the hotel heaves with City folk who want the seamless service and upmarket décor the Canadian hotel giant provides. The hotel, housed in a Grade II*-listed building crowned by a glass dome, also has the group's first members' club, which includes private dining and a cigar lounge.
The hotel's dark and moody yet beautiful rooms include 10 residential-style suites with white leather sofas gracing comfortable living areas. The bathrooms feature wall-to-ceiling marble and Bottega Veneta-amenities. Even dogs are well looked after here with steak tartare for pooches on the in-dining room menu.
The grand restaurant is overseen by three-Michelin-starred chef Sophie Anne Pic. The dishes are extremely instagrammable. Standouts include a Brixham sole with a green anise emulsion and a pillowy white millefeuille. Rooms from £525, fourseasons.com/tentrinity.