Elegance & Sophistication
The Birley Clubs have created a paradise of sophistication, unparalleled quality and service in the heart of Mayfair
The Birley Clubs consists of five private clubs, each of them distinct from one another and utterly unique in London, if not the world. The glamour of Annabel’s, the continental grace of Harry’s Bar, the contemporary elegance of George, and the old-world charm of both Mark’s Club and Bath & Racquets. Membership is exclusive to each club, selected strictly via forwarding by an existing Member. All Clubs share the same values of discreet and attentive service, scrupulous sourcing of ingredients and the meticulous attention to detail that has always ensured that membership is a privilege.
Situated in a beautiful Mayfair townhouse, it is indeed a home from home for its Members, perhaps an ideal one. Here, timelessly traditional décor, perfect comfort and attentive service create a peaceful retreat far removed from the bustle of city life. A classic setting for both business and pleasure, Mark’s Club is a haven fiercely cherished by its Members.
Harry’s Bar is a private Members’ restaurant and bar with an air of classic Italian elegance, famed for both the beauty of its décor and the quality of its food. Venetian chandeliers and Fortuny fabrics, Murano glassware and a polished wood floor create an atmosphere of relaxed luxury, reinforced by knowledgeable and attentive service. Given more to socialising than business, Harry’s Bar has a lightness of touch that belies the care and devotion of its staff.
Bath & Racquets Club
A sporting Club opened in 1989 to extend the Birley way of life into the realm of exercise, Bath & Racquets has an extremely limited Membership. The gym area, set over two tiers, combines state-of-the-art professional equipment and plasma screens with antique rugs and classically elegant design. As you would expect from The Birley Clubs, all needs are catered for along with the physiotherapist, masseuse, coaches and trainers, there is a barbershop and steam room, and all kit, towels and dressing gowns are provided and laundered on site.
Founded in 2001, George is a contemporary Members’ restaurant and bar. The ground-floor dining room, designed with the clean lines of the Nantucket style and hung with works by David Hockney, seats 80, with canopied decking outside. The menu emphasises seasonal, wild and organic ingredients, its open kitchen creating classic brasserie dishes, some with an Asian Izakaya influence. The downstairs bar, comes into its own at this point, its nooks and corners creating endless opportunities for socialising on any scale from tête-à-tête to party.