Think of all the times we wished to have an accessible sports, self-care, leisure and work hub that is also just a stroll away within Kensington’s picturesque streets and townhouses. A home away from home. Well guess what? it is here!
The former home and Studio of Francis Bacon now serves as a chic members’ club for entrepreneurs and socialites seeking a balanced life Style…
The Georgian townhouse in which the South Kensington Club (SKC) is based has a history of impressive residents. It was here that figurative artist Francis Bacon lived and had his studio. It was also once home to Pineapple Dance Studios, and later Ronnie Wood’s notorious Harrington Club, which was frequented by the likes of Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber.
South Kensington Club: A hub with a unique philosophy…
Today, a flurry of international visitors, politicians, celebrities and ambitious millennials stroll through the doors to call on what is now South Kensington Club, a private members’ space that opened in 2015. Based on four key elements which the founders believe contribute to a successful lifestyle – health, business, community and culture – the club has been built as a stylish, health-conscious haven for London’s cosmopolitan crowd.
A unique yet simple visual and culinary experience…
SKC is designed in a colonial inspired interior, envisioned by interior consultant and art director Sussy Cazalet, sets it apart from the Sloane-style typical of the area, with mid-century Brazilian Percival Lafer chairs and lifestyle photography by Slim Aarons.
The in house restaurant serves simple but well-executed Mediterranean dishes, made from organic ingredients and with gluten-free options available, while drinks can be ordered at the Lounge Bar or Parisian parlour-style. You can organize an afternoon with friends at The Tea Library.
A chance to meet and connect with like-minded people…
The club’s sitting room and terrace is the perfect place to unwind with friends, work remotely during the day, host meetings and events or simply relax with a glass of wine.
In keeping with its members’ love of Culture, the South Kensington Club’s Entrepreneurs program hosts monthly networking evenings by renowned self-starters, brand creators, designers, transformational speakers and avid travelers.
There are also many opportunities to attend a large number of social events, like the annual Summer party hosted for those looking to mingle among like-minded successful professionals, residing in the area or not.
Most importantly a chance to disconnect from all the hustle…
SKC features an immense bathhouse, where techniques and treatments have been taken from across the globe – think Turkish hammam, Russian Banya and Watsu pool.
For gym bunnies, there is a state-of-the-art fitness room that enjoys ample sunshine (when the weather allows it). SKC offers more than 450 classes, including hot yoga, boxing and Pilates.
The club ensures the highest standards of privacy, hygiene as well as means to ensure the members are enjoying the relaxing experience they deserve. The minute you walk in there is a sense of Zen around the place.
For more information on their diverse membership options, email email@example.com,
SKC is located 38-42 Harrington Road, SW73ND. You can contact them to organize a private tour. You can also check their website at www.southkensingtonclub.com