The South Kensington Club

News reaches us of a new member’s club “like no other” – of wellness and culture to inspire the mind, body and wanderlust.

Originally built as the Queen’s Gate Music Hall in the late 1800s, South Kensington Club’s main building went on to house the Pineapple Dance Studios and later Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood’s club. The bathhouse on Queensberry Mews was Francis Bacon’s first London home and studio. The 25,000 sq ft property, is owned by Quintessentially co-founder Luca del Bono.

South Kensington Club

Terrace, Bar and Restaurant

Facilities now include a Café Terrace, Tea Library with a collection of rare and fine teas from plantations stretching from Kerala to Nicaragua, The Club Room & Cocktail Bar, Mediterranean Restaurant with food-fired oven, Gymnasium & Studios, Wellness Suite with  beauty treatments such as The Organic Solution – 45 minutes, £80 and a Blow-Dry Bar, in collaboration with Clo & Flo, is open between 7 and 10am every weekday morning and provides ‘Express Blow-Dries.’

There’s  also a bathhouse, like a traditional Russian banya and Turkish hammam, with a plunge pool and relaxation areas. The Watsu Pool, a quiet lava stone enclave, is for deep relaxation and aquatic therapy with calming under-water music.

The Voyager room hosts lectures from invited speakers, practical workshops and  expedition planning.

Open from 6:45am to midnight Monday to Saturday and 11 to 11 on Sunday.

Address: South Kensington Club, 38-42 Harrington Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 3ND

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Read more about Albertopolis (as the area was known in Queen Victoria’s day) and the Ampersand Hotel here.

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