Private members clubs are one such way that natives escape the daily hubbub, and now the capital has a new arrival on the urban landscape, with an added twist of exclusivity.
Situated in a grade-two listed building in Belgravia, west London, Grace Belgravia is billed as the city’s first all-female private member’s club.
Targeted at “spirited, sophisticated, health-conscious women who want the very best”, the club boasts an array of lavish amenities, all tailored to the needs of women with a stressful, faced-paced lifestyle.
Amongst the club’s offerings are a spa, hamman, gym, studios, beauty salon, boutique, relaxation areas, library, screening room, restaurant and bar.
There is also a dedicated concierge service, with each member designated a personal ‘Angel’ with whom they can book classes and appointments.
Additionally, members of Grace will also have access to a private medical clinic located next door, and managed by Dr Tim Evans, the Queen’s Apothecary.
In terms of the décor, the 11,500 square foot club is flooded with natural light on the first and mezzanine floors, whilst the furnishings are a stylish combination of classical and contemporary design.
In addition to its member services, Grace Belgravia also boasts a beautiful event space, ideal for gallery launches, fashion shows, private dining, lectures and debates.
The club is open seven days a week.