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5 Hertford Street: The most exclusive Member Club in London

Posted on / by GlossyTimes

When British people talk about social status what they mean is: Which club are you member of? Same goes for most other cities in the world except for Vienna.

So when a friend whispered last year that he went to Lou Lou’s and everybody who is anybody is actually a member, he challenged me. “Darling, YOU certainly have no problem to get in. No? ” Translated that meant: If you think that you are THAT great why haven’t you been there ALREADY? So. Granted, I am not a billionaire, nor are my parents, nor am I a Royal or sister to somebody who married a Royal, nor do I work for Tatler, so I was facing a question: Who to ask? As you need a member to take you. Of course.

The following weekend of this conversation I had breakfast with a friend who wanted to take me out for drinks in London at Lou Lou’s (the club in Hertford street), ON MY BIRTHDAY, but it didn’t work as his fellow left town and was unreachable. So half a year later, my husband decided to take full responsibility for my desire to get access to the world of the superrich and meaningful. So we visited Hertford street on Tuesday night. I was surprised. So that’s what it looks like. Like Annabel’s. But bigger. Same people, similar decor, similar everything. The new Annabel’s. I was told that just some rich Arabs and Russians (basically everybody who pumps $$$ into the country) are still visiting A. but the British money elite prefers to meet at Hertford street nowadays.

If you want me to describe the  atmosphere: A house (another member club, but slightly outdated and out-of-fashion) meets money and understatement. Feels like a cozy living room, looks like a cozy living room, is a cozy living room. People who enter, are actually part of the family. Nice feeling. Minus the lack of the billions. This feeling is not that nice anymore. Oh and a missing driver in front of the street doesn’t help neither. Will I come back? Certainly. Do I feel comfortable? Certainly. Do I bother that billion is the new million? Certainly.

Stay elegant,

B.

I had to take quick snapshots as a camera is something people don’t really appreciate in places like that.

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7 Comments

  • Franzi
    30. September 2013

    Es sieht wirklich aus wie ein typisch englisches Wohnhaus. Ich kann verstehen, dass man sich in der Atmosphäre und bei einem guten Service sehr wohl fühlt.
    Danke für den Einblick!

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  • Paula
    16. September 2013

    Die Einrichtung erinnert mich an die “Britannia”, die Yacht der Royals, die jetzt als Museum in Edinburgh vor Anker liegt. 🙂

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  • Verena
    16. September 2013

    Congrats, das ist ja toll!! 🙂
    Ich finde die Bilder wunderschön, und sie sind echt sehr gut gelungen, wenn man daran denkt, dass Du nur ganz vorsichtig ein paar Schnappschüsse wagen konntest!!
    Die Einrichtung gefällt mir sehr gut. Etwas überladen mit den vielen Mustern und Farben, aber auf alle Fälle sehr stilvoll, und kann sich sehen lassen! 🙂

    Hattet Ihr einen schönen Abend? Es sieht auf den Fotos etwas leer aus, aber der Club ist ja bestimmt noch um einiges größer und Members konnte man nicht fotografieren, of course! 😉

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    • GLOSSYTIMES
      16. September 2013

      🙂 hab nur in den leeren Räumen oder Momenten schnell ein Foto gemacht….also ich mich durchgeschleicht habe 🙂 war gut besucht, vorallem die Terasse unten (RAUCHER!!!) war zum Bersten voll……

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  • Shoplemonde
    16. September 2013

    Great story, dear! But may I ask how exactly you got in? Did you have to mention that you were with a member? I have a friend who lives in London and she never made it to that club since it was “members only”….

    xoxo

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    • GLOSSYTIMES
      16. September 2013

      A founding member was going with us….there is actually no guest list…the person who is member needs to go with you….he needs to be physically there …..

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