It's my pleasure to introduce you to the South Kensington Club, an innovative private members' club, inspired by a spirit of adventure and a multicultural perspective. A place for you to feel at home. Enjoy the surroundings, the limitless potential to explore and expand your horizons, whilst benefiting from the state of the art facilities.

The Club draws on ancient rituals from around the world to promote fitness, health and the spirit of discovery. It is simultaneously a place to learn and be inspired, to connect with like-minded individuals, or to retreat and unwind in total privacy.

Whatever your definition of escape, you should find it here. The facilities are unparalleled as is our commitment to our members.



Luca Del Bono

Gymnasium

The skylit, state-of-the-art gym, occupies the entire top floor. Hardwood floors and leather accents create a homely feel.

Studios

In our calm, spacious studios, SKC offers yoga (and hot yoga), reformer Pilates and high-energy fitness with the most reputable instructors in town.

Treatment Cabin

Blissful oasis to enjoy massages, facials and a variety of wellness treatments.

Tea Library

After an invigorating banya, relax in the comfort of your bathrobe over a matcha or Darjeeling tea, by the fire in South Kensington Club’s Tea Library. This offers an encyclopaedic collection of the rarest and finest teas in the world, from Kerala to Nicaragua and beyond.

Reception
Entrance
Steam Room

For the ladies!

Watsu Pool

In our serene lavastone enclave, members can enjoy deep relaxation and aquatic therapy. A Watsu master is available to guide members through a primordial, floating experience. An hour’s therapy in the warm salt water touches all the senses and, as a therapy, is extremely beneficial in re-aligning the body and relieving tension, in a way that cannot be done on land.

Boxing & Training Studio

Coming soon!

Banya & Hammam

Drawing in wellness traditions from around the world, SKC’s bathhouse offers a traditional Russian banya and Turkish hammam where members can unwind in the steam-shrouded raw elements of water, fire, wood and stone. Contrast the heat with a cold in the plunge pool, and then relax by the wood burning fire or in the stone clad bath. Enjoy a volcancic scrub or traditional Russian venik treatment to absorb the essentials of birch, oak, or eucalyptus leaves.

Private Banyas

Two private banyas - Altai and Baikal - are available from a couple of hours up to a whole day. These rooms with an external entrance and a balcony include a plunge pool and a treatment room to enjoy in total privacy.

Voyager Club Room

The basecamp for SKC’s Voyager Club - a sitting haven full of inspirational books, maps and photographs.

Club Sitting Room & Cocktail Bar

A sitting room to relax with friends after a good sweat and steam, a connecting point for business, or just a quiet corner to unwind with a magazine. Socialize, network or play backgammon over a glass of fine wine, an artisan liqueur or a bourbon from our old-fashioned trolley bar. We mix all the classics – and shake them up with a few ideas of
our own.

Terrace

Perched over Harrington Road with lavastone tables amongst set amongst a jungle of Mediterranan tress, arguably the nicest terrace in Kensington ; certainly a perfect setting for a Spritz.

Girls Changing Room
Boys Changing Room
Gymnasium

The skylit, state-of-the-art gym, occupies the entire top floor. Hardwood floors and leather accents create a homely feel.

Treatment Cabin

Blissful oasis to enjoy massages, facials and a variety of wellness treatments.

Training Studio

A dedicated studio for functional training and weights.

Pilates & Fitness Studio

Enjoy Pilates – matt and reformer - or high-energy fitness classes with the most reputable instructors in town.

Hot Yoga Studio

Yoga and barre classes – 4 people max – are offered both hot and traditional.

South Juices Bar

Our dedicated juice bar offers a seasonal menu that expertly fuses the best fruit and vegetable selections, cold-pressed for maxi- mum nourishment, into delicious juices and cleansing elixirs. Personalised juice cleanses are available from SKC’s in-house nutritionist and can be delivered to your home.

Tea Library

After an invigorating banya, relax in the comfort of your bathrobe over a matcha or Darjeeling tea, by the fire in South Kensington Club’s Tea Library. This offers an encyclopedic collection of the rarest and finest teas in the world, from Kerala to Nicaragua and beyond.

Mediterranean Restaurant

Map a course through the Mediterranean in our classic and relaxed restaurant that welcomes members and guests from breakfast through to dinner. Its menu is founded on the culinary principles of a healthy Mediterranean diet, prioritising the freshest produce and preparing it in a simple way that brings out all the flavour and quality. Expect dynamic Sicilian service and warm hospitality.

Boys Changing Room
Girls Changing Room
Beauty & Barber

Ladies can enjoy a convenient post work out mani / pedi or express blow dry by Chlo & Flo; shaves and cuts for men by Carmello Guastella.

WELLNESS

The South Kensington Club is founded upon a belief in the importance of a sustainable, balanced lifestyle when realising ones’ true potential and provides an all-encompassing offering that allows its members to embrace this philosophy.

Combining a world-class fitness offering with a results-driven, science-led treatment menu, a variety of complimentary therapies and a traditional bathhouse - we have the expertise and facilities to create a bespoke programme to meet your personal goals. A commitment to excellence is central to the overall offering, meaning that our expert team are qualified to the highest degree and between them hold a wealth of experience that enables them to provide the best possible level of care.

Fitness Schedule
Wellness Menu

VOYAGER CLUB

Voyager Club

The beating heart of SKC, The Voyager Club nurtures our instinct to explore in search of knowledge, experiences and basic human values; it encourages members to push boundaries, open their minds and do something different with their time.

Led by artic-adventurer Christina Franco, we organize unforgettable voyages and help members prepare for bucket-list expeditions.  Destinations are inspired by monthly themes, which are presented through regular dinner parties, salon-style speaker events and practical workshops with experts – explorers, pioneers and inspirational speakers.

The basecamp is the Voyager Club Room - a haven full of inspirational books, maps and photographs.

Check out a few of our past speakers:

Lewis Pugh / Alastair Humphreys / Rob Penn / Saba Douglas-Hamilton

MANIFESTO

We believe in the classic country club experience: mixed doubles, a sauna and a stiff martini.  It’s all about balance.

We believe in ‘mens sana in corpore sano’ - a healthy mind in a healthy body – and that wellness should be a central focus of daily life.

We believe in traditional bathhouse rituals for relaxation and mindfulness, and that the raw elements of water, fire, wood and stone can sooth the soul.

We believe in fine tea and switching off.

We believe in a smarter approach to fitness - one that is bespoke, efficient and results driven.

We believe in old-fashioned - analogue! – community and connectivity, and that these can be most enjoyed over backgammon and bourbon.

We believe in an inspired, life-long quest for learning and personal betterment, and value exploration as a means for both… but a good book or meander around town can also do the trick.

We believe that eating and drinking well is the key to being and feeling well , and that the Mediterranean’s do it best.

MEMBERSHIP

Our members are the making of the South Kensington Club. We bring together a mix of “interesting and interested” individuals with a passion for delicious tastes, overall wellness, fitness and adventure. Modern Day Marco Polos who enjoy the fine things in life….

We don’t ask for a proposer or seconder because it’s not about who you know, it’s about who you are. To apply for membership get in touch with our membership team and arrange a visit of the club.

Benefits include:

Access to all South Kensington Club facilities: Sky-lit Gym, Fitness Classes & Training Programmes, Bathhouse (with Hammam, Banya and Watsu pool), Beauty & Barber & Wellness Treatments, Mediterranean Restaurant & Club Sitting Rooms, Voyager Club Talks & Expeditions, Members Events, Concierge Service

Local Partnerships: Will to Win Tennis in Hyde Park, Swimming & Squash at Imperial College, Serpentine Hyde Park, Blakes Hotel, Yeotown North Devon

Reciprocal Clubs:  Le Saint James Paris, The Clubhouse Buenos Aires, Clubhouse Rio, Brody House Budapest, Club Matador...and more in the pipeline. Ask Reception for more information. 

We offer a variety of Membership Tiers:

  • Full Membership
  • Partner Membership
  • Under 30’s Membership
  • Overseas Membership
  • Lifetime Membership

To apply for membership email members@southkensingtonclub.com 
or call +44 203 006 6868.

‘Would you like an adventure now,’
he said casually to John,
‘Or would you like to have
your tea first?’
— J. M. Barrie, Peter Pan