Reciprocal Club: London
Plan a springtime jaunt across the pond
By Amanda Brynn, Director Member Services
From the high streets of posh Kensington to punk rock Camden, London’s mishmash of quirky neighborhoods can keep you occupied for days. Enjoy historic landmarks, diverse dining options, famous art, and more throughout the city. Make your jump across the pond this coming spring to experience the peak of London town’s best weather—and smaller crowds.
If you go, make sure to book a visit to the WAC’s reciprocal partner in Chelsea, The Sloane Club. Originally founded for women officers of the armed forces in World War II, The Sloane Club was reestablished as The Helena Club by a lady-in-waiting to Princess Marie Louise in the 1960s. By 1976, men were allowed admittance and The Helena Club became The Sloane Club—named after nearby Sloane Square, where fashionable glove-makers and milliners kept shop.
Stop by The Sloane Club to drink and dine, host a meeting or event, or spend the night in one of their luxurious rooms. Ritzy accommodations can also be found at the club’s sister property, The Apartments. Choose from 18 exquisite residences opened in 2014 in a revitalized 19th-century building. These sumptuous spaces are ideal for entertaining and longer stays.
Whatever your spring reason for a trip to London, enjoy The Sloane Club and take full advantage of our reciprocal club relationship. Request your letter of introduction by signing in to wac.net and visiting wac.net/membership/reciprocal-clubs. Or call 206.464.3068.
Location & Contact Information
Things to see and do in London
Shop ’til you drop
Sloane Square, where independent boutiques sit alongside well-known designer brands, is within easy walking distance.
The next-door Saatchi Gallery displays the latest in contemporary art. Also close are the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Natural History Museum. The nearest station for the London Underground (aka The Tube) is just a block away and connects directly to the West End, so the rest of the city is at your doorstep. The historic Tower of London and the avant-garde Tate Modern are both considered must-sees.
Music, theater and more
The Sloane Club’s close proximity to Royal Albert Hall and Cadogan Hall means there is also a wide range of musical concerts nearby. The acclaimed Royal Court Theatre is also in Sloane Square. For athletic pursuits, the London Marathon takes place in April.
As published in the November/December 2016 issue of WAC Magazine.
—Posted November 17, 2016