Secluded Swimming: The Best Members’ Clubs With Pools

By Olivia Emily

1 year ago

For social butterflies


Private members’ clubs are changing: the old boys’ club is out, and the cool social space is very much in. If you’re looking for your perfect members’ club match, check out our guide to London’s best. If an uber cool swimming pool will seal the deal, here are the best private members’ clubs with pools, from rooftop pools with city views to havens nestled in bucolic countryside.

The Best Private Members’ Clubs With Pools

Ten Trinity Square Private Members Club

10 Trinity Square, London EC3N 4AJ

 

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With a Ten Trinity Square membership, you’ll have unlimited access to The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel, with its gorgeous swimming pool. If you’re seeking a members’ club with a wellness oasis, this is it. tentrinitysquare.com

The Curtain Club

45 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3PT

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Down the road, another members club with a rooftop swimming pool grapples for our Instagram attention: The Curtain Club, part of the uber cool Mondrian hotel with its accompanying rooftop bar, Laurel’s On The Roof. Take a dip under the fairy lights, cocktail in hand, soundtracked by a mellow DJ set. ennismore.com

St Julians Club

St Julians, Underriver, Sevenoaks TN15 0RX

 

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Escape to the Weald of Kent for the idyllic St Julians Club and its extensive facilities – including a lovely heated outdoor pool. There is also tennis courts, a paddling pool for little ones, and an apple orchard and gardens with sweeping views of the Weald. stjulians.co.uk

Ned’s Club

27 Poultry, London EC2R 8AJ

 

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Down the road, find another City swimming spot in The Ned, a very exclusive members’ club with a 20 metre swimming pool overlooking St Paul’s Cathedral. Follow your paddle with a bite from the rooftop bar – or, better still, a tasty cocktail. thened.com

The Club By Bamford

The Club, Daylesford, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 0YG

 

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This one may not have opened its doors just yet, but it promises to be a goodie. From the people behind the famous Bamford wellness brand comes The Club, a 360º wellness experience (think health, fitness and wellbeing) nestled in 3,500 acres of organic Cotswolds farmland. Expect a 25 metre indoor pool (heated by a biomass boiler) as part of the state-of-the-art gym, as well as a warm outdoor plunge pool with panoramic views of the orchard. bamfordclub.com

180 House

180 Strand, Temple, London WC2R 1EA

180 House's swimming pool

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It’s all business at the front and party at the back at 180 Strand – or should we say business downstairs (this is a co-working space after all) and party at the top, with a glittering rooftop pool circumferenced by a cocktail bar for the coolest of after work drinks. sohohouse.com

Fritton Lake

1 Church Lane, Great Yarmouth NR31 9HA

 

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For an idyllic home-from-home members club, Fritton Lake takes the biscuit. Part hotel, part members club, part rewilding project, this Norfolk spot is set in 1,000 acres of land – unspoilt woodland, lush meadows, and the titular lake – as well as clubhouse rooms, woodland cabins, farmhouse cottages, and tennis courts, a swimming pool, and the tasty Clubhouse restaurant. frittonlake.co.uk

Lansdowne Club

9 Fitzmaurice Place, London W1J 5JD

If an indoor swimming pool is more your speed, the Lansdowne Club is home to a whopper: a 75 ft, art deco whopper, to be precise. There’s also state-of-the-art fitness facilities, squash courts and a fencing salle d’armes, plus frequent golf and pigeon shooting excursions. lansdowneclub.com

Birch Cheshunt

Lieutenant Ellis Way, Cheshunt, Goff’s Oak, Waltham Cross EN7 5HW

 

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Birch is all about home-from-home, chilled out vibes, with creatively crafted bedrooms sitting alongside leisure facilities and co-working spaces. The Lido is hidden in the walled garden, stretching 25 metres and accompanied by snacks from the Links Cafe, as well as a bar. birchcommunity.com

White City House

2 Television Centre, 101 Wood Lane, London W12 7FR

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Go West in the open air… White City House’s rooftop swimming pool is a hotspot, sitting atop the former BBC Television Centre and home to playful paintwork and brightly coloured loungers. whitecityhouse.com

Shoreditch House

Ebor Street, London E1 6AW

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If one thing isn’t quite clear yet, Soho House loves members clubs with pools. Here’s their third London offering: over in Shoreditch, it’s all red and white striped loungers circling the blue tiled 16 metre swimming pool. Heated and open year round, it’s perfect for a cool off. shoreditchhouse.com

Soho Farmhouse

Great Tew, Chipping Norton OX7 4JS

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We’re sure you’ve seen this one on Instagram… Escaping London for the Cotswolds, Soho Farmhouse is the Soho House brand’s answer to a luscious countryside escape. Expect an experience akin to a retreat of sorts: there’s 100 acres of Oxfordshire countryside to play with, as well as a spa, gym, and that all important swimming pool. The latter is a 135 ft indoor-outdoor barn haven heated to 35˚C year-round. sohohouse.com