Founder Kate Percival has gifted women of London with Grace Belgravia, the city’s first women-only club breaking the 18th c London’s tradition of excluding women from gentlemen’s club. It is a rendezvous for the city’s rich and pert socialites adorning them with a new status symbol. It is located in the Belgravia neighborhood housed in a grade-II building. The club focuses on nurturing women’s inner beauty and personality to give them the ultimate bliss and pleasure by catering to their health, well-being and lifestyle.
The club members would receive the best treatments in everything from experts be it eyebrow threading by Kamini Vaghela or you can even have yoga classes by Miranda Taylor. The gym is conducted by Matt Roberts. He is the personal trainer of Samantha Cameron, the wife of British prime minister. Here members can learn yoga Pilates or attend classes for dancing and spinning. The Acqua Calda Spa is an ultimate luxury where members have access to a hammam and nine rooms for different classic and modern treatments including massage, dry float therapy and lymphatic drainage. You even have the medicinal clinic operated by the Queen’s doctor, Dr. Tim Evan, provides vintage facilities where members can seek consultation in any ailment from colonic to plastic surgery. The small and chic boutique is the ultimate shopping destination and caters to selections from top brands like Browns and J Brand and hosts pop-ups from luxury shops. They handle deliveries, exchange and returns on the customer’s behalf for the fashion oriented online website Net-a-Porter.
The library is a marvellous collection of coffee tables from Taschen along with must-reads like the autobiography Vogue creative director Grace Coddinton. The weekly workshops, book clubs and talks would definitely be a stimulating companion for the members. Those looking to dine with friends can seek the delicious platter of menus prepared with organic, seasonal and local produce at the Grace Cafe, headed by Sophie Wright, previously associated with the renowned bar and restaurant beach Blanket Babylon in Notting Hill. The Grace Cafe is the perfect place to refresh yourself with cocktails on Tuesday and Friday nights till 10 pm.
Membership fees ((£5,500 per year with a £2,000 joining cost) although sumptuous would never be a turn-off for this perfect place that women can prize as their own. An overseas membership (£3,500 per year with a £1,500 joining cost) is available for travelers that will enable them to access the club facilities up to 35 times a year. Members are assigned a personal advisor or “angel” to discuss personalized wellness program and routine.
The only time when the club is thrown open to men are the Thursday nights to delve into the warm luxury of a club dinner.