The Arts Club was founded in 1863 by men of vision in order to provide a haven for those people who had professional or amateur relationships with the Arts, Literature or Sciences and it has provided this hospitality and friendship ever since.
In 1896, the Club relocated from its original home on Hanover Square to its present elegant 18th Century townhouse at 40 Dover Street, affording its members a comfortable and impressive base in Mayfair. It has survived two world wars, including a direct hit on the building during the Blitz of 1940.
In September 2011, the Club re-launched after undergoing a complete renovation, transforming it into a truly venerable institution. The principal areas of interest amongst the current members are: art, architecture, fashion, film, literature, music, performance, photography, science, theatre and media. It proudly continues to be a hub for creative and entrepreneurial patrons to come together to meet, exchange ideas, dine and participate in the varied events, and the Club has reclaimed its place at the heart of contemporary cultural life in London.
2019 is prompted to be a celebratory year for The Arts Club. The Principals are investing in three new major clubs in Dubai, Los Angeles, & Canary Wharf.
These new locations range between 40 to 80 thousand square feet and will provide a myriad of lifestyle offerings.
The club’s facilities will include but are not limited to: restaurants & bars, private dining rooms, accommodations, luxury screening rooms, private event spaces, lounges & libraries, rooftop terraces, spa & wellness centres & much more.
With its top of the line chefs, sommeliers, operators, designers & locations, The Arts Club team is excited to spread their love of food, literature, art & science to these new clubs & its members.
The Principals of Mountain Capital have acquired the freehold site of the Sunset Boulevard project in a joint venture with London and Regional. This will be developed into 100,000 sq. ft. of commercial space, where The Arts Club will occupy 50% .
Both Dubai and Canary Wharf see The Arts Club strengthen its relationship with Brookfield Partners. We anticipate further growth moving forward.