I won't bore you with the details of my situation but it's extraordinary for me to even think about paying for something like this, but I might need to for six months or so
B hive, I was a member years ago, was much cheaper.
I also had free membership of another private club after doing some work for them, but they closed. Probably because they gave out membership too easily, lol. But you could sign in a guest so it looked fab for client meetings!
It doesn't have to be women only but I thought it would be nice.
Actually you know what i will bore you with details because it's going to be a real issue in future
I'm employed as a contractor for a company who are moving and will do hotdesking for their own staff. Obviously I'm not entitled to a desk, but the fact that regular staff are going to have to battle for desks is insane, I really hate the way work culture is going.
I can work from home but I'm supposed to be moving areas and was going to stay on my sister's couch between buying and selling, so I can't work from there. But I won't have a mortgage payment in that time so could join a nice club and work there.
Maybe I should have just asked about nice clubs! But I'd still want to get a less expensive place and ideally pay monthly.
No idea at all about clubs! Tate membership and work in their members room? It's quiet, has food and drink available, and you could wander round and look at art for a break. Usually people on laptops hanging around. Or check out places like We Work
Riverside2 I’ve just left one of those hotdeskig companies and I can testify that it was a bloody nightmare. I worked between two offices and home, always on the move. Now I have my whole own desk and the drawer is already full of snacks.
I’m quite keen on joining a club for networking purposes, The AllBright looks very interesting but would love other suggestions as well.
Have you considered a group work space like WeWork www.wework.com Not a club but I’ve been in the Waterhouse Square one and it’s lovely, really funky, lots of sofas and little work areas and free prosecco some nights!
Not sure how it would work for you, but i am in touch with some people who use the members gallery in the south bank centre, very convenient to meet with people coming up to London into Waterloo. Oh, and great views
(Starts to carefully weave fantasy... I will of course have "out of town" membership. DS goes to do something suitably fulfilling - scout camp, outdoorsy weekend. I get train to London. Room in my private club. Splendid breakfast. Art galleries. An hour or so relaxing in the library, a pleasant early supper, a concert, back to my room, little bit of a lie in, more breakfast, train home!)