The Hospital Club
Covent Garden, London
24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9HQ
- Covent Garden Tube Station (0.1 km)
- Holborn Station (0.4 km)
- Contact us:
020 7170 9100
- Opening hours:
Mon - Fri: 8:00 - 2:00
Sat: 11:00 - 2:00
31 Jamestown road, London NW1 7DB
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29 reviews of The Hospital Club in English
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If you get invite from a member here, def go! It is AWESOME. Amazing selection of beers, clever cocktails, I hear the food is good, and they put on some sweet events (movie screenings, gigs, talks). Funky atmosphere as well.
My friends works for them as photographer so he got me in the other night and we had soooo much fun! The music was great, I have met few famous people and lots of infamous who were really interesting.
In London, many private members clubs attempt to provide the atmosphere and buzz at the same instance, providing a return for its owners.
The Hospital Club, has a beautiful atmosphere with well thought off lighting to produce the right mood and setting. Very eclectic interior that seems so effortlessly put together, though I am sure not.
Meeting a friend, enjoying a drink before a screening of the film Dog Pound, followed by more drinks and critique of the film and life in London in general, was my first introduction to this beautiful venue.
Roubi L' Roubi, fashion designer, London.
I can think of better ways to spend my money. Membership is not of value, especially when the food and beverage are expensive while the place is quite noisy at times, too busy, with few proper places to sit. If the establishment charges a membership fee, but offer lower priced spectrum of services, then it could be of value, considering the comprehensive mix I would require over the period of a year.
I struggle to understand what is the additional value beyond what other lower priced service providers offer. There are establishments called restaurants, cafes, and hotels! Where a meeting room is required, how about serviced offices for the day/hour?
One star is one star too many!
A little on the fence with this one - I wanted to like it more than I did but this may have been down to the fact I heard it gloated about for quite some time before I was able to visit as a plus 5 and see for myself.
There are aspects about it that are pretty cool - and hey, what's not to feel good about an exclusive club. But at the end of the day I might enjoy my time a little more in a rowdy pub where I mingle with all sorts of people.
I also think although some of the features are uber cool and the building itself is pretty flash, I like to keep work and play separate. And so when we were getting down to meeting time in a cold airy meeting room, I couldn't help but feel I was missing out on some other action near the bar area.
I get the appeal, but I wouldn't step in line for a membership just yet. But handy to know someone with one too.
"It's all about the hype though ain't it?"
That is, in a nutshell, why the Hospital Club rocks. It is pretentious and a bit exclusive allusive, but it is also a beautiful building, with interesting people milling about, and some great facilities. It is exactly what it set out to be.
Private cinema, cool bar with wee beer garden, corporate meeting rooms and media types, all the media types... what's not to love?
This is one of my favourite venues in London for corporate events, I've been fortunate enough to attend a magazine launch and a few digital seminars at this venue. Although, I have found the cinema to be quite small and if you happen to be holding a larger event you will need to seat attendees on the bean bags provided, which can be slightly uncomfortable after a while. There are several bars, which are all decorated and furnished to a high standard. Food and drink provided on site is of a reasonable quality, but nothing special or outstanding. I think the actual environment and decor rates highly in terms of coolness, so that's the reason why I've scored it 4 stars.
Just joined about a month ago. So far so good. It's a convenient place to meet up with folks and offers a perfect centrally located base when I zipping all over town. And when the pubs close, the Hospital's still open late. Nice.
Well I was sold from the off.
Private members clubs can be a thing of utter repulsion most of the time. They are either full of the worst kind of bacteria or have the most incredible egos posing as staff, or both.
What a breath of fresh air it was when I discovered the Hospital Club. Airy, friendly, relaxed (I was in flip flops and shorts), funky are all words that spring to mind.
Yes it is pricey, but what do you expect? The drinks are made perfectly and the food is delicious (both bar and restaurant). The staff are incredibly polite, although there is one grumpy barman but he does do ball tinglingly good martinis.
All in all I joined as a member very soon after my first visit. I recommend The Hospital Club to anyone looking for a great party, good food or simply a drink and a game of pool.
As private members clubs go this has to be one of the most stylish and least obviously snooty around, though that’s not to say it isn’t populated by its fair share of braying Nathan Barley types. The decor is quirky and cool (check out the kama sutra wallpaper in the toilets), the facilities are excellent and because it’s closed off from the general public there’s a certain kind of atmosphere - an air of indulgence if you will.
It’s clever because once you’ve got in there and are therefore a privileged member of London society, spending £8 on a drink doesn’t seem like something a crazy person would do. They have a great cocktail menu and the food is really top class, so it’s not like they’re fobbing you off with rubbish and charging you through the nose, but it gets a bit silly if you’re there for more than an hour or so.
I’ve been to The Hospital three times: first to perform an AOL session in their excellent basement studio, second to attend a film screening (their small but perfectly formed cinema is a delight, especially the beanbag armchairs at the front) and most recently for a creative planning meeting with a client. Thankfully, on none of those occasions did I have to pay for food and drinks - if I had I doubt I’d be looking forward so much to the next time I get invited along.
I’d agree with Siany (below) that The Hospital isn’t somewhere I’d think of trying to get in to just for a night out, but I do enjoy going there for a purpose and if I can just keep encouraging other people to foot the bill I think I’ll continue to enjoy my time there.
I’m not a member her but people in my company are as well as certain people I know in my industry. I’ve always enjoyed my time here, it is a great place to hang out and have post work beverages. I’m currently weighing up the different clubs for me to join one and this is perhaps in prime position. A lot of clubs charge a lot of the privilege, this one seems not too so that’s a plus for me.
I like it here. But not all the time. Whenever I get invited here, I have a really great time. But I’m not sure that I really like it as a club, and if it wasn’t a swanky members club, I might not come here at all. Although the bar on the 2nd floor is stunning and I’d quite like it if my house looked like that.
I write for The Hospital Club’s website, so I am quite biased. I think they do great stuff for the creative and media industry and the club is well geared towards that. The best times I’ve had here are networking and chatting with other like minded people. The shows I’ve seen here are great.
I just don’t like the club as much as I want to. I don’t feel like I belong here. It’s very cliquey, but i guess that’s to be expected. The cocktails are, however, absolutely fantastic. My elderflower and cucumber drink totally won me over and the little shots that were handed out made me like the place even more.
The Hospital Club is always somewhere I’ll look forward to coming to if I’m going there for a reason, but otherwise I’m unlikely to come and play.
I used to really like this members club as somewhere to escape out of the mayhem of covent garden, though that was in its hay day about 3 years ago. Back then it felt like THE place to go and bump into someone interesting in the creative scene or just sit quietly with a laptop, or book, or whatever takes your fancy. But now, well, I think there are just better places to go in London. It’s lost its cool factor, despite still being a nice place to spend an evening. But does cool factor matter? Probably not, but it’s still lost its wow factor. I think maybe the first tell tale sign is the door - it now has “The Hospital Club” stamped on it, with lots of little H’s all over it from top to bottom. Before it wasn’t branded and didn’t look like a club from the outside.
The cinema is still genius - definitely worth a trip there to watch a private screening and feel as though you have you have a great big house with a cinema room. But the staff have gone down hill - once hot and service with perfection - now medioca and could be serving you in any bar in London. Still a great place for events - lots of different rooms to hire - and still attracts the media hunting down celebrities.
I’m in two minds about the Hospital - that might indicate which ward I should go to? (sorry terrible pun…) I’m not a member, but I’ve been quite a few times and I’ve never really been blown away by it. It’s nice and all, they do a good cocktail and the food is good, but nothing is really outstanding and its expensive.
I have had some quite fun nights here, but really it just feels like basically its not as good as either Soho House or Shoreditch House or for that matter my favourite members club - Milk & Honey.
One thing it has got going for it is that its a really good place for a business meeting and actually a lot better than the other places named above. It feels like it has a bit more space to it and they have some good meeting rooms.
If you’re somewhere near the ground floor and thinking about popping out for a smoke - enjoy the staff shooing you away like the leper you are making the place look untidy. That might be one of the reasons I’ve never quite taken to the place.
EDIT: We had an event at The Hospital yesterday and I’ve decided to deduct a star and they are lucky it’s not two. Hilarious nonsense around ordering lunch and having to do it 3 days in advance…for sandwiches…service throughout the day was distinctly average and irritatingly loud when bringing in teas/coffees/water etc. I now wouldn’t recommend it for a company meeting style event.
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