Pandemic ballers

Cromwell Place

Pandemic, what? It’s not news that some bank accounts are recession proof. And to celebrate that, we’ve got three new openings in the capital, for those who are still spending like it’s 1999.

Fitzdares opened last week in Mayfair, and is calling itself the ‘world’s most luxurious sports club’. And by sport, they mean gambling. If you like 5 Hereford Street, they’ve used the same designer here. Set over two floors, you can wine, dine, and gamble the night away. Cha-ching.

Over in South Ken, opening early October is Cromwell Place, which claims to be a ‘first of its kind, global arts destination’ combining exhibition and working spaces – and it does sound quite interesting. Here you’ll find 14 gallery spaces, plus places to work from, in five Grade II-listed townhouses. They will also have a Club Room by Ollie Dabbous opening in 2021. Membership is granted to those who can demonstrate ‘a high standard of curatorial and professional competence’. Will be interesting to see who makes the grade.

And lastly, we’re back to Mayfair for The Mayfair Townhouse. From the owners of Cliveden House and the Cotswolds’ Lygon Arms, this venue is again made up of townhouses (seven Georgian buildings here) and will be opening this autumn. They want it to be a neighbourhood spot for those close to Green Park, and with 172 hotel rooms, a Dandy Bar and a penthouse, it will likely also be a spot for the Jermyn St. crowd in town on business.

Originally published on
8th September 2020


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