From the gentry at White’s to the hip Soho House brigade, everyone wants somewhere to belong, says Jack Dyson.
If an Englishman’s home is his castle, then what is his club? Traditionally, gentlemen’s clubs were about sanctuary. Places where members could leave the troubles of both office and home behind them and concentrate on bridge, cigars and a good claret. These were sophisticated members-only establishments, not to be confused with the type of ‘gentlemen’s club’ in which scantily clad women dance around poles...(read on at the Spectator Business)