Inside the World’s Most Exclusive Members-Only Clubs

From London to Dubai, we take you inside the world’s most exclusive members-only clubs…


The private club has a long and gentlemanly history, originating in 18th-century London as a retreat for like-minded—and, by all accounts, well-heeled—men of a certain social status. Today, while the general concept remains the same, social clubs have evolved into au courant havens of culture and creativity, luring members with professional connections, pampering amenities, and, above all, utter exclusivity. Read on for the inside scoop on 10 of the world’s most elite private clubs, and most importantly, how to join.