First up in our London Little Black Book series we feature The Oblique Life - a new breed of private members club in the capital...
When you think of private members clubs what visions does it conjure up? Oak panelling? Shadowy unmarked doorways? The reserve of high society? Well, new club on the block - The Oblique Life - founded by three brothers, is breaking the mould with an innovative approach and a mission to change London’s social scene.
Putting the idea of ‘building communities’ first, the concept is centred on experiences and events rather than a physical venue. A great way to meet new people and network through shared interests in London. Rather than being a club for the elite it is for like-minded, diverse and social individuals to help them create a home away from home and explore the city together. Every seasoned Londoner will know that this isn’t always easy to do alone, with everyone’s heads buried in the virtual world– be it dating apps or Instagram. Cue The Oblique Life jumping right in to fill that void, bring ‘IRL’ back into trend and providing members with everything they need to connect with others.
There is something for everyone with upcoming events including Oblique Life Drawing – a life-drawing class with unlimited wine (sounds saucy to us!), Oblique FIT East which is a HIIT workout class followed by brunch and a social, all the way to Sunday Night Live in Marylebone – an evening of live music featuring undiscovered talent.
Members can also benefit from a concierge service to provide that added extra and explore even more of the best London has to offer – be it an elusive table at your favourite restaurant, recommendations for the best places to dine or sample London’s best cocktails or even help putting your own event together. There are also a range of partner discounts and best of all - queue jumping at some of London’s best bars and restaurants.
Membership is completely affordable – Community membership is £249 a year and the more bespoke Tailored Membership is £599 a year, which offers more in the way of the concierge and life management service. At a fraction of the cost of other members clubs, you pay for the experiences, rather than to pose in lavish buildings.
Sounds like the perfect cure for the internet generation!
For more information, visit theobliquelife.com, which includes everything you need to know about joining and some glowing testimonials from current members.