This July, The Other House is opening the first of its new Residents’ Clubs, The Other House South Kensington, London. This pioneering concept provides all its residents apartment-style living, club amenities and hotel services on tap – and no membership is required. The concept, shaped through a residential lens rather than a conventional hotel approach, offers something completely unique for those wanting to live like a local, to feel it is their other house, whatever the length of stay – be it a day, a month or a year.
It is as much an exciting, eclectic, boldly designed new destination for guests coming for just a few days as it is a London bolt-hole for those who moved to the country during the pandemic or international visitors needing a place in London to call home. Offering ‘Club Flats’, a Private Club for residents and hotel services, it is the first of this type of accommodation that the UK has seen. There are many configurations of Club Flats, including the Club Originals, Club Class, Club Vaults and Club Collection – all embracing the period architecture of the buildings they are within. They range from studio-style flats to three bedrooms. For larger groups and GCC families, there are Club Combos – options to interconnect two, three or four Club Flats all behind a single front door or around a private internal courtyard making the perfect majlis.
Located on leafy Harrington Gardens, South Kensington, behind the impressive façade of 11 grand Victorian townhouses, the interior has been completely renovated and reconfigured. It now houses over 200 Club Flats, private meeting and dining rooms and exciting event spaces. Its Private Club for residents includes two bars, a screening room and extensive wellness and wellbeing spaces, including a vitality pool, state-of-the-art gym and a meditation hub. For a more local vibe, there is an all-day street café, The Other Kitchen, and a signature cocktail bar, The Owl and Monkey.
Club Flats are located along ‘streets’, each named after people of note from the local area, giving every Club Flat a unique address of its own – so no soulless corridors and floor numbers. The inspirational living spaces are dressed in a rich colour palette layered with velvets, British tweed and wool, and feature a panelled sitting room, fully equipped kitchen/diner, a bedroom and elegant shower room. The Other House South Kensington will open its doors on 5 the July 2022, showcasing the best in British design, with sustainability and positive social and environmental impact at its core.