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A dark 'doorway nestled in the heart of Chelsea's Kings Road conceals one of London's most prestigious private member's clubs, Raffles Chelsea.

Named after the colonial mogul, Sir Thomas Stamford Bingley Raffles, the club has been graced by rock stars, aristocracy and celebrities since opening its doors in the 1960s.

The club, available—for private and corporate hire, has an experienced events team on hand to ensure that your occasion encompasses all the personal touches that are synonymous with the club itself.

Whether you are planning to host a launch party, corporate event, birthday party, fashion show or you just want an excuse to gather colleagues, friends & family in a room, our events team are here to guide you through every step of the process. We pride ourselves on our high levels of service and attention to the finer details.

Members enjoy the club for its exclusivity and luxury, as well as its music, which lies at the core of the club and Raffles attracts some of the best acts and DJs in the world. 


No Door Charge For Members; Non-Members; £20, £30 after 3am
Members Only
Splash the Cash £££
Dress to impress


Day Open Close Notes
- - Private Hire Only
22:30 05:00
22:30 05:00
22:30 05:00
22:30 05:00
22:30 05:00
- - Private Hire Only


287 King's Road, London, SW3 5EW

West London

Nearest station:
South Kensington (Tube)
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Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Main Venue Venue Hire 60 210 POA POA POA (Starting at around £25k min spend)
Dom Perignon Room Private Room 40 60 POA POA POA
* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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Justified Negative reviews of this place. The worst forms of hospitality and rudeness I have ever experienced. The woman at door obviously racist, letting in caucasians whilst making excuses to every ethnic and coloured individual in mixed groups as to why they cannot get in. Whilst I was very polite asking her to at least let my friends (who had a table paid for) that I would be able to not attend, she replied "I am not your f*cking secretary". Additionally, the theme of unprofessional and inept bouncers was bolstered by the two men on security grabbing girls and dancing with them on the street. This is a place that I would never return to and if the owners had any moral authority, would replace the degenerate, rude and bigoted staff. One day, someone lacking of my restraint in my legal profession might bring a case forward for discrimination which would likely be upheld as it is so blatant and obvious. I do not recommend wasting you time or money on such a venue.
by on March 17th, 2018

Definitely agree with the previous negative review. The staff are arrogant and have no people skills what so ever. They definitely seemed to have a problem with my boyfriend. Never ever had a problem getting into a club, parked right outside in my Ferrari but bouncer and clipboard witch definitely seemed to have a problem with the colour of my skin or my car ! What a horrible experience, after the attitude of the staff there im actually glad We went sonewhere else and had a fab night! Money can get you membership but it can't buy you manners and class ! Middle finger to you raffles u didn't spoil our evening!
by on July 23rd, 2017
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told by the woman at the door "the dark bald guy can't get in"... so not the best experience
by on June 17th, 2017

Firstly, if you're considering going to this pretentious hole "DONT!!" I think the door staff must get their people training skills from ISIS! To the lady (or should I say daughter of Satan) who wields the clipboard and supposed power of entry; if you gain 1% more people skills that will be a 100% improvement on your current approach! In short, you are possibly the most ill mannered, discriminating human being (if I could even call you a human being) that I've met. If the owner of the club actually knew how you treat potential clients, he/she would be disgusted. Keeping you as their 'host' is quite simply 'loosing them business'. Whilst accepting this is a members club, perhaps you don't need any more clientele?! In which case you should retain 'Cruella de Vil' on the door as she will certainly ward-off any potential future customers!! PS - Never judge a book by its cover. You never know, one day someone might open another club across the street just to put you out of business! Enough said...
by on June 10th, 2016
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Love this place!! The music is banging! Biggest DJ's play there and had the best nights dancing away there. I lost my phone and someone called me the next day from the club to give it back to me!
by on May 12th, 2016

I've been coming here for nearly 10 years now. It's a great venue and it has a crowd in their 20s and 30s. The security are all really friendly, which is a breath of fresh air, and the music is great. Most importantly, it's always pretty quick to get a drink at the bar!
by on May 12th, 2016

I celebrated my Birthday at Raffles last week and I can't thank the staff enough for making it such a great night! Upon being shown to our table, we were immediately brought over a bucket with drinks. The girl looking after us was extremely attentive, ensuring we had everything we needed for the duration of the night. If you're looking for a venue to treat you like a VIP Raffles is certainly the place to be. Such a great evening and I can't wait for my next visit!
by on May 12th, 2016

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by on December 6th, 2014
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This club is the most disgusting venue I have ever had the misfortune to visit. I am not prepared to waste my time going into the full details of my disaster of a night due to this establishment but lets just say unless you are the "right" Age, Weight, Height, Race etc then you will be turned away. "We are a privately owned club and the owners like to keep up a certain appearance" was the quote I heard from the woman on the door when turning away custom. London is full of wonderful places to visit so do not waste your time on this overpriced, pretentious and actually rather shabby club.
by on August 5th, 2014
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<p>After a decade since I last visited Raffles, I was very surprised by how the space has changed! The club has recently undergone a refurb and looks fantastic. The drinks are still quite pricey, but the atmosphere was still very familiar - A very friendly and beautiful crowd ready to party the night away!! Would definitely make the journey again (Notting Hill)... A definite 9-10.</p>
by on January 1st, 1970

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