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Private Women’s-Only Club Opens in London

In swanky neighborhood Belgravia, Grace Belgravia is dedicated to ‘empowering and nurturing women.’

Private clubs are not only for men anymore—although these aren’t the cigar-filled rooms of men’s folklore. Instead, swanky women’s-only clubs are popping up that promise to “take the stress out of everyday life,” like London’s posh new Grace Belgravia—the first private club for women. According to one of the club’s owners, Grace Belgravia is dedicated to “nurturing and empowering women”—for an $8,000-plus annual membership fee. The club includes a spa, gym, restaurant, lounge, food-delivery service, a celebrity hairstylist, and a medical center headed by the apothecary to the queen. It’s just one of the private women’s-only clubs that have been cropping up worldwide, including a “women’s business club” called the Sorority in London.