Would You Join A Londonist Club?

By Londonist Last edited 34 months ago
Would You Join A Londonist Club?
L is for Londonist - join our club?

We're chewing over a plan to create a membership/club/secret society for those of you who want to do more London things, improve your London-y credentials, get closer to Londonist and meet like-minded Londoners.

There are some exciting ideas floating around the office but we have no clue if you, dear readers, will be interested in such a thing. And without a measure of interest, we can't move any ideas forward or start thinking about costs and logistics or how big this thing could be.

Such a scheme — the Londonist League if you will — could comprise:

  • Exclusive geeky events and activities
  • Access to bits of London you can't normally get into
  • Unusual challenges, things could get competitive
  • Sociable pub stuff, we like pubs

Interested? Please fill in our form and give us some feedback. Let's see if this has got legs.

By giving us your email address here you are only signing up to be emailed about a Londonist members' scheme. If there's not a ground swell of interest the idea will slip quietly into oblivion. Thanks for giving us feedback!

Last Updated 07 August 2015

Royal Zak

I'm neither white, hipster, ironically nerdy or so pretentious I have to wear vintage glasses in order to appear more intelligent. Meh, these "Londonist clubs" don't seem to be my social cup of tea.

Fred Smith

Thank you for sharing.


I'm going to copy and paste what I actually just said to Londonist, as it's what I think...

No easy answer on this! Being in London there is a ton to do... my diary is very full. So that's why it's hard to justify a commitment. I like to see how things come up. There are also a so many of these tedious '2 main meals for 1' and '10% of these overpriced tickets' type affairs. I wouldn't go near that with a barge pole. I've barely used my Time Out card and that's £50 a year.

But... I love Londonist, and I like you when they're on the geekier side... the tube stuff, the things that are just unusual. I like the 'access to bits of London you can't normally get in to' mention for that reason.

So my preference would be low monthly cost, then perhaps a low cost to go to events. Rather than a higher cost with more free stuff. Because with so much to do, even a £5 a month cost is quite considered for me.

Addendum: it's stuff like this that makes me love this site... http://londonist.com/2015/01/l...


Royal Zak, The one Londonist event I attended was not pretentious. Obviously you are going to get a certain degree of "nerdiness" but the hipster quotient wasn't very high. Yes, the crowd in the photograph is mainly white but that is not because Londonist sets out to cater just to white people , it is open to all. I think the thing that will appeal is the idea of access to places that aren't normally open to the public. Many clubs have a system where you can attend a couple of events without being a member to test before making a long term commitment. After you have attended two events, then you have to join. In this way, those who have doubts can test the water and see if the events (and the other members!) are right for you.