Become a member of The Rag

New members welcome

The Rag is one of London’s most prestigious private clubs with a military heritage – welcoming members from around the globe, all walks of life and from both military and non-military backgrounds.

Situated in the heart of London at 36 Pall Mall and with views over St James’s Square, The Rag exudes character and charm, offering members a luxury home from home that’s familiar, convenient and welcoming.

  • Membership of The Rag

  • The Club has an impressive 180 year history, founded in 1837 with the Duke of Wellington as one of its original Members. Today, HM The Queen is the Club’s Royal Patron.Originally a private club for military officers, the Club now welcomes professional men and women from both military and non-military backgrounds who like to enjoy all the benefits that club membership offers.

    We welcome applications from private individuals and corporate bodies, who are looking for a central London home that can cater for their business, leisure and social needs.Combining tradition with modern, comfortable amenities, The Rag offers opportunities to meet fellow Members and friends, organise professional meetings in a secure environment at a prestigious, central London address, or simply gather loved ones for a relaxed evening or private event.

Benefits of Membership

There are many benefits to membership and myriad ways to make the most of the Club. Enjoy exquisite food in the Dining Room, relax with a drink in the Ribbon Bar & Brasserie with its open air terrace, or join in one of the many events, talks or lectures. Perhaps hold a business conference or a social gathering in one of our elegant private rooms and take advantage of the competitively priced accommodation and private underground parking.

Members of the Army & Navy Club are able to enjoy reciprocal arrangements with over 100 carefully selected clubs around the globe, so that when travelling on business or pleasure, a warm welcome and quality service can always be assured. Many of these clubs are national institutions within their own countries, providing an exclusive experience for all their visitors and members.

The Club also offers additional benefits including discounts from local retailers and approved affiliate organisations along with access to a in-house hairdresser and a local tailor and dry-cleaner services.

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Younger Members' Inter-Club Group

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Restaurants & Bars

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Reciprocal Clubs

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New members welcome – Join Now

For over 180 years, The Rag has brought like-minded people together, keen to meet and share their views, goals and aspirations over food and drink, in comfortable, familiar surroundings.

The Club has much to offer with an impressive roster of facilities, including 5-star dining, all en-suite accommodation, a range of bars selling competitively priced food and drink along with private hire rooms available for everything from business meetings, conferences and corporate events to weddings and civil ceremonies. That’s without mentioning the varied programme of exclusive events, talks and activities organised by the in-house Events team.

Membership rates are competitive too, offering excellent value for money in comparison with other exclusive London clubs. To start a conversation about joining, please get in touch with our Membership team at or call +44 (0)207 849 8319.