About Membership


Our members are drawn from a wide community of journalists, other media professions and people committed to press freedom. Please find below the full list of benefits available to our members.

Club Rules and Regulations

Applicants must be proposed and seconded by existing members. If you feel you share our values and would like to join the club but don’t know any current members, please get in touch with our Membership Coordinator, Sophie Kayes, for more details.

All memberships are provided for a minimum period of one year, renewed automatically each year. A reminder will be sent before the account is charged.

Membership is granted on an annual basis but can be paid either monthly or annually. Cancellation of membership requires a full month’s notice in writing. The full membership fee for the current year will still be due.

Full details can be found in the Frontline Club Rules and Regulations (Revised May 2013) PDF file on the righthand side of this page, and also here.

The Frontline Club is a charity with a mission to support worthy causes such as the Frontline Fund, initiated by Jon Lee Anderson, in response to the murder of Ajmal Nasqshbandi in Afghanistan. The fund raises money for the families of fixers killed or injured while working with the international media, members’ subscriptions are also contributed towards the Frontline Fund.

The list of benefits received by our Members:

  • Access to the private clubroom with a special discounted menu and unlimited Wi-Fi
  • Free entry to all public events
  • Members-only events (monthly drinks, Club Quiz, BookNight)
  • Attendance at the Annual Party
  • Discounts on private function rooms (ideal for book launches, screenings, parties or private dinners)
  • Discounts on training courses
  • Inexpensive bedrooms

Reciprocal Membership Benefits:

Show your Frontline membership card for entry to:

  • Overseas Press Club of America, 40 West 45 Street, New York, NY 10036, United States
    Tel: +1212 626 9220, www.opcofamerica.org
  • National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20045, United States
    Tel +1202-662-7500, www. npc.press.org/index.cfm
  • The Explorers Club, 46 E. 70th Street, New York, NY 10021, United States
    Tel +2126288383
  • The Foreign Correspondent’s Club, North Block, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong,
    Tel: +852 2521 1511, www.fcchk.org/

We are always keen to receive guidance from our members and urge you to tell us how you think we can do better.

Membership TypeJoining FeeMonthlyAnnual5 yearsLife
  • Overseas Membership is offered at the Club’s discretion to applicants who reside more than 100 miles from London or travel abroad for a minimum of 6 months per year.
  • The Young Person’s Concession applies to under 28s, who are also exempted from the joining fee.
  • The Retiree Concession is available to over 65s.

Payment Details 

  • All Members are requested to pay by Direct Debit unless they do not have a UK bank account, in which case they can pay using the Credit Card option
  • Only 5 year of Life memberships can be paid by cheque or bank transfer
  • Your account will not be debited until you have been notified of your acceptance