Whether it’s eating, drinking and conversation, or debate, training and film, the Frontline Club offers everything you could want from a media club. With its history rooted in the freelance video news industry, the Club brings together a diverse group of people who share a passion for current affairs.

The Frontline Club opened its doors in 2003. Housed in a three-storey old Victorian coach house, it has a restaurant which is open to the public; a members’ clubroom; the Forum, where talks, screenings and workshops take place; and the Annex with 12 bedrooms.

“ There’s three reasons to come to Paddington: to take a train, go to St. Mary’s Hospital & to visit The Frontline Club.” – Malcolm Gluck, The Guardian

“…the Frontline is a staggering find: big, grown-up, lots of wood, but light and jolly with just a hint of foreign battles.” – Giles Coren, The Times

Apply to become a member of the Frontline Club

Our members are drawn from a wide community of journalists, other media professionals and people committed to press freedom, including photographers, writers, filmmakers, artists, diplomats and aid workers. To apply, you need a proposer and seconder. 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 Aurelie Bourguet for more details.

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  • Free events/screening tickets
  • Clubroom with wifi suitable for working, meetings, dining
  • Members-only events
  • Discounted training
  • Cheap bedrooms
  • Reciprocal club benefits
  • Networking parties


Membership TypeJoining FeeMonthlyAnnual5 yearsLife

The Fine Print

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. All memberships are provided for a minimum period of one year, the first year is provisional. The Membership fee is a charitable donation to the Frontline Club Charitable Trust to supports the events programme. For full Terms and Conditions, please view the club’s Rules and Regulations.

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 or Life memberships can be paid by cheque or bank transfer. Your account will not be debited unless your application is approved.

Contact us about Membership

13 Norfolk Place,
London W2 1QJ,
Tel: +44 (0)20 7479 8950

Closest Tube Stations:
Paddington, Edgware Road and Lancaster Gate.

Clubroom opening hours:
Monday to Saturday from 8am till late