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 public restaurant on the ground floor; a clubroom; a 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 at [email protected] for more details.

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Membership donation is suggested at a £1 a day so £365 per annum, your contribution is a charitable donation to the Frontline Club Charitable Trust that supports the events programme and the welfare and safety of journalists around the world conducting perilous work. There is only one full membership category for both local & international members. We kindly ask donors to payment via Direct Debit. If this is not possible we ask that you pay using the Credit Card option. Our members enjoy entry to the Clubroom, nominal £5 tickets to events and preferable rates on bedroom stays as well as reciprocal benefits with our international partner clubs.


I was a founding member, does that mean I am still a member? You are only a member if you pay your annual fees.

HONORARY memberships, meaning memberships offered from the board are revised on an annual basis, hence can expire. LIFETIME memberships never expire.

My spouse is a member, does that mean that I am also? Regrettably memberships are individual however you are always welcome when they are around or we would be happy to see you apply for your own membership.

I am an FFR (Frontline Freelance Register) Member does that mean I am a Frontline CLUB Member? Although FFR is a Frontline Club Charitable Trust initiative, Club membership is separate to the register.
Do I have to be a journalist to join? No, although at our core were journalist and their friends, the membership has expanded to photographers, authors, artists, environmental experts, medical professionals and captains of industry.

Membership is not manned daily, please feel free to forward your questions to the CLUB OFFICE 02070467066 Mon-Friday 11-18.00

For full Terms and Conditions, you can contact us on [email protected]


Contact us about Membership

13 Norfolk Place,
London W2 1QJ,
Tel: +44 (0)207 046 7050

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

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday 11am – 11pm