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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Suggested Donation

Type Initial Suggested Donation Monthly Suggested Donation Annual Suggested Donation 5 years Suggested Donation Life
Full £100 £35 £325 £1,300 £5,000
Overseas/Concession £100 £25 £225 £1,000 £5,000

The Fine Print

Overseas refers to people 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, for whom there is also no initial suggested donation. The Retiree Concession is available to over 65s.   The suggested contribution is entirely 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. For full Terms and Conditions, please contact us on [email protected].

Payment Details

All donors 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 long or Life long suggested donation amounts can be paid by cheque or bank transfer.

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