287 King's Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 5EW, England

Raffles was originally established in the swinging '60s and is still a mainstay of the high-end side of the London nightlife scene.

Introducing Raffles

Raffles named after the colonial mogul Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles has a long and vibrant history. Founded in 1967 by Peter Evans, an established restaurateur who was accredited with bringing steak houses to London, its Kings road location was the stamping ground of the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton and Vivienne Westwood.

The club has numbered amongst its former members Royalty, Politicians, celebrities and several generations of established families and has welcomed everyone from Princess Margaret, Earl Snowdon and Lichfield, the world-renowned American singer Barbara Streisand to the Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.

In the early 70’s the club continued to enjoy the patronage of the highest levels of English society and on one occasion the Queen herself attended, together with Prince Charles and Princess Anne, for the 21st birthday party of the grandson of the Earl of Mountbatten .

Previously described as “a darkened, noisome centre of nightlife for the better-heeled Chelsea folk” the club has always provided a combination of services, from drinks to food to dancing but dinner ceased to be served in the 1980’s and has over recent years been best known for its dancing and drinks offering.

Members enjoy the club for its exclusivity and luxury, as well as its music, which lies at the core of the club and Raffles attracts some of the best acts and DJs in the world. Under the watchful eye of the club’s management the club will be celebrating nearly half a century of existence.

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  • Capacity:
    260 people
  • Music:
    House and party club hits
  • Opening Times:
    Thursday - Saturday (10pm - 3am)
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  • Price Range:

  • Minimum Table Spend:
    £750 - £1200 (Standard Table)
    £1200 - £2000 (VIP Table)

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Raffles in the News
What's happened to London's nightlife?
Article originally published on: 2016-10-07

London nightclubs have become the "battleground for lots of competing agendas". The BBC give their say on how London nightlife and in particular central London nightclubs have suffered.

Read more... http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-37546558

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Raffles Map & Location
  • Address:
    287 King's Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 5EW
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Raffles Venue Hire

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Not only a private member’s nightclub, but Raffles Chelsea can be hired as an exclusive event space from 12pm until the early hours, seven days a week.

Take advantage of our main club room or the Dom Pérignon room for all your party planning needs this year.

Whether you are planning to host a launch party, corporate event, birthday party, fashion show or you just want an excuse to gather colleagues, friends or family in a room, our events team are here to guide you through every step of the process and we are confident that we can exceed your expectations and more. We pride ourselves on our high levels of service and attention to the finer details.

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    +44 20 3441 2647 (Venue Hire & Tables Only)
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    260 people
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