Cracks in the Facade
The Arts and Authors' Club
The Arts Club is a London private members club founded in 1863 by, amongst others, Charles Dickens, Anthony Trollope, and Lord Leighton in Dover Street, Mayfair, London, England.
The Authors’ Club is a British membership organization established as a place where writers could meet and talk. It was founded by the novelist and critic Walter Besant in 1891.
These two clubs share bar and lounge, but each club also has its own smaller private quarters. Private parties are welcome if rooms are booked a few days in advance. Meeting rooms and sleeping accommodations are also available.
The members of both clubs mingle freely in the common area, and as each club has well over 100 creativists on their list, the bar can at times get both crowded and noisy.