Once the preserve of stuffy English gentlemen, the London Club has been given a makeover.
Membership fees and dress codes have been banished from Coppa Club , which is set to open near Tower Bridge on Monday, May 30, bringing with it the largest riverside terrace in London.
Alongside views of the Tower of London, River Thames, Tower Bridge and HMS Belfast, it will offer many of the services of a members’ club – a place to eat, drink, meet, work, or just hang out – but without, the owners claim, “the snobbery”.
Guests will be able to sit back in comfy sofas, laptops plugged in and connected to Wi-fi, while sipping a cocktail.
Opening from 7.30am during the week and 9am at weekends, it will boast all-day dining for up to 260 people, with dishes such as pancakes with bacon and maple syrup, sticky chorizo sausages, crab linguine and flourless chocolate cake.
Located on the river at Three Quays Walk in Lower Thames Street, Coppa Club’s owners hope to build on the success of sister venue in Sonning-on-Thames, Berkshire.
Managing director Tiffany Renwick said “We hope we’ll be just as popular with Londoners who want somewhere to call their own, without having to pay a joining fee, or go through a complex admission process.
“We’re not re-inventing the wheel with Coppa Club.
“There are great restaurants, bars, coffee shops and work spaces all over the city, but what Coppa does is put a great restaurant, a great bar, a great coffee shop and a great work space all under one roof.”