The City of London Corporation gives private parties the green light as law firm Gordon Dadds secures late licenses for the City's eagerly awaited private members clubs

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Better start saving up, there's a new private members clubs coming to town, and it don't come cheap.

International law firm Gordon Dadds has been fighting the good fight for private parties in the City, and has just overseen the successful application for a for a new club's late licence in the historic Devonshire Square.

Devonshire Club, the latest oasis for the City's well-connected workers, has been given the green light for regulated entertainment, sale of alcohol and late night refreshment by the City of London Corporation. It comes a week after Gordon Dadds secured a similar agreement for a club worth £70m to open on Curtain Road.

The 58,000sq ft Devonshire Club, which will set members back £2,000 per annum alongside another £2,000 joining fee, is currently under construction and set to open next month.

Ian Palmer, General Manager of Devonshire Club, said: “We are delighted to have been given the go-ahead by the City of London Corporation."

"This is a huge step for us in the development of the club and paves the way for the very exciting final stage of development to take place before we open the doors to our members in June this year.”

Gordon Dadds is on a roll when it comes to private watering holes in the City. Last week, the law firm secured a late licence for the Curtain Road Hotel and Private Members club, a £70m venue on the outskirts of the City that even has its own rooftop swimming pool.

The Curtain Road haunt comes in slightly cheaper, with a standard annual rate of £900 (£600 for under 27s).

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