Raffles  

 
 
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287 Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW3 5EW
 
 
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Tue to Sat 9pm-4.30am; also open Sun
 

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RafflesThis Kings Road nightclub run by Patrice Gouty, founding partner of Chinawhite, is popular with celebrities and young royals - it helps if your parents have a house nearby. At Raffles you could find yourself partying alongside Paris Hilton or Prince William both of whom no doubt appreciate the exclusivity - it's members only - and the strong cocktails. Raffles which gets its name from the 19th century colonial mogul Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles has existed since 1967 but came under Gouty's management in 2007. There's a small dance floor (and a 225-person capacity) and comfy sofas so you can relax or get up and dance, depending on how the night progresses. If you're lucky you may get to see one of the many celebrity clients - Paris Hilton, Rosamund Pike, Keira Knightley, Gemma Arterton, David Walliams and Jenson Button have all partied here - just remember to act like they don't exist.

 

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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £91  40% off
9- 11 Sydney Street, SW3 | 8 minutes from Raffles
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316-318 King's Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 1 minute from Raffles
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279 Kings Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | Same location as Raffles
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289 Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | Same location as Raffles
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312 - 314 Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 1 minute from Raffles
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