It’s the exclusive club in London where cabinet ministers and young royals rub shoulders with the rich and Hollywood – and now also Ground Zero for conspirators against Boris Johnson.
One evening last week, Prince William, David Cameron and Nigel Farage were all at 5 Hertford Street, a £2,850 private members club in Mayfair – in Mr Farage’s case, for discussions with his ‘prominent Tory donor’ who had become frustrated with Boris .
The club has also been used by Secretary of State Liz Truss to host “Fizz with Liz” meetings of Tory MPs and “Biz for Liz” events with potential financial backers for the leadership bid.
The exclusive London Club 5 Hertford Street (above) is where government ministers, wealthy young royals and Hollywood actors – now also Ground Zero for the conspirators against Boris Johnson – are held.
The club has also been used by Secretary of State Liz Truss (left) to host ‘Fizz with Liz’ meetings to impress Tory MPs and ‘Biz for Liz’ events with potential financial backers for the leadership bid. Marco Longi (right), MP for Dudley North, and Gareth Davis, representing Grantham and Stamford, were among the five “Walers” that Truss had for dinner at the club on the eve of a budget submission by leadership rival Rishi Sunak in October.
Regarded as the most influential and secretive members club in London, it is where Prince Harry and Meghan had their first meeting and where Tony Blair enjoyed a drink with Rupert Murdoch’s then-wife Wendy Deng.
The basement nightclub, Loulou’s, showcased the dance styles of George, Amal Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio and Mick Jagger.
Truss, who asked Loulou’s DJ to play Abba’s songs, used this to lure members of the Red Wall House of Representatives who joined the House of Commons in 2019 under Johnson but were drawn to her neo-Thatcherian ideology.
One evening last week, Prince William, David Cameron and Nigel Farage were all at 5 Hertford Street, a £2,850 private members club in Mayfair – in Mr Farage’s case, for discussions with his ‘prominent Tory donor’ who had become frustrated with Boris . (Pictured Mr. Farage at the club on Monday)
Marco Longi, MP for Dudley North, and Gareth Davis, who represents Grantham and Stamford, were among five “Walters” who dined there on the eve of a budget submission by leadership rival Rishi Sunak in October.
She told them she wanted to “begin standing up for conservative values and not be ashamed to do so”.
One source says, “Lis is clearly not so blunt as to say ‘Vote for me if Boris is ousted.'” The conversation was more along the lines of, ‘What do your constituents think of the government?’.
Ms Truss, who asked Loulou’s DJ to perform ABBA songs, used it to lure MPs from the Red Wall who entered the House of Commons in 2019 under Boris Johnson (pictured on Thursday), but she was drawn to her neo-Thatcherian ideology.
The former Minister of International Trade also carries out ministerial work there. In June, she charged taxpayers £1,308 for dinner with US business actress Catherine Taye.
Friends of Farage, head of Britain’s Reform Party, claim that Tory donors who are fed up with high taxes and the government’s redistributive policies have been co-opted.
UK reform leader Richard Tice has said he will support lower taxes and regulation in the upcoming elections, and has been critical of the business impact of the government’s Covid measures, as did the 99 Conservatives who rebelled last week over “Plan B” restrictions.
Mr Farage declined to comment on the donor in question – he told The Mail on Sunday, “For once I’m saying nothing” – but the club’s founder, Robin Burley, who donated £20,000 to Johnson in 2019, said in September he would do so. . Certainly not ‘giving the conservatives more money.
Mr Burley said: “I don’t see this government as being particularly pro-business. I am very depressed about the situation. We are standing alone, we have huge debt, outside the EU.”
But we are not taking advantage of the advantages. I don’t see where deregulation will happen. You need a pioneering nation, and we’re not going in that direction.
“As an ardent supporter of Brexit and an ardent supporter of Boris, I am a very anxious and frustrated man.” He said Mr Farage’s visit had “nothing to do with me”.
Note… Prince William is gone too
Prince William arrives with his friends at 5 Hertford St last week – the same night that David Cameron and Nigel Farage were there