How to apply

All applications must be from gentlemen 18 years or older using the official application form available from the Membership Secretary’s office or by downloading it here.

The categories of membership are J7 (up to 24 years of age), Town, Country and Overseas, and the annual subscriptions vary according to category and age. Town membership applies to gentlemen living or working within a 50-mile radius of the clubhouse as at the 1st January each year. Click here for the map.

Method of application


From the age of 18 applicants have up to six years to benefit from the J7 subscription, being a one-off payment of £700 (2024) which covers membership up to the December after their 25th birthday. This is the most cost effective way to join, as it does not require payment of an additional entrance fee.

Applicants from HMC schools should speak to their HMC head of school to propose them or issue proof of matriculation. Other applicants can be proposed and seconded by existing members of two years standing,  interviewed by two members of the committee or proposed by a male family member who must have been a member of the club for two years.

Town, Country & Overseas

Letters / emails from both proposer and seconder should accompany the application form stating fully the position of the candidate socially and otherwise, his qualifications for membership and the length of time they have known him, which should not ordinarily be less than two years. A candidate’s proposer and seconder must have been members of the club for at least two years. A candidate may be required to attend an interview. It would be of assistance to the committee if the candidate could also be supported by members other than the proposer and seconder.

A member, of two years standing, may propose a family member. No seconder is required.

To apply either write or email to the Membership Secretary for more information.


In accordance with its constitution, membership of the East India is available only to gentlemen. However the club welcomes ladies as guests of members, has a contingent of honorary ladies and reciprocal ladies can make full use of the clubhouse. For those wishing to join a traditional ladies only membership club you are recommended to The University Women’s Club and their clubhouse in Mayfair. Full details are available from their website