After much demand for a health and fitness facility, the famous 155-year-old private members club Dover Street Arts Club is joining forces with the Lanserhof group of luxury spas. It is to be their first location in London. The Apline health retreats specialise in ‘intestinal cleansing’ and ‘gut detox’ regimes.

A club spokesman said: “The specialists at Lanserhof will be able detect potential illnesses before they even become an issue. It’s all about healing and prevention and helping people extend the quality and length of their lives.”

The medical gym, providing a team of doctors, specialists and consultation rooms is due to open by the end of 2018. Members will pay an extra fee to join Lanserhof at The Arts Club.