About Us


You were looking for Trouble, and now you've found us. Welcome to a rather special members' club: we are here to enliven your mind, to expand your circle of friends, and to build a society of smart and engaged people who share the same interests. 


We have a rich programme of talks, debates, dinners, private evenings out at cultural openings and foreign jaunts. We work with some of the finest venues in London - currently The Groucho Club in Soho and the Corinthia Hotel, near Westminster - for really special evenings out. For what's on, see our schedule.

A bit of history: Trouble first started in 2014 running pop-ups club and evenings in and around Soho. We've had evenings on everything from politics and economics to art, film, gaming and sex, and also drunk a fair amount of gin. There have now been several thousand people through our various doors, many of whom have become friends, done business together and keep nagging us to do more events.

There's a few things you should know about Trouble. It is led by women, founded by Joy Lo Dico, moonlighting from day job as a columnist at the Evening Standard and broadcaster at Monocle. Its mission is to get great women speakers on stage and to build the bonds across the group.

You are probably by now asking how to join? We pride ourselves on being an inclusive, rather than exclusive, club. Whatever walk of life you come from, you are welcome to apply. Membership is £50 for six months. Men are also absolutely welcome - indeed we'd love to have you share in this goal. Just be aware you might be outnumbered. 

The best way of keeping in contact for updates is via our Facebook group  and checking your inboxes for our monthly mail-outs. If you'd like to get the monthly Trouble newsletter, sign up below.


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Got a query?

Want to know more about the club, have a query or an offer for us? 

We are always looking for new adventures and ideas. Just drop Joy and the team a line through the contact box. 

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Club Rules

  • Pay your dues so we can all keep making Trouble. Even the Trouble management pay them.

  • Disagree by all means, but respect the opinion of fellow members and keep it good-natured.

  • Respect the rules of the venue in which our evenings and outings are held.

  • No wall-flowering: this is a group in which being noisy is encouraged.

  • Unless specified as private, you are free to take photographs, circulate content on social media and

    hashtag away. However, our content may not be used for any commercial purposes without advance


  • Conversations between members and between members and guests outside staged events are private

    and should not be circulated.

  • Members are responsible for their guests abiding by the above rules.

  • Members’ guests are welcome at most events at members’ prices.

  • Please check the booking page to find out how many you may bring along.

  • Trouble reserves the right to terminate a membership should a member go against the rules or the spirit of the club. A refund will be at the discretion of the management.


Trouble Ltd

Hazelwood Cottage, Minchinhampton, Stroud Gl6 9AL