In Profile: Zana Morris, Founder of The Clock


We talk to Zana Morris about Marylebone’s latest opening, The Clock.

1) Tell us how The Clock came about

The Clock on Wimpole Street in Marylebone is the concept of myself and Karen Welman – we founded the award winning Library and Little Library gyms. The Clock is a culmination of all of our dreams and aspirations to create a house of total wellness in the most luxe of surroundings, to reflect our clienteles’ own lifestyles.

2) What makes The Clock different from other gyms?

In the days of one size fits all super gyms, The Clock has a bespoke approach in next level luxe surroundings – behind the door of a classic Georgian townhouse in the heart of London is one of the most innovative, effective and luxurious private members clubs in the world – dedicated to health, wellbeing and inner and outer strength. Across four bright, airy and exquisite floors, furnished with original antiques and some pieces rescued from The Ritz, you need never leave the The Clock as it nurtures your body and soul, visually, physically, environmentally and emotionally. There’s the proven, hugely successful 15 minute High Intensity Training or private boxing in our wood panelled Library. There’s barre & yoga in classic Music Room complete with a baby-grand piano. Or you can simply pull up a chair in the beautiful farmhouse kitchen while our personal chef creates a tailored nutrition plan for you. And for the soul – relax with a coffee in our Drawing Room.

3) How important is nutrition at The Clock?

As a trained nutritionist and author of The High Fat Diet, a best seeing book, nutrition is really important at The Clock, with menus tailor made to best benefit each client. We also have an on-site chef who makes healthy, nutritional breakfasts and lunches in the warm, friendly kitchen – clients sit around the farmhouse table and chat while Leo rustles up an omelette…

4) You have other locations in London – why have you opened in Marylebone?

We are in Barnes and Notting Hill and were in Marylebone already – but when this beautiful building became available we felt it was the right area for our clients being a mix of residential and business and we were able to fulfil all of our dreams within one building. We both love Marylebone – the atmosphere, the architecture and the people.

5) Do you spend much time in the Marylebone area? Any favourites?

I spend a lot of time around here – I love Marylebone High Street and love to nip to the Ivy Café or to the Nordic Bakery. I also love the shops, the mix of new and traditional.

More info:

The Clock, 42 Wimpole St, London W1G 8YF


About Author

Alex is the founder of digital agency 93digital, the publisher of Marylebone Online.