Soho House

The Reinvention Of The London Club

A former employee of mine asked an LA cab driver to take him to Soho House and was told, disdainfully; ‘You’ll never get in, it’s exclusive.’ London’s old private clubs like Whites and the Garrick were anachronistic and really only suited for filming ‘Sherlock Holmes’ episodes in, so a new generation of private clubs had […]

Another London Landmark Becomes A Chain

Kettner’s restaurant in Soho was opened by Auguste Kettner, the chef to Napoleon III, and became one of the first French restaurants in London. It boasted among its regulars Lillie Langtry, Oscar Wilde, Agatha Christie and Bing Crosby. Everyone in Soho has a favourite memory of the place. For my business partner’s 40th birthday I […]