Watering Hole: Soho House

Watering Hole: Soho House

Soho House

Soho House

40 Greek Street, London W1

This stylish club actually looks rather unprepossessing as you stand in front of the entrance, a plain green door at the bottom of Greek Street. But a surprising experience awaits the newcomer who hits the buzzer and gains entrance to the exclusive spot - instead of the reception or bar you might expect to stroll into, you're confronted by a shadowy staircase lined with antiquarian prints.

Climb the stairs, though, and make it past the receptionists to one of the uniform green doors a few floors up and a treat awaits you. As you tentatively open the plain door, the impression that you're in someone's house continues with the sight of a sitting room full of armchairs that looks straight from a Jane Austen novel.

Take a seat at one of the windows overlooking The Three Greyhounds, and you really feel you're chilling in Jane's parlour.

This impression is ruined only by the conversation drifting over from the brainstorming sessions and corporate catch-ups taking place at nearby tables. The following quotes were gleaned by this eavesdropper from one group of mascara'd media matrons: "Cat's covering the awards. It'd be great if we could get a piece in OK!"

And: "Do you do yoga?" "No, t'ai chi darling."

You couldn't make it up.

Have your say...

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus
Media Week Jobs
Search for more media jobs

Latest

Gravity Road: new Bombay Sapphire Imagination Series 'exceeds' our 2013 Bafta win

Gravity Road: new Bombay Sapphire Imagination Series 'exceeds' our 2013 Bafta win

Bombay Sapphire has launched the second year of its 'Imagination Series' of five sponsored short films, after one from last year's series won a Bafta for Gravity Road in January.

Share
Outdoor Campaign of the Month: Just Eat
[Sponsored feature]
Share
Bauer launches daily football stats email The Equaliser

Bauer launches daily football stats email The Equaliser

Bauer Media has launched The Equaliser, a football-based daily email combining sports statistics and analysis, targeting desktop and mobile users.

Share

Get news by email