The Groucho Club
The Groucho Club is one of the most significant clubs in London city. The club was formed in 1985 and is said to have been established by a group of publishers to create the ideal Gentlemen’s meet & relax venue. Located in the bohemian centre of Soho, the club doors are opened to members from the arts, publishing, film, music and advertising industry. The club boasts two bars, two restaurants, private event rooms, twenty bedrooms and a welcoming outdoor space. The Groucho Club is the benchmark for a new generation of members clubs both opening in the area and internationally.
The Ivy Soho is a brassiere located on Broadwick Street at the centre of Soho’s liveliest areas. This elegant hot spot is decorated with many artworks that have been inspired by Soho’s music scene and iconic resident William Blake. Visitors are welcomed by a luxurious bar, private dining room and its iconic Parisian styled terrace. The Ivy’s notable features include an onyx bar, bronze pendant lighting, marble floor tiles, polished parquet and a mixture of burnt orange leather and velvet banquettes and bar stools. The brassiere offers a 7 day service of its ‘modern British’ menu and musical entertainment provided by selected DJ’s from 7 pm until close, during brunch times as well as on the weekends.
Soho House is a reputable private members house; the mid-Georgian townhouse was built in 1732 and still resides on Soho’s popular Dean Street. Having previously housed many prominent figures including the seventh Earl of Abercorn, who was a fellow of the Royal Society and author of a work on magnetism. The naval-themed murals in the main entrance and staircase reflect the heritage and culture behind the historical venue. With the inclusion of its traditionally welcoming courtyard, Soho house also provides one of the few outdoor dining spaces available in Soho.
Sounds of the Universe
SOTU includes a plethora of sounds and styles of music to suit any individual taste or need. Genres include old school Hip-hop, Jazz and Soul from Brazil to Africa. You can also find a unique selection of books from a variety world-wide. A selected range of Studio 1 t-shirts and hoodies are also available.
Reign wear is a popular vintage store located in Soho and Oxford. They focus on premium grade European and designer vintage catering for both men and women. Rebelling from fast fashion, this independent brand are about the longevity and quality of their merchandise. With passion for good design, quality craft, one-off trinkets and vintage cla-ssics, Reign wear cater for conscious clients.
Underground is an independent shoe shop which has served the style needs of those outside the mainstream, the insubordinate, the pioneers and the brave. Underground’s ethos is all about authenticity and counter culture heritage in contrast to its contemporary design. The store itself presents a variety of styles from its current collection and specially commissioned work which is available only from the store. Underground customers can also custom create their own styles through their Re-Mix service.
House of Minalima
Minalima is a true destination point and celebration for Harry Potter fans and design enthusiasts, who can indulge in display of graphic art focused on this epic store and of course the Fantastic Beasts. Scattered across four floors, House of Minalima host its very own gallery space displaying fifteen years of creative and collaborative graphic design. The award winning studio is both a shop and a gallery space with a unique spectacle of visual surprises along the way.
All works exhibited in the gallery spaces are for sale and can be purchased along with a range of posters, stationery, home-ware and books.
Algerian Coffee Stores
Since the doors first opened in 1887 coffee and tea have dominated the shops atmosphere. Today, 128 years later, the Algerian Coffee Store has evolved into one of the world’s best known and leading suppliers of coffee and tea. Offering a choice of over 80 coffees and 120 teas from around the world. The list continues to grow as ACS source spe-ciality coffee and teas world-wide. They source a range of original, delicious and fine confectionery. In store you will also find a large variety of domestic coffee makers and tea appliances. The shop still retains its authenticity through mainte-nance of its original features which include the original wooden shelves along the walls, and wooden counter and display case.
Axel Arigato is a contemporary footwear brand who’s designs focus on a clean sleek look to optimise self-style and self-expression. The contemporary and simplistic brand identity is reflected throughout the store with its glass displays and minimal layouts.
Wardour news has been a resident on Wardour Street for over 30 years. It is known for its immense range of art, design, fashion and photography magazines. Sourcing some of the most creative publications in the world, the newsagent offers some of the most influential, creative and independent magazines that you can find in London. They also sell newspapers, a selection of greeting cards, stationery and other day-today-merchandise. Keen to discover new works and to build an extensive gallery, Wardour news are also happy to source magazines for specific orders.
Known as one of London’s leading fabric retailers, Broadwick silks offer a huge range of high quality fabrics. Offering a diverse range of fabrics, they provide material for theatre & film, fashion and soft furnishings. Decorated with extravagant designs and a great range of fabrics, the shop display welcomes fabric enthusiasts and also offer a project-specific sampling service along with support for your creative ideas.
Paul A. Young Chocolates is an inspirational and groundbreaking chocolatier based in Soho, ahead of the game, Paul Young is leading in the British chocolate scene. His passion for chocolate making and craft has earned him various awards ranking his chocolates amongst the best out there. His chocolate works are reputable due to the true artisan crafts, using absolutely no compounds, concentrates, essences, preservatives or additives. Paul is known to develop flavouring combinations that are original, sometimes experimental, a little daring and perfect in flavour. All creations are handmade in the kitchens of the shop, created in small batches using only fresh ingredients.
Oliver Spencer Clothing
Founded in 2002, Oliver brand has developed a reputable name for his Designer Menswear brand. What began as a label that specified in creating and expanding formal wear has now been developed into something new. Oliver Spencer is about creating clothing that reflects quality and crafts of premium tailoring through relaxed and modern styles. Using the finest fabrics and yarns from artisanal British and Italian Mills, Spencer produces menswear garments that are setting production and provenance standards worldwide.
The Curzon is a cinema located in Soho and is creditable as a filmmakers cinema. The opportunity to find yourself sat by a screenwriter or a director is a norm, it hosts regular Director Q&A’s documentary events, previews and film inspired exhibitions making The Curzon a must visit venue.
The cinema venue offers a bar which is a popular spot amongst the public, the highly energised venue that caters for many. In 1998 the cinema had been divided into a three screen complex and renamed to Curzon Soho, since then it has proven to become hugely successful and has been voted London’s number One cinema by the Time Out readers.