Black's is one of Soho's many private members clubs. You won't get in without being a member, or going with a member, so don't even try, but if you are lucky enough to know someone in the know, then... Read More
Black's is one of Soho's many private members clubs. You won't get in without being a member, or going with a member, so don't even try, but if you are lucky enough to know someone in the know, then it is definitely worth a visit. The club is housed in a delightful old Georgian town house, it spreads over three floors, and legend has it, it is called Black's because it was founded by a man who was proud to be the "black sheep" of his family, and he wanted to unite other people who liked to see themselves as rebels to join him in being anti establishment and a little bit outre'. The hippest bands and coolest acts will play here, and it is peopled by the London cognoscenti, artists, journalists, musicians, and those who have enough money to have membership written in their blood. Great food, it is now owned by Giuseppe Mascoli of Franca Manca pizza fame and peppered with celebrity chefs. Wine and beer are relatively cheap, and the dark bar leads to exciting secret romantic evenings, in corners and cubby holes, or sprawled upstairs in armchairs and on chaise lounges.
67 Dean st
London, W1D 4QH
- Best of London's Soho Bars: "You need to know someone in the know to get in here, but if you do it is WELL worth it. A brilliant home from home, it is both threadbare and vibrant. A typical London den."
- Recommended as Best of London's Soho Bars Because: Black's is a private member's club, so difficult to enter, but once you do, it's quintessentially London, and very cool.