The global private members’ club and concierge service has taken over the historic house in 1 Greek Street to transform it into a stylish not-for-profit charitable members’ lounge and events place until the end of December.
- To have a glimpse at the revamped House of St Barnabas. Situated in the heart of Soho, the Grade 1 listed building -which has often been used for historic films shoots- dates back to 1746 and boasts an array of striking Georgian features, including one of only two private gardens in Soho and a historic private chapel. Acclaimed British designer Russell Sage has restored the house to its original glory, creating a distinctive and stylish environment, with a perfect mix of faded grandeur and witty English eccentric details.
- To get the chance to be part of an exclusive private club -along VIP members Stephen Fry, Sophie Dahl, Lily Allen, Daisy Lowe and Mick Jagger- and to access a range of entertaining events including a Halloween party, carol concerts, films and DJ nights, cooking master classes, wine tastings, book signings, live music evenings, gala balls. The lounge is open from 11am till 11.30pm (12pm on Friday), with a restaurant serving lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, and an all day menu at the bar.
- To do your bit for charity. Quintessentially Soho aims to raise funds for The Quintessentially Foundation, dedicated to improve the health, wellbeing and education of disadvantaged children, families and local communities worldwide, and for The House of St Barnabas, a philanthropic institution dedicated to improving the futures of people in need. Between 1846 and 2006, the charity used the historic house as a shelter for homeless and abused women
Quintessentially Soho at the House of St Barnabas: 1 Greek Street, W1 (Oxford Circus, Tottenham Court Road), £250 membership from now until 21 December. For information, visit: www.quintessentiallysoho.com