A classy media-friendly members' club in the heart of Soho
Category : Bar, Club, Members-Club, Restaurant
Address : 61-63 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London, W1D 6LQ, UNITED KINGDOM - Directions
Web : www.centuryclub.co.uk
Opening Times : Mon-Wed 8am-1am, Thu 8am-1am, Fri 8am-12am, Sat 5pm-1am
Closest Tube : Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square
Private Dining Room : Details
We're very excited to announce our newest partnership. It's hard to turn a corner on a London street these days without coming across an establishment billing itself as a private members' club, which makes it that much more gratifying when you finally find a club worth its salt, and The Century Club is undoubtedly one such place. Originally launched in Soho in 2001, it has stood alongside Soho House and Groucho Club as one of the most important members clubs' in the neighbourhood and exudes everything you want from such a place: attentive hospitality, a cool yet salubrious design, an edge of exclusivity and, most importantly, like-minded and interesting members.
The Century Club derives its name from the 100 steps of its staircase that span five floors to its excellent rooftop terrace bar (the largest in the area), which boasts a retractable rooftop in case of inclement weather and comes in handy during the winter months. Drinkers enjoying expertly mixed cocktails from this vantage point will be able to take in unbeatable views over the beautiful St Anne's Church Courtyard and down Shaftesbury Avenue. As you ascend you'll realise that the Century Club is a massive venue, in fact it's the largest private members' club in Soho, covering over 15,000 feet.
In addition to the rooftop terrace bar, the Century Club boasts two other cocktail lounges with skilled mixologists, a cinema/screening room, a performance stage, two restaurants, a private dining room and a bespoke nightclub. The design has been executed brilliantly, fusing industrial accents with a mid-Century touch straight out of Mad Men. There's an abundance of brown leather and wood, pressed tin ceilings, Art Deco pendant chandeliers and seating, which are illuminated by immense floor-to-ceiling windows letting in natural light and trendy exposed filament bulbs giving the rooms a classic bronze hue. Many of the original materials of the building are left bare, with exposed industrial brickwork and structural columns. It would be easy to imagine Don Draper kicking back in these genteel trappings and enjoying a bone-dry gin martini.