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The Gargoyle Club, Soho

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69 Dean Street, Soho was home to The Gargoyle Club, the most celebrated nightclub of the 1920s 'Bright Young Thing' era.

Opened in 1925 by David Tennant, The Gargoyle Club became a twenties institution frequented by artists, intellectuals, writers and socialites combining bohemianism with glamour and style. With an extravagant mirrored decor designed by Henri Matisse and two of his paintings 'The Red Studio' and 'The Studio, Quai St. Michel'  hanging in the bar and on the staircase respectively, The Gargoyle Club was the centre of London bohemia until it's decline in the 1950s.

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Quai St. Michel by Matisse

If you fancy following in the footsteps of David Tennant, Brian Howard, Elizabeth Ponsonby and the other socialites of 1920s London, why not visit the Dean Street Townhouse, an opulent hotel and restaurant that now occupies what was The Gargoyle Club and raise a glass to the Bright Young Things and London's bohemia. 

The Red Studio, 1911 by Henri Matisse

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