"I don't care to belong to any club that would accept me as a member".
So mused Groucho Marx and it was these well-chosen words that a group of literati recalled when in 1984, parched and weary, they roamed the streets of Soho looking for a suitable watering hole.
Thus the concept of The Groucho Club was born. Successful entrepeneur Tony Mackintosh backed the proposition and discovered the sprawling Dean St location that now hosts the infamous Groucho Club.
This private members club plays host to sober, clean-living respectable media types during the day and a deliciously decadent celebrity clientele at night.
Would you want to be a member?
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New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 8 minutes from Groucho Club
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Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 11 minutes from Groucho Club
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19 Greek Street, W1D | 2 minutes from Groucho Club
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10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 7 minutes from Groucho Club
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Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 12 minutes from Groucho Club
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21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Groucho Club
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45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from Groucho Club
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