The club at The House of St Barnabas — London, UK
Sited in a beguiling Grade One Listed Georgian building with one of the finest Rococo plasterwork interiors in London, The House of St Barnabas has for over a century been the residence for a homelessness charity of the same name, while also served as a recent temporary home for pop-up members club Quintessentially Soho. Now, in a bid to support those less fortunate back into fulltime jobs, the organisation has launched a new member’s club in which it will offer work experience as part of its Employment Academy. The space, which has been spruced up to its original glory has been designed by interiors architect Grainne Weber, who created a cosy opulence with a mix of contemporary and classical furniture that offsets the tradition of the house. An art collection and revolving exhibitions curated by Katie Heller will feature artists such as Tracey Emin and Martin Creed, while the music, by director Sav Remzi will feature a residency programme of DJs. A casual menu of homemade pizzas and artisan flatbreads will be served in the private courtyard garden, while the restaurant will feature dishes inspired by Grand European brasseries with locally sourced ingredients. The house also boasts a bar and a series of meeting rooms and events spaces.