The Player: London, ENGLAND. A 60’s inspired homage to smoky jazzy basement bars and airport lounges. In the halcyon days when Dick Bradsell was at the helm, The Player really was the place to be. It was here with the iconic monogram P sprinkled liberally underfoot and the bar paraphernalia taking its reference points from the lush tiles reminiscent of petrified wood that the widely regarded cocktail maestro conjured up sublime creations that had the style cognoscenti queuing around the block. Some things never last forever though. Now the address of ‘a soho-based boutique sound studio’! Oh well, all good things n all that…
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23 Romilly Street
23 Romilly Street: London, ENGLAND Infamous in its short but utterly fantastic life for wild parties frequented by the style cognoscenti in its retro-flavoured basement bar-The Two Thirty Club. 23 Romilly Street upstairs was an exclusive members club with a different theme on every floor. Featuring big black cube armchairs and a leather floor for the top floor bar. Butterscotch suede on the walls completed the effect. “It doesn’t offer lots of space but lots of cool” was how Caroline Roux at Arena described it.
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