Set in a new building adjacent to the BBC's former home at Television Centre in West London, White City House is a remarkable private haven for Soho House members that recalls the great days of television.
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The members’ club occupies the 8th, 9th and 10th (top) floors of the new-build adjoining the iconic Grade II-listed doughnut-shaped Helios ring, which houses 45 White City House hotel guestrooms alongside private residential apartments. Throughout White City, Furniture is bespoke, with significant nods throughout to mid-century modern in keeping with the origins of Television Centre, which opened in 1960 as the world's largest television studio complex. Fabrics were created specifically for White City House by the revived heritage brand Tibor, chosen not least because the original company worked with the BBC in the 1960s.
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New artworks feature throughout. One wall in the 9th floor restaurant displays playful pieces by leading contemporary artists paying homage to the legendary BBC children's television presenter Tony Hart, whose pioneering programmes were made in the vast Television Centre studios.
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Most spectacular of all is a glazed rooftop terrace, planted with lush tree ferns to create a luxuriant atmosphere that's more West Hollywood than West London. Television Centre was never so hedonistic in its heyday. But then BBC sandwiches and cardboard coffee might not have gone down well with the average Soho House member. For more information, head to the White City House website.