Words by Josh Bozin
In the heart of Chiswick - West of London – lies a comfortable abode in the way of High Road House; one of Soho House’s first homely locations that was set to change the way people utilise not only a creative space, but accommodation in general.
The average passer-by would definitely miss its entrance, but those in the know will open its strong-structured arch doors to the delight of a welcoming member’s house.
Pass the reception with confidence and let them know you’re either checking in or meeting a Soho House member in the upstairs Club Room.
If you’re a guest, just walk on through.
Overall, the space at High Road is small but utilised effectively. If you’re staying overnight, ensure you opt for a ‘small room’ or bigger. Anything less may pose a little restrictive in the way of space - especially if travelling with company.
Nonetheless, the 14-room Georgian terrace townhouse is comfortable and quaint; rooms are naturally lit and are decorated with wooden interiors and, of course, feature the stylish - yet quirky - style attributes that Soho House is renowned for.
The Club room and bar are open for all-day eating, drinking and relaxing. This is where you’ll find the creatives and Soho House members at work. Rich leather sofas and booths populate the rooms making it more like a living room away from home, as opposed to a rigid public bar and restaurant.
Decorating the club rooms is a fantastic range of monochromatic artwork from around the world, including work by celebrated artists including Elizabeth Price, Ryan Gander, Mark Wallinger and emerging British artists. The High Road House collection makes up a small part of a 2000-strong Soho House art collection.
The food from the house is simple yet deliciously London. Head downstairs to the High Road Brasserie for the perfect dinner date with a range of locally sourced produce on offer in a stylish yet nonchalant setting.