soho house brighton to open end-march
It’s been a (really, really) long time coming, but it’s so close we can almost taste the Picantes. Yep, Soho House Brighton – or to give it its proper name, Little Beach House Brighton – is finally opening at the end of March.
“So many of our existing members live in Brighton, so it seemed like a natural step to open a local House in the city. It’s a brilliant place, full of progressive spirit that our members love,” said Soho House founder and CEO Nick Jones.
So what can you expect? We had a secret hard-hat tour in February and can tell you that it was looking pretty darn fabulous even with the building work still going on, so we can’t wait to see the finished article. One thing we know for sure though: whether you’re having a drink or working on projects, there are epic sea views a-plenty.
Brighton’s creative community can get ready to get spoilt: Set in the Grade II-listed Terraces on Madeira Drive, the first coastal outpost of the exclusive private members’ club boasts a Club Cecconi’s serving up their famous northern Italian dishes, a club space with a bar, event spaces and a co-working area that’s set to open later this year.
And let’s not forget that pièce de résistance – the first-floor plunge pool, which features a banana mosaic created by David Shrigley, and a glamorous poolside terrace that looks out to sea (Picantes with a view, tick).
All the areas are decked out in the club’s trademark super-chic style – with a seaside twist – featuring a combination of vintage pieces, special commissions and work by local creators.
As you’d expect from Soho House, there’s a fantastic art collection. They’re keeping it local, too: there are 110 works by artists born, based or trained in Brighton and its surrounding areas, such as recent University of Brighton graduate Miranda Forrest, who designed the fabric used throughout the House.
There’s also the Beacon collection, curated by queer art specialist Gemma Rolls-Bentley, featuring an international line-up of LGBTQIA+ artists’ work as a love letter to Brighton as a historical beacon city for the queer community.
It does all come at a price though: annual memberships start at £550 if you’re under 27, plus a one-off £300 joining fee.
The House is also launching a 16-week mentoring programme that connects young people in Brighton with Soho House members in May. Mentees will receive membership to help them grow their network and members who take part will get training on mentoring.
See you on the terrace?
Opening end of March
Little Beach House Brighton, The Terraces, Madeira Drive, Brighton BN2 1AY