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What do you do when you’ve already got the biggest rooftop bar in Soho? Make it a bit bigger, obviously!

Century Club, the Shaftesbury Avenue private members’ club for vaguely creative people, has raised the roof quite literally by nearly doubling their rooftop terrace space. Which is impressive given Century already boasted Soho’s biggest rooftop. And now it’s, y’know, bigger-er…

Officially opening this coming Friday, the roof is part of Century’s lockdown refurb which will also see the Club Lounge and ┬áCocktail Lounge get a makeover, the club has used the summer as a chance to spruce up and come out ready to party in September.

the Shaftesbury Avenue private members' club for vaguely creative people, has raised the roof quite literally...

The new rooftop will provide additional capacity for 50 to 60 guests seated, and will sit next to and slightly above the existing and extensive rooftop. Billed as an ‘open-air oasis showcasing even better views across London’, we’re looking forward to experiencing it.

The changes come alongside a lift revamp (whooo) and some fancy meeting rooms but in the round suggest some encouraging signs for the hospitality industry, as well as indicating that changes to working patterns might provide a boon to London’s club scene.

That clubs are having big refurbs (see also Groucho among others) is a signal that London is getting back onto its feet, but also when it does people are going to want work differently. As big London offices delay reopening, or adopt widespread WFH-ing it’s likely that West End clubs will become an office-from-office. And we couldn’t think of better place to be working…

Opens on Friday 4th September…