The Union Club was set up 25 years ago by ex North Sea oil rigger Pete Cross and Chef Carolyn Dawson. Opening a private members club had been a long held dream for the duo, who took the plunge after buying a dilapidated building at 50 Greek Street, Soho, all those years ago.
The building was in a terrible state with Carolyn and Pete rescuing it from semi-dereliction after the previous tenant had set fire to it. After lashings of TLC from a crew of family, friends and waitresses to be – the doors were thrown open to members in September 1993.
The club grew slowly, but steadily through its youth, and now, more than two decades later, it has become an established Soho institution. Known for its unique style, world-class food and arts-friendly ethos, the Union Club is home to those looking for a secluded escape from the hustle and bustle of the City.