Now open to the public until late 2015, iconic Soho institution L’Escargot is hosting a photography exhibition which demonstrates Soho as a never ending, constantly changing organism which lives, grows and breathes through its community.
The exhibition displayed throughout the famous Soho townhouse, from the iconic restaurant downstairs right through to the top floor of the members club upstairs. Showcased within the exhibition are the works of three amateur photographers, Robert Stallard, Strangeways and Damien Frost. These three photographers who were members of the Soho community themselves, understood the intricate qualities and livelihood of the outstanding subjects and situations they decided to depict, and as such captured personal moments whilst living and working in the area.
L’Escargot has been skilfully restored and is now one of London’s most eccentric and lavish restaurants and members club. Housed in a 280 year old town house, this famous Soho landmark was established in 1927 by M. Georges Gaudin and rapidly became the favourite rendezvous of the French émigré community, socialites, and stars of the local theatres.
(48 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D 4EF, Tel: 020 7439 7474)