After nearly five years, Brothers & Sisters is leaving Soho. It’s been a rollercoaster of a ride and we’ll miss our little patch of Great Pulteney Street immensely.
But it’s not just the bricks and mortar, it’s a whole host of conveniences and people and experiences that we’ll miss. We asked everyone here what they’ll miss the most, with answers varying from the predictable to the downright unbelievable. Here, in no particular order, are what we’ll miss the most…
Proximity to Zara; Liberty (the great big purple shop); BangBang, sea bass and fried rice from Pit Stop; the lovely old Italian guy at Lina’s who offers you a kiss with your coffee (he’s like 85 so it’s charming rather than creepy); perfectionist waxing lady at Soho tanning, Fernandez and Wells flat whites; being able to run out and buy a pair of pants really easily when we’ve forgotten to pack them; the lovely big issue man at the end of Old Compton Street, cinnamon buns from Nordic Bakery; Foxcroft & Ginger Café; cycling up the Mall every morning; the smell of skunk drifting through the boardroom window from Crack Alley – aka Bridle Lane; the downstairs bar at Hix; The Windmill pub; Sunset Strip; queueing for the office toilets; celeb spotting; So High Soho; Madame JoJo’s; crack deals in broad daylight; fighting for desk space; last-minute present buying, Boots (the shop, not a pair of), Nando’s, Sam Smith’s; cruising down Old Compton Street; Triyoga Soho; H&M; the hot dry cleaner on Berwick Street Market; more sushi bars than you can shake a stick at, Cowling & Wilcox; fashionistas in too high high heels tripping over cobbles; that dingy karaoke bar that we always end up in on Frith St.
It is with a heavy heart that we leave our beloved Soho, but we’re all up for new adventures and Clerkenwell seems like a great place to start a new one. Farewell and so long, Soho. You’ve been a great friend.