Soho Tour

Coffee bars and cubs of the 50's

By David Marks

Just been on an excellent walking tour of Soho visiting the sites of some of the coffee bars I visited in the 50's. Couldn't claim to be a fan of rock &roll but I had belonged to Chris Barbers Jazz Club at the White Hart in Southall and (briefly) got to know Lonnie Donegan. The thing that is bothering me now is that I was sure that the church of St Annes in Wardour Street had a club in the crypt and for some reason the Club Tahiti keeps springing to mind . I am sure I remember the neon sign outside ... or is this a figment of an aged imagination. Can anyone put me out of my misery please !

This page was added by David Marks on 15/12/2015.
Comments about this page

I think you're correct about Club Tahiti being at St Annes, The Student’s Guide to London (1956) reveals that young visitors to the city enjoyed Club Tahiti on Shaftesbury Avenue

By Tony Shrimplin
On 23/01/2016

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