The Colony Room Club
41 Dean Street
The Colony Room Club, Soho from the series Society by Bridget Smith
Francis Bacon (one of the founding members of the Colony Room) - On Life, Death, and Gambling.
The Colony Room's taxi service
Founded in 1948 by the formidable Muriel Belcher in London's Soho. Its famous nicotine stained green walls have played host to not only great artists, but also to great characters for 60 years.
It's the club where Kate Moss did a stint as barmaid; Dylan Thomas threw up on the carpet and Princess Margaret popped in for a pink gin.
Today its existence is threatened.
The Colony is a living work of art, it's a tragedy what's happening. From Bacon to Beckett, Rimbaud to Rotten, the Colony must not be forgotten. - Sebastian Horsley
Now playing: Chet Baker - There Will Never Be Another You