The Gargoyle Club was a private members' club on the upper floors of 69 Dean Street, Soho, London (at the corner with Meard Street), founded in 1925 or 1928 (sources vary) by the aristocratic socialite David Tennant, the brother of Stephen Tennant and the war poet Edward Wyndham Tennant.
There was a very large ballroom, a bar, coffee room and drawing room. Some of the interiors were by Henri Matisse, who was also a member. It was reached by a small and rickety lift. The interior was Moorish and mirrored with pieces of 18th century glass.
It closed in 1978. In 1979, one of the Gargoyle's rooms became the premises of The Comedy Store, with the Nell Gwyn Strip Club below. 69 Dean Street later became Gossip's nightclub. Together with 70 Dean Street, it is now the Dean Street Townhouse hotel.
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- Donald Maclean
- Henri Matisse
- John Minton
- Ivan Moffat
- Henrietta Moraes
- Dylan Thomas
- Philip Toynbee
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