Gerry’s Club is Soho’s longest running and most famous actors club and a true institution. Set up in 1955 by Gerry Campion, the actor who played Billy Bunter, this private members club and drinking joint is a haunt for actors, writers, directors, producers, artists, musicians, dancers and other creatives and theatrical types.
With Michael Dillon at the helm since 1991, Gerry’s is one of the last places keeping the Soho boho tradition alive. A dimly lit basement with an eclectic playlist and walls adorned with actors headshots and theatre posters, Gerry’s is a place of character and colour and the antithesis of a corporate chain venue.
Gerry’s can be booked for private functions such as birthday parties and book launches and we have live music most Wednesdays. Food can be arranged in advance for events.
Gerry’s is also a popular filming location used for both drama and documentary.
Gerry’s is open Mon-Fri 6:30pm-3am.
You can find Gerry’s at 52 Dean Street, although until this website, Gerry’s was quite secret.
"Dan Farson spat the gin and tonic I had poured for him all over me and then showed me how you actually make one – by just ‘showing’ the merest drop of tonic to the gin.
I was lucky with him actually, he had a habit of throwing glass ashtrays at barmaids’ heads, so I got off lightly.
He must have sensed what a fag hag I am.
Burt Kwok told me how he used to be in an all-girl (except for him obviously) Hawaiian band.
And I got to see the mighty Keith Waterhouse in action on many an occasion. God rest his soul, Soho will not be the same with out his twinkling smile and deadliest put down:
“Are you going to say something interesting? Or are you going to FUCK OFF?”
Writer Cathi Unsworth on working in Gerry’s