A sign of the creative community and the impact that Istanbul now has as a big player in the creative world, the recently opened Soho House in the ultra cool Beyoglu district, is just another fantastic location for drinks with friends and colleagues after a hard day in the office, or on the film set.
This knockout building built in 1830 as the home of a wealthy Genoese merchant, later became the US consulate. The building has a remarkable Italian heritage, but the newly designed interior has more of a mid-century modern feel to it, catering to the young trendy and creative clientele.
Being in town for work as well as leisure, my colleague Tamer from Spark Film, took us to have a look around and share a few beers. Like the rest of the Soho Houses, this one is no exception. On the contrary, i think its the biggest project to date, but has all the style and quality of the original houses.
We went here for opening night and drank cocktails and met all kinds of cool people and then played table tennis long into the night.
The following day, we headed back to our Istanbul holiday apartment on the Islands – what a contrast and what a great memory. After a very cool evening spent with great people, it was the perfect place to relax, get over our headaches and take in the fresh air.
Jim & Hellen from London.