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Let’s talk about Rome. Soho House Rome, that is.

The trendy London-based private member’s club entered the Italian market a little under a year ago with its first outpost dedicated to the country’s capital: Rome. It’s in the district of San Lorenzo that you’ll find Soho House Rome; a 10-storey restored Brutalist building next to La Sapienza University. It’s here in this up-and-coming neighbourhood that local (and international) creatives flock to mingle, network, re-energise and party (or all of the above at the very same time).

The neighbourhood of San Lorenzo is a little grimey and a little gritty but offers plenty of character with a ton of potential for what’s to come. It’s a renowned student neighbourhood located just north of Termini station, where you will find everything from small boutiques, record stores, pop-up cinemas and pasticceria’s (the classic Italian cafe offering an assortment of biscuits and cakes with your coffee).

And then there’s Soho House Rome.

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While still relatively new – it opened in late 2021 and still offers an unspoken sense of ‘if you know, you know’ exclusivity – the members-only club is buzzing with activity most days/nights of the week.

The House boasts 49 bedrooms ranging from ‘Tiny’ to ‘XXL’ and 20 long-stay apartments, all of which are set across three floors. Most have balconies overlooking the city, while all are decorated with beautiful Roman Graniglia flooring, stucco-rendered walls, and timber wave-shaped bed frames. There’s not a detail left unnoticed; even the ceramic bedside table lamps tell a story (they are hand-painted and made exclusively for the House by renowned Italian designer Bitossi).

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As you work your way upwards, on the seventh and eighth floor you will find Soho Health Club; a wellness centre, dedicated gym and three movement studios offering daily classes. Soho Health Club will take guests on a wellness journey, whether it’s a session in the dedicated cryogenic chamber, an ozone machine session or a massage. The on-site gym is equipped with the latest Technogym and offers wonderful views of the city as you burst out a workout before getting on with your day.

Move towards the ninth floor for the House Kitchen, which serves breakfast daily, as well as lunch and dinner featuring regular house dishes alongside traditional Roman staples (pasta, anyone?). It’s also a great place to work, chill out or enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail. Finally, as you make it to the tenth floor, you’ll find the highly coveted rooftop (or Terrazza) with unparalleled views that stretch across Rome and as far as the distant Appennine Mountains, in fact. The wraparound vista offers guests a pool for those hot Roman days, and it’s here that you’ll find the who’s who of Rome settling in for an aperitivo when the sun sets.

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The rooftop is also home to Soho House’s famed Cecconi’s restaurant – an Italian-inspired restaurant dishing out Roman favourites, like zucchini fritti drizzled in fresh lemon juice, baked gnocchi Romana sprinkled with gorgonzola, an assortment of handmade pasta and classic Roman pizza.

The expansion of Soho House into Italy isn’t an isolated event, either. Soon, Milan will get its own dedicated house for all the fashionistas to flock to.

Soho House Rome, like the other dedicated Houses within the Soho House portfolio, is accessible via a members-only basis. If a full membership to Soho House isn’t quite right for you, there is now a new membership tier tailored for those looking to get involved with Soho House happenings: Soho Friends. This global membership will allow you access to Soho House bedrooms, Studios, events plus other benefits.

To learn more, visit sohohouse.com

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