Sofia Zanghirella from Glossii at The Blue Posts pub
Our home, AKA Berwick Street, houses some of the coolest record stores and independent shops in the heart of Soho. Undoubtedly, it’s a thriving cultural hub for the local creative community. From Tom Waits and Dream Theater’s LPs to Alan Moore’s latest graphic novels, we swagger our way down the streets, and we can scout them out in the blink of an eye.
In true British fashion, we can’t not talk about our love for good old pubs and drinking. Nestled at the top of the Berwick Street Market, The Blue Posts is a local boozer where we go enjoy a tipple after work – or some orange juice on ice if you’re straight edge like some of us sober folks.
The Blue Posts on Berwick Street
With its rustic Queen Anne frontage, The Blue Posts dates from a 1914 rebuild. It also has a Westminster City Council green plaque – which is set to commemorate the diverse cultural heritage of the neighbourhood – in honour of dancer and actress Jessie Matthews who took her first dance lessons above the pub.
This vintage establishment has got customers from all walks of life, eccentric record producers, teachers who look absolutely knackered from babysitting their students and indie kids with a floppy haircut who just started their screamo hardcore bands. Featuring a variety of paintings, antiques as well as Victorian decorative plates and deep pile burgundy axminster carpet, the pub reveals its wicked self with a touch of flair. Are they trying to impress us? Well, most people are probably too intoxicated to take a closer look at those Victorian imaginings. We did a photo shoot with local post punk powerhouse Glossii’s frontwoman Sofia Zanghirella at The Blue Posts. While we were there, a magazine of note was upstairs on another shoot. Sounds like we’ve found ourselves a sought-after spot in the neighbourhood.
When it is freezing outside, nothing beats a well-curated selection of real ales on the hand pump and the boozer crowd. The Blue Posts have the pint-loving Underground team coming back on the regular.
The Blue Posts, 22 Berwick Street, Soho, London W1F 0QA
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