Siegi's Club


Siegi's Club

Once a club that everybody wanted to be seen at

Location: 46 Charles Street, W1J 5EJ

Description: Siegi Sessler was one of London's most famous restaurateurs and club owners of the late 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.

Having started club life after the Second World War, he was eventually, in 1950, to open Siegi's Club, in the heart of London's Mayfair, at 46, Charles Street.

Well known to be the 'home from home' for Hollywood stars Frank Sinatra, Humphrey Bogart, Bob Hope, Crosby, Niven, Brando, Monroe, John Wayne, Cary Grant, Bette Davis, Clark Gable, Doris Day, Joan Crawford, Ingrid Bergman and Elizabeth Taylor.

It was also the place where studio moguls, producers and directors forged their deals, often under Siegi's watchful eye and Prime Ministers mixed with shipping magnates, sportsmen enjoyed the mutual admiration of singers and authors and artists, mixing seamlessly with Royalty and the not so royal.

Keith Richards, in his autobiography, 'Life, whilst talking about his brother Freddie, writes...

'Fred's brother Siegi, the only other surviving member of his family of seven children, was in Paris at the Sorbonne when the Germans invaded Poland. He joined the Polish army and later managed to get to England. Freddie joined him in London after the war. Siegi became a famous club owner and restaurateur, co-owner of Les Ambassadeurs, which quickly became a hangout for four-star generals and Hollywood stars who came to entertain US troops. When he opened Siegi's Club in Charles Street, Mayfair, in 1950, he'd become personal friends with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Ronald Reagan and Bing Crosby. It became the hangout of Princess Margaret, the Aga Khan and the like. So Siegi (and by proxy Freddie) who knew Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe, were very well connected. It served Freddie well on at least two occasions I know of...'

Themes: MusicMusic Theme  AlcoholAlcohol Theme
Siegi's Club

Once a club that everybody wanted to be seen at

Ranking This Month: 1275/2981

Pages Hit This Month: 23


Credits: LIFE - Keith Richards

Your Comments:

Name:
Email:
Your email will ONLY be used once, to confirm the publication of your comments. We value your contribution and privacy.

Anti-spam Security: Please enter this code: CAPTCHA


Other places nearby:


The 100 Club», 0.7km

The Borderline...», 0.8km

The Famous 3 Kings», 2.8km

Upper Cut Club's Purple Haze», 7.8km

Baker Street & Gerry Rafferty», 1.1km

Electric Avenue», 3.4km

Mick and Keith's Secret Flat», 3.6km

Chopin's Last Performance», 0.3km

Simon Le Bon's Childhood Home», 11.km

Ian Dury's birthplace», 10.km

Location Pinpointed: