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The family behind the iconic India Club in London fears that “we cannot continue to fight” against hotel projects Wine News

It’s been a time capsule of Indian culture and food since the 1950s, but now the developers in London’s Strand area are threatening the existence of The India Club. The institution was founded by the Indian League in the years following India’s independence from the British to foster friendship and understanding between the two countries, and little has changed, from the decor to the menus. But now the owner is looking to evict his tenants to make way for a new hotel.

News of the attempt to end this corner of India in central London has now reached the press in India, and club manager Phiroza Marker has announced a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for the legal battle that followed.

“My family has been running the India Club for 23 years,” she explains on the latest edition of the Biting Talk podcast. “It has been a meeting place for activists and social groups since the 1960s, and customers feel like stepping into an old canteen in India.

“The owner has been in the throes of a redevelopment of the building and now they are suing us because they want to turn it into a hotel. Our customers love the old world charm of the India Club and scold us even if we put on a new lick. paint on the walls. “

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This notice was published: 2021-02-07 12:00:00