London’s India Club, saved from developers, celebrates its history

An exhibition celebrating the storied history of an Indian members' club in London opened on Wednesday, less than a year after the restaurant dodged being turned into a boutique hotel. "A Home Away from Home", organised by British conservation charity the National Trust, tapped into a "treasure trove" of history on the India Club which emerged in part thanks to recent efforts to save it from eviction. The month-long exhibition tells the story of the restaurant and bar venue on the Strand in London's West End, through the voices of those connected to it over its six decades. "The history has always been there but the campaign unearthed it and brought it to the surface," Phiroza Marker, the club's manager, told AFP during a preview tour. "People want to tell their stories," she added, noting that old customers and even relatives of those

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