26-29 Dean Street, Soho
Something old to talk about @Quo vadis
When Quo Vadis was opened in 1926 by Peppino Leoni there were just seven tables and the restaurant only took the equivalent of scullery maid’s earnings in the first week.
The name translates to “Where are you going?” a joke from Leoni about the risk he was taking opening an Italian restaurant in the heart of Soho. Back then Soho was a mixture of underground sex trade and corrupt policing.
At one point a policemen tried to bribe Leoni to rent out the top floor of his restaurant for prostitution.
As if that’s not enough to talk about the famous philosopher Karl Marx also used to live here.