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Whites Club


On our last visit to London we went for one of our usual strolls along the south bank but we ended up near Green Park as we were meeting friends. We strolled past Whites Club in St James’ which was one of the very location first locations I worked as an adult, as a Chef in fact!

Whites Club was in the Guinness book of World Records as the oldest Gentleman’s club in the world. It was basically a Conservative club and most of the members were Conservatives, really old duffers, male members of the royal family(ies) and members of parliaments. Prince Charles has actually eaten my food and lived to tell the tale, go ).figure :0_

I spent two happy years here on a split shift which ended up being from 9:30am to 2:30pm then from 5:30pm to 9:30pm. I think , if I recall correctly, I earned about £70 a week which encouraged me to go back to college to do my BTEC OND in Computer Studies which eventually let to my degree in computer science. Of course I had decided that £70 a week just wasn’t going to cut it or finance my lifestyle of choice in the coming years which is why I went back to school.

It’s strange to think that decision to leave catering meant i spent another 6 years in education at college, then at university until finally back out into the big wide work in I.T.