Twenty ways to supercharge your Soho House stay
Timing is everything, so level up your visits to our Houses around the world with these insider tips on exactly when to show up
Tuesday 14 March 2023 By Sagal Mohammed
When it comes to travelling, we’re all about making the most of our trips – whether it’s a short city break or two weeks by the beach. However, picking the perfect time is always key, especially when visiting the cultural hubs where our 40 Houses around the world are located. Heading to Berlin? You’ll want to be there for the Carnival of Cultures festival at the end of May. Making it to Mykonos this summer? Don’t miss Pride week. Or perhaps you want to spend some time in LA? Make it Coachella season.
There is a time and place for everything, Soho Houses included. So, here’s how to make the most of your membership and your stay by aligning your trip with cultural moments, special events and the seasonal highs of our destinations. Plus, booking in advance means you get 15% off our standard room rates, so let the planning commence.
1. Soho House Mumbai
Prime time: Holi, Wednesday 8 March 2023
Holi, also known as the festival of colour, is one of the biggest Hindu festivals in India and we’ve made it a tradition to celebrate big at Soho House Mumbai. This year, we hosted a 12-hour day-to-night party on the rooftop with DJs, drinks, special food pop-ups and various nods to local traditions – and we’ll be doing it all again next year. There really is no better time to be in Mumbai.
2. Little Beach House Barcelona
Prime time: spring party, Saturday 1 April
While we embrace the fact that Little Beach House is a quiet refuge from city life – a place to relax, recharge and enjoy life by the sea (Soho House style, of course) – this year, we recommend planning your trip around our spring party on Saturday 1 April, a day after the House officially reopens for the spring/ summer season. This is also when the weather heats up in Barcelona, meaning you’ll be enjoying sunshine vibes (and the best sunsets) as early as April.
Soho House Mumbai
Soho House Canouan
3. Soho House Canouan
Prime time: Wednesday 5 to Monday 10 April
If sun, sea and sailing is your thing, then a stay at Soho House Canouan is exactly what you need. Spend a few days on the island, complete with all the familiar Soho House essentials – from the cocktails and interiors you love to everything you’ll find in our bedrooms. April is a great time to explore the neighbouring islands too, with the annual Easter Regatta, the largest sailing event in the Southern Caribbean taking place at Bequia (a short 20-minute flight away) from Wednesday 5 to Monday 10 April. The famous event includes a hybrid of local boat racing, yacht racing, shoreside activities and traditions unique to the island.
4. Soho House Chicago
Prime time: Art Expo, Thursday 13 to Sunday 16 April
Expo Chicago is an international exposition of contemporary and modern art that comes to Chicago each year. As a partner of the fair, Soho House has a booth within the space and hosts panels and events both on and off-site throughout the week. April is also a perfect time to visit the House, while the moderate temperatures are perfect for exploring the city or watching films in the cinema, relaxing in the spa or having cocktails in the club. If you come a bit earlier for Easter, the House also hosts an incredible feast with live music and special dishes, plus activities for families.
5. Soho Warehouse LA
Prime time: Coachella, Friday 14 to Sunday 23 April
There’ll be no surprises when we say that Coachella season is prime time in LA. Whether you’re heading to the desert or not, there’ll be endless parties and events at Soho Warehouse (and our other West Coast Houses), as well as the rest of the city to get stuck into. Yes, it’s busy with people flying in from around the world to get a taste of the famous festival, but it’s worth it.
6. Soho House Barcelona
Prime time: Primavera Sound, Monday 29 May to Sunday 4 June
Primavera Sound is one of the biggest festivals in Europe, and a time where creatives around the world gather in the Catalonian city. Needless to say, this is when Soho House Barcelona thrives the most. This year, we’ve got an exciting line-up of afterparties and events to celebrate the festival’s return and, as always, it’s our favourite time of year at the House – especially on the rooftop.
Soho House Chicago
Above, from left to right: Soho House Nashville and Soho House Tel Aviv, Jaffa
7. Soho House Tel Aviv, Jaffa
Prime time: May
If you’re looking for somewhere to kick-start poolside season, make it Tel Aviv, Jaffa and thank us later. May is the best time of year to visit the city as the weather is perfect for days spent lounging by the pool, enjoying sunset dinners or partying until the sun comes up – all of which we’ll be doing at the House. Unlike during the soaring temperatures in the summer months, a trip in May means you can explore Old Jaffa (the flea market is a must) without worrying about heatstroke.
8. Soho House Berlin
Prime time: Friday 26 to Sunday 29 May and 8 July
Put Berlin on your summer travels agenda this year, especially if you’re a festival enthusiast. The city’s famous Carnival of Cultures takes place from Friday 26 to Sunday 29 May, celebrating its multiculturalism with a giant street party full of live music, theatre performances, food and drinks, with special events for members at Soho House Berlin. Similarly, Rave The Planet – previously known as the Love Parade – falls on Saturday 8 July, celebrating the heritage techno scene Berlin nightlife is synonymous with. If you’re a fan of the genre, don’t miss it.
9. Soho Roc House, Mykonos
Prime time: Saturday 3 to Tuesday 6 June
Our seasonal House in Mykonos is the place to be every summer, and this year we’ve got special bedroom rates for members who are joining us for the opening weekend from Saturday 3 to Tuesday 6 June, as well as a free bottle of Lady A on arrival. Over the weekend, we’ll be celebrating the arrival of summer with various events, from throwing a huge barbecue pool party to a special performance by Kelis on Monday 5 June, among other exciting activities at the House. For a post-party recharge, add a day at Fokos beach to your schedule – you won’t regret it.
10. Soho House Nashville
Prime time: Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Thursday 15 to Sunday 18 June; CMA Fest, Thursday 8 to Sunday 11 June
Nashville is the music capital of North America, and in June two major music festivals –
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, which is just outside of Nashville, and the CMA Fest that takes place in the city – will be celebrated across two separate weekends within the month. The events will bring alive the city’s musical roots like no other time of year and, naturally, we’ll be hosting plenty of parties at Soho House Nashville to match. It’s also pool season and the ideal time to make the most of our Secret Garden, which will be the prime location for many of our summer events throughout the month.
Soho Roc House
11. Soho House New York
Prime time: Pride week, Monday 19 to Sunday 25 June
Celebrating Pride at our Houses around the world is part of our identity here at Soho House, but even we can admit that the parties and parades in New York are unmatched. This year, Pride celebrations in the city take place from Monday 19 to Sunday 25 June, where the city will come together for a Pride march, followed by a line-up of events at Soho House New York. This includes our iconic annual rooftop party with live performances, special appearances, signature cocktails and memories of a lifetime, all with the New York skyline as your backdrop.
12. Babington House, UK
Prime time: Glastonbury weekend, Wednesday 21 to Monday 26 June
Missed out on Glasto tickets? Free yourself of festival FOMO by spending the weekend at Babington House where we’ll be bringing all the fun to our Bell Tents. Just like last year, you can have the full festival experience at the House with various pop-ups, including two bars on the lawn, DJ sets, barbecues and all the live action from Glastonbury streamed on our big screens.
After all the fun, you have the option of staying in a Bell Tent (for those truly committed to recreating the festival vibes) or retreat to one of our bedrooms where a signature Soho House robe (and everything else you find our rooms) will be awaiting you. Plus, the Glastonbury festival site is located just 30 minutes away from Babington House and we’ll be operating a free shuttle service to it, so members who are attending can get the best of both worlds. On Monday 26 June, we’ll be hosting our famous Glasto Wind-down with food, drinks and performances throughout the afternoon.
13. Soho House Istanbul
Prime time: Istanbul Jazz Festival, Wednesday 7 to Sunday 18 July
Various traditional and cultural events will be rescheduled throughout the year in Istanbul. For those planning a trip, we recommend visiting the city during the Istanbul Jazz Festival, where jazz artists from around the world will be performing special sets.
Above, from left to right: Soho Farmhouse and Soho House Rome
14. Soho Farmhouse, UK
Prime time: Food Festival weekend, September
While you can never go wrong with a weekend at Soho Farmhouse, visiting during our annual Food Festival weekend will make your trip all the more worthwhile. There will be special food markets, lunches, dinners and workshops by some of the best chefs and culinary experts in the UK, not to mention live music and other surprises. Once again taking place in September, this year’s event will be bigger and better than ever. Keep your eyes peeled for further details to come, so you can plan ahead and secure your stay as early as possible.
15. Soho House Paris
Prime time: Thursday 28 September to Wednesday 4 October
Three words: Paris Fashion Week. While you can never go wrong with a few days in Paris, September fashion week is when the city comes alive for our creative community. We’ll be hosting the hottest parties at the House, as well as being the ultimate hub for creatives around the world to meet, mingle and connect. If ever there was a time to make the most of your membership in Paris, this is it.
16. Soho House Rome
Prime time: ‘Ottobrate Romane’, October
October is one of the best months of the year to be in Rome, as the weather is pretty much perfect. Warm and sunny, but never too unbearably hot to be out and about in the city, locals once called the month ‘Ottobrate Romane’ (named after a Roman tradition that saw Romans travelling out of the city on the hottest days of the year). Today, it remains the best time to experience the rooftop at Soho House Rome. Think: signature cocktails, cooldowns in the pool and the best views of the city, especially if you catch sunset. This year, the annual Festival del Cinema di Roma (an annual film festival) takes place from Wednesday 18 to Sunday 29 October, so make sure you get your dose of culture in too when booking your stay.
17. Soho House Amsterdam
Prime time: Wednesday 18 to Sunday 22 October
If you like to be the life and soul of the party and find yourself in the middle of any dance floor in sight, then Amsterdam Dance Event is where you need to be. The annual dance festival is Europe’s leading electronic music conference and a time where we host some of the biggest parties of the year at Soho House Amsterdam. This year, it’s taking place from Wednesday 18 to Sunday 22 October, which also means you’ll be able to enjoy the city’s crisp autumn days.