All the early autumn breaks to book now
With the busy back-to-school season on the horizon, these Houses are the ideal places to escape to, whether you’re chasing the sun or longing for relaxation
Monday 21 August 2023 By Chloe Lawrance Illustration by Petra Eriksonn
Though we’re hoping to squeeze a few more sun-drenched days out of summer yet, back-to-school season will be here before we know it. And with it comes that age-old feeling of a fresh start, the opportunity to refocus on your goals, and get back to work.
But as you put away your flip-flops for another year, don’t forget that autumn isn’t all about the daily grind. In fact, booking a trip to one of our Houses is the perfect way to help you balance work and play, offering some much-needed relaxation as you jump full steam ahead into the new season. And if you do need to hop on your laptop to send a few emails? Our Houses have some cosy corners where you can do just that.
From Tel Aviv to Chicago, these Houses offer everything you need for an early autumn getaway. Relaxing countryside escapes, beachside weekends or culture-filled city breaks – the choice is yours.
Our Oxfordshire outpost in the UK makes a blissful spot to rest and recharge, all while taking in the beauty of the changing seasons. Spend your days watching the leaves turn red as you sip your morning coffee, enjoying the smell of the countryside while you take a walk through 100 acres of House grounds, or feasting on Japanese dishes at Pen Yen. Soho Farmhouse is ideal for wellness lovers, too. Between the Cowshed spa, indoor-outdoor swimming pool and Lazy Lake (featuring an ice room, steam room, three infrared sauna cabins and four onsen-style baths sunken into the lake), relaxation is guaranteed.
Soho House Chicago
If you’re looking for some creative inspiration as you recalibrate your working life post-summer haze, take a trip to the Windy City. Located in a former belt factory, Soho House Chicago celebrates the city’s industrial heritage and the buzz of its creative community, with an impressive art collection that includes works by Theaster Gates, Damien Hirst and Kerry James Marshall. Chill out on the rooftop, take a dip in the pool, and enjoy easy access to everything the city has to offer, from architecture and art museums to a buzzing food scene.
Soho House Tel Aviv, Jaffa
Not ready to say goodbye to the summer quite yet? Book a break at Soho House Tel Aviv, Jaffa – our sunny sanctuary just a stone’s throw from the Mediterranean Sea. Set within a 19th-century turreted building in the heart of historic Jaffa, the House offers the perfect hideaway for sun-worshippers. The curved swimming pool is surrounded by sunbeds, while the adjacent Jaffa Garden makes for an idyllic lounge space. Enjoy a cold glass of Lady A surrounded by 300-year-old olive trees from Galilee, before heading out to discover the city’s infamous party scene. A comfy king-size bed will be waiting for your return.
Soho House Berlin
Who said the party has to end when summer does? If you’re looking for one last hurrah before autumn officially sets in, head to Soho House Berlin for a few days of culture, culinary delights and a guaranteed good time. Set over eight floors of a restored Bauhaus building near Alexanderplatz, the House offers the ideal base for exploring the city, which is famed for its underground party scene and experimental creative community. If you’re feeling a little worse for wear after indulging in Berlin’s famous clubs, we have just the cure: a dip in the rooftop pool, a restorative session in Cowshed’s hammam and copious amounts of Cecconi’s pizza.
Soho House New York
As the old maxim goes: New York is always a good idea. And as we celebrate 20 years since the opening of Soho House New York, our club in the Meatpacking District is calling your name for an early autumn break. Right by The High Line and Chelsea Market, the House features a spa, a rooftop pool, and spacious rooms with big windows overlooking the city’s hustle and bustle. September in New York is often mild, so grab a bagel and take a stroll through Central Park. Or if there’s a chill in the air, hunker down in the House. The Sunday Feast – complete with brunch favourites such as charcuterie, shakshuka, a salad selection and made-to-order omelettes and waffles – is worth staying in for.
Soho House Mumbai
Sitting peacefully on a calm stretch of Juhu Beach, Soho House Mumbai offers an oasis for jet-setters looking to indulge in some sunshine this early autumn and into the winter months. Nestled away from the buzz of the city, the House balances relaxation with exploration. Feel the sand between your toes as you paddle in the blue waters of the Indian Ocean, enjoy a few pages of the summer read you never got round to by our rooftop pool, or take a trip into the city centre. Mumbai’s food scene is bursting with trendy hangout spots, local street food stalls and Michelin-starred restaurants.