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Jan 4, 2011


White is a London gentlemen club, founded at 4 Chesterfield Street in 1693 by Italian immigrant Francesco Bianco (AKA "Francis White"). Originally founded to sell hot chocolate, becoming scarce and expensive at that (and the source of the original title "Mrs. White's Chocolate House"). This "chocolate houses" seen as a hotbed of dissent by Charles II, but many converted into a fashionable and respectable men's clubs such as White.

As a side business, which sold tickets there for the productions at the King's Theatre and Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

In 1778 moved to 37-38 St James, on thethe east side of of the road. From 1783 it was the unofficial headquarters of the Tory party, Brooks's Club Whig 'was at the end of the road. An apolitical and friendly little guy managed to belong to both. New architecture featuring a bow window on the ground floor. In the later 18th century, the table directly in front of a special chair, the throne of the most influential social person in the club. It belongs elegantiarum arbitrator, Beau Brummell, until he moved to the Continent of Europe in 1816, when Lord Alvanley take the place of honor. This is where Alvanley bet with a friend £ 3,000 as the first of two rain will reach the bottom panel of the bow window.

This is not betting the most eccentric in the famous book White bets. Some of those entries are in sports, but more often about political developments, especially during the chaotic years of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic wars. A lot of social good is at stake, such as whether a friend will get married this year, or who.

In the 1970s then, the exterior was painted blue with white trim.

One of the former Chairman of the White was the father of British Prime Minister David Cameron, Ian Cameron.


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