The Groucho Club is a well-known private social club located at Dean Street in Soho, London. Its members are mostly drawn from the media, entertainment, arts and fashion industries. The club has rooms on several floors, including three bars, two restaurants (dining room and brasserie), 20 bedrooms available for members or their guests, a billiards room, and four function rooms available for hire.
It opened in 1985 as "the antidote to the traditional club." In this spirit, the club was named after Groucho Marx because of his famous remark that he would not wish to join any club that would have him as a member. In September 2008, British artist Stella Vine presented the club with an acrylic painting of Groucho Marx. Rupert Hambro, Matthew Freud, and Joel Cadbury bought the club for £11.8 million in 2001. Five years later the club was bought by private-equity firm Graphite Capital for £20 million.