Saturday September 19, 2020

No bankers, please, say London’s clubs

Jonathan Downey, the owner of the East Room club on the edge of London’s financial district, says bankers are the last people he wants as members.

16th August, 2008

Jonathan Downey, the owner of the East Room club on the edge of London’s financial district, says bankers are the last people he wants as members.

‘‘We don’t want the archetypal City idiot, waving his cash about at the bar, braying like a buffoon and annoying women,” said 42-year-old Downey, whose club charges men an annual membership fee of stg£350 pounds. Women pay stg£150.

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