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BBC Robert Elms Show: India Club interview

January 03, 2018

Radio host, Robin Elms, used to visit India Club in his student days. Here he is joined by special guest, Dr Kusoom Vadgama, in talking about why India Club is so precious to Londoners.

BBC World News: India Club

November 09, 2017

"London's India club is a café that once used to be the centre of post-colonial conversation over curry and more. "

Bloomberg: India Club London Serves Up Slice of History

January 28, 2015

"It's the London of black-and-white movies or Graham Greene...India Club has stood the test of decades. It's part of London's restaurant history and deserves to be part of the future."

The Telegraph: Let's do the timewarp. . .

December 19, 2001

"Unchanged, austere and irreplaceable, the India Club in Aldwych transports Matthew Norman to the last days of the Raj"

Real Meals: The India Club by Will Self

March 17, 2011

"India Club is beautifully old-fashioned – and not like an Indian restaurant in 1950s Britain, for there were hardly any of those, but like one in 1950s India. "

The Telegraph: Future of India Club on London's Strand under threat from developers

December 02, 2017

"The India Club on London’s famous Strand has been like a little slice of the sub-continent in the heart of the capital. Acting as a social centre, meeting place, and dining room, the club has remained virtually unchanged since the 1950s and is regarded by many south Asian ex-pats as a part of their cultural heritage."

Daily Mail: Plans for London's historic India Club cook up storm

October 16, 2017

"Plans to renovate a historic and beloved Indian restaurant in central London are causing a stir, pitting the developers against high profile defenders, including intellectuals, Anglo-Indian businessmen and lawmakers from both countries."

The Sunday Times: Diners find threat to Raj relic, the India Club, hard to digest

October 14, 2017

With its fading portraits of Mahatma Gandhi, Formica-topped tables and £1 nan bread, it is one of Britain’s most idiosyncratic curry houses...Supporters include the author Will Self, who describes the institution as “an integral part of my life”, and a scion of Lord Mountbatten, the last viceroy of India.

Evening Standard: London's 'marvellous' India Club under threat from plans for upmarket hotel

September 26, 2017

"The Strand’s famous India Club could be under threat from plans to refurbish the historic restaurant and bar to make way for an up-market hotel."

The Wire: Is it the End of the Road for London’s Historic India Club?

October 01, 2017

"India Club, although first and foremost an operational canteen and bar, shares a feature in common with museums and monuments: it serves as physical reminder of the past, a bridge between cultures...It would be a great tragedy if the 70th year of Indian independence was marked by the disappearance of an institution of such historic bilateral significance."

The Londonist: This Curry Restaurant Hasn't Changed In 60 Years, And Is All The Better For It

December 04, 2017

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The Times: Battle to save historic India Club curry house is hotting up

October 08, 2017

"It may have one of the most limited menus of any curry house in London, but the India Club played a key role in Indian independence — and today it is fighting for its survival."

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