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SOHO House returned to profit last year as members flocked back to its bars, hotels and guesthouse­s.

The upmarket members’ club roared back to life as lockdowns eased, ending the year £51.4m in the black after a £20m loss a year earlier.

The return of customers buying food and drink and paying for hotel stays almost doubled sales to £822m.

Its wealthy clientele was undeterred by the rising cost of living, with the waiting list for new members at an all-time high. It has 226,830 members, up from 155,836 a year earlier. The number waiting to join stands at 86,000.

Soho House opened seven sites last year, including one in Brighton and a club in London. Last month it opened a site in Bangkok and is lining up venues in Manchester and Mexico City.

It was the chain’s first set of full-year results without founder Nick Jones – ( pictured) - who stepped down as chief executive of US-based parent company Membership Collective Group after overcoming prostate cancer. Shares in Soho House were up more than 18pc in New York.

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