From 1958 to 1961, Soho (London) witnessed an interesting experiment in radical sociability, the Partisan Coffee House. Founded by a number of socialists and radicals, it aimed to become a place where like-minded radicals could freely congregate and socialise over coffee, chess and food. The Partisan saw the active involvement of intellectuals associated with what was to become the New Left such as Raphael Samuel, Eric Hobsbawm, Stuart Hall, Edward Thompson and many others. It closed due to financial issues in 1963, but remains an interesting example of a physical site of radical discourse.

Sociabilità e radicalismo politico: il Partisan Coffee House a Soho (1958-1963) / John Patrick Leech. - In: CLIONET. - ISSN 2533-0977. - ELETTRONICO. - 7:(2023), pp. 1-5. [10.30682/clionet2307ai]

Sociabilità e radicalismo politico: il Partisan Coffee House a Soho (1958-1963)