An Intimate History Of Humanity

Theodore Zeldin

An Intimate History Of Humanity

Essential reading for humans.

The Hidden Pleasures of Life

Theodore Zeldin

The Hidden Pleasures of Life: A New Way of Remembering the Past and Imagining the Future

Will reveal the autobiography in you.

The Amber Fury

Natalie Haynes

The Amber Fury

Amber Fury - not to be confused with Amber Furries.

  • 17th November 2016


    This November, Salon London brings you MAGIC, the final instalment in the 2016 autumn series.

    What is the mind really capable of when it comes to health, and is it a kind of magic?  From placebos to hypnosis, and from social connectivity to meditation, it can sometimes be seen as a kind of magic. Dr Jo Marchant has the facts, an award-winning science writer and former editor at New Scientist and Nature; she has conducted a rigorous investigation in to the role of the mind in health, which is the subject of her book, Cure – A Journey Into the Science of Mind Over Body.  

     We will hear from Prof Gustav Kuhn – who in 2016 put together the world’s first Psychology of Magic conference, bringing magicians and scientists together to see what they can learn from each other’s worlds. The Goldsmiths College neuroscientist will be conducting a live experiment in to the psychology of magic, to demonstrate how we are primed to be deceived and why we certainly shouldn’t believe our own eyes. To finish, we’ll be taking a look in to the history of popular magic.

    We're so pleased to be back at The Hospital Club. Doors (and martinis) at 7:00pm, first speaker at 7:30pm. All you have to do is remember to book your ticketsOr why not be a member?

Salons Past

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    20th Oct 2016

    This October, Salon London grapple with 'MUSIC', so relax with a sharpener as Amy Spray brings to life her groundbreaking research in the University of Liverpool' department of . . .
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    22nd Sep 2016

    Salon London is so pleased to welcome Adam Rutherford (star of science on screen, author of Wellcome Trust prize shortlisted ‘Creation’) to explore the collective . . .
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    5th May 2016

    I-Spy with Salon London. Who’s Hacking Who? Millennials, you’ll have to trust us, once upon a time it was as easy as having a quiet word with ‘lads’ in . . .



    7th Apr 2016

    Salon Does Some DIY Lost in Devices? Dr Tom Chatfield is on hand to help us DIY our own lives – to dig down to our reasons for living the way we do, to see if there . . .

Beloved Talent

Salon Psyche Specific - Soho House Group

Tell Me . . .

  • Lloyd Bradley

    31st Oct 2013

    Lloyd Bradley

    Author, 100 Years of Black Music in the Capital

    Which record would you love to have made?

    P-Funk (Wants To Get Funked Up) – Parliament

    Your musical  unsung  hero or heroine?

    If I can say a group then Cymande or if not Digital Underground’s Humpty Hump

    Which song is guaranteed to make you dance?

    I Love Music – the O’Jays

    Has a DJ ever saved your life?

    I don’t think so, but deejaying has on a couple of occasions 

    What was the last song you listened to?

    Pass Out – Tinie Tempah