Plaque to honour Peter Cook

On the old Establishment club

Peter Cook is to be honoured with a plaque outside his famous Establishment club.

The green plaque will be unveiled at 18 Greek Street in London, the former strip joint where Cook opened his satirical nightclub in 1961.

In the three years it existed, the club was the centre of the London social scene and played host to acts including Lenny Bruce, Barry Humphries, Frankie Howerd and Dudley Moore.

The plaque, put up by Westminster Council and the Heritage Foundation, will be unveiled on the building, which is now a restaurant called Zebrano, at noon on February 15.

Among those expected to attend are Sir David Frost – despite Cook’s long-running feud with him, John Bird and John Fortune, Nicholas Parsons, Barry Cryer and Lance Percival, as well as Peter’s first wife Wendy.

Here Peter Cook talks to Clive James about his Soho days:

Published: 4 Feb 2009

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