Once upon a time – as recently as, well, 2017 – White City in west London wasn’t a place that factored much on the agendas (or even in the consciousness) of tastemakers. The large-scale renovation of BBC Television Centre there, however, looks set to change that. The Grade II-listed structure – opened by the Queen in 1960, home to Top of the Pops for decades, and sold by the BBC in 2012, though the network maintains a presence – is reborn as a multimillion-pound, multipurpose development. It now comprises hundreds of residences (the former offices of BBC honchos such as David Attenborough are now premium apartments); corporate-tenant spaces (ITV is among those leasing some of the 70,000 or so square metres); a passel of cool restaurants and bars (including an outpost of Chelsea’s Bluebird Café); a three-screen cinema complex… and Soho House, whose White City House (whitecityhouse.com; rooms from £120) will boast all the group’s by-now expected accoutrements – to wit, the rooftop pool and alfresco dining, a members’ clubhouse and a 45-room hotel. There’s also the House Gym featuring multifunction studios, a boxing area and private training amid state‑of‑the‑art equipment.