CABINET (HAPPY NEW YEAR) posted 12:09 AM
Inchmale’s club, in Portman Square, was called Cabinet. It was a peculiarly narrow place, apparently occupying half of the vertical volume of a townhouse whose expensively forgettable façade reminded her of a sleeping face.
There are other places called "Portman Square", but the one in London, at the south end of Baker Street, just north of Oxford Street, is the one which springs to my mind.
There does actually appear to be a posh new club (drinking , dining and schmoozing rather than a rock club) which opened in November 2008 behind the 18th Century listed building Adams
Home House Club
Mona Lisa Overdrive described the home of the London ally of the Yakuza clan thus:
Swain's Notting Hill residence consisted of three interconnected Victorian townhouses situated somewhere in a snowy profusion of squares, crescents, and mews.
Has William Gibson predicted the future again, or did he pick up a rumour from his Hubertus Bigend like contacts in London ?