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Soho House heiress India Rose James strolls through Soho 

The millionairess was spotted in black skinny jeans, scruffy trainers and a baggy varsity jacket as she made her way down Archer Street in central London with musician Twiggy Garcia.

She's the heiress to a sprawling Soho empire thanks to her late grandfather, property mogul and porn baron Paul Raymond.

But India Rose James, 25, cut a decidedly casual figure when she strolled through her home turf with a friend on Tuesday.

The millionairess was spotted in black skinny jeans, scruffy trainers and a baggy varsity jacket as she made her way down Archer Street in central London with musician Twiggy Garcia.

The DJ and songwriter hit headlines in 2014 when he tried to perform a citizen's arrest on Tony Blair as the former PM dined at the restaurant he worked at, Tramshed.

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India Rose James was spotted in black skinny jeans, scruffy trainers and a baggy varsity jacket as she made her way down Archer Street in central London with musician Twiggy Garcia

Twiggy and India are believed to be close friends with the former waiter featuring heavily on her social media feed. 

India, who was the youngest person ever to grace the Sunday Times Rich List, shares a daughter, Saffi, with Kooks guitarist Hugh Harris and the one-year-old has her own Instagram account.

Her grandfather Paul Raymond, with whom she was close, built up his fortune launching the country’s first topless dancing club and introducing top-shelf magazines to the UK.

Along the way, the self-proclaimed 'King of Soho' acquired the freeholds on almost two-thirds of Soho’s properties, building up a seedy business empire estimated to be worth around £650million. 

India, who was the youngest person ever to grace the Sunday Times Rich List, shares a daughter, Saffi, with Kooks guitarist Hugh Harris and the one-year-old has her own Instagram account (the heiress is pictured here at her 25th birthday party in December)

India's grandfather Paul Raymond, with whom she was close, built up his fortune launching the country’s first topless dancing club and introducing top-shelf magazines to the UK

Famous faces: Raymond was depicted in a 2013 film starring Steve Coogan as Paul Raymond and Tamsin Egerton as Fiona Richmond

According to the Sunday Times Rich List 2013, when their grandfather died in 2008 at the age of 82, Miss James and her sister Fawn, 28, inherited 80 per cent of his money and businesses.

Their fortune amounted to £329million - more than the Queen’s personal wealth which was estimated at £320million at the time.

The sisters are the children of Debbie Raymond, whose death in 1992 from a drug and drink binge drove her father Paul to become a haunted recluse. Debbie, 36, had already taken over parts of the empire and was expected to carry on his legacy. 

But India Rose insists she is down to earth, telling the Evening Standard: 'I don’t drive and I don’t have a driver. It’s all cabs and Tubes.' 

Look familiar? The DJ and songwriter hit headlines in 2014 when he tried to perform a citizen's arrest on Tony Blair as the former PM dined at the restaurant he worked at, Tramshed

And when asked if she has a 'PJ', she responded: 'Private jet? I thought you meant pyjamas'.

Despite her down-to-earth nature, she and her sister own 60 acres of prime real estate and she has breakfast every morning at Soho House, which, technically, she owns. 

Their father John is managing director of Soho Estates - the company Fawn works for.

India Rose, meanwhile, focuses her efforts on her art venture, The Soho Revue, which she established with her boyfriend. 

'Princess of Soho' India Rose insists she is down to earth, telling the Evening Standard : 'I don’t drive and I don’t have a driver. It’s all cabs and Tubes'

Despite her down-to-earth nature, she and her sister own 60 acres of prime real estate and she has breakfast every morning at Soho House, which, technically, she owns

The art space's name seems inspired by one of the late King of Soho's famous properties - whose famous Raymond Revuebar is now occupied by The Box night club - but also imbues an ethos centred on reviving the counter-cultural scene of the historic London area.

The gallery - located at 14 Greek Street - showcases pieces from a cross-section of contemporary art and in its first show, Nothing Perishes, eight young visual artist's work explores a range of mediums.

Curated by Victoria Williams and Marine Tanguy the exhibition features the art of Alison Bignon, Jennifer Abessira, Scarlett Bowman, Wendy Bevan, Maximilian Herbert, Walter Hugo & Zoniel.

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