THE much-loved nightclub Annabel’s in Mayfair, London has officially opened the doors to its new home. Following a multi-million-pound restoration project, the famous private nightclub has now been transported two doors down from its original address, to a beautiful Grade 1 listed Georgian townhouse at 46 Berkeley Square. For the first time, members are able to enjoy an all day and all night experience, with the new opening times from 7am to 4am.
Set over 26,000 square feet and four floors, the new setting has four restaurants – with one holding the largest collection of tequila and mescal in the world – seven bars, two private dining rooms and cigar salon. The club now also has one of the largest outdoor terraces in London, set beneath a glass roof designed by Waagner Biro, which retracts itself at the sign of rainfall.
De Gournay wallpaper made from hand-painted silk
Founded in 1963, Annabel’s has gained fame for being one of the most exclusive clubs in the world. Over the decades it has welcomed guests such as Frank Sinatra, The Rolling Stones and The Beatles – to name a few. The new setting plays homage to the original club, with some twists and exciting new interiors designed by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio (who has previously worked on the Ivy and Sexy Fish). Inside are two floor-to-ceiling crystal candelabras (designed in Russia in 1915) taken from the auction of a Hollywood film set, an original Picasso painting, and a staircase thought to be the largest privately owned of its kind in Central London. Other features include the club scent created by British perfumer Azzi Glasser, a gallery of paintings from English artist Annie Kevans, and an extensive fresh cocktail list crafted by Group Beverage Director Luis Simoes.
The new Hanging Gardens of Babylon cocktail
The former dress code famous for being strict has been slightly revised by Derek Blasberg, meaning ties are no longer compulsory and smart trainers are allowed before 7pm. However, members should be sure to check the full code before arriving.
The next chapter of the Annabel’s story continues, building on its legacy as one of the best clubs in the world.
Details from the ladies powder room
Painting by Picasso
by Grace Calton