Annabel’s 

Originally founded in 1963, Annabel’s will re-open its doors in London late this month after a £55 million revamp.  Upon entrance, Annabel’s boasts an original Picasso worth more than £20 million. It has been quoted as “…the Versailles of clubs…gilded everything.”

Spread over four floors Annabel’s will encompass four restaurants, five bars, two private dining rooms, a cigar salon with sommeliers and over 2,000 smoking options, basement nightclub with bronze palm trees and a hydraulic dance floor, a garden terrace with underfloor heating for winter and a retractable glass roof for the summer, spa (with its own separate entrance on Hays Mews) and – one of today’s essentials – a workspace (on the attic floor) where younger members can conduct business in the laptops-and-lattes mobile style to which they’ve become accustomed.

Altogether the whole impression is one of a wonderland, that hopes to attract cultural leaders from fashion, music, art, design, and elite to round out its credentials. With new memberships available, Annabel’s is hoping to develop an assembly “of like-minded people who share a passion for the best things in life, bringing together people from different worlds, new and established, interesting, dynamic and diverse.”

Its re-design has been to make it more luxe than ever and also hopes to attract a younger crowd. However, it still won’t be easy access, with its members-only clientele already burgeoning, you’ll need some serious connections and cash to get in. An annual membership runs £3,250 annually, you’ll still need to find a proposer and seconder and an election by the club’s Committee, or a lifetime membership starting at £150,000 per person.

The new Annabel’s will be at 46, Berkeley Square, London, W1J 5AT. For membership enquiries- email membership@annabels.co.uk

Source: The Telegraph UK