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"Annabel's" 2006 HARLEY, Belinda

HARLEY, Belinda

[160] pp.

Harley Publishing Ltd

In publisher's slipcase


11 1/4" x 9 5/8"

Annabel's is a private members club in Mayfair, London, located at 46 Berkeley Square.

Before the club moved to its new location in 2018, Annabel's was previously located at 44 Berkeley Square, London. It was founded by entrepreneur Mark Birley and named after Lady Annabel Vane-Tempest-Stewart, then his wife.

Annabel's was founded in 1963 after Birley's friend John Aspinall decided that they needed somewhere to party after an evening's gambling. As a result, Birley turned the basement of Aspinall's casino, the Clermont Club, into a nightclub, and named it after his then-wife, Annabel, who went on to marry Birley's friend, Sir James Goldsmith.

In 2018, Annabel's moved to a new location, a Grade I listed Georgian mansion house at 46 Berkeley Square. Set across 26,000 square feet and positioned just two doors down from where its original location first opened in 1963, Annabel's is an all-day and all-night private Members’ Club.

Annabel's was a members-only nightclub. In 2003, Queen Elizabeth II visited the club, and it is thought to be the only nightclub that she has ever visited.

In an interview on The Merv Griffin Show (broadcast 2 November 1981) Karen Carpenter states that she met Olivia Newton-John there in 1971 and they formed a life-long friendship until her death on 4 February 1983.

Entertainers who have performed there include Tina Turner, Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald, Diana Ross, Bryan Ferry and Lady Gaga.

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