Annabel’s Cultural Council

Charlotte Tilbury

Annabel’s, The Berkeley Square basement first opened by Mark Birley, has always attracted a gilded, glittering clientele. Since it opened its doors in 1963, a steady stream of artists and aristocrats–from Elizabeth Taylor to Queen Elizabeth–have filed down the stairs into the old coal-hole, to indulge in its famously louche, dimly-lit evenings. But, even the iconic sometimes needs re-inventing, and so, the famous club is set to move into a new townhouse located just two doors down Berkeley Square, offering the likes of a spa and cigar salon. Fittingly, to mark the new opening, the Club has collaborated with a clutch of leading creative forces, who will help shape the future identity of the Mayfair institution. Photographer Mario Testino will join forces with Vanity Fair contributor Derek Blasberg, with make-up artist Charlotte Tilbury and art collaborator Hikari Yokoyama also on board to advise on all aspects of the atmosphere. Annabel’s, it would seem, has just upped the ante, and with applications for membership now open, you too can join in the fun.

Annabel’s, 46 Berkeley Square, London W1J 5AT;; 020 7629 2350; @annabelsmayfair





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