Dexters are detecting a definite buzz around the eagerly awaited opening of a new and improved Annabel's later this year.
Berkeley Square's fabled members club will move from its current location to a Georgian townhouse just doors away, opening for business twenty one hours a day. A host of extra services will complement the traditional nightclub offering; we've even heard rumours of an in-house dog walking facility.
We're impressed that Annabel's - something of a high society institution - is expanding on a scale large enough to rival shiny new members clubs like the City's Ned club. It will be interesting to see how the finished product caters to the blurred work/rest/play needs of millennial London.
While its membership criteria will make the new Annabel's no less exclusive than the old, Dexters nearby Mayfair branch is open to everyone. We have beautiful townhouses and garden square properties for sale in Mayfair so stop by our Grosvenor Street office to find out more.
It was only a recent hard hat tour of the premises that revealed just how grand the new incarnation will be. Forget the cosy, vaulted original that was carved out of a coal cellar by Birley in 1963 and felt more like the drawing room of a chintzy country house than a metropolitan hot spot; the new Annabel’s is closer to the scale of Home House or 12 Hay Hill. It’s part of the new wave of London members club that are springing up across town, catering to the more flexible way urban professionals mix work and play. Spread over four floors Annabel’s will encompass restaurants, bars, two private dining rooms, a cigar salon, basement nightclub, spa and 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.