The Arts Club

 
 
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40 Dover Street, Mayfair, London W1S 4NP 
 
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The Arts Club on Dover Street boasts a long history as a private members club having been founded in 1863 by, amongst others, Charles Dickens, Anthony Trollope, and Lord Leighton. There's still an air of exclusivity about the place today with celebs like Gwyneth Paltrow and Stella McCartney having a hand in the design and membership costing a cool £1,000 a year. Co-owner restaurateur Arjun Waney (responsible for Zuma, Roka, and La Petite Maison) has appointed Sir Peter Blake as president of the Club Nouveau basement club where Mark Ronson is director of music - surely the coolest of creative pairings. Chief executive Brian Clivaz, co-founder of Home House and all round host with the most, will be at the helm to meet, greet and sweep guests from dinner in the restaurant or at the oyster bar to cigars in the garden or upstairs to the main bar, library and drawing room. While it may be tricky to get in without stumping up for membership, mere mortals can visit The Arts Club on Wednesdays and Saturday mornings if they book in advance. Once there, don't just gawp at the celebs, look out for contemporary art by the likes of George Condo, Tomas Saraceno and Matthew Darbyshire.

 

LondonTown.com - The Arts Club Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Green Park Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Piccadilly Circus Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
Victoria Railway Station
 
17 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Arlington House Pure Parking
 
3 minutes walk
 
Burlington Car Park
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The May Fair Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £146  21% off
Stratton Street, W1J | 1 minute from The Arts Club
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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £257  22% off
150 Piccadilly, W1J | 2 minutes from The Arts Club
World famous luxury hotel, right on Piccadilly, with a roof terrace looking across Green Park. The fine food (particularly the Afternoon Tea) at the Ritz attract ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £240  38% off
33 Albemarle Street, W1S | 2 minutes from The Arts Club
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London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
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Catalyst Health and Fitness Ltd
London > Leisure > Fitness
30 Bury Street, St James's, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from The Arts Club
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Green Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 6 minutes from The Arts Club
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Urinetown The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 29th September 2014 to 24th January 2015
Apollo Theatre, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, Westminster, London W1D | 9 minutes from The Arts Club
After a hugely successful run at the St James Theatre at the beginning of 2014 Urinetown moves to the Apollo Theatre on 29th September 2014 making ...More
 
 
 
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The Scottsboro Boys
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 4th October 2014 to 21st February 2015
Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, South Bank, London WC2H | 12 minutes from The Arts Club
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English National Ballet: The Nutcracker
London > Events > Dance  Dates: 11th December 2014 to 4th January 2015
London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO), St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 14 minutes from The Arts Club
A very traditional interpretation of E.T.A. Hoffman's The Nutcracker, English National Ballet's version has been staged every year since 1950. In 2010 ...More
 
 
 
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Criterion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1V | 7 minutes from The Arts Club
The tiny entrance of the Criterion Theatre is almost invisible among the massive advertisements, traffic and crowds of Piccadilly Circus. To ignore it, however, is to ... More
 
 
 
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Comedy Store
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
1a Oxendon Street, Soho, London SW1Y | 9 minutes from The Arts Club
The Comedy Store is the spiritual home of stand-up in the UK. Despite being the best large comedy venue in the country, the Store still succeeds ... More
 
 
 
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London Palladium
London > Entertainment > Theatres
8 Argyll Street, Soho, London W1F | 9 minutes from The Arts Club
For those who owned televisions in the 1950s and 1960s, the London Palladium is quite simply the most famous variety theatre in the world. Stars who ... More
 
 
 
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Mallett Ely House
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
37 Dover Street, W1S | 1 minute from The Arts Club
Mallett is one of the oldest established antiques dealers in the world, founded in 1865 in Bath by jeweller and silversmith John Mallett. The company specialises ... More
 
 
 
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Colnaghi Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
15 Old Bond Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 2 minutes from The Arts Club
Among the first galleries to be established in Europe, Colnaghi specialises in Old Master paintings and drawings from the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries. Its clients ... More
 
 
 
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David Zwirner
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
24 Grafton Street, W1S | 2 minutes from The Arts Club
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Dover Street Market
London > Shopping > Department Stores
17-18 Dover Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from The Arts Club
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Wright and Teague
London > Shopping > Jewellery
27 Burlington Arcade, Mayfair, London W1J | 1 minute from The Arts Club
Established design duo showing their wares in a smart gallery space. Their offer is stylish, contemporary and very wearable, and comes in silver, platinum and gold. ... More
 
 
 
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Christian Louboutin Dover Street
London > Shopping > Shoes
35 Dover Street, W1S | 1 minute from The Arts Club
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Starbucks
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
27 Berkeley Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 1 minute from The Arts Club
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Pescatori Fish & Seafood Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Fish and Seafood
11 Dover Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from The Arts Club
Seafood restaurant. ... More
 
 
 
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Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
40 Albermarle Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from The Arts Club
Pret sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome interiors. The ... More
 
 
 
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Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, W1W | 12 minutes from The Arts Club
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L'Atelier des Chefs
London > Education > Adult Education
19 Wigmore Street, W1U | 12 minutes from The Arts Club
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La Cucina Caldesi
London > Education > Cookery Courses
118 Marylebone Lane, Marylebone, London W1U | 15 minutes from The Arts Club
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The Only Running Footman
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
5 Charles Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 3 minutes from The Arts Club
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Ye Grapes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
16 Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London W1J | 4 minutes from The Arts Club
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Punch Bowl
London > Nightlife > Pubs
41 Farm Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 6 minutes from The Arts Club
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Mahiki
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
1 Dover Street, Mayfair, , Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from The Arts Club
A favourite with young royals - Princes Harry and William, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie have been spotted here... all at the same time. And ... More
 
 
 
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Funky Buddha
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
15 Berkeley Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 1 minute from The Arts Club
Between the Victorian elegance of Berkley Square and the Imperial magnificence of Piccadilly, you might be surprised to find a club that oozes with Eastern decadence, ... More
 
 
 
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The Donovan Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Brown's Hotel, 33 Albermarle Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from The Arts Club
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Dover Street Restaurant and Bar
London > Business > Venue Hire
8-10 Dover Street, Mayfair, , Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from The Arts Club
This long established night spot in Mayfair's Dover Street has been providing Londoners with a sophisticated setting to enjoy food, drink and live entertainment for 30 ... More
 
 
 
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The May Fair
London > Business > Venue Hire
Stratton Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 1 minute from The Arts Club
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London > Business > Venue Hire
150 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 1 minute from The Arts Club
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Blues Engineers
Concerts | On 18th September 2014 

Dover Street Restaurant and Bar W1S 4LQ W1S 4NP - 0 minute walk from The Arts Club

The six-piece group performs a range of blues and swing numbers....More

Champagne House
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 27th November 2014 

Funky Buddha 1 minute walk from The Arts Club

Resident DJs spin R&B and their own special mixes....More

Mary Anne Aytoun Ellis
Exhibitions | Until 3rd October 2014 

Portland Gallery 2 minutes walk from The Arts Club

Contemporary landscape paintings....More

Thursday at Babble
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 27th November 2014 

Babble 2 minutes walk from The Arts Club

Resident DJs supply house and chart....More

Radical Geometry: Modern Art of South America from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection
Exhibitions | Until 28th September 2014 

Royal Academy of Arts 3 minutes walk from The Arts Club

This exhibition in The Sackler Wing of the Royal Academy of Arts explores the art produced between the 1930s and ...More

AES+F
AES+F
Exhibitions | Until 26th October 2014 

Royal Academy Of Arts at 6 Burlington Gardens 3 minutes walk from The Arts Club

Uber cool Russian art collective AES+F, the Moscow-based group comprised of Tatiana Arzamasova, Lev Evzovich, Evgeny Svyatsky and Vladimir Fridkes, ...More

 
Nicole Farhi
Nicole Farhi
Exhibitions | Until 3rd October 2014 

Bowman Sculpture 4 minutes walk from The Arts Club

Fashion designer Nicole Farhi doesn't just create elegant, sophisticated clothes, she also studied sculpture under none other than the esteemed ...More

 
Salon Des Artistes: The Black Cat Cabaret
Theatre | Until 20th December 2014 

Oscar Wilde Bar at Hotel Cafe Royal 6 minutes walk from The Arts Club

Enjoy cabaret and a late night after party in the historic Oscar Wilde Bar (formerly the Grill Room) at Hotel ...More

Karaoke Thursday's
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 6th November 2014 

Gem 6 minutes walk from The Arts Club

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Noema Exclusive DJ Set
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 18th September 2014 

Disco 6 minutes walk from The Arts Club

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