The Donovan Bar  

 
 
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Brown's Hotel, Mayfair, 33 Albermarle Street, London W1S 4BP
 
 
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Mon to Sat 11am-1am, Sun 11.30am-12midnight
 

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The Donovan BarFor those who like Gucci with their champagne, the Donovan Bar is an example of all the things a classy hotel bar ought to be. The understated bar is punctuated by more than 50 striking black and white Terance Donovan prints, the British photographer after whom the bar is named. Choose from a long list of expertly mixed cocktails or an equally engaging selection of champagnes, then, find a seat in one of the smooth black leather seats. Order a signature Donovan Martini and take a seat in the 'naughty corner' where Donovan's more risque pictures look down on you. Alternatively, sit beside the original 19th century stained glass window of St George in one of the coolest bars in London. Either way you can't argue with the super competent, discreetly polite staff in their impeccably clean white jackets.

 

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

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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
16 minutes walk
 
Victoria Railway Station
 
19 minutes walk
 
 
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Burlington Car Park
 
3 minutes walk
 
Arlington House Pure Parking
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Holiday Inn London Mayfair
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £126  40% off
3 Berkeley Street, W1J | 2 minutes from The Donovan Bar
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Stratton Street, W1J | 3 minutes from The Donovan Bar
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81 Jermyn Street, SW1Y | 4 minutes from The Donovan Bar
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15 Berkeley Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 1 minute from The Donovan Bar
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London > Nightlife > Bars
15 Bruton Lane, Mayfair, London W1J | 2 minutes from The Donovan Bar
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London > Nightlife > Bars
The Ritz Hotel, St James's, London W1J | 3 minutes from The Donovan Bar
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Mahiki
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
1 Dover Street, Mayfair, Mayfair, London W1S | 2 minutes from The Donovan Bar
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Funky Buddha
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
15 Berkeley Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 2 minutes from The Donovan Bar
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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No. 41
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
41 Conduit Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 3 minutes from The Donovan Bar
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The Donovan Bar, 148 New Bond Street, W1S | 3 minutes from The Donovan Bar
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The Donovan Bar, 148 New Bond Street, W1S | 3 minutes from The Donovan Bar
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 15th March 2014 to 26th March 2017
The Donovan Bar, 16 Denman Street, Soho, London W1D | 6 minutes from The Donovan Bar
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1V | 7 minutes from The Donovan Bar
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London Palladium
London > Entertainment > Theatres
8 Argyll Street, Soho, London W1F | 7 minutes from The Donovan Bar
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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Picturehouse Central
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
7-14 Coventry Street, Soho, London W1D | 8 minutes from The Donovan Bar
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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
24 Grafton Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from The Donovan Bar
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Halcyon Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
29 New Bond Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from The Donovan Bar
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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
37 Dover Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from The Donovan Bar
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London > Shopping > Jewellery
179 New Bond Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from The Donovan Bar
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Angela Hale
London > Shopping > Jewellery
5 The Royal Arcade 28 Old Bond Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from The Donovan Bar
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London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
12 The Arcade, 28 Old Bond Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from The Donovan Bar
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London > Restaurants > Afternoon Tea
Brown's Hotel, Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London W1S | Same location as The Donovan Bar
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London > Restaurants > British restaurants
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19 - 20 Dover Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from The Donovan Bar
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Cookery School
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15B Little Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 10 minutes from The Donovan Bar
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London > Education > Adult Education
19 Wigmore Street, Marylebone, London W1U | 11 minutes from The Donovan Bar
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118 Marylebone Lane, Marylebone, London W1U | 14 minutes from The Donovan Bar
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London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
2 Lancashire Court, Mayfair, London W1S | 5 minutes from The Donovan Bar
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The Only Running Footman
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
5 Charles Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 3 minutes from The Donovan Bar
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
16 Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London W1J | 5 minutes from The Donovan Bar
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
41 Farm Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 6 minutes from The Donovan Bar
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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 Donovan Bar
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Royal Academy of Arts
London > Business > Venue Hire
Burlington House, Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J | 2 minutes from The Donovan Bar
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London > Business > Venue Hire
Stratton Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 3 minutes from The Donovan Bar
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Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty
Dance | Until 14th March 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from The Donovan Bar

Valeriy Ovsyanikov conducts Marius Petipa's version of Tchaikovsky's classic ballet about the Princess Aurora, who is cursed at birth to ...More

The Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty
Dance | Until 14th March 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from The Donovan Bar

The Sleeping Beauty holds a special place in The Royal Ballet's history - it was the first production at its ...More

Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
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Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from The Donovan Bar

A new piece of artwork by Yinka Shonibare will be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House this ...More

 
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London Transport Museum 2 minutes walk from The Donovan Bar

Take a tour of the new stations, art and public space on London's newest railway in this interactive exhibition....More

Matilda The Musical
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Theatre | Until 15th October 2017 

Cambridge Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Donovan Bar

The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at ...More

 
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Theatre | Until 18th March 2017 

Arts Theatre 4 minutes walk from The Donovan Bar

Richard Marsh and Katie Bonna's Fringe First Award-winning romantic comedy of good intentions and bad timing makes its West End ...More

Half A Sixpence
Theatre | Until 6th May 2017 

Noel Coward Theatre 4 minutes walk from The Donovan Bar

Half A Sixpence, the musical adaptation of H.G. Wells's semi-autobiographical novel Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul, is staged ...More

Dreamgirls
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Theatre | Until 11th March 2017 

Savoy Theatre 4 minutes walk from The Donovan Bar

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The Sorrows Of Satan
Theatre | Until 25th March 2017 

Tristan Bates Theatre 4 minutes walk from The Donovan Bar

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English National Opera: Rigoletto
Concerts | Until 28th February 2017 

London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO) 4 minutes walk from The Donovan Bar

Elaine Tyler-Hall directs a revival of Jonathan Miller's acclaimed staging of Verdi's tragic opera about a hunchbacked jester, who is ...More

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