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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.

 

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Washington Mayfair Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
5 Curzon Street, W1J | 3 minutes from The Arts Club
Dating back to 1913, The Washington Mayfair Hotel successfully blends historic art deco with modern design. Located in the premier commercial and cultural centre of London, ... More
 
 
 
Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
35 Charles Street, W1J | 4 minutes from The Arts Club
Typically for this aristocratic part of town, a discreet entrance leads to a thoroughly luxurious interior. Muted colours and marble floors give the sense of an ... More
 
 
 
Athenaeum Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
116 Piccadilly, W1J | 6 minutes from The Arts Club
Situated opposite Royal Parks and Buckingham Palace, and just down the road from national museums and galleries, The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences is an independent, award-winning ... More
 
 
 
 
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London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 6 minutes from The Arts Club
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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 18th May to 1st August 2021 - 10am-6pm
The Arts Club, Burlington House, W1J | 3 minutes from The Arts Club
Croydon-born contemporary artist Tracey Emin indulges her fascination with the Norwegian expressionist by juxtaposing Edvard Munch's masterpieces and more than 25 of her own paintings, neons ...More
 
 
 
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Michael Armitage: Paradise Edict
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 22nd May to 19th September 2021 - 10am-6pm
The Arts Club, Burlington House, W1J | 3 minutes from The Arts Club
Kenyan-born artist Michael Armitage, who works between Nairobi and London, explores East African culture and folklore in 15 large-scale paintings from the past six years, displayed ...More
 
 
 
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Frank Bowling: London/New York
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 21st May to 31st July 2021 - 10am-6pm
The Arts Club, 23 Savile Row, W1B | 4 minutes from The Arts Club
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1V | 7 minutes from The Arts Club
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The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience West End
London > Entertainment >
22-32 Shaftesbury Avenue, Trocadero, W1D | 8 minutes from The Arts Club
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Empire Cinema Haymarket
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
63-65 Haymarket, St James's, London SW1Y | 8 minutes from The Arts Club
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Mallett Ely House
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
37 Dover Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from The Arts Club
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Halcyon Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
29 New Bond Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from The Arts Club
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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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London > Shopping > Jewellery
27 Burlington Arcade, Mayfair, London W1J | 1 minute from The Arts Club
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London > Shopping > Shoes
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London > Shopping > House and Garden
9 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from The Arts Club
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London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
27 Berkeley Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 1 minute from The Arts Club
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London > Restaurants > Fish and Seafood
11 Dover Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from The Arts Club
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London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
10 Dover Street, W1S | 1 minute from The Arts Club
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London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 12 minutes from The Arts Club
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London > Education > Adult Education
19 Wigmore Street, Marylebone, London W1U | 12 minutes from The Arts Club
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118 Marylebone Lane, Marylebone, London W1U | 15 minutes from The Arts Club
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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
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Charlie Berkeley Street
London > Nightlife > Bars
15 Berkeley Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 1 minute from The Arts Club
Mayfair nightclub Charlie, opened early in September 2015, is perfectly positioned to appeal to the glamorous night owls in and around Berkeley Street, where neighbours include ... More
 
 
 
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Funky Buddha
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
15 Berkeley Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 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
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Stratton Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 1 minute from The Arts Club
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150 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 1 minute from The Arts Club
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