Located two doors down from the original London nightclub, the new Annabel’s has been redesigned by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio.
The nightclub of Annabel's is located down in the basement and is comprised of the Jungle Bar, Nightclub, Legacy Bar and male and female bathrooms.
Photography © James McDonald
Accessed via street-level through a striped fabric tent, guests are invited into the Garden of Eden. An overarching theme of exotica stretches throughout the basement from the runway-inspired hallway with cosy snugs and the immersive Jungle Bar. The hallway is richly layered with varying patterns including leopard print and geometric stripes on the walls and ceiling. Trims have been added around the skirting and coving detail, drawing the eye towards the gold leaf gorilla that sits on an upholstered plinth at the end of the runway.
The Jungle Bar features eglomise panels, depicting exotic birds, flora and jungle animals. Boldly upholstered furniture and mirror-topped tables provide guests with a place to perch whilst a glowing onyx bar creates a focal point to the room. A tortoiseshell wall covering breaks up the eglomise wall panels whilst the inclusion of arched coves, filled with Ardmore ceramic lamps, creates a narrative between the bar and hallway.
Next door the nightclub showcases floor to ceiling palm tree lights, crafted from brass and hand blown glass. Banquettes in animal print are dressed with boldly upholstered and trimmed dining chairs whilst a jungle patterned wallpaper is offset by wall lights. A statement corner bar is flanked by a glass and brass palm tree canopy with animal print bar stools offering guests a place to sit. A central, hydraulic dance floor encourages revellers to dance.
The Legacy Bar, a private bar for Legacy Members only, is located behind a glistening gold-handled door. Compact in size, the Legacy Bar boasts a green agate tiled floor, antique mirror-glass walls and a world class art collection, including work by Mondigliani, Chagall and Picasso.
The downstairs ladies' bathrooms feature a velvet tented ceiling in pink tones, with a complimentary grey and pink marble patterned floor. An antique-mirror vanity unit lends a residential touch whilst the Murano glass surrounded mirror introduces a soft glow. Adding an element of fun and femininity, Allegory of Truth or Beauty by Luxembourgish sculptor Pierre Federspiel from 1900, completes the luxurious powder room.