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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The May Fair, A Radisson Collection Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £213  30% off
Stratton Street, W1J | 3 minutes from The Donovan Bar
The May Fair, A Radisson Collection Hotel, is located in sophisticated Mayfair, resurgent again as London's true luxury quarter. The hotel puts you in a peaceful ... More
 
 
 
Cavendish London Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £153  41% off
81 Jermyn Street, SW1Y | 4 minutes from The Donovan Bar
Situated on prestigious Jermyn Street, in the heart of Piccadilly, the 4 star deluxe Cavendish Hotel is perfectly located for London's theatres, shops and arts. It ... More
 
 
 
Washington Mayfair Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
5 Curzon Street, W1J | 4 minutes from The Donovan Bar
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
 
 
 
 
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Charlie Berkeley Street
London > Nightlife > Bars
15 Berkeley Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 1 minute from The Donovan Bar
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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Mr Fogg's Residence
London > Nightlife > Bars
15 Bruton Lane, Mayfair, London W1J | 2 minutes from The Donovan Bar
Modelled on the very home that Jules Verne's eccentric Mr Phileas Fogg would have come home to after travelling the world in 80 days, ... More
 
 
 
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The Rivoli Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Ritz Hotel, St James's, London W1J | 3 minutes from The Donovan Bar
The Rivoli Bar, an intimate cocktail lounge within the famous Ritz Hotel, re-opened in 2001 after a closure of some twenty years with interiors stylishly updated ... More
 
 
 
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Mahiki
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
1 Dover Street, Mayfair, Mayfair, London W1S | 2 minutes from The Donovan Bar
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 | 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
No. 41 located at 41 Conduit Street in the heart of Mayfair is a stylish nightclub offering opulent furnishings and a luxurious setting. Innovative cocktails and ... More
 
 
 
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Angelica Kauffman
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 28th June to 20th September 2020
The Donovan Bar, Burlington House, W1J | 2 minutes from The Donovan Bar
Founding member of the Royal Academy and one of the most successful artists of her time, Angelica Kauffman is the subject of a major exhibition at ...More
 
 
 
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Pretty Woman: The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 13th February 2020 to 2nd January 2021
The Donovan Bar, 16 Denman Street, W1D | 6 minutes from The Donovan Bar
Everyone's favourite Hollywood love story comes alive on the London stage this February when Pretty Woman: The Musical transfers from Broadway to the West End with ...More
 
 
 
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Criterion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1V | 7 minutes from The Donovan Bar
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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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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The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience West End
London > Entertainment >
22-32 Shaftesbury Avenue, Trocadero, W1D | 8 minutes from The Donovan Bar
From spring 2019 the Crystal Maze LIVE Experience comes to the West End. After three successful years in Angel, Islington (open until 28th ... More
 
 
 
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David Zwirner
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
24 Grafton Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from The Donovan Bar
New York gallery owner David Zwirner is opening his first overseas outpost in London in October 2012. Led by director Angela Choon, the gallery will encompass ... More
 
 
 
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Halcyon Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
29 New Bond Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from The Donovan Bar
Situated in the heart of Mayfair, Halcyon Gallery is one of Europe's leading art galleries, representing some of the finest contemporary painters and sculptors working today. ... More
 
 
 
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Mallett Ely House
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
37 Dover Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from The Donovan Bar
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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Mikimoto
London > Shopping > Jewellery
179 New Bond Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from The Donovan Bar
Pearls don’t come much more fabulous than this, with black or pink strands on offer if you’ve a small fortune at your disposal, but strands of ... More
 
 
 
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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
Angela Hale boasts contemporary jewellery (notably Art Deco and 50s styles) coupled with a magnificent general selection from hair clips to tiaras. There are also vintage ... More
 
 
 
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Ormonde Jayne
London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
12 The Arcade, 28 Old Bond Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from The Donovan Bar
The luxury perfume company Ormonde Jayne, established in 2001, opened this tiny shop - a Caulder Moore-redesigned store - in the picturesque Royal Arcade off Old ... More
 
 
 
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Afternoon Tea at Brown's Hotel
London > Restaurants > Afternoon Tea
Brown's Hotel, Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London W1S | Same location as The Donovan Bar
Queen Victoria loved to take tea at Brown's, a wonderfully traditional Mayfair hotel where the afternoon tea is legendary. Established in 1837 for genteel folk, James ... More
 
 
 
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IT London
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
28-29 Dover Street, W1S | 1 minute from The Donovan Bar
Bringing a taste of the Mediterranean to Mayfair, IT London has been created by two Michelin-starred chef Gennaro Esposito and serves a menu of fine Italian ... More
 
 
 
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Alloro
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
19 - 20 Dover Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from The Donovan Bar
Italian for 'bay leaf', Alloro was opened to critical acclaim at the start of the millennium and, since then, this Dover Street restaurant has become very ... More
 
 
 
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Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 10 minutes from The Donovan Bar
Awarded The Best City Cookery School 2013, the Cookery School at Little Portland Street has been teaching people to make simple, honest food for more than ... More
 
 
 
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L'Atelier des Chefs
London > Education > Adult Education
19 Wigmore Street, Marylebone, London W1U | 11 minutes from The Donovan Bar
Whether you're a Nigella or not in the kitchen, the L'atelier des Chefs cookery school can teach you something. Classes are given in the basement kitchens ... More
 
 
 
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La Cucina Caldesi
London > Education > Cookery Courses
118 Marylebone Lane, Marylebone, London W1U | 14 minutes from The Donovan Bar
The Caldesi family first set up a cooking school in Giancarlo's native Tuscany. His 'Return to Tuscany' was captured by BBC cameras and dished up on ... More
 
 
 
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May Fair Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
May Fair Hotel, Stratton Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 2 minutes from The Donovan Bar
The subterranean spa within the luxury May Fair Hotel offers a tailed experience emphasising wellbeing and health. All of the spa treatments have been carefully ... More
 
 
 
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Catalyst Health and Fitness Ltd
London > Leisure > Fitness
30 Bury Street, St James's, London SW1Y | 5 minutes from The Donovan Bar
Catalyst personal trainers are among the best in London. Get fit without doing yourself an injury, lose weight with a specially devised programme or build your ... More
 
 
 
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The House of Elemis
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
2 Lancashire Court, Mayfair, London W1S | 5 minutes from The Donovan Bar
Following a major redesign, the Elemis flagship spa in Mayfair re-launched as the House of Elemis in 2015. More than just a spa, it's 'a couture ... More
 
 
 
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The Only Running Footman
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
5 Charles Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 3 minutes from The Donovan Bar
One of two venues belonging to The Meredith Group who also run The Portman in Portman Village, The Only Running Footman is a popular pub, restaurant ... More
 
 
 
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Ye Grapes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
16 Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London W1J | 5 minutes from The Donovan Bar
Built in 1882 this gorgeous Victorian pub could be the perfect spot for a night out, if you can find it, that is. Very close to ... More
 
 
 
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Punch Bowl
London > Nightlife > Pubs
41 Farm Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 6 minutes from The Donovan Bar
Famous for its famous owner, the Punch Bowl became a celebrity hang-out when Guy Ritchie split up with Madonna. The director of 'Lock, Stock & Two ... More
 
 
 
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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
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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Royal Academy of Arts
London > Business > Venue Hire
Burlington House, Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J | 2 minutes from The Donovan Bar
Lord Burlington's spectacular London palace is home to the Royal Academy of Arts, a set of galleries that houses the country's premier art school and a ... More
 
 
 
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The May Fair
London > Business > Venue Hire
Stratton Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 3 minutes from The Donovan Bar
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Angelica Kauffman
Exhibitions | Until 20th September 2020 

Royal Academy of Arts 2 minutes walk from The Donovan Bar

Founding member of the Royal Academy and one of the most successful artists of her time, Angelica Kauffman is the ...More

Pretty Woman: The Musical
Pretty Woman: The Musical
Theatre | Until 2nd January 2021 

Piccadilly Theatre 6 minutes walk from The Donovan Bar

Everyone's favourite Hollywood love story comes alive on the London stage this February when Pretty Woman: The Musical transfers from ...More

 
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
Theatre | Until 1st November 2020 

Criterion Theatre 7 minutes walk from The Donovan Bar

Mischief Theatre, creators of The Play That Goes Wrong - winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy - ...More

 
Body Worlds
Body Worlds
Exhibitions | Until 11th September 2020 

London Pavilion 7 minutes walk from The Donovan Bar

A fascinating exhibition which fuses science, art and health education, Body Worlds offers a unique insight into the human body. ...More

 
Les Miserables
Les Miserables
Theatre | Until 17th October 2020 

Sondheim Theatre 9 minutes walk from The Donovan Bar

Jean Valjean, released on parole after 19 years on the chain gang, finds that the yellow ticket-of-leave he must, by ...More

 
The Watsons
The Watsons
Theatre | Until 26th September 2020 

Harold Pinter Theatre 9 minutes walk from The Donovan Bar

Adapted from Jane Austen's unfinished novel and "joyously directed" (Evening Standard) by Samuel West, The Watsons comes to the West ...More

 
Summer Opening of the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace
Summer Opening of the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace
Tours | Until 4th October 2020 

Buckingham Palace 11 minutes walk from The Donovan Bar

Every summer inquisitive visitors get the chance to look around Buckingham Palace and admire the grand State Rooms used by ...More

 
Beethoven 250
Beethoven 250
Concerts | Until 1st December 2020 

Wigmore Hall 11 minutes walk from The Donovan Bar

December 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth and to celebrate the occasion Wigmore Hall presents its special season, ...More

 
Magic Mike Live
Magic Mike Live
Dance | Until 13th September 2020 

The Hippodrome 12 minutes walk from The Donovan Bar

Picking up from where Dirty Dancing left off, Channing Tatum presents an adults-only dance and acrobatic spectacular based on the ...More

 
Fourth Plinth: Heather Phillipson THE END
Fourth Plinth: Heather Phillipson THE END
Exhibitions | Until 26th March 2022 

Trafalgar Square 12 minutes walk from The Donovan Bar

London born artist Heather Philipson puts an ice cream with a cherry on top on The Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar ...More

 
 
 
 
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