The Donovan Bar †

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Brown's Hotel, Mayfair, 33 Albermarle Street, London W1S 4BP
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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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Underground Stations

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

Railway Stations

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† 36% off
3 Berkeley Street, W1J | 2 minutes from The Donovan Bar
Just to the West of theatreland, Mayfair is one of the most exclusive places to live in the world, full of stunning architecture and right next ... More
The May Fair Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £170† 22% off
Stratton Street, W1J | 3 minutes from The Donovan Bar
The luxurious May Fair Hotel is located in sophisticated Mayfair, resurgent again as London's true luxury quarter. The May Fair puts you in a peaceful spot ... More
Cavendish London Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £137† 25% 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
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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
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
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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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The Donovan Bar, 197 Piccadilly, W1J | 5 minutes from The Donovan Bar
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The Donovan Bar, 197 Piccadilly, W1J | 5 minutes from The Donovan Bar
TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT GO ON SALE FRIDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER AT 10AM.At this exclusive event the band will be discussing their career with Dan Wootton, answering ...More
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The Donovan Bar, 16 Denman Street, W1D | 6 minutes from The Donovan Bar
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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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7-14 Coventry Street, Soho, London W1D | 8 minutes from The Donovan Bar
A vast and much needed improvement on the old Cineworld cinema in the Trocodero, Picturehouse Central opened in June 2015 and was treated to a full ... More
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24 Grafton Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from The Donovan Bar
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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
29 New Bond Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from The Donovan Bar
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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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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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12 The Arcade, 28 Old Bond Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from The Donovan Bar
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Hix Mayfair
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Brown's Hotel, 33 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London W1S | Same location as The Donovan Bar
With Mark Hix, formerly at the Caprice group and a chef well known for his original take on British gastronomy, overseeing things and with Lee Streeton ... More
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Alloro
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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
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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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 compact gym, herbal sauna and a good size aromatic steam room as well ... 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
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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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London > Business > Venue Hire
Stratton Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 3 minutes from The Donovan Bar
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