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Annabel's is a London nightclub, located at 44 Berkeley Square, London. It was founded by entrepreneur Mark Birley and named after Lady Annabel Vane-Tempest-Stewart, then his wife.

History

Annabel's was founded in 1963, after Birley's friend John Aspinall decided that they needed somewhere to party after an evening's gambling. As a result, Birley turned the basement of Aspinall's casino, the Clermont Club, into a nightclub, and named it after his then wife, Annabel, who went on to marry Birley's friend, the late Sir James Goldsmith. Birley later blocked off the private staircase linking the Clermont above.

Annabel's was the first of its kind: a member-only nightclub that catered to an exclusive clientele, including The Prince of Wales, Camilla Parker-Bowles, The Princess Anne, US President Richard Nixon, Aristotle Onassis, Frank Sinatra and the Clermont Set. Entertainers who have played there include Tina Turner, Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald, Diana Ross and Lady Gaga. The sumptuous interior which was originally designed by Birley and designer Nina Campbell, has since been updated by Birley's daughter, India Jane, but the collection of Birley's paintings remain.

May 12, 2011

At night, Lady Gaga appearead to give a surprise performance.

Set list
  1. "Speechless"
  2. "Born This Way" (Acoustic)
  3. "Orange Colored Sky" (Cover)
  4. "Yoü and I"
  1. Catsuit by Mugler (fall/winter 2011), veil by Alex Noble (spring/summer 2011), shoes by Haider Ackermann (fall/winter 2011)
  • Photos by Richard Young

December 6, 2013

On December 6, 2013, Lady Gaga took the stage at Annabel's to celebrate the release of ARTPOP and raise awareness for the fight against AIDS with (Belvedere Vodka)RED.

Set list
  1. "Bad Romance" (Acoustic)
  2. "Poker Face" (Acoustic)
  3. "Do What U Want" (Acoustic)
  4. "Dope"
  • Photos by Richard Young

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