Who is described as a celebrity varies these days thanks to the world of social media, especially the Insta famous and YouTube stars. When you’re infatuated by a new celeb, finding out where they hang might become your top priority. Stay ahead of the game with our round-up of top celebrity spotting jaunts. Try not to scare them away too much though, otherwise they’ll start hangout out elsewhere…
Supermodels and Royals
Having always been a place for celebrities to hideout and since it’s rebranding in 2018, Annabel’s has seen everyone from Kate Moss to Fergie and daughter Princess Beatrice walk through its door for work, dining or even a boogie.
Where: 46 Berkeley Square, Mayfair, W1J 5AT
Kanye in Mayfair
Believe it or not, celebrities get hungry too and enjoy to eat out when they’re around the city. Hakkasan Mayfair, filled with its atmospheric music and dark corners, is a hotspot for celebs when they’re craving dim sum and Cantonese dining – those spotted at this Michelin-starred restaurant include Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Rhianna, Britney Spears, Naomi Campbell and Mollie King.
Where: 17 Bruton St, Mayfair, W1J 6QB
Heading to Isabel
Off of the busy streets of Mayfair you’ll find Isabel on Albermarle Street, and since opening it’s caught the eye of many celebrities from across the globe. Being one of the most talked about restaurants, it’s hardly surprising celebs and influencers have flocked there, including Demi Rose, Millie Mackintosh, Lilah Parsons and Pips Taylor.
Where: 26 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, W1S 4HY
Where it all begins
If you’re in the music industry, you’ll have heard about this one and will be longing to be a member. Tape London has created a sanctuary for artists, producers, creatives and industry professionals, with music sets going on until sunrise, and exclusive members only events. Musicians who have jammed out in the studio include Drake, The Weeknd, Cardi B, Justin Bieber, Rihanna – the list goes on…
Where: 17 Hanover Square, Mayfair, W1S 1HU
Made in Chelsea dines
It’s a sure favourite with Made in Chelsea stars and fans – the main reason being that, Tell Your Friends, was opened up by sisters Lucy Watson and Tiffany Watson. It’s completely plant based, with their aim to show veganism is more than just your average salad. Expect to see your favourite Made in Chelsea stars, past and present.
Where: 175 New King’s Road, SW6 4SW
Cantonese food at the Dorchester
Choosing where to eat is always tricky when London offers so much option, so when a restaurant manages to attract A-list celebs, you know you’re in for a treat. China Tang at The Dorchester has seen Hugh Grant and Stephen Fry enjoy a dim sum or two, as well as Jemima Khan and Kate Moss.
Where: Park Lane, Mayfair, London, W1K 1QA, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Hyde Park Corner (0.5 miles)
A taste of Japan
Named one of the most popular celebrity restaurants in the UK, Nobu has sure made an impression on celebrities. Co-owned by the renowned Robert DeNiro, it’s hardly surprising it’s a favourite of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Jason Statham, Sir Elton John and Katy Perry – with also Kylie Jenner joining in on the sushi when she’s in the city.
Where: 15 Berkeley Street, Mayfair, W1J 8DY
Media types... and Kate Moss
Another Mayfair hangout for celebs is The Wolseley. Edward Enninful, editor of Vogue was caught having a bite to eat with fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood and show specialist Manolo Blahnik. Famous for their classic afternoon tea and private dining, it’s still a hit Posh Spice, Victoria Beckham, Keira Knightley and Sienna Miller.
Where: 160 Piccadilly, London W1J 9EB
Modern international dishes with private areas for celebs to lurk in
If it’s a fan with Hugh Grant and Elizabeth Hurley, then it might be a haunt to try out. Enjoy the modern international menu on offer, and wait until your favourite celeb walks in, you won’t have to wait long.
Where: 47 Hollywood Road, Little Chelsea, SW10 9HX
Pan-Asian cuisine with trendy decor
From winning a whole host of awards and accolades from food critics to spotting celebrities like Samuel L Jackson, Kylie Minogue and Amber le Bon, it’s no surprise how busy and popular Buddha Bar is. Whether you rub shoulders with a celeb or bump into a food critic, it’s still a very spot with spectacular Pan-Asain cuisine.
Where: 145 Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7PA, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Knightsbridge (0.1 miles)
Made in Chelsea haunt
Known as a Made in Chelsea hideout, at The Imperial on King’s Road, you’ll be sure to recognise some of the regulars like Spencer Matthews, Jamie Laing and Louise Thompson hanging out in between their busy schedules. Grab a bite to eat and let the celebrity spotting begin.
Where: 577 King’s Road, London, SW6 2EH, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Imperial Wharf (0.3 miles)
Quirky West London hangout
Despite the rumours, models do eat and they’re eating at Paradise By Way Of Kensal Green. You might spot Cara Delevingne, Daisy Lowe or Sadie Frost wandering the building. It’s home to elegant dinner parties, late night DJs, songstresses and delightful cocktails.
Where: 19 Kilburn Lane, Kensal Green, London, W10 4AE, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Kensal Green (0.4 miles)
A hotspot with the Chelsea celebs
If you’re a venue based in Chelsea, it wouldn’t be surprising if you spot any of the Made in Chelsea crew chilling out in the stunning courtyard. That being said, other celebrities regularly head there for a catch up and some food, including Lottie Moss, Eddie Redmayne and Cara Delevigne with plenty of other influencers popping up all over the shot.
Where: 350 Kings Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 5UU, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Imperial Wharf (0.8 miles)
Panoramic views on the 31st floor of the Shard
Now having over 25 venues across the globe, it’s no surprise how popular Aqua is with influencers and celebrities. Aqua on level 31 of The Shard has caught the attention of British model Erin O’Connor in 2018 for her 40th birthday celebrations, as well athletic Jessica Ennis-Hill and Gwyneth Paltrow. Whether you spot someone you recognise enjoying afternoon tea or just fancy sipping on cocktails, it’s the perfect spot to see fantastic panoramic views of the city.
Where: Level 31, The Shard, 31 St Thomas Street, London, SE1 9RY, United Kingdom
Nearest station: London Bridge (0.1 miles)
Upmarket European brasserie and seafood specialist
This world famous Quaglino’s draws in guest from across the globe because it provides not only excellent food but live music performances from stars, like Eliza Doolittle. The upmarket European brasseries and seafood specialist has drawn in the likes of Angelina Jolie, Mick Jagger, Benedict Cumberbatch and Jamie Cullum. Using some European spices and seasonal British ingredients, Executive Head Chef Nuno Goncalves experimental continues to draw in new guests and notable stars.
Where: 16 Bury Street, London SW1Y 6AJ
A Royal favourite
The Ivy has been drawing in celebrities with its exceptional cuisine since it opened, warmly welcoming members of The Royal Family and back in the 90’s Kate Moss and Madonna were regulars at The West End spot. Many celebrities who have defined the world we live in today have wined and dined there, along with Ellie Goulding, Kelsey Grammer, Jennifer Love-Hewitt and Katie Price.
Where: 1-5 West Street, London WC2H 9NQ
Mega celebrity hangout
The Chiltern Firehouse is known for reeling in celebrities so it’s definitely a place to head to spend your evening celebrity spotting. Australian singer, Natalie Imbruglia, was recently spotted dining for a friend’s birthday, along with Mark Ronson and supermodel Rachel Hunter. In the past Tom Cruise, The Beckham’s, Lindsay Lohan and Simon Cowell have all had reservations here, so it’s no surprise it’s tricky to get a table. Book in advance and you’ll soon be dining next to plenty of stars.
Where: 1 Chiltern Street, Marylebone, W1U 7PA
This one is a privates member club so you’ll have to be willing to spent some buck to get in here, but Shoreditch House has been popular amongst the rich and the famous since it opened. Milling around the venue, stars like Ed Sheeran, Harry Styles, Will.i.am and even Princess Beatrice have all been spotted.
Where: Ebor Street, London, E1 6AW, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Shoreditch High Street (0.1 miles)
The Sexiest Of Fish
Sexy Fish still managed to grab certain celebrities attention with their impressive Asian cuisine, attracting the likes of Hugh Jackson, Aubrey Plaza not forgetting Bella Hadid, and Kendall Jenner popped in on their travels from the states. You’ll find delicious Japanese-inspired sushi, sashimi, seafood, fish and meat cooked on a Robata grill being served up here.
Where: Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, W1J 6BR
Dinners At Dalloway Terrace
Ahead of the Australian Fashion Council at London Fashion Week, the brand invited notorious stars to celebrate with them over Brunch at Dalloway Terrace, including Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief Edwina McCann, and social media influencer Grace Mcgovern. Others spotted include TV personalities Noel Fielding and Caroline Flack.
Where: 16-22 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3NN, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Tottenham Court Road (0.1 miles)
Back in the day it was a spot you might find Prince Harry at the Battersea venue, these days it’s still riddled with friends like Lottie Moss, Emily Blackwell and Sam Prince. It’s an immersive Italian dining experience filled with sharing feasts, a variety show and plenty of flowing drinks.
Where: 167 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, WC2B 5PG
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