We’ve all got a celebrity crush. Beyoncé, Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, whoever it is you’ve probably fantasised about bumping into them on your way to the supermarket (or in the bedroom). And, although can’t quite guarantee you’ll become best buds, or eloping together off into the sunset, we have been busy scouring London in search of the top celebrity and influencer hangouts for you.
So get saving your pennies, some of these might end up costing you the price of a house deposit.
With dreamy interiors and the prettiest bathroom in the city, it’s hardly surprising Annabel’s has always been a celebrity favourite, especially since its rebranding in 2018. Everyone from Drake to Fergie and daughter Princess Beatrice have enjoyed a tipple or two at this private members club.
Believe it or not, celebrities get just as hangry as we do and enjoy a bite to eat when they’re roaming the city too. Hakkasan Mayfair, filled with its atmospheric music and candle-lit 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.
It’s no myth that Bvlgari Hotel and Resorts is a hit with the celebs. Whether they’re rocking up jet-lagged in Bali to top up their tan, or fancy a media detox at The Bvlgari Spa in London, you’re likely to spot a celeb or two at one of these luxury hotels. Eye-spy singer/influencer Daisey O’Donnell snapping a selfie in the Bvlgari Hotel London branch along with super-model Jourdan Dunn prepping before her big catwalk show during London Fashion Week 2019. Oh to be famous!
Where: Bulgari Hotel London, 171 Knightsbridge, London SW7 1DW, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Knightsbridge (0.2 miles)
This luxury five-star hotel has seen numerous stars flocking in and out its door over the years from Gwyneth Paltrow to Taylor Swift. There’s been plenty of royal visits too – the new kitchens were even opened by the Queen!
Where: Carlos Place, Mayfair, London, W1K 2AL, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Bond Street (0.5 miles)
Nuzzled off the busy streets of Mayfair, you’ll find Isabel on Albermarle Street. 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.
Fancy breaking a sweat with the royals? We’ve been told Prince Harry has always been a frequent user of South Kensington Club, even Pippa Middleton trained hard in the suite ahead of her wedding. We’ve also seen a few influencers like Maja Malnar knocking about, posting selfies outside of the private members club too. I guess you never know who you’ll end up rubbing shoulders with.
If you’re a lover of music, you may have heard about this one and, if you haven’t, you’ll be queuing up to become a member after reading who started out here. 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…
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. If you’re looking for a slab of meat, you’ll have to continue looking as this resto is completely plant based (and delicious!). Expect to see your favourite Made in Chelsea stars, past and present, hanging about.
London is jam-packed with bars, restaurants and eateries, so when one attracts the attention of A-list celebs, you know you’re in for a treat. China Tang at The Dorchester has seen Samantha Faiers, Hugh Grant, Alice Salazar (check out the freakin’ dress!) and Stephen Fry enjoy a dim sum or two, as well as Jemima Khan and Kate Moss. You might even see a celebrity wedding while you’re at it…
Where: Park Lane, Mayfair, London, W1K 1QA, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Hyde Park Corner (0.5 miles)
Beliebers, don’t freak out! You could be lying in the same bed where Bieber himself once laid if you fancy a trip to Royal Garden Hotel. This stunning hotel has been a firm favourite with stars far and wide for decades now. Back in the 60s you’ll have shared a corridor with the Monkees, nowadays you might run into Rihanna when she’s on tour in the UK.
Where: 2-24 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London, W8 4PT, United Kingdom
Nearest station: High Street Kensington (0.4 miles)
Dubbed one of the most popular celebrity restaurants in the UK, it’s safe to say Nobu has made an impression on the stars. Co-owned by the legendary Robert DeNiro, it’s hardly surprising it’s a favourite of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Jason Statham, Sir Elton John and Katy Perry – Kylie Jenner even jumps on the sushi bandwagon too when she’s in the city!
You’ll always find a celeb knocking around in Mayfair, especially The Wolseley. Edward Enninful, editor of Vogue was caught having a bite to eat with fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood and shoe specialist Manolo Blahnik a few months back.
Back in the day you might have spotted Hugh Grant and Elizabeth Hurley at Brinkley’s in Little Chelsea. Nowadays, you’ll find Jack Whitehall popping in for a quick roast. Enjoy the modern international menu on offer, and we promise you won’t be waiting long before a familiar face pops their head through the door.
Masterchef fan? Thought so. You’ll probably remember seeing Frankie Bridge and Spencer Matthews join the Baluchi’s kitchen at The LaLiT London during a Celebrity MasterChef challenge. It’s a hit with some influencers too, Sophie Hermann graced the hotel last year so who knows who you’ll find lurking around the corner, or in the kitchen…
If you’re eager for a lux sushi fix that packs in a punch, dive into Umu’s delicious offerings. This Michelin-starred joint has become a crowd favourite of celebrities, influencers and The Handbook’s too! You might even bump into England rugby player Chris Robshaw or Russian TV celeb Victoria Lopyreva.
Where: 14-16 Bruton Place, London, W1J 6LX, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Oxford Circus (0.5 miles)
From winning a whole host of awards and accolades from food critics to spotting celebrities like Adam Collard, 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 fab spot with spectacular Pan-Asain cuisine.
Where: 145 Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7PA, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Knightsbridge (0.1 miles)
You’ll be floating to cloud nine when you stay at Shangri-La Hotel. While you make your way up in the elevator, you might be up close and personal with a celeb or two. Love Islands Rachel Fenton has been seen sporting a little white number, while many have influencers and celebs alike have posed in the bathtub looking out at London’s skyline, how original.
Where: 31 St Thomas Street, London SE1 9QU United Kingdom
Nearest station: London Bridge (0.1 miles)
Known for being 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.
We’ve found a hideout where all the models go to dine and dance. At Paradise By Way Of Kensal Green, you might spot Cara Delevingne, Daisy Lowe or Sadie Frost (Um where’s our invite girls?) 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)
If you’re based in Chelsea, it’s likely you’ve spotted one of the Made in Chelsea crew, past and present, 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, Binky Felstead 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)
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 athlete Jessica Ennis-Hill and Gwyneth Paltrow. Whether you spot someone you recognise enjoying afternoon tea or just fancy sipping on some dreamy cocktails, it’s the perfect spot to see breathtaking 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)
This world famous Quaglino’s draws in guests from across the globe as it provides not only excellent food but live performances from stars too, like Eliza Doolittle. The upmarket European brasserie and seafood specialist has drawn in the likes of Angelina Jolie, Mick Jagger, Benedict Cumberbatch and Jamie Cullum.
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 90s Kate Moss and Madonna were regulars at The West End spot. Nowadays you might spot Ellie Goulding, Kelsey Grammer, Jennifer Love-Hewitt and Katie Price wining and dining the night away.
In the past Tom Cruise, The Beckham’s, Lindsay Lohan and Simon Cowell have all had reservations here, so it’s no surprise reserving a table is so hard to come by! Book in advance and you’ll soon be dining next to plenty of stars.
Oh go on then! Sexy Fish continues to tempt celebs (and us!) with their tasty Asian cuisine attracting the likes of Hugh Jackson, and Aubrey Plaza. If you’re lucky, you might even see Bella Hadid, and Kendall Jenner pop 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, delish!
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’d find Prince Harry lurking at the Battersea venue, these days Bunga Bunga is 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.
With live music every night from performers such as Charli XCX and her band Nasty Cherry, you can enjoy the perks of secret gigs and surprise celeb performances from your exclusive membership at The Curtain.
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