Being one of the biggest European capitals London attracts numerous celebrities every year. If you are lucky, you can spot them in restaurants, pubs, on the streets and even on the set of new film production. All you need to do is move to the British capital and know where to look for your favourite film stars, singers or writers. And yes, London is enormous, but fear not, we are here to spill the tea and give you some tips on the best places where you can spot them.
The twist is, of course, the opportunity to see your favourite celebrity off-screen. However, keep in mind that all of the places on this list are quite expensive, and it’s not easy to get a table. But even if you don’t find any well-known face there, we guarantee the food will be the best you have ever tasted in your life.
What you need to know – Your best chance to see a famous person there is after the evening show at Shakespeare’s Globe. The theatre often hosts performances from one of the most popular British actors and usually, they all like to grab a drink or two after the production is over.
Address – 21 New Globe Walk, Southwark, London SE1 9DT
Who to look for – Mark Rylance, Dame Judi Dench, Stephen Fry, Jude Law and Derren Brown
What you need to know – One of the top 100 restaurants in the world, the Pied a Terre has been around for more than 25 years and has seen its fair share of famous faces. This place was even featured in an episode of the popular TV show The Simpsons.
Address – 34 Charlotte St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 2NH
Who to look for – Nicole Kidman, Brad Pitt, Robert De Niro, Colin Firth, David Giroud, Kanye West, Tony Blair and even the Rockefellers
What you need to know – Not only you will be greeted with a 5-star menu but you can enjoy some incredible live performances as well. A peculiar fact is Quaglino’s is the first restaurant ever to host a monarch as the Queen visited this place back in 1956.
Address – 16 Bury St, St. James’s, London SW1Y 6AJ
Who to look for – Angelina Jolie, William Hague, Mick Jagger, Lindsay Lohan, Bryan Ferry, model Candice Swanepoel and British singer Pixie Lott
What you need to know – The former fire station in Marylebone is now one of the most popular places in London. You may want to make a reservation for this place even before you’ve started packing to move to the British capital. The waiting list is quite long.
Address – 1 Chiltern St, Marylebone, London W1U 7PA
Who to look for – David Beckham, Kate Moss, Simon Cowell, Bradley Cooper, Orlando Bloom, Cara Delevigne, Amy Schumer, Sienna Miller, Natalie Imbruglia and supermodel Rachel Hunter.
What you need to know – Co-owned by Robert DeNiro this restaurant is one of the hardest to get a table in. However, if seafood is not your thing, you might want to skip this one.
Address – 15 Berkeley St, Mayfair, London W1J 8DY
Who to look for – Kylie Jenner, Selena Gomez, Kelsea Ballerini, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Jason Statham, Sir Elton John, Katy Perry, Calvin Harris, Rita Ora and Pharrell Williams.
What you need to know – This iconic restaurant has a long history of hosting the members of the royal family as well as a lengthy list of A-class celebrities. If you manage to get a table there, make sure to order the Shepards pie as it is an old-time special.
Address – 1-5 West St, London WC2H 9NQ
Who to look for – Elton John, Danni Minogue, Kate Moss, the Beckhams, Tom Cruise, Ellie Goulding, Kelsey Grammer, Jennifer Love-Hewitt and Katie Price
If the restaurants are too much for you why don’t you try some clubs? You can chill after your house move and party in the company of some of the biggest celebrities in the world.
What you need to know – This is not your average circus, so prepare your credit card. The unique decor and burlesque ike shows, as well as the amazing music and atmosphere, are worth spending a couple of hundred pounds.
Address – 15-21 Ganton St, Soho, London W1F 9BN
Who to look for – Will.I.Am, Miley Cyrus, Bradley Cooper, Benedict Cumberbatch and Leonardo DiCaprio
What you need to know – Granted this is one of the most expensive and elegant private night clubs in London and it might be very hard to get a glimpse of it.
Address – 46 Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London W1J 5AT
Who to look for – Mark Ronson, Daisy Lowe, Pixie Lott, Harry Styles and Lady Gaga
What you need to know – It’s hard to get in the club we won’t lie to you, but once inside you will be greeted with great music and celebs on every corner. Everybody is partying here from singers and producers to YouTubers and influencers.
Address – 17 Hanover Square, Mayfair, London W1S 1HU
Who to look for – Justin Bieber, Drake, Karlie Kloss, The Weeknd, Cardi B and Rihanna
If you have the budget, why don’t you book a room in one of the following hotels while you are waiting for your movers to unload and unpack in your new London mansion? It won’t be cheap but hey you will drink your morning coffee in the same place as Jason Statham.
What you need to know – One of the oldest hotels in London the Royal Garden is a celebrity hot spot from the very beginning. Nowadays, you can be certain that if a Grammy-award singer has a concert in the British capital, they are staying here.
Address – 2-24 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London, W8 4PT
Who to look for – Rihanna and Justin Bieber
What you need to know – Every celebrity loves to be pampered and what a better place than this amazing spa hotel? It is like a piece of exotic heaven in the heart of London. During fashion week you can spot not one or two models walking in and out of its doors.
Address – 171 Knightsbridge, London SW7 1DW
Who to look for – Daisey O’Donnell and supermodel Jourdan Dunn
What you need to know – The epiphany of a high-end Italian hotel in London, the Baglioni is a preferred place for many famous faces. This amazing building was voted as one of the best celebrity hotels in London in 2018.
Address – 60 Hyde Park Gate, Kensington, London SW7 5BB
Who to look for – Al Pacino, Halle Berry and Will Smith
What you need to know – Located close to Buckingham palace and recently undergone an £80-million renovation the Lanesborough is the place to stay in London. If you have a big wallet, make sure to book one of its 93 luxurious rooms and try to spot some famous people in its high-end restaurant.
Address – Hyde Park Corner, Belgravia, London SW1X 7TA
Who to look for – Madonna, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kanye West
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What you need to know – One of the top hotels in London for 2019, the Rosewood is a hot spot for celebs. Be prepared to be amazed by the marble floors and decoration, the incredible room design and the breathtaking views from its balconies on the 7th storey.
Address – 252 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EN
Who to look for – Justin Bieber, Oprah Winfrey and Diana Vickers
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