Where to go to spot a celebrity on a night out in London – 11 Celeb Hangouts in London
When visiting London, many people think that they’re going to bump into numerous celebrities just walking down this street; unfortunately this doesn’t happen as often as we’d like it to. So, what we’ve done is compiled a list of some of the top celebrity hangouts in London so you know where to eat or drink whilst trying to celeb-spot, just make sure you’ve got some money in your bank as many of these places aren’t cheap.
Having recently relocated from Mayfair to New Oxford Street, the nightclub has only 16 tables, a VIP section and the ability to section of other areas within the nightclub – it’s hard not to feel like a VIP here yourself. Being such an exclusive club, you’ll soon be rubbing shoulders with the celebrities as soon as they walk through the door. Bonus for the girls out there; on Saturday nights the first 50 girls get free entry.
Anaya has played host to a wide variety of celebrities, including Drake, Dizzee Rascal, Kano, Frankie from the Saturdays, Mark Ronson, Ne-Yo, the cast of The Only Way Is Essex and the cast of Made In Chelsea
Not only is Boujis predominantly a private members club, you have to be at least 21 years old to be admitted – so if you’ve only just turned 18 and were thinking this is the place to be, sorry but you’ve got a few more years to go yet.
Boujis boasts an award-winning luxurious and stylish club that plays host to some of the biggest A-listers in the world, including Rihanna, Will Smith, Cara Delevingne and Kate & Wills.
Membership costs vary from £500 to £3,000, however they don’t just accept anyone – you have to meet with a Membership Manager once applying who will then decide whether or not you can become a member. Fear not, they do allow non-members entry into the club, however we advise that you either book a table or arrive early to avoid disappointment.
Situated in Chelsea, Bluebird isn’t just a restaurant, it’s also a bar, a cafe with a courtyard, a food store, a wine cellar offering more than 750 wines, as well as a bakery. What more could you want in one venue?
Bluebird regularly host events, varying from evening parties, children’s cupcake decorating classes and wine tasting, to being ‘the place to be’ to watch sports such as Wimbledon. It’s no wonder it’s a hotspot for celebrities such as Zac Efron, Rachel Bilson, Sienna Miller and is regularly seen on Made in Chelsea.
This restaurant is tucked away down a side road, just steps away from some of the best shops in Mayfair. Upon entering the restaurant, you can’t help but admire the decor and the atmosphere, before sampling a menu of traditional Italian food.
Go at the right time and you might just spot Simon Cowell, Nicole Scherzinger or Mickey Rourke who have all frequented the hotspot.
The Chiltern Firehouse is both a restaurant and a hotel by André Balazs – the man behind The Mercer in New York, the Chateau Marmont in Hollywood and the Standard Hotels all over America.
An elegant American cuisine 3-course meal will set you back roughly £40 – £45, boasting crab-stuffed doughnuts, slow-roasted short rib with hazelnut purée and bone marrow, finishing off with a frozen apple panna cotta with herb granite and dried meringue. How heavenly does that sound? It’s no wonder the likes of the Beckhams, Lindsay Logan, Rita Ora, the lads of One Direction, Aaron Paul, Lily Allen and many, many more celebrities have been spotted dining here.
The Cuckoo Club
By day it’s a restaurant offering European cuisine, and by night it’s a swanky nightclub offering rock-chic music to help you party the night away. Not only does the nightclub regularly entertain celebrities such as Prince Harry and Eva Longoria, but the committee of The Cuckoo Club is made up of numerous stars, including Jemma Kidd, Elle McPherson, Jools Holland and Joseph Fiennes.
The membership option is a tad more exclusive than other hotspots within London, with prospective members needing to be invited by the directors, committee members or existing members. Each application needs to be approved by two committee members. Exclusive, eh?
DSTRKT London is a restaurant and club under one roof, utilising sound-proof sliding glass doors to keep the two separated. If you’re interested in the food, the à la carte menu and tasting set menus are available from £45, both for bookings and walk-in, and if you’re interested in the club, the stone bar and bespoke seating caters to all.
Awarded ‘Best Club 2013′, it’s no surprise that it’s become the regular hangout spot for Kanye West, Rihanna, Chris Martin, Jay Z, LMFAO, Kim Kardashian, Will I Am, Lewis Hamilton and The Black Eyed Peas, to name just a few. So, who wants to come with us?
Whilst Makiki doesn’t have any VIP rooms, it’s entirely Polynesian, with all ‘Honolulu Honey’s’ wearing tropical flowers in their hair and tiki decor to make you feel like you’re in a tropical paradise. It’s no surprise that celebrities such as Prince Will and Prince Harry, Jay Z and Beyoncé, Rihanna, Natalie Imbruglia, Kimberley Wyatt and even Girls Aloud love to attend Mahiki – it’s like going on holiday, without actually going on holiday.
Momo, similar to Mahiki, aims to take you away from the hustle and bustle of London. The restaurant is a ‘North African Den’ bringing traditional Moroccan food to the streets of London within the restaurant, its café and its terrace, whilst also offering a basement bar and a different flavoured sheesha every day.
Each area within Momo can be hired exclusively, with capacities reaching 200, but assuming the celebrities who turn up to eat and drink don’t hire an area exclusively, you could catch a glimpse of celebrities such as Madonna, Shakira and Stella McCartney.
The eponymous One Michelin Star Japanese restaurant was launched by celebrated Japanese chef Nobu Matsuhisa in conjunction with some big names, including Robert De Niro. Occupying the first floor of The Metropolitan Hotel on Park Lane, the restaurant has its own street entrance, a separate sushi bar and its full-height windows allow or some of the best views over Hyde Park.
For those into classic Japanese meals, with a hint of South American influence, this is the place to visit. The restaurant has entertained numerous celebrities over the years, including Kate Moss, George Clooney and Brad Pitt.
Shoreditch House is both a hotel and a house – depending on your needs. You can book a small room in the hotel and take advantage of kitchen, square bar, library bar, games room, sitting room, restaurant, outdoor heated pool, gym, garden & lazy lawn and the backyard BBQ. This place has so much to offer.
Anyone can book a room within the hotel, but there are also memberships available. If you’ve got the money for it, you could be rubbing shoulders with the likes of Mischa Barton, David Beckham and Emma Watson. Whilst highly sought after, Shoreditch House is pretty much a home away from home.
There are five different membership packages ranging from £600 to £1,400 per person, with some allowing access to Shoreditch House in London only, whilst others offer access to all Shoreditch Houses around the world – including Berlin, New York, West Hollywood, Miami and Toronto. Imagine the celebrities you’d see if you could afford to travel to each venue!