London Celebrity Hot Spots: how to live like celebs in the capital

London celebrity hot spots by night

We know guests of a Central London Apartment appreciate the finer things in life and like to live like a London elite. As a global hub of fashion, design, music and film – the list goes on – London enjoys a flurry of A-list guests who also enjoy living the life of luxury in the city as detailed in our blog that maps London boroughs by their famous residents. If you’re looking for new buzzing hangout destinations and wouldn’t mind cosying up with some stars, our list of London celebrity hot spots is just what you need.

Bluebird Chelsea

350 King’s Road, Chelsea, SW3 5UU

Brunch, coffee and fine dining, Bluebird Chelsea has it all. As featured in the ever ostentatious Made in Chelsea, celebs and London elites can’t get enough of the luxurious restaurant and courtyard terrace. The restaurant’s ethos centres around sociable dining so expect small plates and sharing dishes for a fun meal out with friends sat beneath wild flowers and abundant greenery. The courtyard is populated with eager guests even in the winter months which goes some way to showcasing just how popular this top London celebrity hot spot really is.

Perhaps not one of the best celebrity restaurants London has to offer for vegetarians, the menu specialises in meat and fish; full of light, fresh starters, varied main cuisine and grill options. Classics with a twist; we recommend the crispy duck salad to start and lobster spaghetti to follow paired with a selection of house favourites from their exhaustive wine list.

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The Botanist

No.7 Sloane Square, Belgravia, SW1W 8EE

Get in with the it-crowd at The Botanist: a firm favourite of London’s A-listers, renowned for its unique cocktail concoctions and elegant European menu. You’ve probably spotted its floral entrance on your strolls round the capital, or perhaps even taken a few Instagram photos of it, but if you haven’t had the chance to head in yet, it’s high time you did. Just one browse of their online gallery is enough to tantalise your taste buds and tempt you inside to see for yourself why this is one of the most well-known London celebrity hot spots.

This family run establishment has a penchant for sustainability and sources all their produce in Great Britain making it one of the greenest celebrity restaurants London hosts. They’re able to fill your plate with seasonal goodness; from rare beef to daily caught fish. Enjoy their pre-theatre menu if you have an evening booking on Shaftesbury Avenue, or their brunch menu for an indulgent weekend light bite.

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No. Fifty Cheyne

50 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, SW3 5LR

Set Thames-side in the heart of Old Chelsea, No. Fifty Cheyne offers the finest seasonal meat and fish all sourced locally. Drink like an A-lister in the ruby red cocktail bar and dine like royalty in the classically elegant restaurant. We’ve heard whispers around London that Cheyne rustle up the ‘best Sunday roast in London’ so why deprive yourself the chance of tasting it? With accolades in GQ, The Guardian and Tatler to name but a few, it’s easy to see why so many flock to its opulent rooms.

Head Chef Iain Smith is a wizard in the kitchen: combining seasonal flavours to create world-class dishes. The menu is tastefully minimal with light dishes for À La Carte and sumptuous suppers for Sunday lunch: there’s worse problems to have than not knowing what to order at your new favourite London celebrity hot spot.

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Sexy Fish

Berkeley Square House, Mayfair, W1J 6BR

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Who doesn’t love a London restaurant that serves as not only an excellent eatery, but as somewhere to view amazing art pieces? Many of the best London celebrity hot spots feature magnificent artistic displays by some of the most sought after artists around and Sexy Fish is no different. Adorned with Damien Hirst, Frank Gehry and Michael Roberts, this high-brow sushi joint is a treat for all the senses. We won’t try to describe the cutting-edge décor as it really is a see it to believe it kind of place: just imagine an Asian fusion of light, design and texture that resembles an extravagant movie set.

Treat yourself to a taste of the world’s largest Japanese Whiskey collection in the late night bar and sample the dynamic flavours on offer in the Japanese inspired menu. As the name would suggest, this may not be suitable for those who don’t like seafood as you can expect all things fishy: sushi, sashimi, tempura and tiradito.

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Nightjar

129 City Road, Shoreditch, EC1V 1JB

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Ever tried a cocktail with ingredients like bee pollen or geranium agave? Nightjar creates unique concoctions using exotic ingredients

With a cocktail menu featuring mixtures from through the ages, Nightjar has become a firm late night favourite for the London elite and one of the most intimate London celebrity hot spots. Whether you like your tipple on the rocks, shaken, not stirred or with a twist, the effortlessly cool bar tenders will whip you up anything you fancy or didn’t even know you fancied. Dimmed lighting against wood and leather furniture hark back to speakeasies gone by and instantly make you feel like an old-age movie star hiding from adoring fans in a private club. Tempted?

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Chiltern Firehouse

1 Chiltern Street, Marylebone, W1U 7PA

As far as London celebrity hot spots go, Chiltern Firehouse’s reputation undoubtedly precedes it: a devilishly cool London destination with quintessentially British décor. With an indulgent menu and price tag to match, this hotel restaurant attracts London’s most high profile visitors having been featured in an impressive list of best bar and restaurant lists. Chiltern staff are nothing short of perfectly professional: you won’t notice them topping up your glass or dropping off the desert menu, but they’ll make themselves known when offering expert knowledge on flavours, cultural influences and wine pairings.

Expect no less than luxury when you’re ready to peruse the menu. For a tapas and drinks evening, the snacks are to die for: if you’re a seafood lover, we recommend the crab doughnuts, but don’t worry if you’re not a meat eater as there are excellent vegan and vegetarian options too. As you would expect, the chefs clearly know their stuff as each and every main is cooked to perfection. International cuisine, complex spices, bright fruit and vegetables and tender meats; you will truly be spoilt for choice.

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The Ivy, Covent Garden

1-5 West Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9NQ

The Queen herself has graced The Ivy Covent Garden and if that’s not reason enough to pay it a visit to one of the best London celebrity hot spots, then we don’t know what is. Noon ‘til late, this elegant restaurant serves up modern British classics and Ivy favourites housed in a James Bond-esque setting. A glistening, mirrored central bar, stained-glass windows and oak panelling; it doesn’t get much more classic British glamour than that. The unfaltering service of The Ivy staff make you feel like a monarch in your own right and we won’t blame you if you make it your weekly fine dining hangout of choice.

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With these London celebrity hot spots under your sleeve, you’re sure to dazzle even your most high profile friends with a star-studded evening in the city. No, we haven’t just got destination recommendations; explore our handpicked list of the most extravagant luxury serviced apartments in London to decide where to stay next. And if you’re heading to the capital for a glamorous bank holiday weekend, take note of how to make the most of a bank holiday city break in London.

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