London is a hotspot for celebrities from all over the world. From footballers, musicians to Hollywood superstars, celebrities flock to London to shop, eat, attend film premieres amongst many other things. Most celebrities from abroad own their own property in London because they visit so often, for them it’s almost like going down the road, whilst others make regular trips due to the nature of their job.
If you fancy a spot of celebrity hunting on an evening or weekend, you need to do your research and know your stuff! Luckily for you, Beirut Nights are quite familiar with celebrities and regularly see them enter our doors so we know where to find them. Here is our top secret guide!
Sohot Bikram Studios
Undoubtedly, celebrities live extremely busy and stressful lives. Their schedules are filled with film shoots, photoshoots, concerts, sponsorship commitments, meet and greets whilst having to keep face, being in the public eye almost constantly! Where do celebrities go to relax and unwind? One of the places you’re likely to find them is at Sohot Bikram Studios, a yoga studio for relaxing and unwinding. Artists such as Lady Gaga and members from the former boy band JLS are rumoured to attend the studio. If you can’t see the celebrities in action then you can try your chances after their class is over!
Scribbler is a posh and fancy stationary store for birthday cards, wrapping paper and so forth. It is speculated that well-known British actor Sir Ian McKellen, who has amassed 18 awards for his contributions to cinema, shops for wrapping paper at Scribblers every lunchtime!
Primrose Hill is located on the Northern side of Regents Park and is known for many celebrity residents. Take a trip here for a chance to see personalities such as Kate Moss, Jude Law, Sadie Frost, Sienna Miller and many more! If you’re unfortunate enough to not bump into a superstar, not all is lost! Primrose Hill is also prominent due to its location whereby onlookers get to enjoy a clear view of central London, thus at the very least you can admire the beauty that surrounds you!
Portobello Road is home to one of London’s best known street markets. Every Saturday the Portobello Road Market stocks many second hand clothing items and antiques. Celebrities may be rich to their ears but who doesn’t like a bargain!? Expect to bump into someone shopping for a great deal or a collector’s item!
Premiers for the biggest and best blockbusters take place in Leicester Square so if you’re around at the right time or keep up with the latest movie happenings, you could get the chance to see the likes of Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, Katie Holmes, George Lucas, John Travolta…the list is endless! However, be advised, you must arrive extra extra early for a good view. Certain fanatics take it to the next level and camp over night! Don’t say we didn’t warn you!
Harrods on Brompton Road, Knightsbridge and Selfridges branches in Regents Park, New Bond Street and The Kings Road are guaranteed celebrity hubs. Even if you can’t afford to buy anything, do some window shopping and you’re bound to see glimpses of a few famous faces. All in all merely being in those parts of London makes for a great day out.
If you’re planning on a vacation soon or work at the airport, you can catch a range of celebrities from footballers arriving or departing for European games, film stars and other sports stars. We would not advise going to the airport just to see celebrities because, well, that’s bordering obsessive.
Well there you have it, the not-so-secret guide to celebrity spotting in London! The key is research and timing, if you know what is going on in the world of sport and showbiz, there are countless opportunities for you. However, if you want your celebrity spotting to be mixed with great food and shisha then there is only one place to be…