Ready to head to London DivaGals? Of all the stylish locations on the continent, London is one of the best for celeb spotting, whether you want to spot Kiyme or catch a glimpse of a princess!
Even if you don’t see any big names, there are so many hot places to hang out that you’d need to be there for months to go to all the must-see places. But if we had only a few day to see everything, here are some of the places we would make sure we didn’t miss out on.
The Chiltern Firehouse. The Chiltern Firehouse is the latest restaurant for all the celebrities to hang. It’s owned by Andre Balazs who owns the Standard hotels (the NYC one was the scene of the infamous Solange and Jay-Z elevator scene). It takes months to get a table there, unless you know the right people, but it’s worth it if you want to spot some famous faces. Some of the celebs you could have spotted there recently include supermodel Naomi Campbell and singer Rita Ora. It’s called the Chiltern Firehouse because it’s in an old fire station on Chiltern Street. There’s also a hotel in the same building.
The Jam Tree, Chelsea. This cozy bar in the posh area of Chelsea is frequented by the cast of UK reality show Made in Chelsea, about super-British (and rich) twenty-somethings. If you want to have a drink somewhere warm and inviting, this bar is quaint and quirky, with just the right mix of traditional Britishness and contemporary decor. In the winter, you can sit inside on the colorful sofas and chairs, and in the summer you can have a cocktail out in the beer garden.
The Ace Hotel. We’d probably pick one of the many ultra cool London apartments that are available to stay in. London hotels are expensive, and we would prefer to keep our money for other things. But just because you’re not staying in a hotel, it doesn’t mean you can’t hang out there. Just like many other hotels, Ace Hotel has places to grab a drink or a meal, or even just sit around for a chat. We’d have a meal at the restaurant, Hoi Polloi, have a drink in the lobby bar or get a healthy juice from Lovage, and then see a show in the basement.
The Shard. The Shard contains the most elevated bar in London, located on the 52nd floor of this awesome modern building. You can spot it from miles away along the London skyline. It also has Western Europe’s highest swimming pool on the same floor. We’d so have to have a drink in the Chinese Gong bar and look out of the windows at the rest of the city. And we wouldn’t want to miss a British afternoon tea, so we could kill two birds with one stone by zipping down to floor 35 (elevator, please!) and eating at Ting.
We’re so ready to see all these cool London hangouts and mix with our favorite stars from Britain and beyond.
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