When celebrities celebrate their birthdays, they do it in style and let the fun last a whole weekend rather than trying to pack everything into one day! If you or your friend has a birthday coming up, there’s no better way to celebrate than with your own celebrity birthday weekend!
Whether you arrive in the Big Smoke on Friday or Saturday, if you head to the Sherlock Holmes Museum near Baker Street tube station before 1pm and book a place on your mobile, you can join Celebrity Planet’s Tour of London to discover where Madonna, Paul McCartney and other celebrities live.
If pounding the pavement sounds like hard work and you’d rather idle away the day, why not head to one of London’s celebrity hot spots? Take a trip to Primrose Hill for some fresh air and fantastic views of London. You might even spot Jude Law, Sienna Miller, Kate Moss or one of the other celebrity locals.
If you’re planning well ahead, book a table at the Ivy in Convent Garden for a fabulous lunch amongst famous faces. Regulars include the , Elton John, Mick Jagger, Joan Collins and of course, London’s favourite girl-about-town, Kate Moss.
If a pub lunch is the order of the day, head to St Margaret’s Pub, which is just across the road from Twickenham Film Studios and a short walk from Twickenham Stadium. Choose from an excellent menu of seasonally inspired dishes, while keeping your eyes peeled for film stars taking a break from shooting. Past visitors have included Guy Ritchie and Matthew Vaughn.
Celebrity nights out
For an unforgettable celebrity-fuelled night out, why not start off at the Knightsbridge Grosvenor casino? Enjoy a cocktail and a game of roulette, blackjack or poker in one of London’s most exclusive casinos before dining on modern European and Arabic cuisine in the Balcony Restaurant or snacking on Arabic mezzes in the bar.
London’s best clubs
If you’ve been lucky in the casino, you’ll want to head to one or more of London’s best nightclubs. If you can’t get in to the Groucho Club or Annabel’s, jump in a cab and head to Fabric in Clerkenwell, Egg in King’s Cross or Heaven on Villiers Street. Other good options include Ministry of Sound, Pacha London or Plan B.
Where to stay
Other than the Savoy, Ritz and Dorchester, hotels favoured by celebrities – and regularly patronised by the paparazzi – include the luxurious Lanesborough in Knightsbridge, the exquisite Langham on Regent Street, the fabulous Baglioni near Hyde Park and the funky Sanderson on Berners Street.
Have a great birthday!
However you decide to spend your weekend in London, party like a celeb and you’ll have an amazing time. Happy birthday!