Celebrity-owned bars and pubs in London
What do you do if you’re a celebrity with money in the bank and a drive to pursue something different from your day job? If you’re based in New York, you might open a bar. Ralph Lauren’s The Polo Bar in Midtown; Amy Poehler’s Zula Wines & Spirits in Brooklyn; and Robert De Niro’s Locanda Verde in Tribeca are all examples of New York bars run by celebrities.
If you’re based in London, you're more likely to open a pub. Sir Ian McKellen was ahead of the trend, buying the lease for Limehouse pub The Grapes back in 2012, but he's not the only movie star-cum-landlord in town.
While we can't promise you'll have your drink poured by a superstar, or even see them on your visit, here are the London pubs and bars owned by famous faces.