From D-listers to Hollywood royalty, if you head to the right spots, you never know who you’ll bump into...
1 Liverpool - The London Carriage Works Hotel and Restaurant
Enjoy sea bass, Duroc pork and Barnston beef from Callum Edge. Instagram at the ready… Sex and The City’s Kim Cattrall has been spotted. Other big-name sightings include Yoko Ono and Rupert Everett. For more information click here
2 Newcastle - Malmaison Brasserie
A great place to sample the finest Tyneside and Northumbrian produce. Instagram at the ready… You could run into Jill Halfpenny, Alan Shearer or any of the Geordie Shore cast. If your interested in visiting click here
3 Edinburgh - The Elephant House Tea and Coffee Shop
Try the hot chocolate with brandy, Kahlúa and whipped cream. Instagram at the ready… JK Rowling has written here, and regulars include Ian Rankin and Alexander McCall Smith, author of The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency.
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4 Durham - The Seaham Hall
Winner of Small Hotel of the Year in 2013, Seaham Hall is all about grandeur. But you can sample the high life relatively inexpensively at the Ozone restaurant. £12.50 will buy you a big bowl of crispy pork belly with Chinese kale and spring vegetables, or steamed sea bass fillet with nam jim and pak choi. Instagram at the ready… This is where Lord Byron proposed to his wife. But more recent visitors include Drew Barrymore, Tom Cruise, Take That’s Gary Barlow and Girls Aloud star Nadine Coyle. For more info click here
5 Glasgow - One Devonshire Gardens (Hotel du Vin)
This is a great venue for spotting some proper A-listers. It’s a little pricey, but look who you might see… Instagram at the ready… This hotel is a big draw for visiting celebrities. Some of the big stars spotted recently include Kylie Minogue, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Robbie Williams, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lionel Richie, Jon Bon Jovi and (gasp!) George Clooney. For more information click here
Michelle Keegan and assorted Corrie cast – Lammars,
Manchester; Rod Stewart, Helena Christensen, Mick Jagger – The Oyster Bar @ Rogan,
Glasgow;Angela Griffin, Jeremy Dyson and Chris Moyles – Malbar,
Leeds; Tinie Tempah, Kanye West – Tup Tup Palace,
Newcastle; Alex Gerrard, Colleen Rooney and other WAGS – Cavern Walks,
Liverpool; Reece Shearsmith – Hepworth Arcade,
Hull; Roy Hodgson, Ben Folds Five – St Paul’s Hotel, Sheffield.