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Rihanna Joined the Annabel’s Celeb Parade in Mayfair

Aziz Ansari headed for an essential London restaurant, and more celebrity sightings this week

London Celebrity Sightings - December 9, 2019 Ricky Vigil M/GC Images

James McAvoy has won rave reviews for his role in new West End play Cyrano de Bergerac. He let his hair down — metaphorically, as it’s still growing back after his work in the X Men franchise — on Friday night by heading to the Cafe At The Crypt off Charing Cross for a press night after party.

Vogue hosted quite the feast on Monday night, working with Netflix on a dinner celebrating BAFTA Breakthrough Brits at Soho favourite Kettner’s — now, unfortunately, members’ only.

Diners included Edward Enninful, Sadie Frost, Adwoah Aboa, Alexa Chung, Clara Paget, Noel Clarke, Reggie Yates, Viscountess Emma Weymouth, and Sex Education favourite Ncuti Gatwa.

Over in Mayfair, Rihanna was out again, continuing her tour of London’s members’ clubs. Last week, she was at Laylow. On Monday, it was the turn of Annabel’s on Berkeley Square.

Also on Monday, a Notting Hill local spotted Rebel Wilson — Australian actor and star of Pitch Perfect — at Gold in Notting Hill. The restaurant is becoming an A-List haunt: Sir Paul McCartney has been spotted there regularly.

Aziz Ansari showcased his love of Italian cuisine on season 2 of Master of None, and dropped into one of the city’s best Mediterranean-inspired dining rooms in the last fortnight. He ate at essential London restaurant Brawn, off Shoreditch’s Columbia Road.

Christmas shopping in central London can be exhausting. A good break for lunch is required. Just ask Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the creator and star of Fleabag who was also brought on-board to polish the script for the next Bond film.

She was spotted doing some shopping on Wednesday, and then stopped for a bite at Yalla Yalla on Winsley Street. The restaurant is the second outpost of the Lebanese favourite.

The Christmas parties have begun and evidently there’s one place that’s set to dominate. On Wednesday, GQ Magazine threw its annual Christmas lunch at Treehouse, the new hotel on Langham Place. The restaurant, Madera, does modern Mexican food. Guests included Courtney Love, Daisy Lowe, Rufus Wainwright and actor Luke Evans.

Mere hours later, Livia Firth — founder of the Green Carpet Challenge and wife of Colin Firth — was there too, hosting a party for her company Eco Age.

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