Piers, Marco and The Hansom Cab

Kensington has always attracted celebs – with its nice houses, good shopping and cultural advantage. But now the stakes are raised with the relaunch of The Hansom Cab in the Earls Court Road. A Victorian hostelry very much in the 21st Century. Co-owned by Piers Morgan and Tarquin Gorst (also co-owner of The Punchbowl in Mayfair, the Rainbow Inn in Lewes), Rupert Morgan (brother of) will be running it. If the re-launch party was anything to go by, those who love star spotting will be in their element. Centrally placed in a residential area, this is bound to become home to many local well known faces. Last night was more a case of spot the non-celeb…. so for those of you who want to know – drinking champagne or trying out The Governor’s Beer with nibbles prepared by Marco Pierre White from the Oyster Bar or the Rib Room, were former Sun Editor, Kelvin MacKenzie, and his brother Craig, Frank Lampard and his girlfriend Christine Bleakley, Mylene Klass, Peter Jones the Dragon, Emily Maitlis, Kelly Hoppen and Nancy Dell’Olio. There were others but this is for starters….

Image: Piers Morgan and Marco Pierre White

Image: Copyright Lucy Elliott/The Kensington Magazine