Leonardo DiCaprio’s affinity for London as actor holds pre-Bafta party ahead of London Fashion Week
The Wolf of Wall Street actor has seemingly exchanged Wall Street for Chiltern Street as Leo was seen on the Bafta party circuit last weekend, not only hosting his own party ahead of the awards ceremony with a star-studded invitation list but also being seen on the post-Bafta scene, reportedly leaving a Netflix event at Chiltern Firehouse at 4.45am.
A-Listers both English and American joined Leo ahead of the 76th Baftas including Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx and Love Island’s Maya Jama as well as numerous models, influencers and reality stars.
Leonardo could also see more models in town during February’s London Fashion Week which sees top designers Burberry, Moncler and Scott Henshall showcase their galleries over the same weekend as the prestigious Bafta awards until today (21 February) - in fact, Leo was spotted with a Camila Morrone lookalike leaving the Moncler Genius fashion show.
Although February holds lots of London events, and therefore promise and excitement, for Leo, this isn’t the first weekend where the Oscar winner has shown his affinity for London.
Leo has previously voiced his opinion backing London’s mayor Sadiq Khan during his decision in December 2022 to expand the ultra-low emission zone across Greater London, in line with Leo’s ambition to tackle climate change.
In a Facebook post, Leo wrote to his 19 million followers: “London mayor Sadiq Khan’s decision to expand his flagship air quality policy, the ultra-low emission zone (Ulez), will mean five million more people breathing cleaner air and will help to build a better, greener, fairer London for everyone…This is the kind of large-scale, decisive action we need to halve emissions this decade, coupled with the implementation of nature-based solutions.”
Therefore, even across the pond, Leonardo tends to find his voice with London politics and events.
In addition to the Titanic star sharing his opinion with the London mayor and spending most of his time at parties in London, he has also explored the city with his number one lady - his Mum.
Following Leonardo’s Bafta success in 2016, when he clinched his first trophy for his role in The Revenant, he was not only seen on a four-day bender but also blending in with tourists at the British museum and Science Museum with his mother Irmelin Indenbirken.
It was reported that the star and his mother visited the Science museum to see the Leonardo Da Vinci exhibit, which holds a special meaning to the pair, as Leonardo’s German-born mum is said to have chosen his name after her unborn son kicked her while she was looking at a Da Vinci painting.
While Irmelin may have got a kick out of Leo while admiring a painting, it is evident that Leo still gets a kick out of London.