Ever since Madonna split with Guy Ritchie, the film director’s been making a lot more use of his London pub The Punchbowl. In recent months, it’s attracted celeb pals of the ilk of Justin Timberlake, Leonardo diCaprio and Mickey Rourke - as well as the attendant paparazzi. And it seems that this new found popularity is causing consternation among residents of London’s Mayfair district – one of the capital’s wealthiest and fustiest.
“The W1 residents have complained about “a severe downward spiral in quality of life.” They are aghast at the “shouting and singing” and collection of chauffeurs and paparazzi,” says a report – claiming they’ve now began a petition protesting its licence. It would be a shame if they did succeed – only because it’s one of the few non-members establishments in London where you can wander in and look at A-listers making drunken fools of themselves. And we don’t want to lose that privilege.