The Scottish-born actor, soon to be seen in the romantic comedy Down With Love, spends his time in London at Italian coffee bars, Polish sandwich shops, English tailors, and galleries specializing in Russian and Asian art. Join him for an eclectic weekend in the British capital.
Ewan McGregor arrived in London much like his character in Moulin Rouge arrived in Paris: as a starry-eyed 18-year-old, knowing no one but immediately meeting fantastic people and visiting incredible places. Next month, McGregor plays a playboy journalist who falls for a feminine novelist (Renée Zellweger) in Down With Love, an homage to 1960s Rock Hudson-Doris Day films.

Born in Crieff, Scotland, McGregor found his future at age 6, when he saw the movie Star Wars - the cinematic epic in whose later installments he would eventually star - then saw it again and again, so many times that he could recite the entire script. He moved to London to study at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, from which he landed roles in British TV and film before snagging the lead in Trainspotting, a film that took Ewan McGregor to the world. The 32-year-old actor still lives in London with his wife, Eve, and their two daughters. Step out on the town with him for a weekend in the English capital.

LODGING "The Covent Garden Hotel is good because you're right in the middle of town. It has a fantastic kind of bar/breakfast place. Nice rooms and a nice drawing room upstairs, where I've had several meetings. It's kind of casual but smart. If I was to go on a special night - and my wife and I have done this - we'd go to The Hempel. It's white and minimal and Zen. The room we stayed in had a big, square stone bath, which was just fantastic for two. Their restaurant, Hanami, does amazing food."