When Taylor Swift sang about her “London boy” on her latest album, Lover, she made it clear that she’s a fan of Joe Alwyn’s hometown as much as she is her longtime boyfriend, Alwyn. Alwyn and Swift have been together for nearly three years, and though Swift doesn’t talk about her private romantic life often, she’s obviously fallen for the English actor, who turned 29 on Friday.
To celebrate, Swift, who turned 30 in December 2019, joined the birthday boy, Ed Sheeran, his wife, Cherry Seaborn, and more friends at London’s swanky restaurant, Bob Bob Richard in Soho, per E! News. They also got to enjoy champagne the only way it should ever be consumed: at the literal push of a button.
“They had fun drinking champagne at the table by pushing a button that says ‘Press for Champagne’ and having it immediately dispensed,” a source at the restaurant told E!. “They were there for several hours enjoying the night.”
E! adds the group seemed to have fun at the London hotspot; while sitting at their table for six, they drew and played a game.
In recent months, Swift’s longtime boyfriend has been making more appearances in her public life than in the past. In January, they attended the Golden Globes, where Swift was nominated for Best Original Song – Motion Picture for “Beautiful Ghosts,” her song with Andrew Lloyd Weber for the December 2019 release, Cats. Alwyn, who came as Swift’s date, sat next to the star at her table during the awards. They didn’t walk the red carpet together, but they did have some sweet moments that awards attendees captured on their phones.
In her January Netflix documentary, Miss Americana, Swift refers Alwyn—however briefly—by praising the actor for the mostly private lifestyle he maintains.
“I was also falling in love with someone who had a really wonderfully normal, balanced, grounded life,” she recalled as she recounted the past few years. Fans could also see the couple share a couple of brief moments of PDA (she appears to kiss his hand in the car at one point and embraces him in another).
Sometimes public appearances are hard to avoid, but when in London, where an umbrella often comes in handy, staying hidden from the eyes of passersby isn’t too difficult a task.