Noel Gallagher is living it up at a £2,500-a-night hotel suite in the wake of his marriage breakdown.
The ex-Oasis rocker, 56, has been living in the lap of luxury at Claridge’s in Mayfair, London, while he waits for his new flat in nearby Maida Vale to be renovated.
Noel said on Matt Morgan’s latest podcast: ‘I‘m in Claridge’s… my flat – there’s building work going on at my new flat in Maida Vale, so I’ll be looking over that.
‘I’m going to see Oppenheimer, going to have a couple of boozy lunches, nights out, that sort of thing.’
It’s understood Noel is in one of the pricey hotel’s entry-level suites, which comes with a fireplace and piano – which will no doubt garner some inspiration for new hits.
EXCLUSIVE: Noel Gallagher is living it up in £2.5k a night hotel suite in the wake of his marriage breakdown from Sara Macdonald – as pals say he is ‘partying through the pain’
Jaw-dropping: Noel has been staying in £2.5k a night rooms in Claridge’s – he paid £14k a night to stay there in a bigger suite with his family last year too, when his heating broke
Splashing the cash: One of the rooms at Claridge’s where Noel is staying
The star has a reported net worth of £57million.
But it’s been a tough time for Noel, his shock split with his wife Sara MacDonald, 51, came in January after 12 years of marriage.
The Wonderwall singer also said in a new podcast with his best pal Matt how he has kept on the £8million South Downs mansion in Hampshire where he used to live with Sara and their two sons Donovan, 15, and Sonny, 12.
A source close to the veteran rocker said: ‘Sara has got a place in Maida Vale where they used to live before they relocated to Hampshire, and the boys live there with her most of the time.
‘Noel has bought a place there too now, but it’s nowhere near ready. He got it so he could be close to his boys, who he adores.
‘They stay with him the odd week when they are not touring, when he is in Hampshire.’
‘His hotel suite is also a perfect party spot. He loves going out to the Chiltern Firehouse bar and has had loads of parties at his suite.
They added: ‘But the split has given him a real knock and he has been telling friends he’s struggling inside with all sorts of emotions.
‘It’s hit him hard and he doesn’t want to turn into an old party animal as he can’t cane it like he used to.
Sadness: Noel and wife Sara confirmed they had split in January after a 12 year marriage and Noel is said to be ‘partying through the pain’
Don’t Look Back In Anger: Noel pictured with his brother Liam (right) when they were in the band Oasis together but famously falling out and ending the band in 2009
I’m outta here: Noel was pictured swiftly leaving the Chiltern Firehouse where he was partying Friday night after an awkward run-in with brother Liam’s son Lennon amid THAT ongoing feud with his sibling
Night owl: Lennon was pictured leaving the celebrity hotspot much later than his uncle Noel
‘He’s also saying it’s ‘challenging’ and a ‘dark time’, and doesn’t want to end up a perpetual bachelor, but it’s hard for him to try and move on from Sara.’
As well as his two boys, Noel has daughter Anaïs, 23, with his ex-wife Meg Mathews, 57.
They divorced in January 2001 on the grounds of his adultery with Scottish publicist Sara, who Noel met at Ibiza nightclub Space in June 2000.
After the divorce, Noel admitted he had only claimed to have cheated in order to speed up the divorce process and that he had never actually been unfaithful.
Noel also holed himself up – but with his family – in suites at Claridge’s, where rooms can go for up to £14,000-a-night, in April 2022 when the heating broke at their North London pad.
He bragged: ‘If you could, you would’, and said he couldn’t ‘be a***d’ staying in a cold home while builders worked to fix the plumbing.