Pop superstar Elton John wowed patrons at a New Cross pub when he dropped in to relieve himself.

Staff at The Rose Pub in New Cross Road have confirmed they played host to the acclaimed singer-songwriter on Tuesday afternoon (May 17).

Rob Agrawal was enjoying lunch at the establishment when he noticed the Rocket Man, reportedly with partner David Furnish.

Photo: Rob Agrawal

Mr Agrawal told News Shopper: "I looked up and a very familiar-looking man walked in.

"He was with a couple of other people - one of them was his partner I think.

"He must have been caught short - he went up to the landlord and asked him if he could use the facilities.

Elton emerges from the toilet. Photo: Rob Agrawal

"I'm not really into celebrities but he's one of the most famous people in the world. I was shocked, completely stunned.

"There was a woman stood near me and I said to her 'that's Elton John'. I think she thought I was mad."

Following his number 1, Elton returned with his companions to a red Bentley.

Photo: Rob Agrawal

Mr John was also spotted by eagle-eyed members of the public as he passed through the area, with Chloe Pillai tweeting: "Elton John just drove past me in New Cross, probably off to the Venue. Should have waved."

Did you see Elton John in New Cross? Do you have any pictures? Email patrickgg@london.newsquest.co.uk.