Big John Recommends

Big John is a much-loved member of The Goring team. As a member of the Golden Keys and having held previous positions at The Berkeley and The Lanesborough, John knows London better than anyone. Along with his excellent Concierge team, they have their fingers on the pulse to recommend the best sights, the latest openings and family fun. 

Big John Recommends:

Diana: Her Fashion Story: Celebrate the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, in this major new dress exhibition at Kensington Palace.

The Royal Albert Hall Historical Tour: Running until 6th July. Discover the secret history of London's most iconic concert venue; from ghost hunters and gangsters to suffragettes, this is a fascinating look into the Royal Albert Hall's history. 

Designer, Maker, User: Visit the new Design Museum on High Street Kensington and see the development of modern design through these three interconnected roles.

The American Dream - pop to the present: Trace 60 years of a superpower in this major new exhibition at The British Museum.

An American in Paris: This critically acclaimed and multi Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical of love and hope has arrived in the West End.

The Mousetrap: See the longest running show of any kind in the world. Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap is a classic and is now celebrating its 64th year of a record-breaking run. 

Disney’s Aladdin: See this fabulous new musical that recently arrived in the West End. Featuring great songs from the film, this is a firm favourite with all the family. 

The Play That Goes Wrong: If you’re after a comedy then this is the one to see. Hilariously funny from start to finish, The Play That Goes Wrong is laugh out loud. A must see. 

Dream Girls: This wonderful musical has arrived at The Savoy Theatre. Thirty-five years after the Broadway production, The West End is now playing host to this Tony Award®-winning musical.

School of Rock: Based on the hit movie, this Andrew Lloyd Webber musical is now playing in London's West End, and it's one for the whole family to enjoy. 

Half A Sixpence: This new stage version of Half a Sixpence has had rave reviews and is now playing at the Noël Coward Theatre in London's West End. This musical is not to be missed.

The Red Shoes: Matthew Bourne's magical adaptation of the beloved fairy tale is set to a new score and is delighting audiences at Sadler's Wells. The tale of obsession, possession and one girl's dream to be the greatest dancer in the world is truly captivating.

Directing Dobby: Visit Warner Brothers Studio Tour London for The Making of Harry Potter - Directing Dobby and discover the behind-the-scenes secrets of everybody’s favourite house-elf.

Talk to John and the team ahead of your stay to plan your personal itinerary on 
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