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:

Georgia O'Keeffe at the Tate Modern: This is a fantastic opportunity to see over 100 paintings, bringing together some of her most important works. Catch it before it ends on 30th October.

Fashioning a Reign, Buckingham Palace: In celebration of Her Majesty The Queen's 90th birthday, Fashioning a Reign will chart significant events in The Queen's life and the nation's history through an unprecedented collection of dress and accessories designed for these occasions, from childhood to the present day. The exhibition will run from 23rd July until 2nd October 2016. 

Abstract Expressionism at the Royal Academy of Arts: Running from 24th September to 2nd January this long-awaited exhibition explores an unparalleled period in American art, highlighting the creative energy of 1950s New York. 

Maino's Adorations: Heaven on Earth at the National Gallery: Running from 28th September to 29th January. These remarkable paintings are in the UK for the first time, on loan from the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid. 

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. 

Funny Girl the Musical: Ending on 8th October this is the last chance to see Sheridan Smith in Funny Girl. With fantastic reviews for the whole production, this play is not to be missed. 

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. 

The Libertine: Dominic Cooper makes his debut in the West End in Stephen Jeffrey’s The Libertine. The play tells the story of this charismatic poet and playwright, as well as notorious rogue, the Earl of Rochester in Restoration England. 

No Man's Land: Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End to star in one of the most brilliantly entertaining plays by Harold Pinter. 


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