5 star hotel, Belgravia
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Top London Tips from Head Concierge John Andrews

There’s never a shortage of great things to do in London so our fabulous Head Concierge John Andrews (previously named “Top Concierge Worldwide” by Luxury Travel Advisor) will be sharing some of his top London tips each month. He will help you get the best out of your stay in the capital and make sure you don’t miss the unmissable.

This month's recommendations are...



- Walk the roof of the O2 to the observation platform and take in 360 degree views of the capital

- Fat Tyre Bike Tours

- British Museum - Vikings: Life and Legend - Major Exibition exploring the lives of the Vikings 

- Harry Potter Studio Tours

- Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace (please check with Big John for dates)

- London Helicopter Tours

- Westminster Abbey Verger Tour

- The View from The Shard - The tallest building in Western Europe

- Houses of Parliament Tours (Saturdays only)



- Tate Modern - Ruin Lust: 100 works by artists such as Turner, Constable, Martin, Paolozzi and Dean (until 18th May)

- Shopping in Horse Drawn Carriage from The Goring

- National Gallery - Barocci: Brilliance and Grace (until 19th May 2014)

- Churchill's Cabinet War Rooms

- The Queen's Gallery - The First Georgians: Art & Monarchy 1714-1760 (opens 11th April 2014)

- London Silver Vaults (Chancery Lane)

- Royal Academy of Art - George Bellows (1882-1925) "Modern American Life" (until 9th June)

- The National Gallery - Van Gogh and Monet to be displayed side by side for the first time in 65 years



- The London Dungeon

- London Aquarium

- Natural History Museum - 'The New Treasures' Gallery

- Ripley's Believe it or not!

- HMS Belfast

- London Zoo

- Madame Tussauds

- Harry Potter Studio Tour

- Emirates and Stamford Bridge Stadium Tours



- Matilda - Musical

- Charlie & the Chocolate Factory The Musical

- Lion King - Musical

- Wicked - Musical

- Billy Elliot - Musical (contains strong language)



- Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - Musical

- Book of Mormon - Musical

- Fatal Attraction - Musical 

- The Weir - Play starring Brian Cox

- The Duck House - Comedy starring Ben Miller 

- Once - Musical

- The Commitments - Musical

- Jeeves & Wooster - Comedy 

- Blithe Spirit - Play starring Angela Lansbury  

- Coming soon: Miss Saigon beginning of May

Contact John or one of his team in Concierge for the latest information on what to do and where to go whilst staying at The Goring on +44 (0)20 7396 9000 or at concierge@thegoring.com.

John on the phone