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:

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee GalleriesVisit Westminster Abbey and explore The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries. Hidden for over 700 years, The Galleries display our greatest treasures and tell the story of our thousand-year 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 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. 

Zanele Muholi, Tate Modern: Muholi's works have been exhibited all over the world. With over 260 photographs, this exhibition presents the full breadth of their career to date.

Tina - The Tina Turner Musical: This is a gripping musical revealing the untold story of Tina Turner and featuring the classic hits of the global queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll.

Summer Exhibition: For the first time in history, the Summer Exhibition will fall in winter. But at the RA, summer is a state of mind, not a time of year.  252 years ago, a group of artists made it their mission to form an annual exhibition to support artists and architects, by showcasing art of the moment to the nation. 

Sin - The National Gallery: Visit The National Gallery, house of the greatest collections of paintings in the world and explore the complex theological ideas and depictions of ‘sinful’ everyday behaviour that blur the boundaries between religious and secular art.

Bags: Inside Out: From rucksacks to despatch boxes, Birkin bags to Louis Vuitton luggage, Bags: Inside Out at The V&A will explore the style, function, design and craftsmanship of the ultimate accessory.

Christmas at Kew: Discover a magical light trail across Kew Gardens making the perfect festive winter evening event. 

The Nutcracker at The Royal Opera House: A Christmas treat for the whole family and a classic with a special place in the hearts of ballet fans around the world. 


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