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:

Disney's Frozen: Disney's Frozen the Musical is a must-see, currently playing at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. 


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 soon to be approaching its 70th year of a record-breaking run. 

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.

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.

Amelie The Musical: Following a critically acclaimed sell-out tour in 2019, this much-loved film is brought to life by a cast of astonishingly talented actors. 

Six The Musical: The most uplifting piece of new British theatre. From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII take to the mic to tell their tales.

MasterPeace Painting: The most fabulous painting experience for all the family. Take your favourite photo along and you will be able to transform it into a painting in just 90 minutes, even as a complete beginner. Just a five minute walk from The Goring, this is a wonderful way to relax and unwind after a day exploring London. 

Hamilton: This critically-acclaimed and award-wining musical took the West End by storm when it landed in London wowing audiences and garnering rave reviews. Back on stage this summer, don't miss the chance to see Hamilton and combine it with a luxury theatre stay at The Goring. 

Mary Poppins: The multi award-wining musical, is returning to the Prince Edward Theatre in August. The magical story of the world's favourite nanny is triumphantly and spectacularly brought to the stage. Make it a treat for all the family with our seamless theatre experience



Talk to John and the team ahead of your stay to plan your personal itinerary on 
+44 (0)20 7396 9000, or email [email protected]