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The Savoy Concierge Guide To London - April 2023
04-04-2023 / London Concierge Guide
Peter Rabbit Easter Adventure
Covent Garden – Until 16th April 2023
Perfect for families, join Beatrix, Peter and friends on a quest around the streets and stalls of old Covent Garden to help save Jemima Puddle-Duck. Through a magical mix of live performance and puppetry, the world of Beatrix Potter will come alive this Easter as you help Beatrix on a mission to rescue Jemima from the clutches of Mr.McGregor.
TCS London Marathon
Trafalgar Square – 29th April 2023
The UK’s biggest and most iconic marathon, the London marathon goes through the 26.2 miles of London. You’ll find the largest crowds at Tower Bridge and Embankment and the emotional finish of the Marathon takes place on the Mall in front of Buckingham Palace. The route has remained largely unchanged since the inaugural race in 1981 and encompasses many of the capital’s most mesmerising landmarks, old and new.
Blossoms and Blooms
Kew Gardens – Until 30th April 2023
Join Kew’s expert guides for a free walking tour where you can learn all about the patches of petals. Please keep in mind that bloom times can vary for outdoor plants depending on the place, weather and cultivar. Rest assured, their expert Tour Guides will share the best in bloom on the day.
BBC Earth Experience
Earl’s Court – From 1st April 2023
Offering visitors the chance to experience the extraordinary diversity of our seven unique continents, on the most epic scale featuring bespoke narration from David Attenborough. Projected on multiple multi-angle screens using the very latest digital screen technology, this new Attraction offers a truly transformative experience that will allow audiences of every age to feel like they’ve stepped into the natural world, losing themselves in boundless wonder as they travel to far flung places.
Ai Weiwei: Making sense
Design Museum – From 7th April 2023
Ai Weiwei is one of the most significant and recognised artists working today. Known around the world for his powerful art and activism, Ai does not differentiate between disciplines: his practice glides across art, architecture, design, film, collecting and curating. Ai Weiwei’s first exhibition focusing on design will mix recent works with commissioned pieces, inviting us into a meditation on value and humanity, art and activism.
Fans Strike Back
Kensington – From 19th April 2023
Explore part of the world’s largest private Star Wars collection made by fans, for fans. Discover hundreds of unique collectables, sculptures, life-size figures, lightsabres, blasters and more.
Our Theatre recommendations
“Bonnie and Clyde” –
This musical follows the lives of two Texan kids who yearn to escape their run-down lives. It has energy, crisp performances, sharp choreography, and two strong lead performances. The full house each night, and the spontaneous standing ovations, show how much support this new show has accumulated. Power ballads, blues, country, gospel –they’re all there. It’s not highbrow, just a fun night out!
The Kit Kat Club envelops you from the moment you step inside. This is an inventive, intriguing, sexy new version of the decadent musical. Brilliant from start to finish, it is a must-see – one of the greatest pieces of theatre in the West End today. You really do feel like you’re in a sumptuous nightclub, surrounded by captivating performers. There’s a sense of confrontation and mischief about the whole thing, as events in the pre-war Berlin bar track Germany’s descent into darkness. Astounding.
“Witness for the Prosecution” –
A totally unique courtroom staging of Agatha Christie’s gripping, intense drama played out in the historic council chamber of London’s magnificent County Hall. You really feel like you’re in the Old Bailey watching the proceedings and hearing the ushers calling witnesses in the corridors outside. And this all adds to the thrill of Christie’s most ingenious play. What at first seems to be an open-and-shut case turns out to be far more complex and intriguing.
Latest restaurant openings
Story Cellar, a reference to Chef Tom Seller’s main Restaurant Story at Tower Bridge will be, “a Parisian-inspired rotisserie style restaurant”. On the corner of Shorts Gardens and Neals Yard, it will focus on rotisserie chicken and top wine served by the Coravin system. It won’t just be the chicken on offer, there will also be a house terrine, charcuterie and a range of small and larger plates. It’s a cosy space mostly laid out to counter dining with some more tables downstairs by the wine cellar.
Xi’an Biang Biang
Outstanding noodle specialist Xi’an Biang Biang will open their second restaurant in London. The original restaurant came from the people behind Highbury’s Xi’an Impression and focused on their most-loved dish. At this new location, the hand-made biang biang belt noodles will be the centre of attention, served with special sauce, beef, cumin lamb or chicken on the bones. In addition to that, expect other regional Chinese noodles.
Taking over the site of legendary nightclub Café de Paris, which closed during the pandemic after trading for almost a century, Lío launches in a careful refurbishment of the Grade-II-listed building. With original 1924 double-sided staircases, mirrored ceilings and a moveable DJ booth, the restaurant seats 200 dinners. Behind the menu at Lío London is Adam Rawson, formerly at The Standard at King’s Cross and more recently Executive Chef at Laylow. Chef Rawson will bring his own creative touches to an Ibiza-influenced menu, along with wines from head sommelier Romaine Aurdrerie.