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The Savoy Concierge Guide to London - January 2023

17-01-2023 / London Concierge Guide

January is a jam-packed month in the capital’s social calendar so our wonderful Savoy concierge team have collated a list of the top events happening in London this month to get involved with. Read on to make sure you don’t miss out!


Theatre –

A Streetcar Named Desire – Almeida Theatre

Thursday 17 December 2022 – Saturday 04 February 2023

Tennessee Williams’ classic play, first performed on Broadway back in 1947, has been reinvented for modern audiences by Rebecca Frecknall, into a transformed performance distinct from any of its predecessors. Based at The Almeida Theatre in Islington, starring Patsy Ferran and BAFTA-winner Paul Mescal, A Streetcar Named Desire is not one to be missed, having already gathered a vast amount of critical acclaim just one month in.


Noises Off – Phoenix Theatre

Thursday 19 January – Saturday 11 March 2023

If you prefer plays with a touch more comic relief, Noises Off could be the perfect production for you. Widely hailed as one of the greatest British stage comedies, Michael Frayn’s play within a play, Noises Off returns to the West End for just eight weeks so be sure to book tickets now to avoid disappointment.


Much Ado About Nothing – Duke of York’s Theatre

Tuesday 7 February – Friday 10 February

Blending much-loved Shakespearean comedy with modern reality TV, Debris Stevenson’s hilarious adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing is playing at the Duke of York’s Theatre from the 7th of February for just three nights so pre-booking early is essential!


Events and Exhibitions-

London Short Film Festival – Various locations

Saturday 14 January – Monday 23 January

Founded twenty years ago, back in 2003, London Short Film Festival highlights the best upcoming UK and international independent films. From experimental drama, to animation and documentaries there will be a range of screenings and events taking place all over London uniting new and established talent alike.


London Art Fair – Business Design Centre, Islington

Wednesday 18 January – Sunday 22 January

Explore an extraordinary line-up of modern and contemporary galleries from all around the world and experience breathtaking live performances, immersive installations and an inspiring programme of talks and tours.


Freudian show: Lucien Freud – The Credit Suisse Exhibition at The National Gallery

Until Sunday 22 January

Marking a century since the artist’s birth, The Freudian show brings together the work of one of Britain’s greatest portrait painters, spanning seven decades.


Chinese New Year – West End and Chinatown

Sunday 22 January

Watch colourful floats and over 50 teams join the vibrant Chinese New Year parade, including the largest gathering of Chinese lions and dragons in Europe, as London welcomes the year of the rabbit in style.


Burns Night – The Savoy

Wednesday 25 January

The Savoy will be hosting an evening of Scottish-inspired food, whisky and live entertainment to celebrate author and poet, Robert Burns. Enjoy a welcome tipple of Bowmore Single Malt Scotch Whisky before indulging in an unforgettable five-course meal, featuring Savoy twists on traditional dishes, and paired with a specially curated selection of Bowmore whiskies. For those feeling particularly adventurous, there will be an opportunity to try Ceilidh dancing!


Latest London Restaurant Openings –

Gura Gura Covent Garden

Serving elegant pan-Asian cuisine influenced by Japanese and South East Asian flavours, Gura Gura guests can explore a menu of mouth-watering sushi, sashimi and dim-sum, as well as a selection of hand-crafted cocktails and a lavish wine list.


Jacuzzi South Kensington

A very welcome fourth member of the London Big Mamma family, Jacuzzi is a heavenly paradise of food set across four floors. The third floor is home to a Sicilian mezzanine with a retractable roof opening out to the bustle of High Street Kensington.


Darjeeling Express Soho

Starting from humble beginnings, Darjeeling Express began as a dinner for 12 guests at home, serving Indian food lovingly cooked from family recipes that go back generations.  The restaurant is reopening with a new open kitchen concept, in Kingly Court, where they first opened five years ago.