What's on in the capital
London is a diverse and exciting city featuring some of the world's best sights, attractions and activities. With so much history to discover and new places to experience, it can sometimes be hard to narrow down the long list of reasons to visit. The Lanesborough's team of dedicated Concierges, each a member of Les Clefs d'Or, is on hand to provide you with the best information to ensure your stay in the world's greatest city is enjoyable.
Your London calendar
3 June 2021 - 2 January 2022
Royal Style in the Making
Opening at Kensington Palace this summer in the newly-conserved historic Orangery, this new temporary exhibition explores the intimate relationship between fashion designer and royal client, revealing the process behind the creation of a number of the most important couture commissions in royal history. On display will be the wedding dress of Diana, Princess of Wales, on show for the first time at Kensington Palace in 25 years.
One of London's most stunning ice rinks returns. Set in the stunning courtyard of London's oldest working arts centre, Skate at Somerset House, in partnership with Moët & Chandon, promises a spectacular season of celebration in the heart of London.
Until 31 December 2021
Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser
Home to sell out exhibitions such as Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams, the Victoria & Albert Museum's 2021 offering is an immersive exploration of the origins, adaptations, reinventions and evolution of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, from manuscript to a global phenomenon beloved by all ages.
This new exhibition at the V&A will explore master goldsmith, Carl Fabergé – whose internationally recognised firm symbolised Russian craftsmanship, luxury and elegance – and the Anglo-Russian relationship which saw the opening of a London branch in 1903.
From July 2021
Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience
Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is a 20,000 square foot light and sound spectacular featuring two-story projections of the artist’s most compelling works. Encounter the brilliance of one of history’s greatest artists in 360 degrees
Bring Bridgerton to life with a visit to Granger's House, the real-life setting for the Bridgerton family home in the Netflix hit series. Located in London's Greenwich Park, this English Heritage site houses The Wernher Collection, a world-class art collection amassed by the 19th-century businessman, Sir Julius Wernher. Over 700 works of art are displayed across a dozen panelled interiors, and include medieval sculptures, glittering enamels, ornate jewellery, Renaissance paintings.
Until June 2022
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirror Rooms
Tate Modern presents a rare chance to experience two of Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms. These immersive installations will transport you into Kusama’s unique vision of endless reflections. Infinity Mirrored Room – Filled with the Brilliance of Life is one of Kusama’s largest installations to date and was made for her 2012 retrospective at Tate Modern. It is shown alongside Chandelier of Grief, a room which creates the illusion of a boundless universe of rotating crystal chandeliers.
Buckingham Palace is recognised around the world as the home of The Queen, the focus of national and royal celebrations as well as the backdrop to the regular Changing the Guard ceremony. Explore the magnificent State Rooms, including the Throne Room, the Music Room, the Ballroom and the Palace Gardens, which are open to visitors for 10 weeks each summer.