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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.

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3 Perfect Days in London

Your London calendar

16 November 2022 - 15 January 2023

Skate at Somerset House

Skate at Somerset House signals the start of the festive period with unrivalled skating, contemporary music, the perfect gift selection, and delicious food and drink. From skating lessons, to the ultimate nightlife sets from trailblazing DJs on rink-side decks, there is something for everyone across the Skate season.

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland is one of the jewels of London’s Christmas calendar, and an event we always look forward to. Winter Wonderland will return for a triumphant fifteenth anniversary edition this year. The festive fancy will be back bigger and better than ever this Christmas, bringing gift-filled huts, fairground rides, and the UK’s largest outdoor ice rink to central London.

Join Clara at a delightful Christmas Eve party that becomes a magical adventure once everyone else is tucked up in bed. Marvel at the brilliance of Tchaikovsky’s score, as Clara and her enchanted Nutcracker fight the Mouse King and visit the Sugar Plum Fairy in the glittering Kingdom of Sweets. Peter Wright’s much-loved production for The Royal Ballet, with gorgeous period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman, keeps true to the spirit of this festive ballet classic, combining the thrill of the fairy tale with spectacular dancing.

until 2 April 2023

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.

DIVA will celebrate the power and creativity of iconic performers, exploring and redefining what it means to be a diva and how this has been subverted or embraced over time across opera, stage, popular music, and film. Featuring fashion, photography, design, costumes, music and live performance at the Victoria and Albert Museum, the exhibition looks at how the performer has intersected with society and driven change through their voice and art.

A family-friendly exhibition for entertaining little ones on a rainy winter's day. Enter the team at the Victoria & Albert Museum, who are opening an exhibition dedicated to everyone's favourite storyteller and natural scientist, Beatrix Potter. The show will display original watercolours and paintings for grown-ups to marvel over, as well as personal artefacts such as letters, manuscripts and diaries which explore Potter's life not just as an illustrator, but as a talented woman fascinated by the natural world.

King Richard III is one of the most enigmatic and controversial figures in British history. Since the 16th century, he has been portrayed as an arch-villain, a usurper and a murderer, stalking England’s past. However, modern scholarship has shown that in many ways he was a capable, compassionate monarch.

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.