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The reason you should visit London in 2023

Updated: Mar 25, 2023

Here are 5 special things about London and you definitely want to go London after reading this posting.

1. National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery is reopening this summer. They will have two blockbuster exhibitions. You can appreciate Pual McCartney’s photos of The Beatles you never seen before. He took those pictures between December 1963 and February 1964 when The Beatles were transitioning from a British sensation to global trends. His photos will give a unique personal perspective on what it was like to be a Beatle at the start of “Beatlemania”.

And the other one is ‘Life and Colour’ which you can explore the life and career of Yevonde. Yevonde is the pionerring London photographer who spearheaded the use of colour photography in the 1930s. this exhibition will show the story of a woman who gained freedom through photography. This features portraits and still-life works produced by Yevonde over a colourful 60 years career.

2. New Cocktail Bars

One of the hotels in London, The Dorchester completed overhaul of the lobby and guest rooms. And it has added a new bar with James Bond-themed Vesper Bar. The classic Martini is on point and the bar snacks including the shrimp tempura which is so light and crispy are also perfect. You also can enjoy the sweet and delicious 90s throwback Espresso Martini.

And a luxurious Champagne and cocktail bar, VELVET in the luxury hotel The Corinthia. This hotel has partnered with mix master Salvatore Calabrese who is the award wining former president of the United Kingdom Bartenders’ Guild. The cocktail menu is split into 5 categories; 1920s Classics, 2020s Modern Era, Velvet Martinis, Salvatore’s Signatures, and Golden Era Vintage cocktails.

3. New Indian Cuisine

Manthan in Mayfair is the latest London venue of Michelin-star chef Rohit Ghai. He has worked in India with Oberoi Hotels and Resorts, The Taj Hotels and Resorts before moving to London. In London, he worked at leading eateries Benares, Trishna, Gymkhana, Hoppers and Jamavar. Ghai is the first Indian chef to have won a Michelin star for Jamavar within 10 months of the restaurant’s opening. You can experience off-the-charts delicious food.

A famous chef Asma Khan just opened Darjeeling Express in Soho. During the pandemic, she closed her restaurant, however, she has just reopened again in Soho’s Kingly Court. If you are planning to visit here, don’t forget to book in advance.

4. New Spa for Kids

The Pan Pacific London, a graceful and luxuriant hotel in London is getting famous for many families. It has stunning pool and Wellbeing Floor, which grab parents’ attention. Parents want to enjoy the city, and also want to have family fun. The Pan Pacific has made partnership with luxury children’s brand Bonpoint. They created 3 signature spa treatments for kids aged 6 to 16. This service is done using Bonpoint’s skincare products which are made for children’s skin using natural and hypoallergenic ingredients.

As Anne Golden, General Manager said, they welcome children with a special amenity pack, complete with ‘Singa’ soft lion toy, activity book and a treasure map. Children love swimming in their pool and experiencing D-WALL where players can choose from skiing and shooting through to flying. Those games are made to challenge, stimulate and help to train the children and gain valuable balance between agility and perception skills. Spa service for children include a fairy tale-themed facial, a “dreamy” message treatment with a parent, or an intro to skin care.

5. Theatre “Sylvia"

Sylvia Pankhurst was a suffragette and her life and work is the subject of “Sylvia”. This theatre is a hip-hop musical by Kate Prince who is a director and choreographer. This musical represents a crucial chapter in the fight for women’s equality and let a new generation enlighten about this subject. Since 2018, it has been back in full with a stellar cast including world famous soul singer Beverley Knight as Emmeline Pankhurst and Sharon Rose in the title role. Learn and feel the history!

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