The weather in March can be mixed, but London offers plenty of distractions, from fantastic fashion shows to rip-roaring live theatre.
The concierge team at The Beaumont know London inside out, and they are here to help guests look beyond the obvious tourist clichés. Here are four of their top recommendations for this month:
Gillian Anderson makes a return to the London stage in a new version of All About Eve, the cult Joseph L Mankiewicz film starring Bette Davis as a Broadway star who is ultimately eclipsed by her ambitious number-one fan, the apparently innocent Eve (played by Lily James). Ivo van Hove, "the hottest theatre director in the world right now" directs. To 11 May.
When Christian Dior opened his couture house in 1947, he could hardly have dreamed what a global brand it would become. Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams at the Victoria & Albert Museum looks like being the blockbuster fashion show of 2019, and follows the history of the house from its foundation to the present day, with many rare dresses on show for the first time. To 14 July.
This month the Design Museum in Kensington celebrates the work of the British-Ghanaian architect, Sir David Adjaye, designer of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC. Making Memory: Seven Monumental Projects focuses on the Smithsonian and six of his other designs, built and unbuilt, and asks how a building can shape our perception of events - and how can architecture, rather than words, be used to tell stories? To 5 May.
Just a minute's walk from The Beaumont, The New Craftsmen showcases Glass Meadow, a new joint project between master glassmaker Jochen Holz and flower artist Philippa Craddock, best known for her floral designs for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding. In their conceptual installation, Craddock's beautifully simple arrangements are displayed in an undulating landscape of dazzlingly crystalline vessels made by Holz in lamp-worked laboratory glass, all of which are for sale. To April.