More London News

Here’s even more to love about London in the springtime.

The Bar at The Dorchester
Eat
Barbecoa Opened last fall, this joint venture between Jamie Oliver and American chef Adam Perry Lang takes inspiration from various world cuisines with an emphasis on barbecue. barbecoa.com
St. John Hotel This new hotel in Leicester Square presents a menu created especially for the location by the hotel’s founders Fergus Henderson and Trevor Gulliver. stjohnhotellondon.com
Dinner By Heston Blumenthal at the Mandarin Oriental hyde park london Following the hotel’s opening of Bar Boulud, this new restaurant focuses on modern British food inspired by the cooking styles of Heston Blumenthal. mandarinoriental.com/london/dining/heston_blumenthal/

Upper Thames foyer at the Savoy
Stay
The Langham New developments at Langham Hotels’ historic flagship include Roux at The Landau — a culinary collaboration that has father and son Albert and Michel Roux Jr. working together for the first time in 19 years. Meanwhile, the property’s new Chuan Spa is London’s first hotel spa to incorporate ancient principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) into signature treatments. london.langhamhotels.co.uk
Four Seasons London at Park Lane After a major transformation, this reinvented five-star property will showcase a rooftop spa with treetop views of Hyde Park. fourseasons.com/london
W london-leicester square The sleek new W London-Leicester Square hotel promises to become one of the newest architectural attractions in the city. wlondon.co.uk
St. Pancras Renaissance london Hotel Scheduled to open in May following a $235 million renovation, this red-brick, high-Victorian gothic building is one of London’s great landmarks. marriott.com
Corinthia Hotel London Opening this spring, the luxurious Corinthia Hotel London will be steps from The National Gallery, Buckingham Palace, and The Houses of Parliament. corinthia.com/london

Upper Thames lounge at the Savoy
Do
Thames Clippers Take a ride on a Thames Clipper and watch the city’s famous landmarks glide by.thamesclippers.com
London Cycle Hire Grab a bike and go for a ride. London Cycle Hire offers bicycles at numerous stations throughout the city. (tfl.gov.uk)
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Wizard of Oz
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s enchanting new production of The Wizard of Oz opens this year at The London Palladium. (wizardofozthemusical.com)
Ghost – The MusicalA musical version of the hit 1990 film Ghost premieres in London this year. ghostthemusical.com
Joan Miró: The Ladder of Escape at Tate Modern April 14 through September 11, 2011More than 150 paintings, drawings, sculptures, and prints by surrealist artist Joan Miró are showcased in the first major retrospective here in nearly 50 years. tate.org.uk