Beaufort House

What is going on at the Beaufort House?

  • What's On in London in December 2016

  • Top 10 Musicals

    The top 10 musicals currently at theatres in London.

  • Certificates of Excellence Visit Britain and Tripadvisor

    Dear Guests, We are delighted to inform you that for the sixth consecutive year Beaufort House has been awarded to Golden Award from Visit Britain in 2016. We also received the Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor in 2015. On that occasion, we would like to thank all our trustful guests, who helped us through their numerous and kind comments about Beaufort House and its team, to achieve to such rewards.

What's On in London in December 2016


December in London 2016
--------------------------------------
--------------------------------------


Placebo
-------------
The alternative rock outfit celebrates 20 years since their debut album.
SSE Arena, Wembley, Arena Square, Engineers Way, London, HA9 0DH
Tube: Wembley Park Station
Dates: 15th December 2016
Lead by singer-guitarist Brian Molko, the alternative rock outfit performs songs from the repertoire as they celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut album. Androgyny's favourite son (or daughter) Brian Molko brings his band Placebo to the Wembley Arena for a one off gig to conclude their European tour, which started back in October in Denmark. Born in the glam-friendly Brit-pop aftermath and heavily indebted to David Bowie, Suede and Nirvana, Placebo have perfected the art of "romanticising emotional pain through grindingly bleak electro-rock" (The Guardian). Their catchy riffs, tortured vocals and enduring angst goes down extremely well in Belgium, Germany and Switzerland - where Molko is deemed a god - and with more than 10 million worldwide album sales to their name, Placebo remain one of the most successful groups of their generation.


The Chocolate Festival
---------------------------------
An array of chocolatiers and artisan delights tickle your taste buds at this festival.
Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London, N1 0QH
Tube: Angel Station
Dates: 2nd, 3rd and 4th December 2016
Just in time to stock up on goodies for Christmas, The Chocolate Festival returns to Islington's Business Design Centre with an array of chocolatiers and artisan delights to tickle your taste buds. This event will feature stands from award-winning chocolatiers, demonstrations, tastings and talks. There will be a Cocoa Spa, where guests can try luxurious cocoa beauty treatments; a Health Zone, serving up free-from and raw chocolate and providing information with the health benefits of chocolate; and a Chocolate Market, where you can pick up goodies from Britain's best artisan chocolate companies. If you are a chocoholic, or you know someone who is, then you simply cannot afford to miss this event.


Santa Run Battersea Park
--------------------------------------
Hundreds of Santa running? Must be making room for all those mince pies.
Battersea Park, Albert Bridge Road, Battersea Park, Battersea, London, SW11 4NJ
Tube: Sloane Square Station
Dates: Saturday 3rd December 2016
Join hundreds of other Santas on a festive run through Battersea Parkbefore relaxing afterwards with mulled wine and Christmas cake. No previous experience is needed for this fantastically festive day. Simply register online, turn up on the day, collect your free Santa outfit and tackle the 6km run. The spirit of the event is to be decided solely by the participants, meaning you can decide to walk, jog or run as fast or as slow as you like. It's not only a fun run and a good spectacle, the event also raises money for charity. If you've ever fancied a fun run through London whilst dressed as Father Christmas (and let's face it, who hasn't?) then this is the one for you.



Great Christmas Pudding Race
--------------------------------------------
Runners dressed as puddings dodge flour-filled balloons, foam jets and other obstacles.
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DD
Tube: Covent Garden Station, Leicester Square Station, Charing Cross Station
Dates: Saturday 3rd December 2016
You're familiar with the egg and spoon race. Well how about the Christmas Pudding Race? Covent Garden Piazza swells with spectators as about 150 contestants in teams of six don fancy dress and race around a course strewn with flour-filled balloons, foam jets and other obstacles - all while trying to balance a Christmas pudding on a flimsy plate! The race has been going on every year since 1980 and it raises money for Cancer Research. At this time of year Covent Garden is a great place to be, with shops full of Christmas decorations and street entertainers putting on some diverting shows before and after the main event. The perfect way to break up a day of Christmas shopping in Covent Garden's collection of stylish stores.


Cinderella
-----------------
The first pantomime to be staged at the London Palladium in 29 years.
London Palladium, 8 Argyll Street, London, W1F 7TF
Tube: Oxford Circus Station
Dates: 9th December 2016 to 15th January 2017
The best rags-to-riches fairy tale there is, Cinderella comes to the London Palladium this December. It will be the first pantomime to be staged at the West End's most famous theatre in 29 years, co-directed by Michael Harrison, the producer behind West End hits such as Gypsy and Mrs Henderson Presents, and award-winning choreographer Andrew Wright known for Singin' In The Rain and Mrs Henderson Presents.


Million Dollar Quartet
-------------------------------
The real-life tale of the night Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis came together.
Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, Covent Garden, London, SE1 8XX
Tube: Waterloo Station, Embankment Underground Station
Dates: 17th December - 02nd January 2017
Martin Kemp stars in the story of how the world's first supergroup came together when Million Dollar Quartet comes to the Royal Festival Hallthis December. This is the real-life tale of the night in December 1956 when Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis were brought together by Sun Records' founder Sam Phillips for an impromptu jam in Memphis which would make music history. Floyd Mutrux and Colin Escott's Tony Award-winning musical is directed by Eric Schaeffer and features over 20 of the greatest rock 'n' roll, gospel, R&B and country hits of all time. For a feel-good night in London, you can't get much better than Million Dollar Quartet, which blends themes of fame, friendship, professional jealousy and, of course, incredible music.


Peter Pan Cup Swimming Race
---------------------------------------------
Brave swimmers take to the Serpentine lake on Christmas Day.
Serpentine Boating Lake, The Boat House, Serpentine Road, Hyde Park, London, W2 2UH
Tube: Knightsbridge Station
Dates: Sunday 25th December 2016
This lot are a hardy bunch but tradition is tradition and members of the Serpentine Swimming Club have been plunging themselves into the Serpentine lake's icy waters every Christmas Day since 1864. At temperatures of below four degrees Celsius in winter, the swimmers will want to get a wiggle on so it's lucky that they are all in hot pursuit of the prestigious Peter Pan Cup. The name of the 100-yard race dates back to 1904 when J.M Barrie, the creator of the boy who refused to grow up, presented the first cup. While most of us are still tucked up in bed or delving into our stocking the competitors line up (and pretend not to shiver) for their 9am start, a jolly crowd gathers to witness the spectacle. It's a great way to get some fresh air on Christmas morning and you'll feel like you've earned your post-lunch snooze. Behind you, Hyde Park offers a wonderful wintry landscape and, if you want to continue the Peter Pan theme, why not nip across to see the famous statue in Kensington Gardens. It was so cold and snowy in 2010 that the race had to be cancelled - although some intrepid souls still broke holes in the ice in order to have a quick dip.


BEAUFORT HOUSE
45 Beaufort Gardens, Knightsbridge,
London, SW3 1PN.
t: +44 (0)20 7584 2600
f: +44 (0)20 7584 6532
e: info@beauforthouse.co.uk