The London premiere of The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel took place on Tuesday night – watch a red carpet report here.

The film reunites Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Celia Imrie, Penelope Wilton, Dev Patel, Ronald Pickup, Tina Desai, Diana Hardcastle and Lillete Dubey. 

Tamsin Greig, David Strathairn and Richard Gere join in the fun for the sequel, and John Madden is once again in the director's chair.

The synopsis says: "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is the expansionist dream of Sonny (Patel), and it's making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina (Desai). 

"Sonny has his eye on a promising property now that his first venture, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, has only a single remaining vacancy – posing a rooming predicament for fresh arrivals Guy (Gere) and Lavinia (Greig).

"Evelyn and Douglas (Dench and Nighy) have now joined the Jaipur workforce, and are wondering where their regular dates for Chilla pancakes will lead, while Norman and Carol (Pickup and Hardcastle) are negotiating the tricky waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge (Imrie) juggles two eligible and very wealthy suitors. Perhaps the only one who may know the answers is newly installed co-manager of the hotel, Muriel (Smith), the keeper of everyone's secrets.

"As the demands of a traditional Indian wedding threaten to engulf them all, an unexpected way forward presents itself."

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel opens on Thursday February 26.