January Events in London

 
 

As the festive season comes to a close, extend the celebrations into the New Year in one of Europe’s most exciting capitals. Seek out the best January sales in London’s top shopping locations, find out how to dine like royalty – Queen Victoria to be precise – and experience the city’s eclectic offering of cultural

 

04th January 2016

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January Events in London

As the festive season comes to a close, extend the celebrations into the New Year in one of Europe’s most exciting capitals. Seek out the best January sales in London’s top shopping locations, find out how to dine like royalty – Queen Victoria to be precise – and experience the city’s eclectic offering of cultural events. Be within easy reach of the top January events in London by staying in the heart of the city at one of our elegant London hotels.

Lumiere London

January Events in London

See the work of Janet Echelman at Lumiere 2015 © Matthew Andrews

Designed to light up a wintery London, the Lumiere festival will illuminate the city with the work of dozens of artists from around the world. See the transformation of iconic landmarks across the West End, with 3D projections, interactive installations and other extraordinary light works planned.

From 14th January – 17th January 2016
Lumiere London

Tintin: Hergé’s Masterpiece

January Events in London

Catch this Tintin exhibition at Somerset House © Hergé Moulin’s art 2015

Make a date with one of the world’s best-loved comic characters in the exhibition Tintin: Hergé’s Masterpiece at Somerset House. Featuring pencil sketches, character drawings and original work from his finished stories, the exhibition focuses on the evolution of Hergé’s artwork. A highlight of the exhibition is the collection of models, replicating memorable locations in Tintin stories.

Throughout January
Tintin: Hergé’s Masterpiece

London International Mime Festival

January Events in London

The Wrong Crowd at Soho Theatre will be a part of the Mime Festival © The Wrong Crowd

With its innovative and award-winning shows, the London International Mime Festival has become one of the London’s most popular annual theatre events. This year, 18 productions from nine countries showcase the diversity of mime, through live art, contemporary circus, theatre, films and discussions. Get involved by taking an extreme puppetry workshop or clowning class.

From 9th January – 6th February 2016
London International Mime Festival

Victoriana: Drinking and Dining

January Events in London

Attend the Victoriana Brunchtime Lecture at Kensington Palace © Historic Royal Palaces

Discover how to dine like a queen at this special Brunchtime Lecture at Kensington Palace. The Royal Palaces’ food historian Marc Meltonville will introduce visitors to a world of Victorian delicacies, and reveal the impact they had on trade, taste and trends. Each guest will be given a glass of bucks fizz to sip on, and time to explore Kensington Palace after the event.

16th January 2016
Victoriana: Drinking and Dining

Burns Night Comedy Gala

January Events in London

David Morgan will be performing at the Burns Night Comedy Gala © Adam Robertson

To celebrate the anniversary of Scottish poet Robert Burns’ birth, many restaurants and bars across London hold special Burns Night events, with Scottish food, poetry readings, music and whisky tastings. For the occasion, Leicester Square Theatre is hosting a Burns Night Comedy Gala with top comedians such as Bruce Devlin, Damien Clark and Abigoliah Schamaun. Proving its resounding popularity, tickets sell out each year…so make sure to book soon.

25th January 2016
Burns Night Comedy Gala

London Art Fair

January Events in London

Pick up a piece of contemporary art at London Art Fair © WW Contemporary / Kyung Hwa Shon 2013

Featuring more than 100 galleries, this celebrated art fair is the largest in the UK, with modern and contemporary artworks of all disciplines showcased. See world-class photography, sculpture, painting and ceramics, and in addition to the main fair, there will also be two curated sections focusing on upcoming galleries and contemporary photography.

From 20th January – 24th  January 2016
London Art Fair

Le Corsaire

January Events in London

See a performance by the English National Ballet © Flickr / Jimmy Baikovicius

A thrilling story in classical ballet, the English National Ballet Philharmonic will perform Le Corsaire at the London Coliseum this January. The adventurous story of the pirate Conrad (Le Corsaire) is one of love, betrayal, passion and romance. Sets are designed by Bob Ringwood, who is perhaps best known for his work on the 1989 version of Batman.

From 13th January – 24th January 2016
Le Corsaire

January Sales

January Events in London

Shop at Harrods during the January sales © Flickr / Nan Palmero

A trip to London wouldn’t be complete without exploring the city’s renowned shopping destinations, and what better time to do that than in the January sales? Shop at the world-renowned department stores Harrods, Harvey Nichols and Fortnum & Mason for a distinctly London experience, with products that are a fraction of the usual price.

Throughout January
Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Fortnum & Mason

While making the most of the top January events in London, return each day to indulge in a leisurely afternoon tea in the comfort of our luxurious London hotels.

Header image: Catch performances at the International Mime Festival © Dark Circus at Barbican Pit / Stereoptik

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