Events in London – January 2018

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Music, comedy & film

Music, movies and comedy shows to watch in London this month

Battersea Arts Centre
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Bridget Christie - What Now? (work in progress)

Bridget Christie will be trying her best to forget about Brexit and Trump by talking about baking and gardening.
Cadogan Hall
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Jack Jones - 80th Birthday Celebration Tour

Join the sixties singer Jack Jones for his 80th Birthday Celebration Tour, when it comes to Cadogan Hall in January.

Theatre shows

Theatre shows running in London during the month of January

Olivier Theatre
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Amadeus - about the life of young Mozart

The National Theatre will be putting on a production of 'Amadeus', which tells the story of the young composer Mozart.
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
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Shakespeares Alls Well That Ends Well

The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse will be putting on a performance of Shakespeare's 'All's Well That Ends Well'.

Family & Kid’s events

Keep your kids happy by taking them to one of these child-friendly events

Alexandra Palace
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London Model Engineering Exhibition

The London Model Engineering Exhibition has everything from model trains and railways, to tanks, trucks, boats and planes.
Royal Observatory

to Royal Observatory The Royal Observatory's daily "Sky Tonight" show at the Planetarium will show you what will be visible in the sky tonight.

Art & Museums

Why not see an exhibition in one of the London’s galleries or museums?

Hayward Gallery
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Andreas Gursky exhibition - Hayward Gallery

The Hayward Gallery will be putting on an exhibition of work by the German photographer Andreas Gursky.
Courtauld Gallery
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Antoine Caron: Drawings for Catherine de Medici

The Courtauld Gallery will be showing some 16th-century drawings by Antoine Caron, created for his patron Catherine de' Medici.

Royal & Religious

For tourists interested in visiting London’s palaces, churches and cathedrals

Banqueting House
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Execution of Charles I outside Banqueting House

Banqueting House will be putting on a tour that explains the history behind the execution of King Charles I.
Hampton Court Palace

to Hampton Court Palace Attend a Sunday service in one of the country's most beautiful chapels -- Henry VIII's Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace.

Political & Military

Daily parades and political events taking place during January

Houses of Parliament

to Houses of Parliament You can watch the Prime Minister get grilled by the House of Commons every Wednesday, at Prime Minister's Questions.
Houses of Parliament

to Houses of Parliament Visitors can enter the Houses of Parliament for free, and watch MPs debating in the House of Lords and House of Commons.

Sightseeing tours

If you’re visiting London in January then try one of these sightseeing tours

See London by Night

to See London by Night The 'See London By Night' bus tour will show you London's most famous landmarks beautifully lit up in the night sky.
The City

to The City If you don't fancy spending 25-30 pounds on a sightseeing bus, then there's a much cheaper alternative... the No.11 bus.

Classical music

All of the classical music, operas and ballets in London during January

Barbican Hall
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Francois-Xavier Roth conducting Debussy

Francois-Xavier Roth will be conducting a selection of classical works by Debussy at the Barbican Hall.
Barbican Hall
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Richard Wagner, Lalo, Debussy and Massenet

Francois-Xavier Roth will be conducting some classical works by Wagner, Lalo, Debussy and Massenet at Barbican Hall.

Free events

Visit London on the cheap in January, by trying these great free events

Speakers’ Corner

to Speakers’ Corner If you visit Speakers' Corner at Sunday lunchtime you can listen to an orator stand up and discuss whatever they like -- all in the name of free speech.
Tower of London

to Tower of London You can attend a Sunday service at the Chapel Royal in the Tower of London -- one of the most historic churches in the City.

Other London events

Here are some more great events that are worth trying during January

Alexandra Palace
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World Championship of Ping Pong - at the Ally Pally

The 2018 World Championship of Ping Pong will be returning to Alexandra Palace for two days in January.
Spencer House

to Spencer House Spencer House is one of the finest 18th-century town houses in London, and opens up for a guided tour every Sunday.
Portobello Road

to Portobello Road Portobello Road is home to the UK's most famous antiques market, with over 100,000 people browsing hundreds of stalls.
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