Events in London – January 2018

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Theatre shows in January

St. Martin’s Theatre

Agatha Christie crime thriller - The Mousetrap

to St. Martin’s Theatre Agatha Christies murder mystery crime thriller The Mousetrap has been running in the West End for nearly 60 years
Wicked at Apollo Victoria Theatre

to Apollo Victoria Theatre If you like The Wizard of Oz then you will love Wicked -- it tells the story of what happened to the good and evil witches
Lyric Theatre

Thriller - with the songs of Michael Jackson

to Lyric Theatre Thriller Live celebrates the career of Michael Jackson in a spectacular show filled with songs and dazzling dance moves
Ambassadors Theatre

Stomp at the Ambassadors Theatre

to Ambassadors Theatre Stomp is one of the most original shows in London as the dancers use everyday props to bash out their beats and rhythms
Matilda at Cambridge Theatre

to Cambridge Theatre Roald Dahls Matilda tells the story of a child who rebels against the grown-ups when she discovers her amazing powers
Adelphi Theatre

Kinky Boots - music by Cyndi Lauper

to Adelphi Theatre Kinky Boots tells the story of a Lola who helps to save a bankrupt shoe factory by singing some Cyndi Lauper songs
Motown The Musical at Shaftesbury Theatre

to Shaftesbury Theatre Relive Berry Gordys journey as he launches Motown and the careers of superstars like Michael Jackson
Prince Edward Theatre

Disneys Aladdin at the Prince Edward Theatre

to Prince Edward Theatre Disneys Aladdin has been turned into a West End musical and will be showing at the Prince Edward Theatre
Palace Theatre

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

to Palace Theatre Palace Theatre has snapped up the rights to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child -- a brand-new story by JK Rowling
New London Theatre

School of Rock - from the Jack Black movie

to New London Theatre The Jack Black movie School of Rock has been turned into a West End musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Julian Fellowes
Savoy Theatre

Dreamgirls - soul music from 1960s America

to Savoy Theatre Amber Riley will be starring in the Tony Award-winning musical Dreamgirls at the Savoy Theatre
Theatre Royal Drury Lane

42nd Street - The high-kicking Broadway hit

to Theatre Royal Drury Lane 42nd Street tells the story of a Broadway dancer who gets her shot at stardom when the leading lady gets injured
Piccadilly Theatre

Annie The Musical at the Piccadilly Theatre

to Piccadilly Theatre One of the worlds favourite family musicals Annie is back in the West End for a run at the Piccadilly Theatre
Wyndham’s Theatre

Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle

to Wyndham’s Theatre Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle follows two complete strangers after they meet each other in a crowded station
Everybodys Talking About Jamie at Apollo Theatre

to Apollo Theatre Everybodys Talking About Jamie is all about overcoming prejudice with songs by The Feelings Dan Gillespie Sells
Lyric Hammersmith

Christmas panto: Jack and the Beanstalk

to Lyric Hammersmith Youll find Jack and his magic beans at the Lyric climbing up his beanstalk into the clouds where the giant lives
Victoria Palace Theatre

Hamilton - about Americas founding father

to Victoria Palace Theatre Alexander Hamilton was George Washingtons right hand man and one of Americas original founding fathers
Aldwych Theatre

La Soiree - Circus acts cabaret and burlesque

to Aldwych Theatre La Soiree is a theatrical mash-up of circus acts cabaret and burlesque that also comes in a family-friendly version for kids
Hampstead Theatre

Cell Mates at the Hampstead Theatre

to Hampstead Theatre Cell Mates tells the story of a double agents escape from Wormwood Scrubs and the problems he has trusting his fellow escapee
London Palladium

Dick Whittington - Julian Clary Elaine Paige

to London Palladium The London Palladiums Christmas panto is Dick Whittington starring Charlie Stemp Julian Clary Elaine Paige and Diversity
Theatre Royal Haymarket

The legendary Rat Pack - Live from Las Vagas

to Theatre Royal Haymarket Step back in time and see Frank Sinatra Dean Martin and Sammy Davis performing at the legendary Sands Hotel in Las Vegas
Royal Albert Hall

Cirque du Soleils OVO - Royal Albert Hall

to Royal Albert Hall Cirque du Soleil is back at the Royal Albert Hall with OVO a crazy carnival of animals that live beneath our feet
Harold Pinter Theatre

The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter

to Harold Pinter Theatre Harold Pinters The Birthday Party is a darkly comic masterpiece about the menace that comes to a sleepy boarding house
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Shakespeares Alls Well That Ends Well

to Sam Wanamaker Playhouse The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse will be putting on a performance of Shakespeares Alls Well That Ends Well
Olivier Theatre

Amadeus - about the life of young Mozart

to Olivier Theatre The National Theatre will be putting on a production of Amadeus which tells the story of the young composer Mozart

Music, comedy & film in January

Leicester Square Theatre

Content Provider - with Stewart Lee

to Leicester Square Theatre Stewart Lee is back at the Leicester Square Theatre with another run of his Content Provider shows
Leicester Square Theatre

Organ Freeman - with Jarlath Regan

Leicester Square Theatre Jarlath Regan is coming to the Leicester Square Theatre with his new stand-up show -- Organ Freeman
SSE Arena Wembley

Chris Rocks Total Blackout Tour - SSE Arena

SSE Arena Wembley Chris Rocks hugely anticipated Total Blackout Tour is coming to London in Januarty for a show at the SSE Arena
O2 Academy Brixton

Steve Aoki at the Brixton Academy

O2 Academy Brixton Steve Aoki is coming to London for a headline show at the O2 Academy Brixton in support of his new album KOLONY
O2 Arena

Chris Rock - Total Blackout Tour - O2 Arena

O2 Arena Hollywood star Chris Rock is back doing stand-up and bringing his Total Blackout Tour to the O2 Arena in January
O2 Academy Brixton

J Balvin at the O2 Academy Brixton

O2 Academy Brixton Latin urban star J Balvin is coming to London this January to play a huge headline show at the O2 Academy Brixton
Cadogan Hall

Jack Jones - 80th Birthday Celebration Tour

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

Bridget Christie - What Now? (work in progress)

to Battersea Arts Centre Bridget Christie will be trying her best to forget about Brexit and Trump by talking about baking and gardening

Family & Kid’s events in January

Namco Funscape

NAMCO - Arcade games 10-pin bowling dodgems

Namco Funscape The Namco Centre has has three floors of arcade games bowling lanes bumper-cars pool tables sports TV and a bar
London Zoo

London Zoo - Be a zoo keeper for a day

London Zoo Get closer to the animals at London Zoo and help to feed and muck them out by becoming a London Zoo keeper for a day
Natural History Museum

Dino Snores sleep-over at the Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum Re-live the movie Night At The Museum by spending a whole night inside the Natural History Museum!
Royal Botanic Gardens

Christmas trail and fairground at Kew Gardens

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew Gardens Christmas trail includes a fairground a tunnel of lights scented fire garden and a million sparkling lights
The Emirates Air Line (Cable Car)

The Emirates Air Line (Cable Car) This cable car offers fantastic views as it carries you across the Thames from The O2 to the ExCel Centre in five minutes
Royal Observatory

Royal Observatory The Royal Observatorys daily Sky Tonight show at the Planetarium will show you what will be visible in the sky tonight
Alexandra Palace

London Model Engineering Exhibition

to Alexandra Palace The London Model Engineering Exhibition has everything from model trains and railways to tanks trucks boats and planes

Sports events in January

Hackney Marshes

Hackney Marshes Hackney Marshes is the home of Sunday league football with over 70 matches played between dozens of amateur teams
Wembley Stadium

Wembley Stadium Join a Wembley Stadium Tour and see the changing rooms the pitch and climb up to the Royal Box and lift the FA Cup
Lord’s

Lord’s Cricket fans will love having a look around the home of cricket with this tour of Lords Cricket Ground and the MCC Museum
Arsenal at Arsenal FC, Emirates Stadium

Arsenal FC, Emirates Stadium Walk in the footsteps of your Arsenal heroes on a guided tour of the Emirates Stadium the pitch and the Arsenal Museum
Chelsea at Chelsea FC, Stamford Bridge

Chelsea FC, Stamford Bridge Walk in the footsteps of your Chelsea heroes on a guided tour of Stamford Bridge and the Chelsea Museum
Alexandra Palace

World Championship of Ping Pong at the Ally Pally

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

Art & Museum exhibitions in January

Science Museum

Wounded: Conflict Casualties and Care

to Science Museum The Science Museums Wounded: Conflict Casualties and Care exhibition will look at medicine during the Battle of the Somme
Sir John Soane’s Museum

Candlelight tour of Sir John Soanes Museum

Sir John Soane’s Museum On the first Tuesday of each month they open Sir John Soanes Museum in the evening bathed in atmospheric candlelight
Museum of Childhood

Searching for Ghosts - V&A Museum of Childhood

to Museum of Childhood Peer into the lives of east Londoners to see how buildings have documented the changes in taste and the passage of time
Kensington Palace

Princess Di: Her Fashion Story - Kensington Palace

to Kensington Palace The Her Fashion Story exhibition at Kensington Palace has some of the most famous dresses worn by Princess Diana
Victoria & Albert Museum

Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion at the V&A Museum

to V&A The Shaping Fashion exhibition will showcase some of the best pieces by Spanish fashion designer Cristobal Balenciaga
Natural History Museum

Beneath The Surface - exhibition about whales

to Natural History Museum The Natural History Museums new exhibition is called Beneath The Surface all about the evolution of whales and dolphins
Museum of Childhood

Michael Morpurgo - A Lifetime in Stories

to Museum of Childhood A Lifetime in Stories will explore the work of Michael War Horse Morpurgo one of the Britains best-loved authors
Cartoon Museum

Daily Funnies: Exhibition of Newspaper Cartoons

to Cartoon Museum The Cartoon Museum will be be exploring the best strip cartoons from the past 100 years of newspapers and magazines
Tate Britain

Rachel Whiteread exhibition at Tate Britain

to Tate Britain Tate Britains will be putting on a comprehensive exhibition of works by the British sculpture Rachel Whiteread
Serpentine Gallery

Wade Guyton - Das New Yorker Atelier Abridged

to Serpentine Gallery The Serpentine Gallery will be putting on an exhibition of work by Wade Guyton called Das New Yorker Atelier Abridged
Victoria & Albert Museum

Passion Power and Politics - The History of Opera

to V&A Passion Power and Politics explores the history of opera from its origins in late-Renaissance Italy right up to the present day
National Gallery

Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites

to National Gallery The National Gallerys Reflections exhibition will explain how Van Eycks Arnolfini Portrait influenced the Pre-Raphaelites
British Library

Listen: 140 Years of Recorded Sound

to British Library Listen to 140 Years of Recorded Sound at the British Library as they explore how sound and radio has transformed our society
Royal Academy of Arts

Salvador Dali and Marcel Duchamp

to Royal Academy of Arts The Royal Academy of Arts will be exploring the friendship between two artistic giants: Salvador Dali and Marcel Duchamp
Tate Modern

Ilya and Emilia Kabakov exhibition - Tate Modern

to Tate Modern The Tate Modern will be putting on an exhibition of paintings and installations by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov
Courtauld Gallery

Soutines Portraits - Cooks Waiters and Bellboys

to Courtauld Gallery The Courtauld Gallerys Cooks Waiters and Bellboys exhibition will include some portraits by French artist Chaim Soutine
British Library

Harry Potter: A History of Magic

to British Library Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter by delving into the history of magic and old folklores at the British Library
National Portrait Gallery

Cezannes Portraits - National Portrait Gallery

to National Portrait Gallery The National Portrait Gallery will be collecting together more than fifty of Cezannes portraits in a major new exhibition
National Gallery

Monochrome - Painting in Black and White

to National Gallery The National Gallerys new exhibition Monochrome will explore the history and techniques of black and white painting
Tate Britain

French Artists in Exile - Impressionists in London

to Tate Britain Impressionists in London will tell the story of the French artists who came to Britain to seek refuge from the war in the 1870s
Tate Modern

Red Star Over Russia - Art from the Soviet Union

to Tate Modern The Red Star Over Russia exhibition at the Tate Modern will explore the visual art of the early Soviet Union up until 1953
Tate Modern

Amedeo Modigliani exhibition at the Tate Modern

to Tate Modern The Tate Modern will be exploring the career of Amedeo Modigliani through a comprehensive survey of his works
Queen’s Gallery

Charles II: Art & Power at the Queens Gallery

to Queen’s Gallery The Art & Power exhibition at the Queens Gallery will explore how Charles II used art to glorify his restored monarchy
Churchill War Rooms

Churchill War Rooms Enjoy a private tour of the Churchill War Rooms and experience Winston Churchills wartime bunker from behind the glass
National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery Enjoy a free drop-in drawing session at the National Portrait Gallery amongst some of the gallerys great works of art
Old Operating Theatre

Old Operating Theatre Enjoy a demonstration of 19th-century surgery held in the confines of the Old Operating Theatre at St Thomass Hospital
Courtauld Gallery

Antoine Caron: Drawings for Catherine de Medici

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

Andreas Gursky exhibition - Hayward Gallery

to Hayward Gallery The Hayward Gallery will be putting on an exhibition of work by the German photographer Andreas Gursky

Classical music in January

London Coliseum

The Nutcracker at the London Coliseum

to London Coliseum The English National Ballet will be putting on a performance of Tchaikovskys The Nutcracker at the London Coliseum
Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall This guided tour of the Royal Albert Hall will take you inside one of the balcony boxes for a fantastic view of the auditorium
Barbican Hall

BBC Symphony Orchestra and soprano Anu Komsi

Barbican Hall The BBC Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical pieces by Sibelius and Aarre Merikanto at Barbican Hall
London Coliseum

Double-bill: Song of the Earth and La Sylphide

to London Coliseum A double-bill of ballets at the London Coliseum with Kenneth MacMillans Song of the Earth and La Sylphide
Barbican Hall

Sir Simon Rattle - Handel Mahler and Schubert

Barbican Hall Sir Simon Rattle will be conducting some works by Handel Mahler Schubert and Rameau at Barbican Hall
Barbican Hall

Sir Simon Rattle - Bartok and the Genesis Suite

Barbican Hall Sir Simon Rattle will be conducting some classical works by with the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican Hall
Barbican Hall

Sir Simon Rattle: Janacek Carter Berg and Bartok

Barbican Hall Sir Simon Rattle will be conducting some classical works by Janacek Carter Berg and Bartok at Barbican Hall
London Coliseum

Le Jeune Homme et la Mort and La Sylphide

to London Coliseum Enjoy a double-bill of ballets at the London Coliseum with Le Jeune Homme et la Mort and La Sylphide
Barbican Hall

A Spanish opera and Spanish ballet - Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers will be performing two scores a Spanish opera and a Spanish ballet
Barbican Hall

Richard Wagner Lalo Debussy and Massenet

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

Francois-Xavier Roth conducting Debussy

Barbican Hall Francois-Xavier Roth will be conducting a selection of classical works by Debussy at the Barbican Hall

Sightseeing tours in January

Fleet Street

Walk in the footsteps of Dr Samuel Johnson

Fleet Street Walk in the footsteps of Dr Samuel Johnson exploring the area around Fleet Street where he used to live in a guided tour
St. Paul’s Cathedral

Guided walk around Christopher Wrens churches

St. Paul’s Cathedral This guided walk will show you some of Sir Christopher Wrens finest City churches rebuilt after the Great Fire of London
The City

A walk around The Citys Top 10 sights

The City This walk will take you around the City showing you the Guildhall Mansion House Bank of England and Royal Exchange
The City

Guided walk around Roman Londinium

The City Walk the streets of Londinium and see what remains of the Roman amphitheatre Temple of Mithras military fort and walls
The City

Guided walk around Charles Dickens London

The City This guided walk will take you around some of the streets and locations that Charles Dickens used within his novels
Millennium Bridge

The Thames - a walk along Londons river

Millennium Bridge This guided walk will take you along a small stretch of the Thames to look at some of the rivers best buildings
Jack The Ripper Tour

Jack The Ripper Tour Walk the streets of Whitechapel and try and discover the identity of the Victorian murderer Jack the Ripper - if you dare!
Original Bus Tour

Original Bus Tour The Original Tour is one of Londons most popular sightseeing buses and its also a great way to travel around the capital
Big Bus Tours

Big Bus Tours This traditional open-top bus tour will take in all the best landmarks and attractions with a free river cruise and guided walk
TRS River Cruise

TRS River Cruise Spend a leisurely afternoon on a TRS river cruise from Big Ben to Greenwich and see some of the sights along the river
City Cruises

City Cruises City Cruises offer one-way return or all-day boat trips between Westminster and Greenwich stopping off at Tower Bridge
Thames Rockets

Thames Rockets A trip on a Thames Rocket is something youll never forget speeding down the river underneath the Londons bridges
Ghost Bus Tours

Ghost Bus Tours The Ghost Bus Tour will take you on a journey through Londons gruesome past and into the dark heart of the capital
The City

The City If you dont fancy spending 25-30 pounds on a sightseeing bus then theres a much cheaper alternative the No11 bus
See London by Night

See London by Night The See London By Night bus tour will show you Londons most famous landmarks beautifully lit up in the night sky
Banqueting House

Execution of Charles I outside Banqueting House

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

Free events in January

Sky Garden

Tropical garden at the top of the Sky Garden

Sky Garden The Sky Garden is a three-story garden that spans the top three floors of 20 Fenchurch Street (aka the Walkie Scorchie)
Royal Courts of Justice

Watch a case at the Royal Courts of Justice

Royal Courts of Justice Try something a bit different -- how about going to the Royal Courts of Justice and watching a real-life court case?
Spitalfields City Farm

Volunteer to help out at Spitalfields City Farm

Spitalfields City Farm Spitalfields City Farm is a nice place to take your kids but did you know that you can volunteer to help out on the farm?
Old Bailey

Watch a real-life court case at the Old Bailey

Old Bailey Watch the long arm of the law in action at the Old Bailey where members of the public can sit in the gallery and watch a case
Crossbones Graveyard

Monthly vigil at Crossbones Graveyard

Crossbones Graveyard Every month people gather at Crossbones Graveyard to remember and pay their respects to the outcasts of society
Somerset House

Historical Highlights of Somerset House

Somerset House This Somerset House tour will explore some of the Tudor intrigues and extravagant entertainments of the Georgian period
Somerset House

Old Palaces Tour at Somerset House

Somerset House The Old Palaces Tour at Somerset House will teach you a little bit about three of Englands Stuart Dynasty queens
St. Paul’s Cathedral

St. Paul’s Cathedral If you attend a choral Evensong service at St Pauls Cathedral you can wander around and see part of the Cathedral for free
Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey You can enjoy a choral Evensong service at Westminster Abbey for free which combines a traditional mass with a choir
Tower of London

Tower of London The Ceremony of the Keys is over 700 years old and represents the traditional locking up of the Tower of London at night
Covent Garden

Covent Garden Enjoy some free street entertainment in Covent Garden -- everything from buskers acrobats and clowns to opera singers
Horse Guards

Horse Guards Changing the Guard at Horse Guards is similar to the ceremony at Buckingham Palace but is usually a lot less crowded
Horse Guards

Horse Guards The Dismounting Ceremony (or 4 OClock Parade) is a short ceremony that takes place every day at the Horse Guards
Tower of London

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
Speakers’ Corner

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
Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace Attend a Sunday service in one of the countrys most beautiful chapels -- Henry VIIIs Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace
Houses of Parliament

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
Houses of Parliament

Houses of Parliament You can watch the Prime Minister get grilled by the House of Commons every Wednesday at Prime Ministers Questions

Other London events during January

London Zoo

Meet the animals up close at London Zoo

London Zoo Heres your chance to enter the animal enclosures watch them feed and get close to some of the animals at London Zoo
Mansion House

Mansion House tour (the Lord Mayors home)

Mansion House Have a look inside Mansion House the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London and see inside the Egyptian Hall
Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle Visit the State Rooms at Windsor Castle the worlds oldest inhabited castle and the Royal Familys home for over 1000 years
The City

The City If weaving your way in and out of the busy traffic on a hire bike sounds like fun then how about hiring a Boris Bike?
Tower of London

Tower of London One of the best ways of seeing the Tower of London is alongside a Yeoman Warder (better known as the Beefeaters)
Docklands Light Railway (DLR)

Docklands Light Railway (DLR) The driverless Docklands Light Railway lets you to sit right at the front of the train giving you a fantastic view of the track
Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square Relive Londons history and ride a 1960s double-decker bus (the ones with a conductor and an open platform at the back)
The Ritz

The Ritz Dress up in your suit and shoes and sit down to an afternoon tea at the Ritz Hotel in the luxurious surroundings of the Palm Court
Thames Clippers

Thames Clippers Thames Clippers offer one-way return or all-day trips along a 15-mile stretch of the river between Putney and Greenwich
Bateaux London

Bateaux London Bateaux London offers you great cuisine and live entertainment onboard the boat as it sails serenely down the Thames
Fortnum & Mason

Fortnum & Mason Put on your best clothes and enjoy an elegant Afternoon Tea in the famous Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon at Fortnum & Mason
Globe Theatre

Globe Theatre Have a tour of William Shakespeares Globe Theatre on Bankside and learn what Elizabethan life was like for the worlds most famous playwright
Houses of Parliament

Saturday tour of the Houses of Parliament

Houses of Parliament The Houses of Parliament opens guided tours on most Saturdays of the year when the MPs return to their constituencies
Houses of Parliament

Houses of Parliament tour - with afternoon tea

Houses of Parliament Enjoy a Saturday tour of Parliament and then enjoy a special afternoon tea on the Terrace Pavilion overlooking the Thames
Portobello Road

Portobello Road Portobello Road is home to the UKs most famous antiques market with over 100000 people browsing hundreds of stalls
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