London events > London events in January
London begins 2018 with a big parade on New Year’s Day. The school kids will still be on holiday during the first week, and the streets will be busy with shoppers in the sales, so the cold weather and short days (it’s dark by 5 PM) makes it a great time for trying London’s quiet
galleries and museums.
Music, comedy & film Music, movies and comedy shows to watch in London this month See all music, comedy to 29th 30th Jan 2018 • Battersea Arts Centre Bridget Christie will be trying her best to forget about Brexit and Trump by talking about baking and gardening. 28th Jan 2018 • Cadogan Hall 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 See all theatre shows to 22nd Jan 17th Feb 2018 • Olivier Theatre The National Theatre will be putting on a production of 'Amadeus', which tells the story of the young composer Mozart. to 11th Jan 3rd Mar 2018 • Sam Wanamaker Playhouse 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 See all family, kids to 19th 21st Jan 2018 • Alexandra Palace The London Model Engineering Exhibition has everything from model trains and railways, to tanks, trucks, boats and planes. to 2nd 14th Jan 2018 • London Palladium The London Palladium's Christmas panto is 'Dick Whittington', starring Charlie Stemp, Julian Clary, Elaine Paige and Diversity.
Art & Museums Why not see an exhibition in one of the London’s galleries or museums? See all art, museums to 18th Jan 15th Apr 2018 • Courtauld Gallery The Courtauld Gallery will be showing some 16th-century drawings by Antoine Caron, created for his patron Catherine de' Medici. to 6th Jan 2018 29th Dec 2018 • Old Operating Theatre Enjoy a demonstration of 19th-century surgery, held in the confines of the Old Operating Theatre at St. Thomas's Hospital.
Royal & Religious For tourists interested in visiting London’s palaces, churches and cathedrals See all royal, religious to 1st 31st Jan 2018 • Buckingham Palace The 'Changing the Guard' ceremony at Buckingham Palace is one of the must-see events for every tourist's itinerary. to 2nd Jan 13th May 2018 • Queen’s Gallery The 'Art & Power' exhibition at the Queen's Gallery will explore how Charles II used art to glorify his restored monarchy.
Political & Military Daily parades and political events taking place during January See all political, military to 18th Jan 22nd Mar 2018 • City Hall The London Assembly will be grilling Sadiq Khan at Mayor's Question Time, in their monthly meeting at City Hall. to 6th Jan 2018 30th Jun 2018 • Houses of Parliament Enjoy a Saturday tour of Parliament, and then enjoy a special afternoon tea on the Terrace Pavilion overlooking the Thames.
Sightseeing tours If you’re visiting London in January then try one of these sightseeing tours See all guided tours to 6th Jan 2018 30th Apr 2018 • Millennium Bridge This guided walk will take you along a small stretch of the Thames, to look at some of the river's best buildings. to 3rd Jan 2018 4th Apr 2018 • The City This guided walk will take you around some of the streets and locations that Charles Dickens used within his novels.
Classical music All of the classical music, operas and ballets in London during January See all classical music 25th Jan 2018 • Barbican Hall Francois-Xavier Roth will be conducting a selection of classical works by Debussy at the Barbican Hall. 21st Jan 2018 • Barbican Hall 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 See all free events to 15th Jan 30th Apr 2018 • St. Martin-in-the-Fields St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square usually puts on a free classical music recitals a couple of times each week. to 5th Jan 2018 28th Dec 2018 • National Portrait Gallery Enjoy a free drop-in drawing session at the National Portrait Gallery, amongst some of the gallery's great works of art.
Other London events Here are some more great events that are worth trying during January See all other events to 27th 28th Jan 2018 • Alexandra Palace The 2018 World Championship of Ping Pong will be returning to Alexandra Palace for two days in January. to 6th Jan 2018 29th Dec 2018 • Portobello Road Portobello Road is home to the UK's most famous antiques market, with over 100,000 people browsing hundreds of stalls. to 2nd Jan 2018 31st Dec 2018 • Fortnum & Mason Put on your best clothes and enjoy an elegant Afternoon Tea in the famous Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon at Fortnum & Mason.