Events in London – 17 January

Need some inspiration for 17th January? Captain Scott reached the South Pole on this day in 1912, only to find that he had been beaten by the Norwegians. Scott was to perish on the fiendishly cold journey home. Some pages from his expedition diary are on display at the Treasures of the British Library exhibition.

Show events:

Theatre shows

See all theatre shows Watch a play on Thursday 17 January, or one of London’s musicals

Matilda at Cambridge Theatre

to Cambridge Theatre Roald Dahl's "Matilda" tells the story of a child who rebels against the grown-ups when she discovers her amazing powers.
Woman In Black at Fortune Theatre

to Fortune Theatre A man is obsessed with a family curse and hires a sceptical young actor to help him exorcise the fear that grips his soul.

Family & Kid’s events

Take your kids to London on the 17 January for one of these family events


Art & Museums

See all art, museums Visit an art gallery or museum on Thursday 17th January and see an exhibition

National Portrait Gallery

to National Portrait Gallery 'Gainsborough's Family Album' collects together fifty works showing the family life of 18th-century artist Thomas Gainsborough.
Queen’s Gallery

to Queen’s Gallery The 'Shadows of War' exhibition at the Queen's Gallery reveals the futility of war through Roger Fenton's photographs of the Crimean War.

Royal & Religious

Why not try one of these religious services or Royal events on 17 January?

Queen’s Gallery

to Queen’s Gallery The 'Royalty & The Romanovs' exhibition will explore some of the events and works of art that passed between British and Russian Royal families.

Political & Military

Parades are always popular with tourists – here’s some on the 17 January


Classical music

How about watching an opera, ballet, or listening to some classical music?

Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Sir Mark Elder and the Britten Sinfonia will be performing some classical music by Delius, Mahler and Brahms at Barbican Hall.
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