London events > London events in January > London events on 17th 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.
Theatre shows Watch a play on Thursday 17 January, or one of London’s musicals See all theatre shows to 17th Jan 10th Feb 2019 • Cambridge Theatre Roald Dahl's "Matilda" tells the story of a child who rebels against the grown-ups when she discovers her amazing powers. to 17th 26th Jan 2019 • 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 Visit an art gallery or museum on Thursday 17th January and see an exhibition See all art, museums to 17th Jan 3rd Feb 2019 • National Portrait Gallery 'Gainsborough's Family Album' collects together fifty works showing the family life of 18th-century artist Thomas Gainsborough. to 17th Jan 28th Apr 2019 • 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?
to 17th Jan 28th Apr 2019 • 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
How about watching an opera, ballet, or listening to some classical music?
17th Jan 2019 • Barbican Hall Sir Mark Elder and the Britten Sinfonia will be performing some classical music by Delius, Mahler and Brahms at Barbican Hall.