to • Royal Albert HallCirque du Soleil returns to the Royal Albert Hall with "Quidam", in which the world-famous circus troop mix death-defying acrobatics with aerial stunts and choreographed dance moves. "Quidam" is a tribute to the nameless passerby... the faceless stranger lost amongst the crowd. Quidam is a story of the one who cries out, sings, and dreams... evoking the joys and sorrows of everyday life.
to • Peacock TheatreThe glamour and glitter of Bollywood is back! "The Merchants of Bollywood" charts the history of the world's largest film industry. This heart-warming show is a riot of colour, high-energy music and sensational dance routines.
to • Trafalgar StudiosLuke Kempner's one-man comedy of impressions comes to London with some exclusive new material. When celebrities start to appear at the Abbey, cultures clash and eras collide in this hilarious parody of some of our most popular TV shows. Can they help the cast of Downton save the estate from financial ruin... again? Only Way Is Downton will be playing in London on Tuesday 28th Jan, during its run at the Trafalgar Studios.
to • National Gallery"The Sunflowers" is a small exhibition which offers visitors the rare opportunity to see two of Vincent van Gogh's "Sunflower" paintings side-by-side. One is owned by the National Gallery, and the other comes from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. This will be the first time that they have been shown together for 65 years.
to • Leicester Square TheatreFrank Skinner is back with a brand-new live show. Frank Skinner famously won the 1991 Perrier Award ahead of fellow legends Jack Dee and Eddie Izzard, but is probably best-known for his TV shows alongside David Baddiel. After starring in his own chat show and self-penned sitcoms he decided to return to the stand-up comedy circuit.
to • Wyndham’s TheatreThe local men are settling down for their daily pint in Brendan's isolated Irish pub. But the arrival of a new woman spurs them to impress her with their stories. But one story is more chilling and more real than any of the men could have foreseen...
to • Royal Opera House"Manon" follows the all-consuming love affair between Manon Lescaut and a student, Des Grieux. But Manon longs for a life of luxury and riches, and when a nobleman offers to make her his mistress she finds it hard to resist. Her inability to choose between love and comfort proves her downfall, in a story that tumbles from passion and devotion, to violence and tragedy. Manon will be playing at the Royal Opera House in London on Tuesday January 28th.
to • Trafalgar StudiosThe critically-acclaimed production of Henrik Ibsen's "Ghosts" is coming to the Trafalgar Studios. Following the death of her cruel but seemingly charming husband, Helene tries to escape the ghosts of her past by telling her son the truth about him. But Oswald reveals that he has already inherited hislegacy...
to • Arts Theatre"Only Our Own" follows a dispossessed Anglo-Irish family as they struggle to survive whilst a new class takes over their heritage. Reflecting an a social system that turns everyone into a victim, the play explores the dilemma of living with a traumatic past, and the need to adjust to a changing world.
• Mansion HouseLearn about the history of Mansion House, and how it has been used by previous Lord Mayors. The tour includes many of the public rooms and a collection of 17th-century Dutch and Flemish paintings by masters like Frans Hals, Nicoleas Maes, and Jacob Ruisdael.
to • St. Martin-in-the-FieldsSt. Martin-in-the-Fields church in Trafalgar Square has a proud history of hosting some of London's best live classical music events. Some of their most popular events are the lunchtime concerts which they put on for free. They feature everything from solo pianists and violinists, to string quartets and vocal groups.
• Old Royal Naval CollegeEnjoy a 60-minute tour around the Old Royal Naval College, with one of their knowledgeable Yeoman guides. The historic buildings were designed by Sir Christopher Wren in the 1690s, as a refuge for old and injured sailors, but its rich history stretches back more than 500 hundred years to when Greenwich Palace was a home to Henry VIII and Elizabeth I.
to • Duchess Theatre"The Wind in the Willows" follows the adventures of Toad, Ratty, Mole and Badger on the cool and leafy riverbank. But the peace and serenity is rocked by a speeding car, a galloping caravan, a racing train and criminal deeds cooked up in the depths of the Wild Wood. Will Tuckett's production of the Royal Opera House ballet brings all the magic of Kenneth Graham's classic tale to the stage. With theatrical choreography and a wonderful score, it is perfect family entertainment. Wind In The Willows will be shown at the Duchess Theatre in London on Tuesday 28th Jan.
to • Old VicTurgenev's savagely funny play, "Fortune's Fool", follows a pair of newlyweds as they arrive at their country estate to be welcomed by a penniless gentleman-in-residence. But then their wealthy and mischievous neighbour calls by for a celebratory lunch, and, fuelled by champagne, the proceedings lead to a shocking revelation with far-reaching consequences.
to • Donmar WarehouseWhen an old enemy threatens Rome, the city calls for Coriolanus. But famine also stalks the city, and on returning from the field Coriolanus must confront the voice of an angry people.
to • Serpentine GalleryJake and Dinos Chapman's new exhibition "Come and See" will include everything from painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture, to film, music and literature. Their grotesque and often violent scenes are offset by the detail and painstaking labour evident in their works.
to • Serpentine GalleryThe Serpentine Gallery's new exhibition will feature work by the Egyptian artist Wael Shawky. Shawky is regarded as one of the most exciting artists to emerge from the Middle East in many years, and this exhibition will include three films (including a worldwide premiere), a selection of flags and drawings, and a collection of ceramic marionettes.
to • Vaudeville Theatre"The Duck House" is an outrageous new comedy set in a world of dodgy receipts, deceit, and Parliamentary panic, which satirises the MPs expenses scandal in 2009. A General Election is just one year away, and Robert Houston will do anything to save his seat -- including change sides. You can catch the popular theatre show Duck House at the Vaudeville Theatre on Tue 28th January.
to • Menier Chocolate FactoryThe Menier Chocolate Factory will be putting on a production of Leonard Bernstein's "Candide". Candide's journey of discovery is anything but dull. This whirlwind adventure is a joyous musical romp trough anguish, happiness, loss and love, as she seeks to prove that "life is happiness indeed".
to • Noël Coward TheatreHollywood actor Jude Law will be starring in the Noel Coward Theatre's production of Shakespeare's patriotic history play "Henry V". Set immediately before and after the events of the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, Shakespeare's masterful plot tells the story of Henry's campaign to reclaim his English possessions in Northern France.
to • National Maritime MuseumThe National Maritime Museum's "Turner and the Sea" exhibition will explore Turner's lifelong fascination with the sea. It will include many of his most iconic works, from his transformative early paintings of the late 1790s and early 1800s, to the unfinished, experimental seascapes that he produced towards the end of his life.
to • National Portrait GalleryThe Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize celebrates the very best in contemporary portrait photography. The Prize has established a reputation for its diversity of photographic styles, and photographers are encouraged to interpret 'portrait' in its widest sense.
to • Gielgud TheatreAlfred Hitchcock's fiendishly entertaining "Strangers On A Train" tells the tale of two men having a seemingly innocent conversation about the perfect murder. What if they 'swap' murders, and carry out each other's crime? But for one of the men the chat turns into a nightmare, when the other one carries out the plot... The theatre play Strangers On A Train will be showing on Tuesday January 28th, at the Gielgud Theatre.
to • Queen’s GalleryTo celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012, the Royal Academy presented a gift of 97 works from some of the most high-profile names in art -- including Tracey Emin, David Hockney, Anish Kapoor, Cornelia Parker and Grayson Perry. This exhibition showcases the entire collection of 97 works, displaying the breadth of membership of the Royal Academy.
to • Queen’s GalleryThe Queen's Gallery's new exhibition is called "Castiglione: Lost Genius". Castiglione worked in oils on paper, and won fame for his drawings and prints. His large, vibrant compositions were works of rare beauty, but he unaccountably fell from fame in the modern era.
to • Duke of York’s TheatreWhen a delightful trip to the countryside takes a turn for the worse, Bertie is called on to play matchmaker -- reconciling the drippy daughter Madeline Bassett with Gussie Fink-Nottle. If Bertie can't pull off the wedding of the season he'll be forced to marry the ghastly girl for himself!
to • Canary WharfThe outdoor ice rink at Canary Wharf has a spectacular backdrop, sitting in the shadow of London's tallest building -- the skyscraper at Canada Square. This rink has an interesting little feature that sets it apart from the others -- a skate path that allows you to leave the main rink and glide past the fir trees and fairy lights that line the perimeter of the park.
to • Harold Pinter Theatre"Mojo" is a fast-paced comedy set in the fledgling rock 'n' roll scene of 1950s Soho. Would-be rock star Silver Johnny is playing at his manager's club -- the Atlantic -- by can he protect his young protégé from the advances of a creepy local gangster?
to • Natural History MuseumThe Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition will showcase the best images from the world's most prestigious wildlife photography competition, selected from 1,000s of international entries. Now in its 49th year, the competition provides a global showcase of the very best nature photography
to • British MuseumThe legend of El Dorado dazzled Europeans for centuries... a lost city of gold in South America. The truth behind this myth is perhaps even more fascinating. This new exhibition features more than 200 objects from Museo del Oro in Bogota, combined with 100 from the British Museum's own collection.
to • Tate ModernIt's been more than a decade since Paul Klee was last treated to a major UK exhibition. The Tate Modern will be exploring the Swiss artist's work, whose intense and inventive work covered everything from surrealism and cubism, to expressionism and orientalism.
to • Museum of LondonThe Museum of London's new exhibition will investigate the secrets of the "Cheapside Hoard". This priceless cache of jewels and gemstones dates from the late 16th and early 17th-century (Elizabethan and Jacobean London), and was discovered buried in a cellar in 1912. But who owned the hoard, when was it hidden, and why was it never reclaimed?
to • V&AThis exhibition will cover more than 400 years of drawing practice, and include works by Van Dyck, Gainsborough, Constable, Blake, Rossetti, Spencer, Freud and Hockney. The display will trace the central role played by drawing in portraiture and landscape paintings, and a selection of contemporary works will demonstrate drawing's continuing importance for artists.
to • Shaftesbury TheatreTim Rice's new musical "From Here To Eternity" is a tale of illicit love and army life in Pearl Harbour, 1941. When a troubled young Private falls for a kind-hearted escort girl, and his platoon sergeant embarks upon a dangerous affair with an officer's wife, the lives of both men are set on a course they cannot control. From Here To Eternity will be on in London on Tuesday January 28th, for a run at the Shaftesbury Theatre.
to • Theatre Royal HaymarketAfter getting sacked from his skiffle band Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe. But Roscoe is actually his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother -- who was murdered by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers. But then Francis takes a job with Stubbers (as Roscoe) who still pines to be reunited... with Rachel.
to • Royal ObservatoryThe Royal Observatory is teaming up the BBC's 'Sky At Night' magazine to launch the annual "Astronomy Photographer of the Year" competition. The small exhibition includes images of stars, swirling nebulae and deep space.