18 January events in London

Need some inspiration for 18th January? Henry VII married Elizabeth of York on this day in 1486, starting the successful Tudor dynasty and putting an end to the destructive Wars of the Roses by joining the Houses of Lancaster and York. They are now buried together inside the Lady Chapel at Westminster Abbey.

Theatre shows on 18th January

Here’s a guide to all the theatre shows playing in London on Saturday 18th January

Matilda at Cambridge Theatre

Roald Dahls Matilda - The Musical

18 Jan to Roald Dahls Matilda tells the story of a child who rebels against the grown-ups when she discovers her amazing powers
Thriller Live at Lyric Theatre

Thriller - with the songs of Michael Jackson

18 Jan to Thriller celebrates Michaels career in a spectacular show filled with songs and dazzling dance moves

Family & Kid’s events on 18th January

Here are some good events for kids if you’re taking them to London on the 18th January

Matilda at Cambridge Theatre

Roald Dahls Matilda - The Musical

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

Art & Museum exhibitions on 18th January

How about spending a few hours on Saturday in one of London’s art galleries or museums?

National Gallery
free

Young Bomberg and the Old Masters

18 Jan to An exhibition of early works by David Bomberg alongside some of the Old Master paintings that inspired him
Royal Academy of Arts

Eco-Visionaries at the Royal Academy

18 Jan to Eco-Visionaries will show how artists and architects are helping to fight climate change with their innovative new designs
Royal Academy of Arts

Lucian Freud: The Self Portraits

18 to The Royal Academys landmark exhibition will unite more than fifty of Lucian Freuds self-portraits in a single exhibition
Hayward Gallery

Bridget Riley at the Hayward Gallery

18 to A major retrospective of Bridget Rileys work including her iconic black-and-white paintings and colour canvases
Tate Modern

Nam June Paik - The Future Is Now

18 Jan to Nam June Paiks pioneering use of video and media images will be explored in a major new retrospective at the Tate Modern
National Portrait Gallery

Pre-Raphaelite Sisters

18 to The National Portrait Gallery will be exploring the untold story and contributions of twelve women from the Pre-Raphaelite Movement
National Gallery

Gauguin Portraits - National Gallery

18 to This exhibition will be totally devoted to Paul Gauguins portraits and feature around fifty works from his later years

Royal & Religious events on 18th January

See inside some beautiful buildings with one of these Royal or religious events

Queen’s Gallery

George IV - Art & Spectacle

18 Jan to An exhibition of paintings and porcelain from the Royal Collection that were collected together during the reign of George IV
British Library

Buddhism exhibition at the British Library

18 Jan to This exhibition will explore the history of Buddhism from its 6th-century origins in India right up to the present day
 
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