28 January events in London

Need some inspiration for 28th January? Sir Francis Drake died on this day in 1596. The Elizabethean pirate helped to defeat the Spanish Armada and was one of the first people to successfully circumnavigate the globe. You can see a replica of his famous ship, the Golden Hinde, in a dry dock by Southwark Cathedral.

Theatre shows on 28th January

Here’s a guide to all the theatre shows playing in London on Tuesday 28th January

Matilda at Cambridge Theatre

Roald Dahls Matilda - The Musical

28 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

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

Family & Kid’s events on 28th January

Here are some good events for kids if you’re taking them to London on the 28th January

Matilda at Cambridge Theatre

Roald Dahls Matilda - The Musical

28 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 28th January

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

National Gallery
free

Young Bomberg and the Old Masters

28 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

28 Jan to Eco-Visionaries will show how artists and architects are helping to fight climate change with their innovative new designs
Tate Modern

Nam June Paik - The Future Is Now

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

William Blake - The Artist

28 Jan to Tate Britain will be putting on an exhibition of 300 works by the English poet painter and printmaker William Blake
Victoria & Albert Museum

Mary Quant - Victoria & Albert Museum

28 Jan to An exhibition of dresses by the iconic fashion designer Mary Quant who became synonymous with the Swinging Sixties

Royal & Religious events on 28th January

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

Queen’s Gallery

George IV - Art & Spectacle

28 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

28 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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