January events in London

London begins 2020 with a big parade on New Year’s Day. The school kids will still be on holiday during the first week, and the streets will be busy with shoppers in the sales, so the cold weather and short days (it’s dark by 5 PM) makes it a great time for trying London’s quiet galleries and museums.

Theatre shows in January

Theatre shows running in London during the month of January

Thriller Live at Lyric Theatre

Thriller - with the songs of Michael Jackson

to Thriller celebrates Michaels career in a spectacular show filled with songs and dazzling dance moves
Matilda at Cambridge Theatre

Roald Dahls Matilda - The Musical

to Roald Dahls Matilda tells the story of a child who rebels against the grown-ups when she discovers her amazing powers
School Of Rock at Gillian Lynne Theatre

School of Rock

to The Jack Black movie School of Rock has been turned into a West End mind-blowing musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Julian Fellowes
Cinderella at Lyric Hammersmith

Cinderella Christmas panto

to See if Cinderella can find her Prince Charming when she loses her new shoes and goes to the ball at the Lyric Hammersmith
Sleeping Beauty Panto at Greenwich Theatre

Sleeping Beauty Christmas panto

to This years panto at the Greenwich Theatre will be the love story between Sleeping Beauty and her handsome prince
Dick Whittington at Hackney Empire

Dick Whittington Christmas panto

to This years Christmas panto at the Hackney Empire is the classic rags-to-riches tale of Dick Whittington and his cat

Family & Kid’s events in January

Keep your kids happy by taking them to one of these child-friendly events

Matilda at Cambridge Theatre

Roald Dahls Matilda - The Musical

to Roald Dahls Matilda tells the story of a child who rebels against the grown-ups when she discovers her amazing powers
Cinderella at Lyric Hammersmith

Cinderella Christmas panto

to See if Cinderella can find her Prince Charming when she loses her new shoes and goes to the ball at the Lyric Hammersmith
Sleeping Beauty Panto at Greenwich Theatre

Sleeping Beauty Christmas panto

to This years panto at the Greenwich Theatre will be the love story between Sleeping Beauty and her handsome prince
Dick Whittington at Hackney Empire

Dick Whittington Christmas panto

to This years Christmas panto at the Hackney Empire is the classic rags-to-riches tale of Dick Whittington and his cat

Art & Museum exhibitions in January

Why not see an exhibition in one of the London’s galleries or museums?

Victoria & Albert Museum

Mary Quant - Victoria & Albert Museum

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

Olafur Eliasson at the Tate Modern

to Olafur Eliasson is back at the Tate Modern with some more of his immersive installations that focus on environmental issues
Tate Britain

William Blake - The Artist

to Tate Britain will be putting on an exhibition of 300 works by the English poet painter and printmaker William Blake
Tate Britain

Turner Prize winner Mark Leckey

to Discover how technology has been changing British culture through the work of Turner Prize winning artist Mark Leckey
National Portrait Gallery
free

Elizabeth Peyton - National Portrait Gallery

to An exhibition of paintings by Elizabeth Peyton exploring her development from the 1990s to the present day
National Gallery

Gauguin Portraits - National Gallery

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

Pre-Raphaelite Sisters

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

Royal & Religious events in January

For tourists interested in visiting London’s palaces, churches and cathedrals

Queen’s Gallery

George IV - Art & Spectacle

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

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

Political & Military events in January

Daily parades and political events taking place during January

Sadiq Khan at City Hall
free

Sadiq Khan at Mayors Question Time

to The London Assembly will be grilling Sadiq Khan at Mayors Question Time in their monthly meeting at City Hall
 
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