London events > London events in January
London begins 2018 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. Music, comedy & film Music, movies and comedy shows to watch in London this month See all music, comedy 28th Jan 2018 • Cadogan Hall Join the sixties singer Jack Jones for his 80th Birthday Celebration Tour, when it comes to Cadogan Hall in January. 27th Jan 2018 • O2 Arena Hollywood star Chris Rock is back doing stand-up and bringing his Total Blackout Tour to the O2 Arena in January.
Theatre shows Theatre shows running in London during the month of January See all theatre shows to 22nd Jan 17th Feb 2018 • Olivier Theatre The National Theatre will be putting on a production of 'Amadeus', which tells the story of the young composer Mozart. to 11th Jan 3rd Mar 2018 • Sam Wanamaker Playhouse The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse will be putting on a performance of Shakespeare's 'All's Well That Ends Well'.
Family & Kid’s events Keep your kids happy by taking them to one of these child-friendly events See all family, kids to 9th Dec 14th Jan 2018 • London Palladium The London Palladium's Christmas panto is 'Dick Whittington', starring Charlie Stemp, Julian Clary, Elaine Paige and Diversity. to 22nd Nov 1st Jan 2018 • Royal Botanic Gardens Kew Garden's Christmas trail includes a fairground, a tunnel of lights, scented fire garden and a million sparkling lights.
Art & Museums Why not see an exhibition in one of the London’s galleries or museums? See all art, museums to 8th Dec 13th May 2018 • Queen’s Gallery The 'Art & Power' exhibition at the Queen's Gallery will explore how Charles II used art to glorify his restored monarchy. to 22nd Nov 2nd Apr 2018 • Tate Modern The Tate Modern will be exploring the career of Amedeo Modigliani, through a comprehensive survey of his works.
Royal & Religious For tourists interested in visiting London’s palaces, churches and cathedrals See all royal, religious to 24th Feb 28th Feb 2018 • Kensington Palace The 'Her Fashion Story' exhibition at Kensington Palace has some of the most famous dresses worn by Princess Diana. Every Tuesday • Somerset House The "Old Palaces Tour" at Somerset House will teach you a little bit about three of England's Stuart Dynasty queens.
Political & Military Daily parades and political events taking place during January See all political, military to 8th Nov 18th Feb 2018 • Tate Modern The 'Red Star Over Russia' exhibition at the Tate Modern will explore the visual art of the early Soviet Union, up until 1953. to 13th Jul 22nd Mar 2018 • City Hall The London Assembly will be grilling Sadiq Khan at Mayor's Question Time, in their monthly meeting at City Hall.
Sightseeing tours If you’re visiting London in January then try one of these sightseeing tours See all guided tours Every Monday & Saturday • Millennium Bridge This guided walk will take you along a small stretch of the Thames, to look at some of the river's best buildings. Every Tuesday & Saturday • The City This guided walk will take you around some of the streets and locations that Charles Dickens used within his novels.
Classical music All of the classical music, operas and ballets in London during January See all classical music 25th Jan 2018 • Barbican Hall Francois-Xavier Roth will be conducting a selection of classical works by Debussy at the Barbican Hall. 21st Jan 2018 • Barbican Hall Francois-Xavier Roth will be conducting some classical works by Wagner, Lalo, Debussy and Massenet at Barbican Hall.
Free events Visit London on the cheap in January, by trying these great free events See all free events to 29th Sep 4th Feb 2018 • Serpentine Gallery The Serpentine Gallery will be putting on an exhibition of work by Wade Guyton, called 'Das New Yorker Atelier, Abridged'. to 22nd Jul 25th Feb 2018 • Museum of Childhood 'A Lifetime in Stories' will explore the work of Michael 'War Horse' Morpurgo, one of the Britain's best-loved authors.
Other London events Here are some more great events that are worth trying during January See all other events Every Sunday (except during Aug) • Spencer House Spencer House is one of the finest 18th-century town houses in London, and opens up for a guided tour every Sunday. Every Saturday • Portobello Road Portobello Road is home to the UK's most famous antiques market, with over 100,000 people browsing hundreds of stalls. Every day • O2 Arena Climb up The O2's roof and enjoy a spectacular 360 degree view of the London skyline from the viewing platform at the top.