Top Things To Do in London This January
by Nina Christopoulou
The festive season may be over, but that does not mean we’ve got to stop being merry! As extravagant and beautiful as November and December were, January is ready to continue spreading the joy, with an incredible selection of activities on the schedule for us. So, let’s see what will be going on in the coming weeks…
Friday, the 25th of January marks a very special occasion, which is greatly celebrated across Britain! Burns Night is the celebration of Robert Burns’ birthday, the Scottish poet that penned over 550 poems. It’s also a reason to put on your best attire and go out (as if we actually needed a reason to do that!). The Skylight Winter Closing Party will be one of the most awesome events to check out that night, but if you are looking for the traditional celebration, you can expect live backpipes, haggis and more at Boisdale of Mayfair.
This exhilarating experience is going to transport you into a booze-infused prison setting. This immersive theatrical cocktail bar is the first to hit London, and we couldn’t be more hyped! Great cocktails, a little bit of play-along and lots of fun are on the menu with Alcotraz. We definitely recommend it!
Brunch it out!
Brunch is always a good idea, but January seems to be packed with so many thrilling brunch events that it’s impossible to say no! Hip Hop Brunch LDN is one of the most anticipated events, with bottomless cocktails, 3 course meals, karaoke, a magician and so many more… But if you are looking for a little something different, there’s also a Shoreditch Ball Pit extravaganza in the form of a bottomless brunch event. The Ballie Ballerson has a fitting name, boasting a ball pit cocktail bar with one million balls!
London Art Fair
The Business Design Centre will host the London Art Fair for yet another year, and it’s a must-see regardless of your relationship with all things artsy. The venue will fill up with contemporary works of art, at an event curated by an astounding number of participating galleries – 100 in total to be precise. London Art Fair is a trip through the evolution of contemporary art, with displayed works ranging from the beginning of the 20th century to today’s leading artists. You will have the opportunity to expand your grasp of contemporary art from the 16th to the 20th of January!
The post-Christmas Sales Extravaganza
In case you have not been immersed in the full-blown shopping experience of the year for Londoners, 2019 is your chance! Boxing Day marks the beginning of the most budget-friendly shopping spree you have ever been on, with a sales extravaganza that lasts until mid-January. So gear up with the most comfortable shoes you own, and get ready for a wardrobe change!
Skylight Roof Top Ice Rink
Ice rinks are always a good idea, and we’ve posted numerous of those over the past months. But when the ice rink offers unparalleled views of London’s stunning skyline, then you know you’re in for a treat. The stunning igloos, cheese bar in the form of Raclette brothers and potential for endless mulled wine simply makes everything all the more magical! You only have until January 18th to get the full blown winter experience!
Winter Lights at Canary Wharf
The light installations that fill up the otherwise quiet Canary Wharf during January are returning for yet another year, and their fifth show is expected to be the best one yet. The event gathers the most dazzling selection of light art, with the contribution of artists that specialise in the field and who are free to create artwork alongside interactive and responsive experiences! Are you ready to have your senses tickled and your imagination boosted? January 15th to the 26th, you know what you need to put on your schedule…