Shop Small: Pack The Perfect Picnic
When the sun’s out in the city, nothing beats a picnic in the park. Discover our guide to the ultimate smorgasbord of British fare to fill your hamper this summer.
23rd December 2019
This incredible Cirque du Soleil performance kicks off at the Royal Albert Hall on 12 January 2020. From acrobats to aerialists, the show will transport you everywhere from an old movie set to an undersea world…
The 17th edition of this internationally renowned film festival is running from 10 to 19 January 2020. Everything from documentaries to international features are being shown at venues across London, including the Institute of Contemporary Arts and the BFI Southbank.
Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see an incredible collection of artefacts. Hosted at the Saatchi Gallery, more than 150 pieces from the tomb are on display, some of which are travelling outside Egypt for the first time.
Showcasing the works of artists and galleries from across the world, London Art Fair takes place from 22 to 26 January 2020 at the Business Design Centre in Islington. As well as a range of incredible exhibitors, there will also be talks, tours and screenings to enjoy.
The beginning of 2020 is your last chance to watch the theatre production of this children’s classic by C.S. Lewis. Held at the Bridge Theatre, enter the magical kingdom of Narnia this January – while you still can!
Taking place on 31 January 2020, enjoy a guided walk of the oldest and smallest Royal Park: St James’s Park. As well as stories from past times, the tour also includes a visit to see the park’s resident pelicans, plus a chance to speak to the Wildlife Officer responsible for them.
This special exhibition at the British Museum takes a closer look at the legendary city of Troy and the 3,000 year old stories of its people. With spellbinding archaeological evidence and an exploration into some of the fact and fiction of the city, this is a must-visit this January.
Lights and visual installations usually happen in London in December for Christmas, which makes this light event a refreshing thing to do after the festive season. An array of light spectacles and interactive installations will be available to get involved in from 16 to 25 January 2020.
January is the perfect month to take in some of the best photography of the natural world in an exhibition that has been running annually for 55 years. Hosted at the Natural History Museum, you could enjoy the ice skating rink too if you visit before 12 January 2020.
Chinese New Year
Soak up the festivities celebrating the Chinese New Year in London, with most events taking place on 25 January. Visit Chinatown for some food, plus Leicester Square and Trafalgar Square for performances and parades.
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