The festive season might be behind us, but the winter excitement in London is just getting started. January marks the beginning of new and thrilling experiences in the city, with a burst of fresh exhibitions, shows, and events alongside the return of some beloved classics. Make sure you catch all the excitement London has in store for you this January.

London Contemporary Art Fair

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The London Contemporary Art Fair is returning to Islington this year to exhibit a variety of modern and contemporary art galleries from all over the world. Featuring an array of exciting talks and live performances, this fair offers the perfect opportunity to stay up-to-date with the latest art trends of 2024.

Shuvinai Ashoona: When I Draw

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The Perimeter exhibition space will be hosting Shuvinai Ashoona's When I Draw collection this January. The exhibition delves into the intricate aspects of Inuit life by exploring the themes of community, land, and life through various means of storytelling. Through Shuvinai Ashoona's drawings, we're granted a captivating glimpse into how animism and shamanism are interwoven with the daily life of the Inuit community. 


Burns Night at the Rubens 

On the 25th January, The Rubens at The Palace Hotel will honour the legacy of Scottish poet Robert Burns at the English Grill with an exclusive, adults-only black-tie event. Upon arrival, guests will be greeted with canapés, champagne, and cocktails in the Palace Lounge, followed by a luxurious seven-course dinner in The English Grill.

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Winter lights in Canary Wharf

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The Winter Light Festival in Canary Wharf illuminates with a showcase of 12 stunning light installations and perennial artworks. Bringing together light artists from across the globe, the festival explores the relationship between nature and technology through captivating artworks.


Kids' activities

Wonderlab: The Equinor Gallery 

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Wonderlab offers children the opportunity to explore the world of science through a series of interactive activities, live demonstrations, and entertaining shows. It perfectly balances education and fun, providing a dynamic space where young minds can discover the wonders of science.

Hogwarts in the Snow 

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Although Christmas has already passed, you can still enjoy the magical experience of Hogwarts in the Snow throughout January. This captivating attraction invites you on a journey into the whimsical world of Harry Potter, making it the ideal family outing that guarantees entertainment for everyone.