And just like that January arrived… where did the year go and how have we arrived into 2022? We have, we made it and we deserve a fabulous 2022.

This month’s food topic for Gourmet Guy was ‘veganuary’. Tom has picked 7 veggie restaurants that serve up really good vegetable dishes. Not everyone is vegan, so this was a good all rounder. It definitely had my taste buds going.

My 7 London shows to book is still very relevant if you want a good night out this month, or book ahead and have something to look forward to. Finally, the January Super Seven begins with a ‘catch it before it goes’, followed by some inspiring ideas to get you out of the house this month. Happy New Year to you all.


Your last minute catch up guide for : Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park (3 Jan), Christmas at Kew (9 Jan), Ice Skating at Somerset House (16 Jan), Nutcracker at the Royal Opera House (8 Jan), Southbank Winter Festival (9 Jan), Christmas at Kenwood (9 Jan), Wembley Park Winterfest (4 Jan) Light Up Waltham Forest (28 Jan).


International Mime Festival  12 Jan – 6 February in London. There is an absolute mixture here of events, some online, many live at venues in and around London, main venue is The Barbican – although I love the look of the Gandini juggling at The Lilian Bayliss theatre. 


Cirque de Soleil LUZIA at The Royal Albert Hall: 12 Jan – 13 February. Cirque de Soleil returns for the first time in two years with LUZIA for the 150th anniversary of the Hall.


Fabergé in London : Romance to Revolution | V&A. This stunning exhibition is an art education in itself. One of the best displays I have seen and enjoyed. There is a Fabergé Zoom online talk about the relationship between Cartier and Fabergé on 9 February. 


Canary Wharf Lights returns for its 7th year. It is well worth the effort heading over to London’s financial district for an evening of lights and food. 19-29 January 5-10pm daily. Book a restaurant and make an evening of it, or pick up something from the tasty food market offering. 


I’ve done a round up of my top 7 London exhibitions to see now before they finish in February. London, will have some fantastic shows coming in 2022, but don’t miss on a few of my absolute favourites of 2021. 


Titanic The Exhibition at Canada Water: This exhibition opened up just prior to Christmas. I haven’t been, but I am always curious to see exhibitions like this. A step back in time to 1912 and the infamous ship that set sail on its maiden voyage not knowing it would also be its last.


London Modern and Contemporary Art Fair 19-23 January at the Design Centre in Islington. 

London Short Film Festival 2022 14-23 January. Ten days of short films with events, workshops and conversations around 200-500 British and International films.

Boisdale in Canary Wharf for Burns Night on 25 & 26 January for a full on Burns night menu.