Our January Super Seven starts off with the best light show you have ever seen (it isn’t the awesome fireworks at midnight). Yes, crisp cold days with a bright blue sky make January, quite frankly perfect. Mornings are dark, however the bonus can be some incredible sunrises. If you are lucky, a pretty awesome sunset completes your day. So say hello to our January Super Seven;
Lumiere London. 18-21 January. London hosted this incredible light festival 2 years ago, and it was a huge success. Clear your diary for the weekend, and make time to venture into London for a little bit of magic. Go early with children because it does get very busy. Read about the last Lumiere London HERE.
A Save the Date: If you love British pageantry the online ballot for Trooping the Colour opens on 15 January 2018. Here is the LINK. I went last year for the first time to Beating the Retreat, which happens in the week leading up to Trooping the Colour and I have to say it was brilliant. I LOVED it, and would do it again in a heartbeat.
Farewell to Christmas at the Geffrye Museum on 6 January. Celebrate the end of Twelfth Night with readings, mulled wine along with rituals of burning the holly and the ivy, before the museum closes for a 2 year refurbishment.
London Boat Show 10-14 January at Excel Centre. This has always been a hit in our house with the boys. They just love it, a must for those boys that love or dream of such big toys.
ABBA Super Troupers at The Southbank. Fancy an immersive Abba experience? This sounds like the perfect way to start January as I say “Thank you for the music...” Can I also say maximum group going in is 16, so a great get together idea! Feel like going or organising a group, call me!
London Short Film Festival. 12-21 January. Has your attention span gone, or are you ready for the best few months of movies? Get in the mood with this festival. Short films, straight after the Golden Globes, could have contenders for the Oscars.
Peter Pan headlines the VAULT Festival under Waterloo Station starts 24 January. An immersive productions that allows you to explore the show as you wish. Walk from set to set, meet the characters, mermaids, pirates… even an absinthe bar with some live music. I haven’t seen this, but I am very curious to go. If you get there before me, let me know what you think!
Canary Wharf is open until February for ice skating. It is also the longest London ice rink this year.
Cirque de Soleil returns to the Royal Albert Hall for its residency 7 January – 4 March
Burns Night 25 January
Exhibitions to look out for in January: Charles I : King and Collector at RA.