January is typically a quieter time of year to visit London after the Christmas period. Beat the queues and visit the attractions, with some Christmas activities still available to enjoy.
1. Shop the January Sales
Choose from plenty of shopping destinations across London for your January sales spending spree. Of course you have Oxford Street and Regent Street, but you could try trendy areas like King’s Road in Chelsea or Seven Dials. If it’s luxury you’re after, head to Harrods, Liberty and Bond Street. Sales are normally from Boxing Day until mid-January.
2. See a West End Show
No trip to London is complete without seeing a fantastic show in the West End! Choose from world-famous shows like Wicked, The Lion King, Les Misérables and Hamilton. There are some brilliant ticket offers available here
3. Visit a London Attraction
Visit the top London tourist attractions while it’s quieter in January. A free option includes the world-class museums around the city or see the Tower of London for some historic tales. Why not head to Canary Wharf for the Winter Lights festival
and see 12 magical light installations from 17th to 27th January between 5-10pm. Better yet, the Canary Wharf ice rink
is open throughout January and is one of the only winter ice rinks in London that stays open right up until February (24th).
4. Burns Night in London
Enjoy London’s take on the Scottish tradition on Thursday 25th January with many restaurants and bars serving the classic haggis, neeps and tatties for the occasion. Or why not visit a bar for a whiskey tasting experience for a real celebration of Robert Burns, Scotland’s national poet.
Taking part in Veganuary? London is home to some of the best vegan food around, from fast food joints to multiple course tasting menus – there really is an endless list of places to try. Pastan Barbican
offers some of the best plant-based pasta dishes in the capital, Mildred’s Soho
is a firm favourite for many vegans, and Temple of Seitan
is a brilliant fast food option.
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