What to do in London in January 2017

Winter has finally arrived and even though the Christmas celebrations are over, there are still plenty of things to do in London which will help you beat the post-Christmas blues! From art exhibitions to special events and festivals, find out what to see this month.

London Art Fair at the Business Design Centre (January 18th – January 22nd)

The UK Premier modern and contemporary British Art Fair returns to the London Business Design Centre for its 29th edition, officially launching the art world year.

The fair provides museum quality artwork, presented alongside contemporary work from today’s leading artists, covering a period from the early 20th century to the present day.

Ticket prices: from £15

Nearest tube station: Angel, Northern Line. Feel free to ask our Concierge Team for directions.

For more details, click here.

Image credit: www.londonartfair.co.uk

Magical Lantern Festival (January 19th – February 26th )

The UK’s Chinese Lantern Festival is finally back to Chiswick House and Garden. This year’s installation includes VR gaming experience, theatre, performances, a 30-metre synthetic ice rink and over 50 light installations.

The Festival has entered its second year in London as the UK prepares to celebrate Chinese New Year of the Rooster, which is one of the most exciting events taking place this month. This year’s theme is “Explore the Silk Road”.

More Info and tickets here.

Nearest tube station: Turnham Green.  Our Concierge Team would be more than happy to help you with directions.

Image credit to Alphab.fr
Winter Lights Festival at Canary Wharf (January 16th – January 27th , 4pm – 9pm)

Did you miss last year’s award winning Winter Lights Festival? Fear not, because Winter Lights has returned to London this year with 30 spectacular artworks and interactive installations that will make Canary Wharf even more glowing after dark!

The luminous artworks, scattered across the Canary Wharf Estate, include floating poetry, a giant illuminated egg representing new life and Marcus Lyall’s latest creation that can bring your thoughts to life through 20,000 LEDS! Do you want to know how? Then head to Canary Wharf before 27th January.

Free. See more info here.

Nearest tube station: Canary Wharf, Jubilee Line (direct link from the hotel).

Image credit: www.canarywharf.com


Hogwarts in the Snow at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter (November 19th – Jan 29th )

If you are a big fan of Harry Potter, why not experience winter and extend the magic of Christmas at Hogwarts?

The Hogwarts castle model has been transformed for the occasion into a winter wonderland by a team led by Model Effects Supervisor José Granell, who worked on the Harry Potter film series. Glittering Christmas trees line the Great Hall, a replica festive feast is laid out on the long tables and special-effect fires are placed in the fireplaces . Discover how film-makers created fire, ice and snow that never melts!

Adult tickets from £39. For more details and tickets, visit the official website.

Location: Warner Bros. Studio, Watford.

Shuttle buses run daily from Victoria Coach Station and Baker Street Station, which is a 15-minute walk from The Danubius Hotel.

Alternatively, there are direct trains from London Euston (20 minutes journey). A shuttle bus will run from Watford Junction to the Studio Tour.

Ask our Concierge to help you book tickets.

Image credit to Ashley Buttle


The British Museum, Great Russell Street

Founded in 1753, the British Museum has a remarkable collection dedicated to human history, art and culture and is the most visited museum in the capital, with six million visitors per year.

The galleries are divided by location and periods in history and world-famous objects such as the Rosetta Stone, Parthenon sculptures, and Egyptian mummies are permanently on display.

During weekends, the museum organizes family activities and free eye-opener tours and gallery talks. Looking for more things to do in London with your family? Check-out our recommendations here!

Free entry, except for some special exhibitions and events.

Nearest tube stations: Holborn and Tottenham Court road.

Distance from the Danubius Hotel: 30 minutes by public transport.


Image credit: William Warby


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