With so many sales and so many shows, January is the perfect time to make the most of the capital.
London Boat Show, 8-17 Jan
A boating and watersports enthusiast’s dream, this showcases 500 stands of equipment, innovation and holiday options. If you can bear to think about being on the water in the January cold that is.
Adolescence, Angst and Inner Space, 13-24 Jan
Burgh House and Hampstead Museum
Reopening after Christmas with a flurry of activity, this exhibition from an arts psychotherapeutic counsellor explores the sense of self. Perfect for reevaluating January’s New Year’s resolutions.
Champagne Life, 13 Jan-6 Mar
The gallery celebrates its 13th birthday with its first all-female line-up. Emerging artists such as Mequitta Ahuja and Alice Anderson join the ranks of established names such as Tracey Emin and Paula Rego.
Lumiere London festival, 14-17 Jan
King’s Cross, Mayfair, Piccadilly, Regent Street, St James’, Trafalgar Square and Westminster
Light up a dull and dreary January with four evenings of 3D projections, light sculptures and interactive installations from international artists.
Hapgood, 4 Dec 2015 – 23 Jan 2016
Tom Stoppard’s tense spy thriller takes centre stage at Hampstead Theatre. Tickets are going fast for this tale of treachery and double dealing.
Henry IV Part II, 14-23 Jan
The RSC’s ‘King and Country’ series continues at the Barbican with this production of Shakespeare’s lesser-known play. Promising audiences to “be argument for a week, laughter for a month, and a good jest for ever.”
London Art Fair, 20-24 Jan
Business Design Centre
More than 100 galleries take over the Business Design Centre to showcase the best of British modern and contemporary art, photography and ceramics from the 20th to the 21st century.
Burns Night, 25 Jan
Scotland’s famous son, poet Robert Burns is celebrated with a supper of haggis and tatties, poetry reading and a wee dram. Why not toast Burns’ birthday at one of Visit London’s top seven whisky bars?
Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse, 30 Jan-20 April
Royal Academy of Arts
Looking at how the representation of gardens has changed since 1860s, this exhibition also explores how the changes marked an evolution in the art scene itself.