Our guide to what’s on in London this January. Welcome the new year with our pick of the best things going on in the capital, from dazzling circus shows to international festivals, live music, special celebrations and more! Highlights of events taking place in London this January 2020 include Cirque du Soleil at the Royal Albert Hall, Chinese New Year Celebrations in Central London, a major Picasso exhibition opening at the Royal Academy of Arts and more!
Events on in London, January
From 12 Jan to 16 Feb – Cirque du Soleil returns to London for a set of dazzling performances at the Royal Albert Hall. Shows are available in the afternoon and evening until 16th February 2020.
Until 26 Jan – last chance to catch Hogwarts in the Snow, the Christmas themed installations at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour- the Making of Harry Potter
January sales – take advantage of the traditional January sales and head to the major shopping streets include Regent Street, Oxford Street, Bond Street
Every day: The Troy Exhibition at the British Museum explores the ancient legends of Troy, with art, archaeology and more!
Every day: The Dora Maar Exhibition at the Tate Modern – exploring one of the most important Surrealist photographers
Other ongoing exhibitions include – Mary Quant exhibition and Tim Walker exhibition at the V&A; Innovation Exhibition at the Science Museum; and Beasts of London exhibition at the Museum of London; Buddhism Exhibition at The British Library
Football Matches in London, January
Major football matches taking place in London this January 2020, including Premier League, FA Cup, Champions League and Europa League. Tickets can be found on the official club websites, and resale tickets can be found here.
Chelsea vs. Nott’m Forest (5 Jan); Crystal Palace vs. Derby (5 Jan); Arsenal vs Leeds (6 Jan); Crystal Palace vs. Arsenal (11 Jan); Spurs vs. Liverpool (11 Jan); Chelsea vs. Burnley (11 Jan); Arsenal vs. Sheffield (18 Jan); West Ham vs. Everton (18 Jan); Chelsea vs. Arsenal (21 Jan); Crystal Palace vs. Southampton (21 Jan); Spurs vs. Norwich (22 Jan); West Ham vs. Liverpool (29 Jan)
Concerts in London, January 2020
Our pick of the top concerts & festivals happening in London this January
Pop concerts: Lou Sanders (5 Jan); Theo Von (10-11 Jan); Hatsune Miku (11 Jan); PJ Morton (12 Jan); Sidhu Moose Black Midi Wala (17 Jan); Chase Rice (18 Jan); Caravan Palace (20 Jan); Tyler Childers (21 Jan); The Teskey Brothers (23 Jan); Slipnot (25 Jan); Madonna (27 Jan to 15 Feb); Five Finger Death Punch (31 Jan)
Transport is limited on New Year’s Day, with lots of roads closed because of the New Year’s day parade. There will also be reduced service on the tube. It’s recommended to check the Transport for London website for updates.
Kensington Palace will be closed to the public 6-17 January 2020