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. This January sees some exciting new exhibitions and activities taking place across the city. Highlights of January 2022 include the final days of Christmas theatre, with festive musicals and pantomimes ending their festive runs. Don’t miss performances of A Christmas Carol and The Nutcracker!
Update 2022: You can find information about events taking place during January 2022 on our January 2022 Events page.
January in London
Shows in London, January 2022
Our pick of shows and theatre productions showing in London’s West End this January 2022. See our complete January theatre listing for all shows on in London this month.
The Play that Goes Wrong is on at Duchess Theatre. A hilarious comedy that is sure to get you laughing silly and brighten up your January!
SIX: The Musical is showing at London’s Lyric Theatre. The six wives of Henry VIII finally take the mic to tell their tales. Don’t miss it!
Your Last Chance to See…
Your last chance to see some of the best Christmas theatre. Lots of festive shows end their Christmas performances at the beginning of January 2022. Don’t miss Nutcracker (until 8 January 2022); A Christmas Carol (until 9 January 2022); Potted Panto (until 9 January 2022).
Events in London, January 2022
Hogwarts in the Snow
Catch Hogwarts in the Snow, the Christmas themed installations at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour- the Making of Harry Potter. See the Great Hall dressed up in festive decorations and more! This hugely popular display is running until 16 January 2022 and advanced booking is highly recommended!
Magical Mischief comes to the Warner Bros Studio Tour from 22 January 2022. Discover the trickery that went into the making of the movies, with all the pranks and mishaps that took place over the years! Entrance is included as part of a standard Studio Tour ticket but you must book in advance.
Lots of London events are opening this January, with film festivals, art fairs, off West End theatre productions, music and much more!
14-23 Jan – this year, the London Short Film Festival will be showcasing the best short films from around the world. They will be back in venue for the 19th season
Jan 19-23 – The annual London art fair will present over 100 selected galleries from prints to major works
25 Jan – It’s Burns Night, where Scots and Scots at heart come together to celebrate!
From 25 Jan – VAULT Festival returns with tickets for 600+ shows available to book online from the end of January until March 2022
Christmas Events on in January 2022
Catch the end of London’s Christmas events during the first few days of January. Some of the most popular events of the season come to an end, including:
Ice Skating in London: The last few days of ice skating at Hampton Court Palace take place, an amazing opporutnity to head onto the ice with the impressive Palace as an amazing backdrop! Ends on 6 January 2022.
Every day: A Banksy Exhibition in Covent Garden showcases some of the artists most famous works, brought together in this unprecedented display in the heart of London
Every day: Windsor Castle is putting on a Pantomime exhibition, showing the costumes worn during the war years by the two Princesses, Elizabeth (before she became Queen!) and Margaret, who both performed in these clothings during the early 1940s.
Every day: Two immersive experience exhibitions come to London, both offering you a unique chance to be immersed using state of the art technology. The Van Gogh immersive exhibitions takes you into the heart of the one of the most famous paintings of all time – Starry Night. Whilst the Titanitc Exhibition recreates those fateful moments from the largest ship of its kind at that time which tragically sunk.
What’s Closed in London, January 2022
Please follow the latest government guidelines regarding what is open in London during January 2022. Due to constantly changing COVID restrictions, it is important to check directly with the individual event website to find out the most up to date information.
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.