Things to do in London in January

Things to do in London in January

January is a great time to visit London, as the city offers a variety of attractions, activities, entertainment, food and drinks to suit every taste and budget. Whether you are looking for a relaxing stay, a festive treat or a bargain hunt, you will find it in London. Here are some of the best things to do in London in January.

Enjoy the winter sales

If you love shopping and saving money, then you should not miss the winter sales in London. Every year, after Christmas, many shops and department stores offer huge discounts on a wide range of products, from fashion and accessories to electronics and homewares. You can find great bargains and enjoy the festive atmosphere in some of London's top shopping destinations, such as Oxford Street, Regent Street, Carnaby Street, Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City.

Celebrate the Chinese New Year

If you want to experience a different culture and tradition, then you should celebrate the Chinese New Year in London, the largest celebration outside Asia. You can join the colourful parade that starts from Trafalgar Square and ends in Chinatown, where you can find delicious food, lively performances and festive decorations. You can also watch the spectacular fireworks display that lights up the sky over the Thames. The Chinese New Year falls on 22nd January 2024, and it is the Year of the Dragon.


Visit the London Eye

The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel that offers a stunning view of the city skyline and the River Thames. You can enjoy a 30-minute ride in one of the 32 glass capsules and see some of London's most iconic landmarks, such as Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and more. You can also book a special experience, such as a champagne flight, a chocolate tasting flight or a private capsule.

Explore the British Museum

The British Museum is one of the world's largest and most famous museums, housing over 8 million objects that span the history and culture of humanity. You can see some of the most remarkable and priceless artefacts, such as the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, the Sutton Hoo ship burial and more. You can also join a guided tour, a workshop or a lecture to learn more about the collections.

Watch a West End show

The West End is the theatre district of London, where you can find some of the best and most popular shows in the world. You can choose from a variety of genres, such as musicals, comedies, dramas and classics, and enjoy a spectacular performance by talented actors, singers and dancers. Some of the current and upcoming shows are The Lion King, Wicked, The Book of Mormon, Hamilton and more. You can also find some cheap tickets and deals online or at the TKTS booth in Leicester Square.

Stay at the Mercure London Hyde Park

If you are looking for a convenient, comfortable and stylish place to stay in London, look no further than the Mercure London Hyde Park. This 4-star hotel is located next to a peaceful garden square, just a 2-minute walk from Paddington Station and a 20-minute walk from Oxford Street. It offers modern amenities, comfortable rooms and a unique mural inspired by the local neighbourhood. It is also near the Bella Italia restaurant, which serves authentic Italian cuisine. The Mercure London Hyde Park is the perfect choice for travellers who want to experience the best of London. Book your stay today and enjoy the difference.

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