Top 5 things to do in London in January 2020
It’s time to shake off those January blues – there are plenty of great things to do in London to keep you occupied this New Year.
Today, we’re making a stand. For too long January has been vilified as the worst month of the year – the cold, miserable hangover from the festive period. But here at Supercity we like to have our glass half full at this time of year. We see January as the month of opportunity – the time to hit the restart button, seize the day and spend that Christmas cash in style. And in London, there are plenty of great events to help you beat away the blues and get your 2020 off to a flying start.
5. The London Short Film Festival – London’s best arts offering
From the 10th to the 19th of January, the London Short Film Festival is hosting one of the most diverse and wide-ranging artistic spreads that you will see all year. With up to 12 screenings every day, the festival encapsulates the diversity at the heart of the capital, weaving its way through all of the most unexplored nooks and crannies of modern life. From documentaries on the drag revolution to cartoon comedy shorts, there’s something for everyone.
4. St Augustine’s Tower – a free aerial view over London
There will always be a place in our hearts for Hackney. Live music, vintage charity shops, vegan fried chicken – if you can name it, you’ll probably find it there this January. And on the 26th, they’re hosting their monthly open day at St Augustine’s Tower, where you can climb its 135 steps and look out onto the illuminated City of London and beyond.
3. Russian Vodka vs English Gin – a rare spirit-tasting evening
The title makes it sound like a drinking game, but it’s a little more sophisticated than that. Head to Pushkin House on the 10th for a night of history, culture, and, you guessed it, spirit-tasting. If that’s not enough, then they’re also promising Harrods bread alongside a range of cheeses to help absorb the alcohol.
2. Secret Cinema presents Stranger Things – an immersive eighties experience
Currently we have this one down as the most unique event in London. The small town of Hawkins, Indiana has been transported over to Canning Town. This is one of those events that feels like every penny of every ticket has gone into a quite dazzling production. Dress up in your best ‘80s clothing and attend the Hawkins school reunion, where you become part of the Stranger Things story. You can buy January tickets here – but they’re going fast.
The circus is in town! The rhythms of Mexico are coming to the Royal Albert Hall this January as Cirque du Soleil are performing their flagship show Luzia. Surrealist animal models, dazzling outfits, and stunning acrobatics abound in a performance built on the dual themes of light and rain. Tickets start at £28.50 and you can book here.
If you’re looking to beat away the winter blues, Supercity’s bright, personalised aparthotels are the perfect places to stay in London this January. Book your stay now and take advantage of our limited-time winter offer.