With the festivities of Christmas and New Years Eve fresh on our minds, January often feels like a serotonin depleted marathon. With the cold weather and hard crash back into work, it can seem like a time to hunker down rather than explore the great outdoors. But with off-peak rooms at affordable boutique hotels in London making for great weekends away, there’s a lot to enjoy over the first month of the year.
With many events easy to reach from the Signature Townhouse London Hyde Park, enjoying your January is easier than ever. This blog will outline some of the amazing events that can help you detox – or not – from the heavy December feasts. From exciting entertainment to outdoor events, this is your guide to beating the January blues in 2022.
Make The Most Of London’s Ice Rinks
From Somerset House to the Natural History Museum, many of the city’s famous winter ice rinks skate on into mid-January. Whilst the festive season may be over, the cold isn’t and so why not warm up with a skate around some of London’s most famous landmarks. With hour-long sessions as well as food and refreshments available, this is a great way to spend an afternoon in the heart of the city.
Check Out The Vault Festival 2022
For guests of 2 night London Hotel deals at the end of January, the 25th sees the launch of the highly anticipated Vault Festival. This three-month arts event sees the best in cabaret, comedy and theatre take to a range of stages beneath Waterloo train station. The atmospheric location makes for a brilliant option for evening drinks with friends, especially with the added allure of the Vaults festival being a figurative and literal underground festival.
Winter Markets Of London
Whilst Christmas may have been and gone, the winter markets are here to stay. London’s Christmas market scene spans many boroughs and offers culinary delicacies at the likes of Borough, Greenwich and Camden Market. Whether you’re looking for brunch near Hyde Park or a late Christmas gift for a loved one, London’s many markets offer plenty of choices.
Brilliant Art Exhibits
From Francis Bacon at the RA to the biggest Banksy Exhibition ever seen, January 2022 has a lot to offer when it comes to sparking the imagination. Alongside stellar temporary exhibitions from the worlds most renowned contemporary and classical artists, the reopening of galleries such as the Courtauld in the iconic Somerset House means that there are more galleries to explore than ever before. Make sure to book tickets in advance though, with COVID restrictions still uncertain, it’s always a good idea to come prepared!
Winter Walks In Royal Parks
There’s nothing like embracing the new year with a breath of fresh air, and London’s eight royal parks are serene, exciting and educational whatever the weather. From the central green lung of Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, St James’s and Green Park to the family-friendly open-air theatre and zoo in Regent’s Park, the great outdoors of London is beautiful whatever the weather.
West End Theatre To Escape The Cold
If the weather is a factor in your January plans, challenge yourself and be entertained by the many West End shows taking the stage this January. From Eddie Redmayne in Cabaret at the Playhouse Theatre and Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre, there’s a lot on the horizon for 2022.