London events in January

Our guide to the best events, festivals, workshops, exhibitions and things to do throughout January 2019 in London
Hampstead Heath in winter
By Time Out London Things To Do |

January 2019 is going to be great. Though the festive season is coming to a close and the days are still as dark and chilly as ever, there's tons of fun stuff happening in London throughout the New Year to enjoy. Whether you want to keep warm by a pub fire, dine out at the best new restaurants, take in the best theatre openings this month, start a new hobby or embrace a healthier lifestyle (bye, mince pies) we've got you covered for London in January.

Hey, and while you’ve got your diary out, remember that it's never too early to start planning for February either.

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Our January 2019 highlights

The Suffragette Winefride Mary Rix
© Museum of London
Things to do, Exhibitions

Votes for Women

icon-location-pin Museum of London, Smithfield

The Representation of the People Act was passed 100 years ago, giving (some) women the right to vote in the UK for the first time. Take a closer look at some of the less well known suffragettes whose perseverance made it all happen at this exhibition. 

Things to do, Exhibitions

Poster Girls

icon-location-pin London Transport Museum, Covent Garden

See the work of TfL's very own sisterhood at this exhibition displaying work from key female graphic artists who have designed for London Transport and Transport for London in the 20th and 21st centuries. 

Gerald Coke Handel Foundation
Things to do, Exhibitions

First Amongst Equals

icon-location-pin Foundling Museum, Bloomsbury

See the Foundling Museum through some patriarchy-smashing lenses. Women, who have each achieved firsts in their different fields, pick their favourite objects from the museum’s collection. 

Things to do

Burns Night in London

Raise a wee dram to Scotland's national poet, Robert Burns! From foot-stomping ceilidhs to haggis-fuelled feasts, London's got Burns Night celebrations covered. Take a look at our pick of the best Burns bashes. 

Giovanni Bellini, 'The Dead Christ'. Copyright Gemäldegalerie der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz. Photo: Jörg P. Anders.
Art, Painting

Mantegna and Bellini

icon-location-pin National Gallery, Trafalgar Square

This exhibition explores the long and fruitful artistic exchange between Venetian master artist Giovanni Bellini - yes, the cocktail is named in honour of the peachy hues of his paintings - and his son-in-law, fellow Renaissance artist Andrea Mantegna. 

No Man’s Sky, 2016
© Hello Games
Things to do, Exhibitions


icon-location-pin V&A, Brompton

Videogames will encompass both the design and culture of its namesake since the mid-2000s, looking at exceptional artwork and animation, player communities and political conversations that define this era of gaming.

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Whispering Gallery, St Paul's Cathedral
© Matt Biddulph
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