January 2018 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 2018 highlights
Oscar Wilde's comedy revolves around a puritanical young society lady who sinks into suspicion that her husband's having an affair. Jennifer Saunders will star as a scandal-hungry noblewoman, the Duchess of Berwick, alongside Samantha Spiro and Kevin Bishop.
Using video, installations and architectural narratives, this show presents fantastical visions of a future London. Contemporary artists, architects and designers have been enlisted to explore ideas about tomorrow’s possible worlds, taking the challenges we face today into account.
Aside from being the only English monarch to ever suffer the indignity of having their head chopped off, Charles I (1600-49) was also an avid art collector. Although his collections have long been scattered across the globe, this exhibition will bring together over 90 pieces from Charlie Boy's illustrious collection.
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The Grocery Wine Vault
A fantastic wine, spirit and beer store in Shoreditch, with its own café/wine bar and event space focusing on organic, natural, bio-dynamic and vegan wines. Open from 10am to 10.30pm daily, you can pick up some wines or ask for advice from one of their advisers. Alternatively, you can also have a glass from their Wine by the Glass machine. Free wine sampling every Friday from 6pm to 8pm.