Things to do in London in January 2020...
January is such a fantastic time in London, one of the best times of the year to visit the capital. Pick up some bargains, enjoy winter activities and make the most of London's free attractions in January.
January is one of the best months to visit on a budget. The January sales are on, so you can shop at some of London's top shopping destinations for less. Plus, many hotels offer reductions at this time of year.
London's attractions are quieter than usual this month, so it's a great time to enjoy a stroll around a museum and avoid queues at popular attractions. And, don't forget, many of London's attractions are free.
Make sure to wrap up warm when out exploring London in winter. Then, take refuge from the cold in one of London's cozy pubs, or enjoy a hot drink with a view on a heated rooftop terrace transformed for winter.
Canary Wharf, Isle of Dogs
Jan 16 - Jan 25
The business district is glowing even brighter than usual thanks to the addition of sparkling installations and interactive experiences from international artists.
Natural History Museum, South Kensington
Until Jan 12
The Natural History Museum rink is the old faithful of these icy offerings: spacious, pretty, and infinitely Christmassy. Even if you hate to skate, you can grab a hot chocolate, check out the museum from the café’s viewing platform and get a dose of the ‘I can’t believe I live in London feeling’.
Winter at Skylight Rooftop
Skylight London, Wapping
Until Jan 25
Winter has returned to east London, more specifically Tobacco Dock in Wapping, where there’s a rooftop ice rink (the only natural one in Europe). The rooftop is lined with igloos and huts, which are mighty cozy. Skate, or spectate while knocking back mugs of mulled wine and feasting on roasted chestnuts.
Skate at Somerset House
Somerset House, Aldwych
Until Jan 12
Put your party plans on ice and slip into Somerset House’s grand nineteenth-century courtyard, home to a 900-square-meter outdoor rink. Skate Lates are the real draw when live DJ sets take to the rinkside decks for huge open-air parties.
Tower of London Ice Rink
Tower of London, Tower Hill
Until Jan 5, 2020
Fancy whizzing around one of London’s most famous landmarks? Hit the ice at the Tower of London, where you can get up close to the grand historical monument and check out some sweet views of the River Thames.
BOOK a night stay now, and enjoy all these fantastic events in January 2020.