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Last chance London: 22 unmissable things to do this January

Posted at 8:00 am, January 3, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Fun London
canary wharf ice rink

Okay, we’ll admit that London is feeling a little bit quiet at the mo. There might not be an avalanche of openings in January but there are still plenty of great things to do and lots of them are closing very soon. So why not use this month to catch up on some of the culture you missed while you were drunk at the end of 2013. 


Christmas may be over but if you get your skates on, you can still go ice skating at Somerset House (until Jan 5), Hampton Court (until Jan 12)Richmond (until Jan 12)JW3 on Ice (until Jan 12)Canary Wharf (until Feb 16) or Broadgate (until Feb 27).

Hang on to the festive spirit at Hyde Park Winter Wonderland (until Jan 5).


It may not be the Tube’s 150th birthday any more but you can still catch the ‘Poster Art 150’ exhibition at the London Transport Museum (until Feb 5).

Art is beheaded, beaten up, broken to bits in Art Under Attack: Histories of British Iconoclasm at the Tate Britain (until Jan 5).

An ode to our fave river at Whistler and the Thames: An American In London at Dulwich Picture Gallery (until Jan 12).

See this talented whippersnapper’s draftsmanship at The Young Dürer: Drawing the Figure at the Courtauld Gallry (until Jan 12).

Laugh and cry at the beautiful photographs of Home Truths: Photography, Motherhood and Identity at the Photographer’s Gallery (until Jan 5).

Naked dudes ahoy at The Male Nude at the Wallace Collection (until Jan 19).

A rare chance to see the Latin American artist Mira Schendel at the Tate Modern (until Jan 8).

See more art shows closing soon!


Richard II at the Barbican Centre (until Jan 25)

From Morning to Midnight at the National Theatre (until Jan 26)

American Psycho at the Almeida (until Feb 1)

The Wind in the Willows at the Duchess Theatre (until Feb 1)

The Light Princess at the National Theatre (until Feb 2)

Coriolanus at the Donmar Warehouse (until Feb 8). Insider tip: Coriolanus is being screened in cinemas on January 30!

Mojo at the Harold Pinter Theatre (until Feb 8)

Let It Be at the Savoy Theatre (until Feb 8)

FYI ‘Richard II’, ‘American Psycho’ and ‘Coriolanus’ are all pretty much sold out but there are day seats for all of them.

Want more stuff to do? Here’s other stuff happening in London in January

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