7 London Events Happening In January 2018


One of the most affluent cities in the world, London is known for its people, culture, class and elegance. Very few cities can match the event calendar of a happening place like the Britain’s capital. If you are planning a visit this New Year 2018, choose coach hire in London to attend these events in style!

New Year’s Day Parade 2018

The annual parade will be witnessed by more than half a million spectators, with drumming group Pandemonium, miniature steamers and American Cop Cars making their appearance at the Westminster bridge. Ever since its inception 20 years back, the parade has been entertaining citizens of London, with a 2.2 mile long route, which takes around 3 hours. The streets will be jam-packed and you can expect extravagant celebrations with colourful costumes, whistles, dancing, Disney-style floats, clowns, cheerleaders, marching bands, street performers and representatives from 33 London Boroughs.

Cirque Du Soleil: Ovo

Scheduled for a season starting 7th of January at the Royal Albert Hall, this brand new show by the theatrical group Cirque du Soleil will be returning once again to London. Directed and written by Deborah Colker, the show is basically a celebration of nature in a vibrant environment, packed with insect life. OVO is a Portuguese word for ‘egg’, and this is a unique story of how insects fall in love with each other and their life cycle continues.

London Boat Show

Mark your calendar from 10th to 14th of January for an extravagant boat show at the Royal Victoria Dock, returning for its 64th year, to what is supposed to be the biggest boat exhibition. There will be hundreds of exhibitors showcasing the latest technology, and boating legends to interact with. Plunge into the activity pool and learn how to do stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking or dinghy sailing. You can try some of the latest water sports at the Watersports Park, or simply watch the elegant yachts mooring in the marina.

London Art Fair

With no signs of losing its stylish edge, the London Art Fair is all set to happen for the 30th time, starting 17th of January, 2018. You will have some of the best galleries in London to browse through, with a chance to buy something you had been looking for. This year, 5 leading modern artists – Rose Wylie, Oscar Murillo, Haroon Mirza, Mat Collishaw and Sonia Boyce, select artworks from Art UK for an exhibition within the fair. Some of the leading experts will be hosting tours and talks, with an insightful programme of events

Lumiere London

With over 40 light works brightening up the city of London, Lumiere is a multi-venue light festival starting 18th of January. This grand display produced by Artichoke will be running for 4 nights, with a chance to observe animations and illuminations projected at different locations throughout the city, including National Theatre, Westminster Abbey and King’s Cross. Over a million people witnessed the event last year, and it’s going to be bigger this time with vibrant installations turning the city into an outdoor exhibition. This has to be the best way to dazzle the city after Christmas.

London A Cappella Festival

Showcasing some of the best beat box ensembles, contemporary, jazz and choral singers, the annual London A Cappella Festival kicking off on the 24th of January will feature a fascinating program with the internationally renowned throat singers Huun-Huur-Tu, and the leading exponents of Renaissance sacred music, The Tallis Scholars. There will be a workshop, as well as performance from the Beatbox champions, The Beatbox collective. Live performance will include the likes of award-winning vocal Estonian voices. The event will also witness the coming back of the renowned LACF kids on the 27th, buzzing with events to motivate the future generations.

Long Day’s Journey Into Night

For the first time in 10 years, Jeremy Irony will be returning to the London stage at the Wyndham’s Theatre, opposite Lesley Manville, a popular Olivier Award winner. They will be seen as a 20th century parents, who are destined to a critical cycle of resentment and love with their 2 sons. Long Day’s Journey Into Night was a masterpiece drama by Eugene Pulitzer, and this will be its 250th anniversary production, directed by Richard Eyre.