January sees London’s cultural calendar kick off for the year, with a variety of events ranging from art to opera. Red Carnation’s London Hotels are located at the heart of London’s cultural scene, with some of the city’s best music venues, theatres and galleries just a stone’s throw away. Enjoy a world class opera in Covent Garden or a traditional Burns Night celebration, complete with Scottish dancing and haggis of course.
London’s Royal Opera House is the perfect place to keep warm and enjoy some world class opera on a crisp January night. Richard Strauss’s Salome, directed by David McVicar, combines innocence, sensuality, violence and of course, a dramatic musical score.
8th – 30th January 2018
Royal Opera House
Lake Keitele: A Vision of Finland
Banish your January blues and take in the beauty of the colder months at the National Gallery’s first exhibition devoted entirely to Finnish landscape paintings, featuring serene watersides and awe-inspiring Northern lights. The exhibition brings together all four versions of prominent Finnish painter Akseli Gallen-Kallela’s ‘Lake Keitele’ landscapes, one of the most popular paintings at the National Gallery.
15th November 2017 – 4th February 2018
The National Gallery
If you want to truly experience London’s cultural life, a trip to the theatre for a Shakespearean play is a must. This season, the Barbican Centre is putting on the Bard’s Roman plays including the iconic Julies Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra as well as the gory Titus Andronicus. These tales of power and betrayal are not to be missed.
6th November 2017-20th January 2018
A traditional evening of feasting and merriment, Burns Night celebrates the life of Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns. Suppers are accompanied by toasts, poetry readings and lively Scottish dancing. Try some Scottish haggis at Boisdale’s Burns Night Celebration, the self-proclaimed ‘unofficial Scottish Embassy in London’.
25th January 2018
Boisdale of Belgravia
Lumiere Festival of Lights brings 40 artists to London to light up the capital’s streets with incredible installations. Wander around London and marvel at the amazing artworks that illuminate the city’s impressive architecture and landmarks.
18th – 21st January 2018
After enjoying London’s varied cultural offerings, relax and unwind in the comfort of one of Red Carnation’s London Hotels.
Image Credits: Lead image © Ron Haselden/ Lumiere London. Royal Opera House interior © Rob Moore. Julius Caesar production © Helen Maybanks/RSC. The Light of the Spirit © Patrice-Warrener/Lumiere London.