We know that January can be a rough month, Christmas is over and our wallets are definitely that bit emptier. To help you through the month we put together a list of our favourite cheap and free January activities. This is London – there’s always something to do, no January blues for us!
The Angel Comedy nights are known for being excellent so make sure to get there early if you want a seat! The evenings play host to a selection of different comedians including experienced acts trying out new material and handpicked open-mic comics.
Laugh away any thoughts of how much money you spent over Christmas – you’ll feel 10 times better for it!
Where: The Camden Head, Angel
When: 8pm every day until 30th January
This exhibition is a walk through Black British cultural history. In 1969 the Bogle L’Ouverture Press was founded; it was a publishing house, a bookshop and a cultural hub. This exhibition features 25 artists and recreates the bookshop in an interactive temporary installation.
This unusual exhibition has received excellent reviews and is well worth a visit!
Where: Guildhall Art Gallery, Mansion House
When: 10am onwards every day until 23th January
In the dead of winter this festival is here to brighten up your Saturday evening. The installation is centred in front of the Tea House Theatre and will be a beautiful sight to behold. Lights aren’t just for Christmas, so grab your hat and your gloves and pop down to check it out.
Where: Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, Vauxhall
When: From 5pm on Saturday 23rd January
If you haven’t had your fill of comedy yet (and honestly, who ever has their fill of laughing?) this gig is absolutely deserving of your time.
A great gig held at a great venue – what more could you want? Radio X DJ and stand up comedian John Robins will be trying out new material for his tour, appearances from other great acts, 5 star reviews and a cosy venue that serves tasty food.
Where: Strongroom Bar & Kitchen, Shoreditch
When: 8pm Tuesday 19th January
Yes, more lights! At this time of year we need all the light we can get.
Canary Wharf’s winter light display will include installations from a selection of international artists. You can expect to see LED butterflies, an 18 foot alien and much more in what will be a truly magnificent spectacle.
Where: Canary Wharf Estate, Canary Wharf
When: Monday 11th January – Friday 22nd January
Make the most of a mild winter with a historic walk. The walk last 45 minutes during which you’ll wander the former site of The Foundling Hospital as you learn about it’s rich history as well, the tour will also fill your brain with tidbits about local royals, Charles Dickens and other local bits and bobs.
Wrap up warm and enjoy!
Where: Coram Community Campus, Bloomsbury
When: 12.30pm on Friday 29th January
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