What’s on in London for January 2011

If you are coming to London this month here are top ten recommended events for this month.

No 1. London’s New Years Day Parade . Starting at 12 p.m. the parade starts of on Piccadilly and the procession of Floats , Marching bands and various other novelties winds there way through central London finishing at parliament square.

No 2. January 5th For all you soccer lovers Arsenal will be playing Manchester City at the Emirates stadium at Highbury. Kick off is at 19.45 p.m. and this is a very important game for both teams, as who ever wins could be top of the Premiership by the end of the game.

No. 3. January 7th/ 17th February London welcomes back the world famous Cirque du Soleil at the Royal Albert hall. With shows currently being staged all over the world, this is for fans who love physical theatre and the arts, a show not to be missed.

No. 4. Love boats, then don’t miss The Tullett Prebon London Boat show , this year being held at the Excel centre. From the 7th till the 16th January. The main attractions at this years event will include a water sports area, working and narrow boats and a section where you can find celebrity interviews and educational shows. Also there will be a Used boat sale section.

No.5. Something a little different is coming to London, January 13th to the 15th

The London Ice Sculpting Festival is at Canary Wharf, London docklands. Held in Canada Square Park, the festival will have some of the leading ice sculptors from around the world competing to be crowned, ice sculpture champion for 2011.

No.6 . London Bike show at the Excel centre. From the 13th till the 16th January. Featuring all the latest bikes and equipment from all the leading manufacturers . The show will also give you the chance to see, and even try out all the latest models on a own purpose built test track. The show will also have attending many celebrities from the cycling world.

N0. 7 . Fancy going to France for the day without leaving London? Then why not go to the France Show, being held at Earls Court from the 14th till the 16th January. French food, shopping , travel, culture and property will all be brought together in one place to provide the perfect location to enjoy the French experience without going over the channel.

No.8. 16th January is a chance to see Tottenham Hotspurs versus Manchester United at White Hart Lane. No need to say what a great match this will be as both teams are playing fantastic football at the moment and with so many famous Premiership players on display such as Rooney and spurs inform Gareth Bale, this is a match not to miss. Kick off is at 16.00 p.m.

No.9. For music lovers we have the first big music event of 2011 in London . XFM Xposure All Dayer At Barfly. Taking place at Barfly on the 22nd January. This all day event of new music will be headlined by Miles Kane. The show will be recorded and broadcast the following week on John Kennedy’s Xposure Live Show.

No.10. 25th January and London celebrates Scotland’s famous son on Burns night. Haggis and Tatties aplenty! All over London there will be lots of parties going on to give the poet Robert Burns a special birthday. If he was still alive he would have been 251 years old this year. So look in the evening papers for special events and parties and raise a glass to this famous Scotish son.

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