What’s on in London for January 2015

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Happy 2015. The year is about to begin and there is still lots going on in London, Winter wonderland is still running in Hyde Park and many of the ice rings set up for the Christmas period are still open. As well as all activities left over from the holiday period this month there are still plenty of new things to see and do. Take a look below at our top 10 for the month and see the sport, the music, the exhibitions, and of course the one off events, like the New years day parade, have a great month and I will be back next month to tell what’s in store for February.

No 1. 1st January “New Year’s Day Parade 2015”.

The 2015 event is the 29th New Year’s Day Parade in London and a spectacular way to kick start your new year. The New Year’s Day Parade features more than 10,000 performers representing the London boroughs and countries from across the globe. Dancers, acrobats, cheerleaders, musicians and performers assemble in the heart of the city for a colourful celebration that combines exuberant contemporary performance with pomp and ceremony.

No 2.   1st January. “Barclays Premier League: Tottenham Hotspur Vs Chelsea” at White Hart Lane.

This is a big London derby two top teams fighting it out to take the glory. Chelsea are on top form but Spurs have the home advantage. Can Chelsea do the double on Spurs, they beat them just a few weeks ago. It will be a very competitive match and if the last meeting is to go by there will be lots of goals. Adult Ticket: £48.00 to £81.00 per ticket. Child Ticket: £25.00 to £28.00 per ticket

No.3.   6th January till 8th February “Cirque du Soleil: Kooza” at Royal Albert Hall.

The world-renowned circus performers return with their unique blend of art, style and showmanship that has dazzled audiences for decades. As always with Cirque du Soleil, its latest big top theatrical show has a theme running through the action. Kooza tells the story of a lonely figure who is looking to discover just where his place is in the world. On his travels, he comes into contact with some unlikely yet hilarious characters, including the Trickster, the Clowns, the Bad Dog and the King. Portrayed by astoundingly skilled acrobats and clowns, these exotic characters involve our hero in some daring stunts and incredible slapstick scenarios in an exploration of fear, identity, recognition and power. A showcase of spectacular physical prowess and amazing clowning skills, this wondrous display is quite unlike any other circus.   Adult Ticket: £25.71 to £99.40 per ticket. Child Ticket: £15.51 to £66.80 per ticket, Concession Ticket: £22.90 to £84.10 per ticket

No.4. 9th to 18th January ” CWM FX London Boat Show” at ExCeL.

London’s biggest and best-loved boat show is returning to ExCeL to give visitors the chance to experience the best in boating, water sports and shopping. Whether you’re a seasoned boater or looking to dip your toe into the water for the first time, the CWM FX London Boat Show offers an action-packed day out with more than 500 exhibitors showcasing the best in watercraft innovations, equipment and holidays. Tickets: From £20.00

No.5.   10th January “Barclays Premier League: Crystal Palace Vs Tottenham Hotspur” at Selhurst Park.

Another London derby. This time, two teams both fighting to get into the top four. Tottenham should have the edge with a team of top payers that so far this season have under performed. Crystal Palace on the other hand would consider at the end of the season finishing mid table as an acceptable position. As for Spurs its Euro qualification, or the manager may be looking for a new job. Adult Ticket:  £25.00 to £45.00 per ticket. Concession Ticket: £18.00 to £30.00 per ticket

No.6. 15th January “NBA Regular Season Basketball London 2015” at The O2.

Take a seat courtside and get close to the basketball action as the NBA Global Games London 2015 gets into full swing at The O2. This is a rare chance to catch top flight basketball outside of the USA. This year sees the New York Knicks take on the Milwaukee Bucks. A first for the Bucks (the Knicks are old hands at playing in London), this clash promises to be a closely fought affair, with precious season points at stake. Away from the on-court action, there are plenty of distractions to be enjoyed by visiting supporters, with ball skills demonstrations, mini tournaments and family activities. Along with the chance to meet some sporting stars in person, this is the perfect introduction to one of the world’s most exciting sports. Adult Ticket: £40.75 to £249.75 per ticket

No.7. 17th and 18th January “Queen + Adam Lambert” at The O2.

The world-famous, iconic rock band teams up with vocalist Lambert, who first sang with Brian May and Roger Taylor in 2009, performing “We Are The Champions” for the season eight finale of American Idol. Adult Ticket: £57.00 to £79.00 per ticket

No.8.   25th January “Burns Night in London”.

Celebrate Scotland’s favourite son on Burns Night in London. Haggis and tatties aplenty! Robert Burns was a Scottish poet and lyricist who became a national icon. Burns Night is celebrated on the anniversary of his birth on 25 January 1759. Burns Night is often marked with a supper, Scottish poetry reading and a toast. Many London restaurants and bars hold special Burns Night events, so you can get into the Scottish spirit without leaving London.

No.9. 30th January “Jefferson Starship” at Brooklyn Bowl at the O2 Arena.

Jefferson Starship (formerly Jefferson Airplane) were one of the premiere psychedelic rocks bands of the San Francisco scene in the 1960s along with their contemporaries The Grateful Dead, Santana, Janis Joplin and Hot Tuna. They were the first San Francisco band signed to a major label and headlined the enormous historic WOODSTOCK festival in 1969. One of there original lead singers was Grace slick and they are probably remembered for there big hit “We built this city” which they made when they where simply known as “Starship” . They will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary as a pioneering rock n roll influence with this intimate show at the Brooklyn Bowl. Band members include Paul Kantner, David Freilberg, Donny Baldwin, Chris Smith, Cathy Richardson, Jude Gold.

No.10.   31st January “Barclays Premier League: Chelsea Vs Manchester City” at Stamford Bridge.

This is the game the media will watch with real interest. These two clubs are currently dominating the top of the Premiership and the pundits believe one of these teams will end up Premiership champions at the end of the season. Who will win I have no idea but this game could be the most important either team play this season. Adult Ticket: £45.00 to £87.00 per ticket. Child Ticket: £17.00 to £27.50 per ticket.


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