What’s on in London for January 2014

london-drivingHappy 2014 . Considering this is the start of the new year London makes the start with a bang. Loads to see and do, with music, sport, and theatre all going on throughout  the month. Listed below are our top 10 I hope you enjoy our selection.

No.1.   1st January 2014 “New Year’s day Parade”. London’s annual New Year’s Day Parade crowns the capital’s festive season – make sure you’re there to see it! The 2014 event is the 28th 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.  2nd to 4th January 2014 “Peter Pan The Never Ending Story” at Wembley Arena. A hi-tech fantasy adventure that you’ll never forget!Watch Peter Pan fly high above the stage and marvel at the spectacular scenery, all brought to life by state-of-the-art digital imaging, and help Peter, Wendy and Tinkerbell cross swords with Captain Hook and his Pirates. The show’s score includes specially arranged versions of classic songs like ‘Sailing’, ‘Angels’ and ‘Nessun Dorma’. Tickets: £22 to £50

No.3.   4th January 2014  “The FA Cup Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspurs” at the Emirates Stadium. Once again these two London  Premier rivals play each other to see who goes on to challenge for the cup. Who wins remains to be seen, try and get tickets for this exciting match to see who becomes the victors .

No.4.  4th January to 9th February 2014 “Cirque du Soleil’s “Quidam” at Royal Albert Hall. Cirque du Soleil is back at the Royal Albert Hall with “Quidam”, in which the world-famous circus troop mix death-defying acrobatics with aerial stunts and choreographed dance moves. “Quidam” is a tribute to the nameless passerby… the faceless stranger lost amongst the crowd. Quidam is a story of the one who cries out, sings, and dreams… evoking the joys and sorrows of everyday life.     Tickets: £26.50 to £95

No.5.  4th to 12th January 2014 “London Boat Show 2014” at ExCel Centre. Go along and experience more than 500 exhibitors selling everything from power boats to sail boats, dinghies, engines, electronics, charter holidays and sailing courses.The show will give boating enthusiasts a complete picture of what’s available on the marine market, whilst at the same time providing a great day out for all the family. Tickets: Adults £20; Child (under 15) free with one paying adult.

No.6.  15th January 2014 “James Arthur” at Hammersmith Apollo. 2012’s X-Factor winner James Arthur scored one of the biggest-selling X-Factor singles ever with his BRIT Award nominated “Impossible”, and now he’s setting off on his first UK and European tour, which includes one night at the Apollo.

No.7. 16th January 2014 “NBA Basketball — Atlanta Hawks v Brooklyn Nets” at O2 Arena. American basketball comes to London when the Atlanta Hawks take on the Brooklyn Nets at The O2. This is the fourth NBA regular-season game to take place in Europe, giving you the chance to witness the excitement and passion of the American league’s star players in London.

No.8. Jan 17th 2014 – Jan 19th 2014 “Vive The France Show” at Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre. This is a fair dedicated to all things French including food, wine, shopping, travel, sport and culture – and stacks of cheese. For those in search of a more permanent French connection there’s also a chance to find out about buying property across the Channel.

No.9.  20th to 21st January 2014 “Strictly Come Dancing — The Live Tour” at Wembley Arena. If you’re a fan of “Strictly Come Dancing” then get down to Wembley Arena for the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour. You’ll be able to watch all your favourite couples competing live for your votes (made via your mobile phone), with feedback from the TV judges Len Goodman, Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli. Tickets: £39 to £72

No.10.   25th January 2014 “Burns night”. 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, 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.

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