Things to do in London in January 2024: A Guide for Visitors
London is a city that never sleeps, and that is especially true in January. Despite the cold weather and the post-holiday blues, there are plenty of things to do in London in January 2024, from festive events to cultural attractions, from shopping to sightseeing. Whether you are looking for a family-friendly activity, a romantic date, or a solo adventure, you will find something to suit your taste and budget in London in January. In this blog post, we will share with you some of the best things to do in London in January 2024, and why staying at Mercure London Paddington Hotel is the perfect choice for your trip.
Festive Events in London in January 2024
January is a great time to enjoy some of the festive events that are still on in London, such as:
- The London New Year's Day Parade: Watch the spectacular parade that features marching bands, colourful floats, and performers from around the world. The parade starts at Piccadilly at 1pm and ends at Parliament Square at 3:30pm.
- Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park: Experience the ultimate winter wonderland with ice skating, fairground rides, festive markets, and shows. Winter Wonderland is open until 1 January 2024.
- Hogwarts in the Snow at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London: Discover the magic of Harry Potter's world with a special winter makeover. See the Great Hall decorated for Christmas, the Gryffindor common room dressed for the season, and the model of Hogwarts covered in snow. Hogwarts in the Snow is on until 23 January 2024.
- Chinese New Year in London: Celebrate the Year of the Dragon with a colourful parade, live performances, and traditional food in Chinatown and Trafalgar Square. Chinese New Year falls on 22 January 2024, but the main celebrations take place on 29 January 2024.
Cultural Attractions in London in January 2024
January is also a good time to explore some of the cultural attractions that London has to offer, such as:
- The London Short Film Festival: Watch some of the best short films from emerging and established filmmakers at various venues across London. The festival runs from 19 to 28 January 2024.
- The Masters Snooker at Alexandra Palace: See the world's top 16 snooker players compete for the prestigious title at this exciting tournament. The Masters Snooker takes place from 7 to 14 January 2024.
- The New Year's Day Proms at Barbican Hall: Enjoy a classical music concert with a selection of popular pieces by composers such as Mozart, Strauss, and Tchaikovsky. The New Year's Day Proms starts at 2:30pm on 1 January 2024.
- The UK Americana Music Week 2024: Discover new talent and enjoy live music from Americana artists from around the world at this conference, awards show, and festival. The UK Americana Music Week 2024 runs from 22 to 25 January 2024.
Shopping and Sightseeing in London in January 2024
January is also an ideal time to do some shopping and sightseeing in London, as you can benefit from the January sales and the quieter attractions, such as:
- The January sales at London's best department stores and shopping destinations: Find great deals and discounts on clothing, accessories, electronics, and more at places like Oxford Street, Regent Street, Carnaby Street, Covent Garden, and Harrods. The January sales usually start on Boxing Day (26 December) and last until the end of January.
- The top 10 London attractions: Tick off some of the most iconic sights and landmarks in London, such as the London Eye, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, and St Paul's Cathedral. You can also visit some of the free museums and galleries, such as the British Museum, the Tate Modern, and the National Gallery.
- The View from the Shard: Admire the stunning panoramic views of London from the tallest building in Western Europe. You can also enjoy a drink or a meal at one of the bars or restaurants on the 31st, 32nd, and 33rd floors.
- The Royal Parks: Take a stroll or a bike ride in one of the beautiful and spacious parks in London, such as Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, Regent's Park, and St James's Park. You can also enjoy some wildlife, such as deer, squirrels, and birds.
Why Stay at Mercure London Paddington Hotel in January 2024
If you are looking for a cosy and comfortable place to stay in London in January 2024, look no further than Mercure London Paddington Hotel. This modern hotel offers you the convenience of a central location and the comfort of a contemporary 4-star hotel. Here are some of the benefits of staying at Mercure London Paddington Hotel in January 2024:
- The hotel is located next to Paddington Station, which gives you easy access to the city's attractions, as well as the Heathrow Express, which can take you to the airport in 15 minutes.
- The hotel is also a short walk from Hyde Park, one of the most beautiful and romantic parks in London. You can enjoy a picnic, a boat ride, or a visit to the Diana Memorial Playground.
- The hotel features a fitness room, a bar, and a restaurant, where you can enjoy a delicious breakfast, lunch, or dinner. You can also order room service and enjoy a meal in the privacy of your room.
- The hotel offers a range of special offers and packages for January 2024, such as a breakfast package, and a dinner package. You can also customise your stay with some extra touches, such as flowers, chocolates, or balloons. You can check the hotel's website for more details and availability.
Book Your Trip to London in January 2024 Now
As you can see, London is a wonderful destination for January 2024, and Mercure London Paddington Hotel is the perfect place to stay. You will have a memorable and enjoyable time with your friends, family, or partner, and you will fall in love with the city and the hotel.
Don't wait any longer and book your trip to London in January 2024 now. You can book online through the hotel's website, or you can call or email the hotel directly.
We look forward to welcoming you to Mercure London Paddington Hotel in January 2024. We hope you have a fantastic and unforgettable time. Happy travels!Book Now