London has plenty to offer the culture-lover with the slanket-shunning itchy feet throughout the winter months, so you won't be bored for a second here. This weekend had the city's most impressive arts display with Lumiere London. A city-wide art installment which saw streets and historic buildings across London lit up by innovative and awe-inspiring light fixtures, as the works of 20 different artists are illuminated and displayed right above our very heads.
Champagne Life at The Saatchi Gallery
Charles Saatchi kicks off his gallery’s thirtieth birthday celebrations with a show entirely by women artists. The show forces powerful one-on-one encounters with work by emerging artists including Saudi artist Maha Malluh’s wall covered with burnt cooking pots titled ‘Food for Thought – Al-Muallaqat”, as well as London-based Australian Sigrit Holmwood, whose work creates an almost sci-fi atmosphere in a room of its own. Titled ‘Champagne Life’, inspired by a work by the show’s star Julia Wachtel, it is a vastly varied display from astounding women in 2016.
13th January - 6th March, 2016
“And Some Wad Eat That Want It”
Burns Night at Reform Social & Grill
Dry January is so last year. And with the upcoming Burns Night, there is lots to celebrate. Across London, the late and quite frankly great Scottish poet Robert Burns. Although Burns night celebrations are traditionally a Scottish speciality, they’re becoming increasingly popular in England - and Reform is always leading a worthy trend. Join us on January 25th for our own special Robert Burns tribute. Eat or drink, or both with Haggis, Neeps and Tatties with whiskey gravy, and Blood and Sand Cocktail.
Now, that’s one delicious tribute to Mr Burns!
25th January, 2016
Hogwarts in the Snow
For the final 2 weeks of January, any fan of Harry Potter can see the most iconic sets decorated for festive scenes. Eight Christmas trees will line the Great Hall, the Gryffindor common room will be dressed for the seasona and a blanket of filmmaking snow will be meticulously applied to the majestic Hogwarts castle model.
If you are coming with your family, make a weekend of it and book in for a family afternoon tea with Vintage, Gentleman’s and Mini for the kids to have their very own.
13th November - 31st January, 2016
Cirque du Soleil
Written and directed by Tony Award-winning director Diane Paulus, Cirque du Soleil’s 33rd production is a celebration of love and a tribute to the work and voice of women, with female performers making up the majority of the cast, and all eight members of the band also women.
15th January - 6th March, 2016