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Top 10 special things to experience in London during January 2014

Top 10 special things to experience in London during January 2014

 

London-Hotels.co.uk helps visitors to London to find local events for them to experience during their stay. We have highlighted 10 unique happenings which may tempt you to brave the cold and experience something special.

 

♦  The London Ice Sculpting Festival

London Ice Sculpting Festival

The London Ice Sculpting Festival 

January 10 – 12 @ Canary Wharf, London E14

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Head down to Wood Wharf in Canary Wharf for this annual ice carving event.  Some of the world’s top carvers will be attacking mammoth ice blocks. The subjects are “Fabulous Fashion” for the Big Block Competition and “River Life” for the Freestyle and Singles categories. There is also a Winter Food Market and a Coffee Bar open during the festival.    

 

♦  Ice at the Tower

Ice at the Tower

Ice at the Tower

Until January 5, 2014 @ The Tower of London, EC3

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An opportunity to show of your ice skating skills beneath the ramparts of the iconic Tower of London. One hour sessions can be booked between 10am and 10pm daily. If you don’t want to participate then you can seek refuge in the Ice Bar and Café.

 

 

♦  Hogwarts in the Snow

Hogwarts in the snow

Hogwarts in the snow

Until February 2, 2014 @ Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, WD25

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For all the Harry Potter fans, here is a special opportunity to visit the Great Hall film set clad in snow. Originally due to close in early January, the studio has now extended this event for an additional month due to the huge public interest.

 

♦  Tower Bridge Engineering Tour

Tower Bridge Engineering Tour

Tower Bridge Engineering Tour

Every weekend in January @ Tower Bridge Road, London SE1

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This tour is staged over the Weekends during January and February only. The tour will take you on a journey of Tower Bridge, past, present and future and gives a fascinating insight into the engineering behind London’s most famous Bridge. Experience the panoramic views from atop on the walkway, visit the engine and machinery rooms, not normally open to public and delve down into the vast Bascule Chambers below river level.    

 

♦  The London Boat Show

The London Boat Show 2014

The London Boat Show 2014

4th – 12th January 2014 @ ExCel, London E16

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Come and loose yourself for a cruise around ExCel with the annual London Boat Show.  All things nautical await the inner sailor in you!  Should you be in the market to buy a boat, then this is the place to begin.  A truly special day out, even if you are just dreaming.

 

♦  Cirque De Soleil’s “Quidam”

Cirque De Soleil Quidam

Cirque De Soleil Quidam

4th January until 16th February 2014 @ The Royal Albert Hall, London W8

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Returning to the Royal Albert Hall the amazing Cirque De Soleil’s Quidam will have you sat on the edge of your seat.  The circular stage brings you up close and personal with the acrobats performing their death defying stunts.  A visual delight for any age or gender.  A must see show which will live in your memory for ever!

 

♦  Burns Night Dinner at Fortnum & Mason

Burns Night at Fortnum and Mason

Burns Night at Fortnum and Mason

25th January @ Fortnum and Mason,London W1A

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This is the place to have that special Burns night celebration. Enjoy a traditional supper of everything Scottish, from Cock-a-leekie Soup to Haggis and watered down with Fortnum’s malt whisky. Entertainment by Scotch pipers and speakers.

 

 

♦  Ibiza: Moments In Love

Ibiza: Moments in Love

Ibiza: Moments in Love

Until 26 January @ Institute of Contemporary Arts,London  SW1Y

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Relive what was probably your first holiday away from the parents at this Ibiza memorabilia exhibition at the ICA on the Mall.  With posters and photographs going back to the early 80’s, it traces the evolution of the pleasure island. Visit this time machine – if you dare!

 

♦  An Evening with the Stars

An Evening with the Stars

An Evening with the Stars

January 10, 11, 17 and 18 @ Royal Observatory Greenwich,London SE10

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A very special opportunity to star gaze through London’s one and only 28 inch telescope at the Royal Observatory. The evening includes a Planetarium show, standing on the Prime Meridian of the world and a look through the 18 tonne telescope.

♦  The London Art Fair

The London Art Fair

The London Art Fair

January 15 – 19 @ the British Design Centre, London N1

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Now in its 26th year, this annual event gives Joe Public the opportunity to acquire pieces of art at direct prices. This year there are 2 shows, Photo50 and Art projects. Check out the website for details of the talks and tours available.

 

 

 

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