What’s On In London

Looking for things to do this month, don’t sweat it, we’ve got lots to keep you busy.
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Dry Jan is officially over and everyone’s ready to start actually socialising again rather than staying in and bingeing Netflix. And what better way to start than celebrating Chinese New Year? A whole host of Chinese restaurants will be putting on special menus, not that we need an excuse to eat as many dumplings as humanly possible. There’s also a little thing called Valentine’s Day to look forward to, so prepare for an onslaught of rom com screenings and heart-shaped food items. If you’re actively avoiding all the romance stuff, a whole raft of new exhibitions are opening this month, including the epic Dior show at the V&A and from the likes of Tracey Emin and Don McCullin. There’s plenty of theatre action too, especially in the musical department with Only Fools and Horses and Waitress hitting the London stage.

the chubby hearts are back

Anya Hindmarch’s Chubby Heart is back for LFW, with a single on suspended in Wellington Arch

Until 19th February 2019

CHINESE NEW YEAR AT BAOZIINN

If you’re looking for dumplings this Chinese New Year then BaoziInn Romilly Street is the place to go.

5th - 19th February 2019

THE WEAVE PROJECT BY ANYA HINDMARCH

She’s done chubby hearts and a chubby cloud, and for this year’s LFW installation Anya Hindmarch has gone for a woven tube

16th - 19th February 2019

ST JAMES’S MASTERCLASS | HOW TO BUILD AN ART COLLECTION

For the next event in the St James’s ‘One of a Kind’ series, you can learn how to build an art collection with Christie’s.

21st February 2019

IN THEATRES | NINE NIGHT

After a sold-out run at the National Theatre, Natasha Gordon’s debut play Nine Night transfers to Trafalgar Studios directed by Roy Alexander Weise.

1st December 2018 - 23rd February 2019

ALAN PARTRIDGE PARTY

Aha! Alan Partridge is back on the telly and to celebrate, Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club is throwing an Alan Partridge party.

22nd February 2019
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a supermarket sweep bar is coming

If having a go on Supermarket Sweep was one of your life goals then you’ll be very pleased to hear that the beloved game show is coming back in the form of a bar.

1st December 2018 - 23rd February 2019

ROBERT FRASER’S GROOVY ARTS CLUB BAND

Gazelli Art House is hosting this celebration of gallerist Robert Fraser, who bridged the worlds of art and music in the sixties.

11th January – 23rd February 2019

FROM OHM TO NOM WITH BOMBAY BUSTLE

If your Saturdays involve a toss-up between working out and going for brunch, you can now do both with Bombay Bustle.

Until 23rd February 2019

get leaner and stronger with blok

Build on the exercises you’d do in a BLOKstrength class with this two hour strength and conditioning workshop led by master trainer Jermaine Johnson.

23rd February 2019

MEET YOUR MATTE

MAC is here to help you meet your perfect match – when it comes to lipstick at least – with the (very pink and red) pop-up inside Old Street station

13th - 23rd February 2019

beyond retro garage sale

Bargain hunters, time to pay attention! Vintage institution Beyond Retro are holding a HUGE garage sale

21st - 24th February 2019

WE LIVE IN AN OCEAN OF AIR

VR experience We Live in an Ocean of Air at the Saatchi Gallery explores the connection between humans and nature through breath.

Until 24th February 2019

chinese new year at yauatcha

Both Yauatcha Soho and Yauatcha City are going all out for Chinese New Year with ‘bio-morphic’ pig artworks and a spesh menu.

Until 24th February 2019

cirque du soleil present totem

Cirque du Soleil is coming back to the Royal Albert Hall next year with Totem, which tells the story of the journey of mankind and evolution.

12th January - 26th February 2019

comic relief at the book club

Comic Relief is coming to The Book Club as the charity partners up with events collective SuperCulture to host a series of free events that cover everything from mental health to drag to homelessness, with special guests and friends of Comic Relief taking part. It kicks off on 6th February with Music to My Fears, [...]

Wed 6th, 12th, 20th & Tues 26th Feb 2019

AMERICAN TAKEOVER BY TOM CENCI AT CHICAMA

The U S of A will be in the house at Chicama as Tom Cenci takes over the Chef’s Table for two days with an all-American menu.

26th & 27th February 2019

A HOME AWAY FROM HOME | THE INDIA CLUB

The National Trust is showcasing the rich history of the India Club with this audio-based exhibition inside the iconic venue.

30th January - 1st March 2019

GOOD GRIEF CHARLIE BROWN

For their big winter exhibition, Somerset House is celebrating the cultural legacy of Peanuts, showcasing contemporary works inspired by Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang.

25th October 2018 - 3rd March 2019

TIME OUT 50 | 50 YEARS, 50 COVERS

Time Out is turning 50 and to celebrate, the mag is showing off fifty covers from their archive at the Museum of Brands. The exhibition will chart how London has changed from 1968 to now, as well as how magazine design itself has evolved over the years.

12 September 2018 - 3 March 2019

the magic brunch 2019

The Magic Brunch, the next fundraiser for the Magic Breakfast charity, features food from Bistrotheque, Foxlow, Som Saa and Gunpowder/p>

3rd March 2019

DAIDO LIP BAR

The Lip Bar – part actual bar, part art installaion created by Japanese artist Daido Moriyama – is popping up inside Selfridges

7th February - 3rd March 2019

ROSINE’S HOT CHOCOLATE SALON

Hidden away at the back of a newsagents on Kingsland Road is the West African, speakeasy-style cafe Rosine’s Hot Chocolate Salon.

25th February - 3rd March 2019

FOXDOG STUDIOS PRESENT BONGO BOOTS

Comedy-tech duo Foxdog Studios is hitting VAULT Festival with the new, work-in-progress show Bongo Boots, where the pair will showcase some of their new inventions.

9th March 2019
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affordable art fair 2019

The Affordable Art Fair is back in Battersea for its spring edition

7th - 10th March 2019

bbq dreamz to pop-up in king’s cross

Fresh from their triumph on My Million Pound Menu, where they secured investment from Draft House founder Charlie McVeigh, street food faves BBQ Dreamz will be popping up at MEATLiquor Kings Cross for a six-week residency.

Until Sun 10th March 2019

KEW ORCHID FESTIVAL

The annual orchid festival is back at Kew and for the first time the theme is Colombia, the most biodiverse place on earth for orchids

9th February - 10th March 2019

blue planet II live in concert

We were all obsessed by Blue Planet II and now you can relive the best bits of the action live in concert at The O2.

17th March 2019

CYRPUS AVENUE

After the original sold out run at the Royal Court in 2016, Cyprus Avenue is back at the theatre for a very limited five week run.

14th February - 23rd March 2019

PATRICK HUGHES | A NEW LOOK AT PERSPECTIVE

British pop artist Patrick Hughes is exhibiting at Alon Zakaim Fine Art for the very first time with a showcase of his ‘reverse perspective’ paintings.

4th February - 29th March 2019

BILL VIOLA | MICHELANGELO

The Royal Academy is bringing together the works of Michelangelo and Bill Viola, who though born centuries both explore the themes of the cycle of life.

26th January — 31st March 2019

ALYS, ALWAYS

Joanne Froggatt and Robert Glenister star in Lucinda Coxon’s adaptation of Harriet Lane’s thrilling novel, directed by Nicholas Hytner.

25th February - 30th March 2019

RICHARD II

Lynette Linton and Adjoa Andoh (also starring in the titular role) are co-directing a company of women of colour in Richard II

22nd February - 21st April 2019

the jellied eel to pop-up in walthamstow

The Jellied Eel is back popping up inside the Grade-II listed L Manze pie and mash shop in Walthamstow

1st March - 27th April 2019

GETA BRATESCU | THE POEWR OF THE LINE

This exhibition at Hauser & Wirth features Geta Brătescu’s work from the past decade, a time where she focused on working with the line.

27th February - 27th April 2019

HANNA MOON & JOYCE NG | ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

A new photography exhibition exploring the feeling of “being lost in translation” by two most acclaimed fashion photographers Hanna Moon and Joyce Ng is coming to Somerset House.

25th January - 28th April 2019

MUNDO LATINX

Fashion Space Gallery is hosting Mundo Latinx, an exhibition curated by White Lines Projects that showcases the diversity of Latin American identity.

8th February - 4th May 2019

ALL ABOUT EVE

Gillian Anderson and Lily James are starring in this Ivo Van Hoe-directed adaptation of All About Eve, exploring jealousy, ambition, youth and fame.

4th February - 11th May 2019

ADMISSIONS

After receiving critical acclaim over in New York, Admissions transfers to the West End for a limited run before going on tour across the country.

28th February - 25th May 2019

MANDELA | THE OFFICIAL EXHIBITION

A huge exhibition dedicated to the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela is having its world premiere in London at 26 Leake Street

8th February - 2nd June 2019

CHRISTIAN DIOR | DESIGNER OF DREAMS

Based on the major Paris exhibition of the same name, will be the largest exhibition on Dior ever held in the UK.

2nd February - 14th July 2019

MAGIC REALISM | ART IN WEIMAR GERMANY 1919-33

To coincide with the anniversary of the end of WWI, the Tate is hosting a year-long (and FREE) exhibition of art from Weimar Germany, where expressionism gave way to more unsettling and emotional imagery.

30th July 2018 - 14th July 2019

THE WORLD EXISTS TO BE PUT ON A POSTCARD

A major exhibition of postcard art, The World Exists To Be Put On A Postcard: Artists’ Postcards From 1960 To Now, is being held at the British Museum

7th February - 4th August 2019

9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL

The 1980 classic is hitting the West End stage courtesy of Dolly Parton herself, featuring that original Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-nominated score.

28th January - August 2019

ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES THE MUSICAL

Yes the Trotter family is going from Peckham to the West End thanks to Paul Whitehouse and Jim Sullivan who are bringing Only Fools and Horses back to life

9th February - August 2019

ARTIST ROOMS | JENNY HOLZER

This year the Artist Rooms at the Tate are dedicated to Jenny Holzer, with works from across her 40-year career on display.

23rd July 2018 - Summer 2019

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