January is the perfect time to forget about the stress of Christmas and plan your trip to London. With so much going on in London this January here are some helpful tips on the must see events and experiences.
New Year’s Parade
London will be hosting a magnificent parade on New Year’s Day at 12 noon. The Parade will be made up of huge floats and balloons perfect for families to enjoy and be part of this London tradition that started in 1987.
The London New Year’s Parade will travel between The Ritz London and Big Ben. The Washington Mayfair is the ideal choice of hotel as it would allow you to be away from the crowds on and around the days of the parade but just 30mins from the attraction.
Elvis is back?
This Winter “The King” has arrived at the O2 arena, London. From now until the 10th January take the opportunity to visit the King and experience his life. Look back on the chronicle of his life and how he became the ‘King’ of rock ‘n’ roll.
The exhibition will also showcase over 300 artefacts direct from the Presley family’s treasured Graceland Archives, some of which have never been exhibited outside of Graceland in Memphis. This will be the largest exhibition of Elvis Presley ever displayed in Europe so be sure you don’t miss out on this amazing experience and book tickets soon.
From the 14th to the 17th January, two areas of London will be illuminated with magnificent lights and illuminated buildings. Lumiere London 2016 is spread across the West End and King’s Cross and offers a unique opportunity to experience London in a unique and beautiful light.
This is a completely free event and shouldn’t be missed. Visit the event’s website to download a map showing you the locations and dates of the exhibits.
A Night to Remember
On the 25th of January it is Burns Night. While Burns Night is commonly celebrated in Scotland it has become more of an annual celebration outside of Scotland. This lively night celebrates the famous Scottish Poet (Robert Burns) who died in 1796. The night is filled drinking, dancing and energetic music that is sure to uplift anyone and instill joy and laughter.
Many pubs in London are offering deals, music and a great atmosphere to fully experience the night and this great Scottish tradition.
Make the most of your trip to London with the Winter Warmer offer from The Washington Mayfair hotel. To find out more about this limited time offer click here.
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