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Best Things To Do In January 2021

Updated: Jan 4, 2021

It's January already! After a year of MEH.......well.....rubbish! We are feeling super positive for the year ahead as it can only go up following 2020 right?

Let's bring on the January detox, the running, the Dry January, the Veganuary - yes it's that time again to start eating and living healthily after a season (or year) of bad habits. But let's also take a look at some other things to do and see this month that is a little more fun.....

Happy New Year! Let's do our best to fill January with interesting and positive things.


Surround yourself with sparkle as the after dark trail lights up for 2020. You’ll find new moments to share with friends and family – brand new bright lights for winter nights.


Christmas at Kew opens at 4.20pm and closes at 10pm. Main Entrance - Victoria Gate: Choose from twelve entry times every 20 minutes between 4.20pm and 8pm. Last entry 8.15pm. Lion Gate Entrance: Choose from eleven entry times every 20 minutes from 4.40pm and 8pm. Last entry 8.15pm. Tickets with pre-paid parking at Brentford Gate - choose from eight timed entry slots, at 20-minute intervals, between 4.40pm and 7pm. Last entry at 7.20pm

PRICES from £19.50 (£12 for children). Kew Members receive further discounts. Booking fees apply.


We can't get you tea with the Queen, but let's do the next best thing, a nose around her house! IN!

Join a live virtual guide, learn the history and tour the majestic centre of British Royalty! #virtualtourlive

In 1703, this palace was constructed to be the home and HQ of the British Royalty. For the past several centuries, much history has taken place in the world, and while the royalty has attempted to adapt, the grace and glory of Buckingham palace remained the same.

The guide will take you on a virtual experience of the history and tour of Buckingham Palace. Starting with a historical perspective on the creation of the palace and its place in the world since the 18th Century. They will then “go inside” and learn about the rooms and artwork located within its royal walls including the State Rooms (used for receiving guests and functions), the amazing grand staircase, the throne room, and many more. Learn about some of the art within its walls, including those by Rembrandt, Canaletto and more!

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15th - 24th Jan - London Short Film Festival

The Film Festival offers a spotlight for hundreds of talented filmmakers to showcase their work through thought-provoking, eye-opening and visually appealing short films. As well as plenty to watch, you can listen to discussions and partake in workshops in this brilliant event.


25th Jan - Burns Night

The Scottish celebration of the famous poetry of Robert Burns takes place every January. Readings of the poet's poems are performed whilst feasts and lots of haggises are consumed.

Have a Burn's night supper delivered to your door - try out Scottish Food & Hampers!


Ok, so if you're all ready, we should get on. This isn't a game we're playing here, there's a crime to be solved…Book Tickets Here!

Les Enfants Terribles present a pioneering new immersive adventure - but this time it’s online. Using their unique experience of creating innovative live immersive shows, the company adapts to bring an online whodunnit including live performance, immersive 360 technology and over 100 clues to discover.


Other January things to do:

COOK! Experiment, slice, dice, boil and bake...

Get cooking, making and trying out new things this month with heaps of recipes online that will blow your mind, who knew food could be this good. Us Brits conveniently chose the quietest and by far the easiest month to take a break from drinking, give healthy eating a go after a very merry season.

Recipe ideas:

What's in season? Check out The BBC Food Guide here


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