Best things to do in London in January 2022: discounts on theaters, vegan restaurants and more

Georgia Brown

And just like that, it’s January. LondonThe festive markets are coming to an end, the Christmas decorations have been packed until next year and a freezing cold is making its way to the city.

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Whether you’re starting your year off with a disciplined dry January or decide to give Veganuary a try, there’s no better place to fill your month with things to do than in London. From limited vegan menus to exclusive cocktail lists, enthusiastic new additions to the West End, and free pop-ups across town, there’s certainly no shortage of things to do in 2022.

So what’s going on in the city this month? Our SALVATION! the writers have compiled the very the best things to do in London this january. Scroll down for our favorite picks …

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Best things to do in London in January

Afternoon tea at the Shard


For a spectacular 32-story dining experience, Oblix at The Shard is the perfect place to soak up the London skyline while enjoying a delicious afternoon tea. Where mouthwatering treats meet laid-back luxury, there’s no better way to spend an afternoon on the town.

In case you haven’t spoiled enough during Christmas time, festive favorites include luxurious sandwiches such as roast turkey and wholemeal mustard, free range eggs with truffle and smoked salmon, and cream cheese on rye bread. Sweet treats and pastry highlights include the ‘Oblix Ball’, a pumpkin cake with spicy buttercream and chestnut and vanilla pie, as well as a mouthwatering variety of freshly made scones, a server with jam, honeycomb and sour cream. This unmissable London experience runs until February 27, 2022.

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Bring some joy in January with breakfast at Bill’s


Is there anything better than a lazy morning breakfast on the weekends at Bill’s? Whether you’re waking up from your sleep on a weekend morning or looking for the best brunch in town, head to Bill’s to try OGGS® latest innovation, Scrambled OGGS®. The world’s first egg alternative to be made from chickpea protein, the scrambled delight has already won food industry awards for Best Innovation and Best Flavor by taking the title of “Best Egg Alternative to Chickpea. world”. In January, Bill’s will be serving Scrambled OGGS® on toast for those dabbling in Veganuary. And for those looking for more flavor, why not add some vegan bacon for £ 1.95.

No brunch menu is complete without a full English breakfast. The Bill’s Plant Plate of Scrambled OGGS®, Vegan Bacon and Meatless Cumberland Sausage, Mushrooms, French Fries, Baked Beans, Toast and Roasted Plum Tomatoes is the perfect way to forget about the january blues. Your taste buds thank you, and the planet too.

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Drink a glass of CBD at The Folly


Ban the January blues at The Folly and savor the cocktails from its January pop-up with TRIP! With a gorgeous pastel pink floral backdrop and a neon sign for all your Insta needs, take your pick from TRIP Peach Ginger, Enchanted mocktail or try a can on the rocks, mmm. While you savor the cocktails, don’t forget to savor some of Folly’s tastiest vegan and vegetarian options, with everything from shrimp lollipops to soba noodles on the menu.

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Titantic immersive dining experience at the Savoy


Whether you’re a Titanic history buff or just a fan of Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet’s romance in the 1997 film, you’ll love this immersive dining experience at The Savoy – new to London for 2022.

Travel back in time to April 14, 1912, with The Queen of the Ocean Immersive Titanic Dining for One at the Savoy Hotel in London. Based on the last 24 hours of the RMS Titanic, you will take a seat in the Lancaster Ballroom at the Savoy. Converted into a first-class living-dining room, you’ll enjoy an unforgettable five-course recreation of the last meal served aboard the Titanic.

Immerse yourself in the stories, characters and sights of the world’s most famous ship as live actors bring that fateful night to life with a three-hour interactive performance. After the show, you can meet the cast and crew as well as receive autographed CDs of the show’s soundtrack.

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Take a cooking class at Jamie Oliver Cooking School

cooking class for two

If the start of a New Year has inspired you to learn a new skill, why not hire another aspiring chef and embark on a journey to culinary mastery? Prepare to learn the skills you need to create delicious dishes over and over again, all from the best in the industry, with a cooking class for two at Jamie Oliver Cooking School.

With a choice of courses, it’s up to you to choose the cuisine you want to master. Everything from North Indian thali and Thai feast to unbeatable stuffed pasta and quick and easy dinner courses is on offer here, so there is something to please any curious palate.

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Take action with Cirque du Soleil LUZIA


In a series of grand visual surprises and breathtaking acrobatic performances, LUZIA takes audiences on a surreal journey through a vibrant world filled with wonder, playfulness and gripping art. Passing smoothly from an old movie set to the ocean, passing through a smoky dance hall or an arid desert, LUZIA skillfully stages multiple places, faces and sounds of Mexico from both tradition and modernity. Rich in grandiose moments, LUZIA enchants by incorporating rain into acrobatic and artistic scenes – a first for a touring production by Cirque du Soleil. Book now for an unmissable experience in January.

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Admire the beauty of Kew Gardens in London


If you haven’t yet explored the beauty of Kew Gardens, this Thames River Cruise for two is the ultimate way to soak up the magic of the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to the world’s largest collection of living plants in the world.

From Westminster Pier, you’ll cruise along the river, past the London Eye and the Palace of Westminster, on your way to Kew Gardens. Through the locks and under the bridges you will be able to see London from a unique perspective. The Royal Kitchens, Palm House, Rose Garden and even Britain’s smallest palace are waiting to be seen, guaranteeing a fantastic day full of special views.

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Hamilton and a hotel stay for two


There is no better way to see the New Year than to experience the best of London’s West End. The hype for Hamilton has not died down since it opened at the Victoria Palace Theater in 2017, with spectators joining two-year waiting lists to see the Tony Award-winning musical.

Treat yourself or a loved one to a night in one of the London hotels and two tickets to see the true story of the forgotten American Founding Father, Alexander Hamilton. You will follow his journey out of poverty and his rise to power in the context of the American Revolutionary War, in a gripping tale performed through hip-hop, rap and RnB songs. Where do we sign?

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Host a dim sum feast in Chinatown


London has one of the best Chinatowns in the world, but the sheer choice of restaurants to choose from can turn into a minefield. Tao Tao Ju, tucked away from the main thoroughfare of Gerrard Street, specializes in Sichuan and Guangdong cuisine. The big plus of this restaurant, which is a bit more upscale than some of the other cheap and cheerful restaurants in the area, is that it serves dim sum in the evenings when other restaurants normally wouldn’t.

There’s a whole range of steamed and fried dim sum out there, including a long list of fun cheung options. We can recommend the Xiao Long Bao, otherwise known as the delicious soup-filled Shanghai pork dumplings, as well as the Vietnamese spring rolls. All the classics are on the menu, like the Pekingese or the aromatic duck and chicken chow mein, as well as the unmissable Malaysia Ho Fun noodles and the chicken ‘Gong Bao’ Szechuan for those who don’t mind a little spiciness. Although the dessert menu is not very complete, this is not necessarily the case when you can taste the appetizing cream buns with egg yolk. Pure paradise and the perfect way to end the meal.

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