January is one of the best months to visit on a budget. The sales are on, so you can shop at some of London's top shopping destinations for less. Plus, many hotels offer reductions at this time of year.
London's attractions are quieter than usual this month, so it's a great time to enjoy a stroll around a quiet museum and avoid queues at popular attractions. And, don't forget, many of London's attractions are free!
It's a cold month so make sure you wrap up warm – you may even see a dusting of snow so appropriate footwear is recommended.
London's New Year's Day Parade gets the year off to a great start. Join the thousands of onlookers and cheer on the marching brass bands, colourful performers and elaborate floats as they wind their way through the city on New Year's Day.
If you're still feeling festive, some seasonal and Christmas activities continue into January. Many of London's temporary ice rinks are still open at the start of the month, while Winter Festival at Southbank Centre and Hogwarts in the Snow welcome visitors until the end of January.
Set sail for the London Boat Show in January, which showcases hundreds of water-bound vessels of all shapes and sizes.
If film is more your thing, catch one of the shorts from independent film-makers at the London Short Film Festival.
Browse and buy contemporary British art at the London Art Fair, with work on display from more than 100 galleries.
Many bars and restaurants celebrate Burns Night on and around 25 January, serving up haggis and tatties to mark the anniversary of the Scottish poet and lyricist, Robert Burns. Plus, look out for special Burns Night events and activities across the capital's attractions and clubs.
London marks the Chinese New Year with a huge celebration, including a colourful parade, free performances, and a spectacular fireworks display. The festivities usually take place in February, but this year the Chinese New Year falls on 28 January and the event is expected to take place a couple of days later. Check back nearer the time for the confirmed dates.
WEATHER: For average seasonal temperatures and rainfall, see our London Weather page.
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