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London January 2013

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What's on in London in January 2013?


Event of the month

London Boat Show

London Boat Show (12 – 20 January 2013)

From dinghies to luxury super yachts, the 2013 Tullett Prebon London Boat Show has everything you could ever want to equip yourself for a life on the high seas (or even lounging in the marina at the Monaco Grand Prix)- Find out more in our London Boat Show blog post.


Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950 (now until 6 January 2013) - This is your last chance to see the exhibition of red carpet evening dresses, beautiful ballgrowns and catwalk showstoppers. The V&A opened the newly renovated Fashion Galleries which is displayed over two floors celebrating British Glamour since 1950. The exhibition covers 60 years of British design for all social occasions including royal balls and iconic award ceremonies. - Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL - www.vam.ac.uk

Fuerzabruta (27 December 2012 - 26 January 2013) - For a strictly limited four week period, Fuerzabruta is back thanks to popular demand. The show features mind blowing visual effects and is one theatrical experience that floods the senses. You may get dirty and you may get wet so prepare for sensory overload. - Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8EH - www.roundhouse.org.uk

Walking with Dinosaurs (2 - 6 January 2013) - Due to popular demand, the Walking with Dinosaurs arena spectacular is back for a short period of time. The programme is based on the award-winning BBC television series which sees Tyrannosaurs Rex stalk the stage with pre-historic friends. This show is set to inspire a new generation of palaeontologists and astound the rest of us! - O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0DX- www.theo2.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=20&Itemid=122&eventId=2576

La Boheme (3, 5, 7, 10 and 18 January 2013) - Enjoy watching Puccin's most powerful opera in one of the world's most iconic opera houses. La Boheme will take audience members on a journeying of joy, heartbreak and tragedy, making it the ultimate romantic opera of all time. Luckily for Apex guests, the Royal Opera House is less than a ten minute walk from the Apex Temple Court Hotel. - Royal Opera House, Bow Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DD - www.roh.org.uk/productions/la-boheme-by-john-copley

Cirque Du Soleil's Kooza (5 January - 3 February 2013) - Premiering their new show in the UK, Cirque du Do Soleil returns this January with a sensational new show. Kooza is an exhilarating performance which is full of surprises, chills and thrills. Combining the two circus traditions of acrobatics and clowning in spectacular style, this is one show you don't want to miss. - Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AP - www.royalalberthall.com

The Sleeping Beauty (9-19 January 2013) - Sleeping Beauty first premiered in 1890 and since then the romantic ballet has seen endless productions of this magical story. Schaufuss's version of this classic will feature top line talents including Irek Mukhamedov who was once titled 'the best dancer in the world'. The Sleeping Beauty at London Coliseum is set to be a production that personifies classic ballet. - London Coliseum, St. Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES - www.eno.org/see-whats-on/productions/production-page.php?itemid=2033

Walk around Charles Dickens' London (Selected dates in January 2013) - Explore a hidden London, through the eyes of Charles Dickens. Experience firsthand where the novelist lived and worked and witness some of the most evocative parts of the city. Running both evenings and mornings, the walk lasts approximately 2 hours and is easily accessed from all three Apex London Hotels. - location, street, city, postcode - www.dickensmuseum.com/events/night-walks/

Masters Snooker 2013 (15 -20 January 2013) - Calling all sports fans! This January will see Alexandra Place host one of snooker's most prestigious tournaments – The Masters. Witness the world's top 16 players all compete for the title where previous winners have includes the snooker's greats such as Steve David, Jimmy White and Ronnie O'Sullivan. - Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London, N22 7AY - www.alexandrapalace.com/whats-on/master-snooker-2013/

The Active Travel Show (17-20 January 2013) - In association with National Geographic Traveller magazine, the Excel welcomes the UK's newest travel exhibition. This exhibition offers advice on active holidays and trips including everything from climbing to cycling, diving to trekking, overland adventures and everything in between. The show will feature tourist boards, bespoke travel operators and more travel experts you will ever find in one place. - ExCel London, One Western Gateway< Royal Victoria Dock, London, E16 1XL - www.theactivetravelshow.co.uk

TNA Wrestling – Maximum Impact (26 January 2013) - The TNA Wrestling tour hits the UK with maximum impact – and we mean that literally! Witness some the biggest superstars give each other the smack down and entertain the crowds. Wrestling legends Sting, Kurt Angle and Hulk Hogan are all due to make an appearance. - Wembley Arena, Arena Square, Engineers Way, London, HA9 OAA - www.impactwrestling.com/news/item/2679-England-Tour-Tickets-Are-On-Sale-Nottingham,-Manchester-and-London