The New Year offers plenty of opportunities to discover the many delights of London, and there are a wealth of exciting events happening in the city in early 2015. So here we give a quick guide to our top picks of some of the best upcoming events in London this January, which are not to be missed.
Hogwarts in the Snow
Why not experience the magic of Hogwarts for yourself this January, by visiting the Warner Bros. Studio Tour in London. Here you can experience first-hand, and take a look inside, some of the sets and film locations, used in the Harry Potter Films. The sets have undergone a rather impressive festive makeover for the winter season, complete with realistic snow, fantastic special effects, and a variety of other winter inspired treats. Hogwarts in the Snow will be running until Sunday the 1st of February, so these still plenty of time to experience it for yourself.
London Short Film Festival
Now entering its 12th year, this year’s London Short Film Festival is set to be bigger and better than ever, offering a wide selection of cinematic gems. The festival is considered by many to be one of the best showcases of the UK’s cutting edge, independent film-making talents. The festival, which is renowned for its bold cross-arts programming, will be running from the 9th until the 15th of January, and you can find the full line up of events here.
The Art of Brick
A real treat for art lovers, and Lego enthusiasts alike, is the exhibition The Art of Brick by Nathan Sawaya, which is currently in residence at the Old Turman Brewery on Brick Lane. Sawaya’s colourful sculptures, are made entirely from millions of Lego bricks, and reportedly took a painstaking 4,188 hours to build. The exhibit includes recreations of iconic works of art, such as Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa among a number of other spectacular original pieces.
These are just a selection of some of the fantastic events happening in London this January. So why not kick-start the New Year, by experiencing, some of these fantastic attractions for yourself. If you’re planning a trip to London, and are looking for cheap Kings Cross hotels, then here at the Swinton Hotel we can help. We’re one of the best, affordable hotels in the Kings Cross area, and can provide you with the perfect place to stay during your visit. For more information please don’t hesitate to contact us today, by giving us a call on +44 20 7837 1451 and we’ll be happy to help you with your enquires.