Full of good vibes, January in London is a month like no other as the crisp of winter meets the calm of a year that’s about to begin. In addition, Our Good Vibes Only offer saves you 30% on your stay.
Celebrating all that’s about to come, we know that a great location, personable hosts and good travel routes is all one really needs when in the capital. That and a cultural calendar that spans theatre, art, music, activities and festivals – all worthy of a great metropolis – so this is how London looks in January 2024.
Having just opened in December Stranger Things The First Shadow – for fans is a must, and for non-fans is feat in technical production capability. Written by Kate Tefry it transforms the Duffer Brothers story into a West End play – the Phoenix Theatre on Charing Cross Road has been turned into an immersive and Hawkins-esque experience, by an award winning creative team who have outdone themselves. Time Out describe it as “the very antithesis of a cynical screen-to-stage adaptation” and while set as a prequel, the story pulls a little on season 4 of the Netflix show. Tickets start from £25 and run throughout all of January and well into the year.
Americana Music Week takes place from Jan 23rd in Hackney – a who’s who of American talent including everyone’s favourite – Stephen Wilson Jr plus countless more descend upon the city and show us some of that American flare. The ceremony itself takes place in St John’s on Jan 25th - sandwiched between four days of talks and showcase gigs with Jason Isabel himself set to receive his International Trailblazer Award – and performing live at the ceremony. Shows will take place at Oslo, Night Tales, Paper Dress Vintage & Moth Club.
The new year will see the 21st London Short Film Festival – which exists to spotlight a multiplicity of filmmakers, visual artists and creatives across intersections and with a commitment to voices you might not have heard yet. Set across 10 days of short film, conversation and curation LSFF present 500 British and international films selected from over 5000 submissions. BAFTA affiliated, winners at LSFF are awarded cash prizes in the annual competition. Kicking off Jan 19th across multiple locations such as the ICA, The Department Store, BFI Southbank, Rio Cinema, The Lexi, The Curzon, Rich Mix, The Space and more. Highlights include: “The Space Belongs To Them”, “Everyone Has a Story to Tell” and “Journey To Earth”.
No winter season is complete without Somerset House’s ice rink - Skate. Available until Jan 14th for you to spin around the neoclassical courtyard with its giant Christmas tree during a daytime skating session or make the most of late-night skates, with DJ soundtracks playing under the stars. Afterwards, warm up with Alpine winter favourites and its Raclette cheese bar extravaganza at Chalet Suisse, or sip on a cocktail or two at the Skate Lounge.
Slightly cheating and perhaps one to remember for February - Sarah Snook (Succession, The Dressmaker, The Master Builder) takes the stage as Dorian Gray. The Picture of Dorian Gray will see Snook play 26 different characters in Kip Williams’s adaptation (originating in Sydney) of the dark Oscar Wilde tale.
In other musical shows London will see Depeche Mode play two dates - Jan 22nd and 27th at The O2 - while Basement Jaxx will play Ministry of Sound Jan 27th and Louie Vega will play HERE at Outernet Jan 28th - from a palette mixed with everything from house, salsa and afro-beat, to jazz, hip hop, gospel and soul. While Emilie Sandé plays Ronnie Scott’s for string of dates from Jan 24th - showcasing songs from her new album ‘How Were We To Know’ alongside fan favourites in a career-spanning setlist.
So head to London, stay at Chateau Denmark with our promotional Good Vibes Only. You'll also be able to enjoy good times with a great beat in our award winning bar - Thirteen, where as a guest you can save 20% on your final bill.