Five Unmissable Events Our London Bridge Serviced Apartment Guests Must Check Out

christies-lates-the-alpine-lateBetween the cold days, the dark evenings, and that inevitable post-Christmas lull, the first few months of the year are hardly the most inspiring of times. That is of course, unless you happen to be in London.

Over the next couple of weeks, the venues and attractions close to Smart City’s London Bridge serviced apartments are packed full of exciting, one-off events and exhilarating live entertainment.

If you’re coming to stay with us over the next few weeks, here’s our pick of the top five unmissable events you absolutely must check out when you get here.

Christie’s Lates: The Alpine Late

Christie’s South Kensington, SW7 3LD

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

To mark 40 years at their South Kensington address, Christies are hosting a series of special events on the first Tuesday of every month.

This month, said event has a decidedly alpine feel to it, as the talks, presentations, and objects d’art on display all come straight from the slopes.

Renowned interior designer discusses the thought process behind her famous luxury ski chalets, poster expert Paul Rennie offers a guide to the most memorable ski posters, and a host of rare art and antiques will be on display throughout the evening. For more details, see: http://www.christies.com/lates 

sunlight-and-storm-cloudsSunlight and Storm Clouds

Friday, January 13th,

Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX

Could there be any more perfect a way to start the new year than with a rousing performance of classical music?

We didn’t think so either, which is why we’re so looking forward to making the 15 minute journey from our London Bridge apartments to the iconic Southbank Centre later this month for the venue’s 2016/2017 classical season.

A highlight of this year’s season, Sunlight and Storm Clouds sees violinist Ray Chen and conductor Manfred Honeck lead the London Philharmonic Orchestra in a dramatic performance of Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No.1 and Violin Concerto in D.

Canary Wharf Winter Lights

Canary Wharf Estate, E14 5AB

Monday, January 16th – Saturday, 28th

The Winter Lights are unlike anything else you’ll see anywhere in London this January, and are the perfect way to brighten up another wise long, dark, January night.

To see the unique installations at their most bright and beautiful, journey from London Bridge to Canary Wharf sometime after 4pm, when over 30 pieces come to life in spectacular fashion.

Interactive art exhibitions, live demonstrations, and entertainment also form part of the Winter Lights 2017 program.

robert-burnsBurns Night

Various locations across London

Wednesday, January 25th

The annual celebration in honour of legendary poet Robert Burns is almost as popular here in the capital as it is in the bard’s native Scotland.On January 25th, Scots living in -and visiting- London will gather together to pay tribute to the man who gave the world Auld Lang Syne with a traditional Burns Supper.

There’ll be plenty of bagpipe playing, poetry reading, and Scottish dancing at events taking place right across London, many of which you can find in our recent guide to the top five places to celebrate Burns Night 2017 in Central London.

Chinese New Year in London

Trafalgar Square, WC2N 5DN

Saturday, January 28th – Sunday, January 29th

With the exception of the East Asian nation itself of course, nobody does Chinese New Year quite like London.

Whilst the day itself actually falls on the 28th, London’s celebrations take place the following day. An incredible sight to behold, giant Chinese dragons and intricately decorated lanterns lead the way as the Chinese New Year parade works its way throughout the West End.

For the best views, take the tube from London Bridge Station to Trafalgar Square. It’s here where said parade eventually ends with a host of live entertainment, including dancers, acrobats, and martial artists.

The whole thing culminates later that evening with an elaborate fireworks display and Grand Finale performance.

Other Chinese New Year events are set to take place across the capital throughout the two days.

Catch all of these incredible events, plus much more, when you stay with Smart City Apartments at London Bridge. Book your luxury apartment online today, or call now on 020 7952 6088.

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