South Kensington is a hub of culture and the museum quarter is always a hive of activity with tourists and Londoners visiting the big exhibitions. After ticking all these off your list though, there are plenty of other things to do! Here’s a list of our top things to do with a difference to spice up your January.
Get down to the Natural History Museum on 15th January for the fantastically named ‘How to be a Dinosaur Hunter’ event. The museum palaeontologists will be on hand to explain how fossils are found and then extracted from the rock. Fascinating stuff for all wannabe Indiana Joneses.
- Learn a new skill
‘Craving, collecting and caring: Photographs’ is a great seminar held at the V&A museum. Learn practical tips on caring for your photos and making the best of those holiday snaps.
- Impress your guests
Every other Wednesday, head down to the Whole Foods Market in High Street Kensington for their Cheese Masterclass. Get expert tips and buy all the cheeses in one place for the ultimate dinner party cheese board finale.
- Stress relief with a difference
On the 30th January the Natural History Museum is hosting another of their popular ‘How to be a Butterfly Collector’ events. Butterfly expert Bianca Huertas shows you how she collects them out in the open and tips on how you can recognise difference species.
The world famous Cirque du Soleil are at the Royal Albert Hall until the 30th January performing their ‘Totem’ performance, a dazzling show about the evolution of mankind. Not to be missed.
- Get away from it all
Cadogan Hall presents the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on the 28th January with a trio of Tchaikovsky; The Nutcracker, Waltz of the Flowers and Symphony No. 3 ‘Polish’. The Cadogan Hall is a hidden gem, hiding on a side street off Sloane Square and is the perfect setting to enjoy some world class music.