Beating January Blues In London

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Beating January Blues In London

Wherever you live, it goes without saying that January is often a difficult time of the year. The facing of another 12 months paired with the hangover of sending out the last, and, at least in the UK, gruelling weather all weigh down on the shoulders of London visitors and locals alike. But it needn’t be all doom and gloom, January is also an opportunity to start afresh, and there’s no better way to do so than to try your hand at something new.

This blog will outline some of the best ways for guests at Park Avenue Hyde Park to make the most out of their January. The weather may be dreadful and there are no holidays for the foreseeable, but exploring the hidden nooks and crannies of London can elevate your year from the get-go.

Check Out Some Art At The Recently Opened Courtauld Gallery

After it closed for redevelopment in 2018, the Courtauld Gallery has reopened as of November 19th. This means that guests at Hyde Park Rooms Hotels can acquaint themselves with this Somerset House art galleries expansive collection. Containing 26,000 drawings and prints alongside 530 original paintings, impressionism and post-impressionism are particular draws to this colourful addition to the London art scene. 

Try Your Hand At A Bouldering Wall

If you want to keep fit during your visit to London but don’t want to face the gruelling cold for a jog, then a unique opportunity presents itself with the cities many climbing centres. As of the last few years, climbing has become increasingly popular past-time and centres such as The Castle in Stoke Newington, Mile End climbing wall and Vauxhall West are accessible for all skill levels and challenging too. 

Check Out The Culinary Delights Of Islington

Travelling foodies visiting London may flock to the likes of Soho and Chelsea to indulge their culinary fantasies, but overlooked areas such as Islington still take the top spot for local favourites. Whether you’re staying at the J Hotel Hyde Park for business or for pleasure this January, the eclectic variety of high-end eateries in Islington are well worth a taste. Supper Street, as Islington’s high street between Highbury and Angel has come to be known, offers everything from Ecuadorian delicacies to Turkish favourites. 

Challenge Yourself With New Theatre

London is one of the best cities in the world for theatre and the staggering variety of shows you can see year-round makes for thesp heaven. Even if you’re not much of a theatre-going person, January offers a great opportunity to find a show you’ll enjoy and catch the bard-loving bug. From new writing at the Vaults Theatre Festival from 25th of January to West end hits like Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, there’s a wealth of routes into the London theatre scene. 

Kick Off Your Year At A London Football Match

As it stands, there are seven football clubs playing in the English Premier League and 10 more playing at lower league levels. As we move into January, the mid-season break will be ending and fans will return to the stadiums of Arsenal, West Ham, Chelsea and many other teams. January then is a great time for guests at accommodation near Hyde Park to get to know the “beautiful game” on its home turf.

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