THE CANCER RESEARCH UK LONDON WINTER RUN
A chance to give those resolutions about fitness (which, dare we suggest, may have already lapsed?) a second try. This 10km run for Cancer Research may be just the thing, and although fundraising is not obligatory every pound you can raise will of course be gratefully received.
The Winter Run starts in Trafalgar Square and ends in Whitehall, via a loop that takes you along to The London Eye, St Paul’s Cathedral, Big Ben, the Tower of London and many more iconic London sites. Areas of snow, dubbed Snow Zones, feature on the winter themed route.
When: Sunday 31 January 2016, from 09.30
Where: Trafalgar Square (start)
Tube: Charing Cross
VOGUE 100: A CENTURY OF STYLE
It’s a testament to Vogue that this fashionista’s bible, which has dictated trends for more than a century, has itself never slipped out of fashion.
Its place is unchallenged, its word is fashion law, and a major new exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery is about to celebrate some of the seminal people, events and ideas that have filled its pages.
From vintage prints from the first fashion photographer, to the 1939 corset photography that inspired Madonna’s Vogue video, to the supermodel era and off the charts glamour, Vogue 100 promises to be a feast of fashion, design and ideas.
When: 11 February – 22 May
Where: National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H 0HE
Tube: Charing Cross
HAPPY NEW YEAR (OF THE MONKEY)
Now, this is the way to see in a new year. Riotous colours, 30ft dragons, explosive dance, joyous music, gorgeous street food – the Chinese somehow make Auld Lang Syne seem, well, auld.
The Chinese New Year celebrations in London are the largest in the world outside China itself, with a parade that makes its way down Charing Cross Road and Shaftesbury Avenue from 10am. The whole area soon becomes one big Chinatown, in a blaze of Chinese sights, scents and sounds.
When: Sunday 14 February
Where: Chinatown and surrounding streets
Tube: Leicester Square
WHAT CHANDLER DID NEXT
There is a flipside to starring in perhaps the most successful TV comedy of all time: typecasting.
But Friends’ Matthew Perry has found a way to get audiences to think of him differently, and that’s to write himself a very different new part.
For the first time, Perry writes and stars in ‘The End of Longing’, a tale of 40-somethings who share a wild night in an LA Bar, with rollercoaster consequences. Tickets range from £15 to a hefty £125. Well, they do have an A-Lister’s salary to pay.
When: 2 February – 14 May
Where: Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N
Tube: Embankment or Charing Cross
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