Theatre-Themed Afternoon Tea

Location: Strand Palace Hotel

Experience a theatrical twist on traditional Afternoon Tea at Strand Palace. Your table transforms into a refined stage adorned with layers of delectable and thought-provoking sandwiches and cakes. Each bite encapsulates a theatrical element, from dance styles to leading 'rolls.' Indulge in a Peacock-tail or Red Stiletto cocktail as the curtain rises. The Act of the Afternoon Tea showcases savoury treats like a vibrant Samba Sambal wrap and the Stagehands' Sausage Roll. Intermission offers fragrant teas and traditional scones. Act II features Tutu Tartlet, Curtain Call, and Actors Illusion. This playful and interactive journey is available with a vegan and kids’ menu and is the perfect pre-theatre treat for both adults and children alike!

‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie'

Location: Peacock Theatre

Take your teenagers to see Everybody's Talking About Jamie at Peacock Theatre! The award-winning musical is inspired by the documentary 'Jamie: Drag Queen at 16,' and follows the journey of sixteen-year-old Jamie New, aspiring to be a drag queen. Supported by his loving mother and friends, Jamie triumphs over prejudice and bullying to step into the spotlight. This joyous underdog story is a must-see for its uplifting and fabulous appeal!

CUTE Exhibition

Location: Somerset House

CUTE explores the global impact of cuteness, from emojis to plushie toys and beyond. This exhibition features contemporary artworks, including new artist commissions, examining the pervasive influence of cute culture on music, fashion, toys, video games, and social media. Unravelling the emotive charge behind adorable animals, chubby-cheeked babies, and romantic motifs, CUTE showcases the extraordinary power and potential of cuteness in our contemporary world. Don't miss this insightful exploration of how cuteness has become a significant measure of our times.

Imagine Children’s Festival

Location: Southbank

Imagine Children's Festival, London's premier arts event for kids aged 0-11, offers a diverse program with over 130 events spanning eleven days. With a focus on accessibility, over a third of the festival is free, making world-class artistic experiences available to everyone. Highlights include the London premiere of Motionhouse's Starchitects: A Cosmic Adventure and the family-friendly production Chotto Desh by Olivier award-winning choreographer Akram Khan. Don't miss this vibrant celebration of arts and creativity for children and families.

Legion: Life In The Roman Army

Location: The British Museum

1 February – 23 June

Embark on an engaging journey with the Horrible Histories-themed trail at the exhibition. Led by the beloved character Rattus, playfully named Claudius Terrattus, children will explore the challenges faced by Roman soldiers 2,000 years ago. The specially designed trail includes interactive family stations, guiding younger visitors through the exhibition, with Rattus providing commentary on carefully selected family-friendly objects. Join the adventure and discover the trials and tribulations of Roman army life.

Battersea Power Station Light Festival

25 January – 25 February

Battersea Power Station's 2024 Light Festival shines from January 25th to February 25th, featuring seven captivating installations by British and international artists. The free light art trail, both inside and outside the Power Station, offers an immersive experience with soundscapes and interactive elements. Daily from 8 am to 11 pm, explore a playable light piano, a cycling light battle, and more. Enjoy family-friendly workshops, live entertainment, and music, including a Silent Disco on February 16th. 

Dinosaur rEvolution

Location: Horniman Museum and Gardens

10 February – 3 November

Discover the captivating connection between dinosaurs and birds in the first UK exhibition of Dinosaur rEvolution. This colourful and fascinating display features five large animatronic models, touchable fossil casts, dino dress-up, games, and detailed artworks by acclaimed artist Luis V Rey. Explore the true, feathered nature of dinosaur evolution through accurate fossil skeletons and skulls, challenging traditional perceptions. Immerse yourself in the vibrant world of Dinosaur rEvolution, shedding light on the intriguing and often feathery aspects of the dinosauria.