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Brightening up your January days, the London calendar has never looked so colourful. Whether the new year for you is about trying something new, finding wellness or simply experiencing the very best that London has to offer, we can help with that. Restore and recharge at our award-winning spa, select a saintly dish from our new plant-based menu at the Northall but, most importantly, use this time to focus on being the best you in 2020.

Inside the hotel

Low-alcohol cocktails

January does not mean we have to give up all the fun, the Bassoon Bar has conjured up a lower alcohol drinks menu for you to kick start the new year. Our personal favourite is the Mindful Martini with a dash of elderflower and twist of grapefruit, which will guarantee to take the edge off any January blues.

Plant-based menu

Perhaps you would like a healthy start to the new year in the form of a delicious dish or two at The Northall? The pasta on the brand-new plant-based menu is not to be missed.

Afternoon tea

The joy of life is all about balance. While we are champions of wellness and good health, we also see the merit in a little indulgence once in a while. Steal an afternoon of bliss under the warming glow of the Baccarat chandelier and allow your senses to be truly delighted by the Corinthia afternoon tea

A body detox

Total Body Cleanse, 2 hours, £295
Much easier than a dietary detox or a digital detox, we invite you to experience a full body detox instead. From 6 January, ESPA Life at Corinthia will be home to a brand-new treatment, the Total Body Cleanse. Expect an invigorating massage, a reviving body scrub and a restorative body wrap to banish those January blues.

 

Food and theatre

With theatreland on our doorstep, a night out to see a show seems only apt, and of course you will need to be well fed before (or perhaps after) the evening’s entertainment. Thankfully, the masterful Tom Kerridge and his exemplary team are on hand to deliver dishes bursting with exciting flavours. The pre-theatre menu is served Monday to Saturday, 5:30 - 6:30pm and the post-theatre menu Monday to Saturday 9:30 - 10:30pm.

Outside the hotel

Bridget Riley

Hayward Gallery
Until 26 January 2020
At a short ten minute walk from the hotel, Bridget Riley’s retrospective at the Hayward Gallery is not to be missed. Spanning 70 years of work, the exhibition brings together the British artist’s most iconic paintings.

Carmen

London Coliseum
From 29 January 2020
One of the most popular operas ever written, Bizet’s show is bursting with passionate melodies and includes such famous numbers as the HabaneraToreador’s Song and Flower Song. Calixto Bieito’s 2020 production for the ENO is set in Spain during the 1970s.

Luzia Cirque du soleil

Royal Albert Hall
From 12 January 2020
Cirque du Soleil returns to London’s Royal Albert Hall with the European premiere of LUZIA, a waking dream of Mexico. With a surrealistic series of grand visual surprises and breathtaking acrobatic performances in store, prepare to be truly amazed.

Cyrano De Bergerac

Playhouse Theatre
January
James McAvoy stars in an inventive new adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s 1897 masterwork in which a man stuggles to overcome his lack of confidence in his physical appearance. Plus, the theatre is just steps away from the hotel.