New year, new you. A great phrase in theory, however, in reality, things can get a little harder. But that’s where we come in. Whether you’re looking to save some money, get back in the dating game, eat a little healthier or have a Dry January, we’ve put together a New Year’s survival kit to help you meet your goal. Offering up a host of alternatives and inspiration to keep you on track, we’ve got a feeling that 2020’s gonna be the year your resolution sticks.
If you want to detox
Our top pick: Avoid the temptation to break your healthy eating resolve with a visit to one of Wild Food Café's stunning plant-based eateries. With spots in Islington and Neal's Yard, the restaurants serve up a selection of delicious, seasonal dishes that'll have you coming back for more.
Or check out: A visit to one of these healthy restaurants will ensure you don’t slip up when dining out.
If you want to get back in the dating game
Our top pick: Looking to dip your toe back in the dating pool but unsure where to start? Match-making maestros Smudged Lipstick have combined speed-dating with rude scrabble to create the ultimate Dirty Scrabble evening, offering you a fun and relaxed way to meet like-minded individuals.
Or check out: There's also a bunch of other great quirky dating events around the city, that'll provide the perfect opportunity to meet someone special in a laidback setting.
If you want to complete Dry January
Our top pick: Just because you've decided to take a booze-free month, it doesn't mean you have to become a social hermit. Seedlip have teamed up with The Larrik for a delicious Dry January Dinner, complete with a three-course feast and tasty non-alcoholic paired tipples.
Or check out: This plethora of alcohol-free fun in London will have you laughing, baking and painting your way through the month... and perhaps beyond?
If you want to add some fitness into your life
Our top pick: The thought of slogging it out on a treadmill making you want to curl up in a ball and hibernate? Add a little fun into your workouts with an evening dance class at Drink Shop & Do. The moves are sassy, the teacher’s a diva and the venue is eclectic.
Or check out: These quirky fitness classes offer fun alternatives to regular routines and will stop you from falling into a workout rut.
If you want to try something new
Our top pick: Immersive events are taking over London’s nightlife and it’s not hard to see why. Experience the growing trend for yourself with an exciting night at Masquerade Palace’s The Invitation, where you'll be thrust into an opulent world of secrets and intrigue.
Or check out: Looking to learn something new? You're sure to find something of interest in our top pick of the best classes around London, including life drawing, magic masterclasses, perfume making and more.
If you want to spend more time with the family
Our top pick: Discover some of London's greener spaces with your nearest and dearest over a beautiful wintry walk, before warming your cockles and getting a much-needed pint at one of the perfectly placed pubs.
Or check out: Skip out the walk and head to the good bit with this list of the best Sunday roasts around town, with all the veggie, vegan and gluten-free trimmings your heart could desire.
If you want to save money
Our top pick: Saving money doesn't mean you can't still treat yourself to a meal out. There’s tonnes of great deals across the city, with one of our favourite’s, Bread Street Pizza, offering you two hours of bottomless pizza for the jaw-dropping price of £15.
Or check out: Meeting your mates for a midweek tipple or two? Hit up one of these bars for a very happy hour of cheap drinks that won't break the bank.
If you want to go on being the same old fabulous you
Our top pick: Whether you've got a resolution or not, embrace the queen that you are over an evening of karaoke fun at the brilliant Gospeloke. Take to the stage and have your own diva moment, singing your heart out to Whitney, Mariah and friends, all accompanied by a badass backing gospel choir.
Or check out: Enjoy some of the more brilliantly bizarre things in life over an afternoon of zombie laser tag, disco yoga or another wacky event going on around London.
Looking for more exciting events around London? Check out our pick of the best fun events in the city, here.