Best London Events In January 2025

January can test the resolve of even the happiest, most optimistic of souls. New Year's resolutions have been abandoned within days and trousers that were once so comfortable now seem incredibly tight after the Christmas festival of eating. It needn't be all doom and gloom, though! There's a whole catalogue of events going on in this here city to raise your spirits; check out our guide to the best things to do in London in January 2025, from winter walks to brand new immersive experiences.

Last edited by Scarlett Welch

Last updated on 16th April 2024




Burns Night In London 2025

It's all haggis and cracking ceilidh's as Burns Night returns to London in January 2025. While a renowned Scottish celebration, the English capital has more than embraced the tradition, bringing the parties that celebrate the renowned poet to a whole other level. Let the fun commence.

The Escapologist

An epic Mamma Mia brunch is blowing the roof off this quirky basement bar every Saturday, and it's got a hell of a lot in store. The Escapologist sure know how to throw a party; expect endless cocktails, ABBA anthems, delicious food and entertainment courtesy of the hilarious drag queen host. 

Chocolate Afternoon Tea at The Chocolate Cocktail Club

@ The Chocolate Cocktail Club on Various dates from Tuesday 23rd July 2024

Chocoholics, assemble. The Chocolate Cocktail Club's cocoa-filled afternoon tea features finger sandwiches, warm scones, and a medley of choco delights for just £25/per person. Wash it all down with unlimited hot chocolate, tea, or coffee; yes, you heard that right, and while you're at it, indulge in their signature chocotini cocktail for the ultimate treat.

Ballie Ballerson London

Soak up bottomless fizz and tuck into mouthwatering slices of pizza at one of the quirkiest places to visit in London this January. Haven't been to this glowing ball pit? Well now's your chance and it's going to be a corker.

Free Things To Do In London In January

Feeling the strain after an over-zealous period of festive celebrations? Keep things pocket-friendly with our guide to free January events in London. There live music sessions, comedy, funk and disco nights, and more right this way. Time to fill that calendar.

The Phoenix Arts Club

The Phoenix Arts Club hosts a stellar cast, from drag sensations to jaw-dropping cirque acts. Nestled under The Phoenix Theatre, this world-famous hotspot is packed with history. Come for the cabaret, stay for the enchantment— with a lineup stacked with talent and the most epic cabaret and variety shows in town.

Fun Things To Do This Dry January In London

If you're looking for things to do this January that don't require booze, then we've got you sorted with our guide to all things tipple-free. Think bingo, shuffleboard and escape rooms themed around demon barbers and creepy butcher shops. You won't be short of a great day (or night) out with these fun-filled activities.

Tonight Josephine

Boasting outposts all across the capital, including Waterloo, Shoreditch and Clapham, Tonight Josephine is the place to go for wicked nights out and epic bottomless brunches. Expect bingo bonanzas, drag-doused debauchery and curious cocktails to boot.

Little Nan's Deptford Bottomless Boozy Supper

@ Little Nan's Deptford Bar on Various dates from Tuesday 23rd July 2024

Little Nan's quirky Deptford haunt serves up two hours of bottomless pints, prosecco, and teapot cocktails like a Lady Council Princess or a Sexy Frank Butcher paired with nibbles and sarnies fit for royalty. And if you're celebrating, they've got a special custom-made cocktail just for you. 

Vagabond Cheese + Wine

Whether your festive period was a wine and cheese fest or not, we can guarantee you'll still want more at Vagabond's fun events. These masterclasses and tasting evenings pair the two together - ideal for date nights or get-togethers with mates alike.

The Five Points Brewing Co

Not doing dry January? Head to The Five Points Brewing Company for an exciting taproom tour and tasting or you can also check out the Stand Up For Mental Health Comedy Night at The Pembury Tavern for pizzas, pints and a good cause.

The Big Bakes

Get out of your January funk with a trip to The Big London Bake. The fun and light-hearted event will see you and your pal heading to a cool marquee where you'll compete against other teams to make a 90-minute masterpiece.

plonk

Putt your skills to the test at Plonk Crazy Golf, which has outposts in Camden, London Fields and Borough Market. While you play, enjoy a delicious selection of boozy bevs, including wine, cocktails and craft beer.

Where To Find Great Fondue In London

January is still serving the city a bitter chill, so where to set that aside? At some of London's best fondue locations. So gouda you won't want to miss them, enjoy everything from raclette in Alpine restaurants to gooey cheese in a unique pop-up.

Hidden Jazz Club

Home to some of the best concerts in London for January 2025, Hidden Jazz Club does exactly what it says on the tin. It sends you off to a semi-secret location for a pop-up music club showcasing inspiring artists. Regulars include MOBO-winners Denys Baptiste and Binker Golding, alongside Cherise, Ife Ogunjobi and more.

Electric Shuffle

Whether you're back on the lash or going sober this January, Electric Shuffle's brunch has you sorted. Head to the London fave for an afternoon of pizza, shuffleboard and DJs backed by flowing fizz and juice for the non-drinkers.

Alcotraz London: Cell Block Two-One-Two

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: London on Various dates from Tuesday 23rd July 2024

One of the best cocktail experiences in the capital, Alcotraz is a bar for the bucket list. Their collection of prison-themed venues will have you smuggling you own booze past the watchful wardens before some very talented inmates whip them up into a series of delicious drinks for you. 

Gipsy Hill Brewery

From brewery tours to mocktail-making classes, this South London boozer is setting the bar high for epic events come 6th January. This taproom is the heart of Gipsy Hill Brewing, where you can find everything from the freshest beers to low and no alcohol options and a tonne of events on-site, so there's never a dull moment.

Rivoli Pop up Cinema

If you're looking for something fun to do in January then head to Rivoli's exciting pop-up cinema. Expect to watch classics from Breakfast at Tiffany's to Thelma and Louise in their stunning Rivoli ballroom.

Boulebar

Got the Jan blues? Head to Jack and Baules on South Bank to cure them with 55 minutes matches for up to six of your pals, across eight courts. Enjoy tasty street food like burgers and burritos, curated cokcatls and, heck, even bring you pooch as dogs are welcome.

SUPA DUPA FLY

Supa Dupa Fly is the place to be for amazing parties in great locations – from your favourite clubs to mansions – whether you're here to see the DJ or are just hip hop and RnB mad, they've got all that and more.

Distil Your Own Gin!

@ London Bridge Distillery School on Various dates from Thursday 25th July 2024

Head to London Bridge Distillery School this January for their gin experience. Get guided through the distillation process, have a taste of six beautiful botanicals, and then finish up by creating your own drink with specially selected ingredients, which you can take a 50cl bottle home of to show off to your friends. 

January Drinks And Restaurant Deals In London

January is full of amazing drinks and restaurant deals in the city and we've curated a guide to highlight the best of the best. From complimentary tipples to 25% off afternoon tea at a super fancy hotel, there's something for everyone to help beat the blues. 

Nikki's

You can always rely on Nikki's for those epic January plans this 2025. Head inside this Shoreditch venue for a Naughty 00s Brunch, which includes free-flowing bubbles, beer and cocktails, alongside a tasty brekky plate. On top of that? There will also be live DJ sets and entertainment.

The Reggae Brunch

Inject some Jamaican heat into your winter Sundays with delicious brunch dishes, flowing drinks and the biggest hits in reggae, dancehall and bashment. For just £15 you'll indulge in three courses of Caribbean flavours complete with a bottomless rum punch hour, that's enough to get anyone's temperature rising. 

Brixton Jamm

Nothing can cure the January blues quite like a boogie - even if it is just in your seat. Join The Brixton Courtyard for a whole host of feel-good events, from boozy brunches to live DJ nights and New Year's Day specials, all taking place in an outdoors and socially distanced setting.  

Garage Brunch

Looking for ways to liven up your January? Garage Brunch is hosting a bunch of exciting events throughout the month, where you can not only get stuck into a tasty two-course meal accompanied by bottomless cocktails, but also enjoy performances from some of the best UKG artists going.

Sounds Familiar Music Quiz

With plenty of locations dotted around London, Sounds Familiar Music Quiz are bringing the best club nights through their music competitions. Listen to all your favourite guilty pleasures and hit the dancefloor for nonstop entertainment.

The Exhibit

Need fun January plans? The Exhibit in Balham has got a boatload to get stuck into. Whether you fancy taking part in a life drawing brunch touting creative feels or top-notch quiz nights and fantastic comedy shows, the options are endless at this joint.

Hip Hop Brunch LDN

Brunching just got cool(er). The almighty London collective, Hip Hop Brunch invite you down to a super secret squirrels location where you'll be fed a mighty, meaty 3 course 'Dirty South' menu of, you guessed it, Americana inspired foods. There'll be bottomless cocktails for an hour and a playlist of only the biggest and baddest classic Hip Hop anthems. 

Frameless

Step inside the UK's largest permanent multi-sensory experience and watch your favourite paintings come to life. Frameless features four galleries where you can immerse yourself in the works of Dali, Van Gogh, munch and more iconic artists.