Best Events in January

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 January events in London and get your 2019 underway in style.

20 events @ Cafe de Paris with 20 upcoming dates from 14 Sep 2018 until 17 Nov 2018

Make January one of the most exciting months with a night at Cafe de Paris, one of the oldest cabaret clubs in London. From jaw-dropping acrobats to dazzling burlesque events, this is one night that you won't forget in a hurry.

  Thames Lates

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@ London Eye Millenium Pier on Various dates from Friday 21st September 2018

Fancy trying something pretty special this January in London? Kick off 2018 with one of the most high-octane activities in the city as this speedboat trails you around the Thames with sites and scary moments galore. 

  Strictly Come Drag Queen

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@ Dr Kluger's Olde Town Tavern on Saturday 22nd September 2018 and 3 other Saturdays

Don't let the January blues get to you this month as Strictly Come Drag is here to brighten those winter months. London's best drag acts will be heading to secret basement bar Dr Kluger's Olde Town Tavern to lip sync their way to winner, there will be towers of brunch food from The Breakfast Club and bottomless booze to add to the fun.

13 events @ 6 venues with 13 upcoming dates from 11 Sep 2018 until 19 Dec 2018

Whether you're an expert or just a beginner, these design workshops are perfect for people to mix together and collaborate, all while learning how to use professional equipment, where to source their materials, and how to set up a studio space at home.

@ SEA LIFE London Aquarium on Friday 26th October 2018

Have you ever wanted to drink prosecco just inches away from sharks!? That wish can now be fulfilled with Sea Life After Dark, where you will be able to visit Sea Life London Aquarium after-hours. Travel the hallway at your own pace and visit the pop-up bars scattered throughout for an educational and fun experience.   

  RETOX Brunch

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@ The Perception at W Hotel on Saturday 22nd September 2018 and 12 other Saturdays

Retox or Detox at this brunch event, where you can indulge in a delicious mix of naughty and nice dishes while enjoying bottomless bubbles, or enjoy only the healthiest snacks with unlimited access to the fresh smoothie bar.

  Gospeloke East London

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@ Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen on Thursday 18th October 2018 and 2 other dates

Ever wanted to sing with the backing of a full gospel choir? Join Gospeloke, the most euphoric singing experience you'll experience. With an amazing host, an amazing selection of songs and the best feelings, you won't regret going.

7 events @ The Colonel Fawcett with 7 upcoming dates from 17 Sep 2018 until 29 Oct 2018

Some of the coolest up-and-coming and big name comedians all flock to Good Ship Comedy, occurring every Monday night and bringing as-seen-on-TV names like Brendon Burns, Iain Stirling and John Robertson.

9 events @ XOYO with 9 upcoming dates from 12 Sep 2018 until 23 Oct 2018

Listen to Daft Punk's greatest hits in a way you've never experienced before at this amazing event at XOYO. To Celebrate 20 years since the release of 'Homework', a 16-piece orchestra will be playing all those hits you know and love. It's due to be one of January's best London events. 

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary on Various dates from Friday 21st September 2018

Inspired by famous TV and movies, Alcotraz is the buzzy pop-up that's been making waves in London. By tickets for this London January event and step into prison, with orange jump suits, cells and smuggled booze.

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1 events @ Ronnie Scott's with 1 upcoming dates starting on 11 Nov 2018

Benoit Viellefon Hot Club take over Ronnie Scotts for one of the most hotly anticipated live music events in January. Playing tunes from their most recent album, the band will have you swinging all evening.

35 events @ Secret London Location with 35 upcoming dates from 22 Sep 2018 until 29 Jun 2019

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. 

19 events @ 10 venues with 49 upcoming dates starting on 12 Sep 2018

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, you've found a home here.

  High Tea & Tease

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@ Cellar Door on Every Saturday

Foray into the forbidden pleasures of Cellar Door this January in London as some of the best burlesque babes in the city take to the stage. From vintage vivaciousness, and luxe cocktails, to a sparkling evening of cabaret inspired antics and unique performances, High Tea & Tease is set to be just that, the ultimate tease.

@ Bar Rumba on Various dates from Friday 21st September 2018

Start the year off with a laugh by heading down to one of Bar Rumba's 'Comedy Carnival' nights! Every Friday and Saturday night here, award-winning comedians from all around the globe bring the funny. Names such as Russell Brand, Flight of the Conchords, Michael McIntyre, Micky Flanagan and Jim Jefferies have graced the stage here. Expect to be left in stitches. 

19 events @ Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club with 75 upcoming dates starting on 12 Sep 2018

From open mic to renowned jazz singers and performers, Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club is an intimate live music venue in Kensington with a whole host of great nights.

2 events @ 2 venues with 55 upcoming dates from 13 Sep 2018 until 29 Dec 2018

Taking place every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Comedy Carnival is a brilliant way to see your favourite comedians. The show takes place at Bar Rumba in Leicester Square with previous acts including Sara Pascoe, Lee Nelson and Reginald D Hunter.

25 events @ Secret London Location with 25 upcoming dates from 15 Sep 2018 until 29 Jun 2019

Travel back into the time of baggy jeans and spiky hair as the 90s is coming back to life at The 90s Brunch. This throwback party features awesome food, an hour of bottomless cocktails and the chance to lip-synch battle with your fellow Nostalgia hunters.