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 things to do this January in London, from winter walks to brand new immersive experiences.

Last updated on 19th January 2021




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

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.

New Motion Fitness

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Working out doesn't have to be a bore; head to south London's Lightbox, where New Motion Fitness bring a party atmosphere to all of their sessions alongside awesome light shows and music to keep you pumped.

Hip Hop Brunch LDN

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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. 

If you're looking to do something a little different this January in London, make sure to swing by this South London pop-up. Winterland have a whole roster of events to try out, from boozy bingo to Burns Night festivities, alongside hot cocktails, bowls of fondue and quirky activities. 

GIN-HOUSE BURLESQUE

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See off the January blues with a trip to this gorgeous East London bolthole where the Gin-House Burlesque team will be in residence to bring you stunning feats of burlesque, circus, cabaret and musical talent.

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.  

The Reggae Brunch

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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. 

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.

Thames Rockets

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Wrap up warm and prepare for a truly memorable trip along the Thames. You'll zip along in a Thames Rocket speedboat past the city's iconic landmark as part of an inspiring guided tour, with a soundtrack of hits blasting and a welcome cocktail for when you return to land. 

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.