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.
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.
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.
Sounds Familiar Music Quiz is back for 2021, complete with a shiny new lineup of online events. The bonkers live-streamed shows will see you going head to head with other households, battling it out with a series of smash hit songs and chart trivia.
Still got those festive feels in January? This winter pop-up in London is sure to warm your cockles. Check out The Alpine Lodge ant 100 Wardour Street and you'll find a winter wonderland complete with snow-covered furnishings, comfort food and themed tipples.
Get 2021 off to an energetic and entertaining start with the return of Musical Bingo Cribs. The at-home activity promises the ultimate session of drinking, dancing and dabbing for you and your household to get invovled with.
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.
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.
One of London's quirkiest brunch events is back to add some extra sparkle to your January afternoons. With a stunning five hours of musical hits form some of the West End's biggest stars, you'll be wined, dined and amazed by this unique experience.
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.
Put in an order with Cassidy's and you'll be getting more than just dispatch updates. The immersive cocktail delivery company will be getting you involved with their 'smuggling' plans, complete with interactive content.
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.
Whether you're back on the lash or going sober this January, Electric Shuffle's brunch has you sorted. Head to the east London fave for an afternoon of pizza, shuffleboard and DJs backed by flowing fizz and juice for the non-drinkers.
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.
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 our favourites January events in London, Blame Gloria is brightening up our weekends with its ABBA-themed brunch bash. Gather your bubble, get your flares on and head over to the glamorous Covent Garden bar where bangers, bubbles and games await.
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.
Ditch the dull outdoors for an immersive VR experience this January with Hyper Reality. These guys will be giving you an exclusive all-access look-in with two hours of riding rollercoasters, exploring new worlds and chasing high scores, with hearty refreshments to fuel the action.
Add a little light-hearted fun to your dull and dark January evenings with a night at one of these wonderfully wacky immersive events. Take your pick between bopping along to musical bingo, trying your luck at fast-paced quizzing or singing your heart out with the help of a gospel choir to help you out at Gospeloke.
It was a box office success, and has songs that know how to work their way into your head, so what if it was a brunch too? That's right, The Greatest Showman has been transformed into a magical brunch experience to remember.