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.

Last updated on 1st February 2019




  Silent Sounds Boat Party

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@ The Silent Disco Boat on Various dates from Saturday 23rd March 2019

Who says January has to be party-free? Hop aboard Silent Sounds weekly boat party where you'll find a silent disco with a bar on each deck. Not only will you find views of London's iconic sights, but there's the drinks to match.

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. 

@ Rascals on Various dates from Saturday 23rd February 2019

Tuck into one of the most devious bottomless brunches in London as not only is there food and entertainment aplenty from host Ginger Flappage, Rascals is one of the only waterproof dining rooms in the world. 

@ Sway on Every Saturday

Warm up your winter evenings by venturing to a world of fabulousness, glamour and hair-raising entertainment at Speakeasy, London's most tantilising secret. House of Burlesque continue their residency in the iconic location of London's West End with a show that's guaranteed to ruffle some feathers. 

FEST have a whole host of goodies in store to get you out of those January blues. With entertainment from burlesque stars to fire performers, it's certainly one way to heat up winter nights. 

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.

  Gospeloke East London

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@ Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen on Thursday 21st March 2019 and 3 other Thursdays

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 and a fantastic selection of songs, this is one for the books.

@ The Hidden Spirit Ship on Various dates from Friday 22nd February 2019

If you're after a cocktail experience that's anything but ordinary this month in London, it's off the plank with you (almost). Join The Hidden Spirit on a unique adventure in all things rum and pirate aboard a real ship.

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.

  Thames Lates

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@ London Eye Millenium Pier on Various dates from Friday 22nd February 2019

Wrap up warm and prepare for a truly memorable trip along the Thames. You'll zip along in a 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. 

  Strictly Come Drag Queen

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@ Dr Kluger's Olde Town Tavern on Saturday 23rd February 2019 and 6 other Saturdays

Don't let the January blues get to you as Strictly Come Drag is here to brighten the winter month. 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 and there will be towers of brunch food from The Breakfast Club and bottomless booze to add to the fun.

Boasting one of the best movie line ups on the London screening scene, Chiswick's Brew Cafe brings you a stellar collection of viewings, from Pretty Woman to Mad Max.

@ The Chocolate Cocktail Club on Various dates from Friday 22nd February 2019

This quirky pop-up will be serving up chocolate-inspired concoctions that are sure to brighten up even the darkest January evenings. From mochas to mints, chocolate beer to chocolate wine, each drink is positively bursting with flavour.

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. 

Fro live cabaret to mouthwatering food and intimate interiors, The London Cabaret Club is a top choice for nights out in London. Offering something a little different than your usual, prepare to be wowed at this West End favourite.

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. 

Enjoy your favourite movies like never before as The Grand kick your viewing experience up a notch with mass sing-alongs, themed drinks, dance-offs and prizes for the best costumes. They've even got 5ive performing live on 25th of January for an incredible evening of 90s throwbacks.

  Last Man Standing

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@ The Phoenix on Wednesday 13th March and Wednesday 22nd May 2019

Check out London's hottest, fast-paced, fun-fueled, raucous quiz this January. Grab some mates and prepare for a fierce battle because things get pretty crazy, with challenges like Play Your Stars Right, Swingballs, Drop 'n' Pop, and Come Fly With Me- who knows what any of those will entail. 

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. 

@ Owl and Hitchhiker on Various dates from Sunday 24th February 2019

Looking for something a little different? Head to Holloway Road where this escape room will be taking up residence at The Owl & Hitchhiker for a fast-paced hour of fun challenges and kooky characters.

When it comes to nights out in Shoreditch, you can't go wrong with a visit to Blues Kitchen. This month, it's all about live music, soul tunes and a special Motown special. Taking you well into the night, you'll find a banging soundtrack with American dishes and whiskey-fuelled cocktails to match.

@ Alfred Le Roy on Thursday 28th February 2019

Clamber aboard Alfred Le Roy for this fantastic cruise that will be bringing a cracking tasting event. Glide down the canal and chow down on Neal's Yard cheeses, washed down with some refreshing craft beers.

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.