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 14th February 2018

26 events @ Cafe de Paris with 26 upcoming dates from 06 Jul 2018 until 29 Sep 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.

3 events @ 2 venues with 61 upcoming dates from 04 Jul 2018 until 27 Oct 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.

  Strictly Come Drag Queen

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@ Dr Kluger's Olde Town Tavern on Various dates

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.

12 events @ Secret London Location with 12 upcoming dates from 07 Jul 2018 until 15 Dec 2018

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.

20 events @ 14 venues with 70 upcoming dates starting on 06 Jul 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.

11 events @ The Colonel Fawcett with 11 upcoming dates from 05 Jul 2018 until 17 Sep 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.

@ SEA LIFE London Aquarium on Various dates

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.   

8 events @ 3 venues with 8 upcoming dates from 06 Aug 2018 until 04 Sep 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.

@ Bar Rumba on Various dates

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. 

5 events @ Reverend JW Simpson with 5 upcoming dates from 17 Jul 2018 until 11 Sep 2018

This January see Reverend JW Simpson hosting its special Burns Night masterclass with Copper Dog Scotch whisky. Learn everything there is to know about the spirit then mix yourself a few special cocktails and raise a toast to Rabbie Burns.

28 events @ Secret London Location with 28 upcoming dates from 07 Jul 2018 until 29 Dec 2018

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. 

13 events @ Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club with 66 upcoming dates starting on 04 Jul 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.

9 events @ XOYO with 9 upcoming dates from 05 Jul 2018 until 02 Aug 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. 

  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.

2 events @ Ronnie Scott's with 2 upcoming dates starting on 02 Sep 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.