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 December 2018

@ Castle Square on Various dates from Monday 17th December 2018

There's only a few dates left in January when it comes to getting your bumper cars fix. You know, bumper cars on ice that is. Don't miss out on one of the most talked about activities of the season by snapping up a ticket sharpish.

@ Ballie Ballerson on Various dates from Saturday 22nd December 2018

Two hours of unlimited prosecco and unlimited pizza at the world famous ball pit cocktail bar with one million balls! Join our epic day party with funky beats and bottomless fun!  Regular sessions will…

@ Rascals on Saturday 22nd December 2018 and 5 other Saturdays

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. 

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. 

Keeping the festive spirit alive into the New Year, this quirky pop up cinema is bringing you some of the finest examples of filmmaking from Cool Runnings to Castaway.

@ The Grand on Fri, 11th Jan 2019 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)

⚡️ 3 years on from his death, join us for our annual homage to one of the most innovative and talented forces in music, fashion and culture, David Bowie, with a special screening of Labyrinth &…

  Alcotraz - Prison Cocktail Bar

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@ Alcotraz Penitentiary on Various dates from Tuesday 18th December 2018

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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.

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. 

  Thames Lates

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@ London Eye Millenium Pier on Thursday 20th December 2018 and 2 other dates

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. 

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. 

  Strictly Come Drag Queen

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@ Dr Kluger's Olde Town Tavern on Saturday 5th January 2019 and 5 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.

@ Skylight on Fri, 25th Jan 2019 @ 17:00 - 23:30

Head to Tobacco Dock where Skylight will be seeing out their winter season with the ultimate Burns Night party. Bringing you DJs, live pipers, party favours and specials offers on Glenfiddich, there's no excuse no to raise a dram or two.

Now that it's dark and cold, it's time to put some life back into your winter. Queens: Skate-Dine-Bowl are recreating the iconic winter sport, curling, and you can have a go.

  Gospeloke East London

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@ Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen on Various dates from Tuesday 18th December 2018

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.

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.

@ Selfridges London on Various dates from Monday 17th December 2018

Just because it's January doesn't mean you can't enjoy a festive treat or two. Dine on three tiers of gorgeous Japanese treats including sashimi, sushi balls and nori nachos with delicious deserts and your choice of prosecco, sake or jasmine tea. 

Working out doesn't have to be a bore - head to Lightbox where New Motion Fitness bring a party atmosphere to all of their sessions alongside awesome light show to keep you pumped.

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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. 

@ Blues Kitchen Brixton on Fri, 4th Jan 2019 @ 21:00 - 2:30

It's time to get on the floor. This south London hotspot is mixing things up with a night dedicated to the Starman himself. Join The Blues Kitchen as they celebrate Bowie's birthday with a live band performing his top hits, before the Atlantic Soul Orchestra, James Riley Trio and DJ King Kuda provide the tunes.

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.