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.
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 2020 underway in style.
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.
Soak up bottomless fizz and tuck into mouthwatering brunch dishes in one of London's quirkiest locations. Haven't been to this glowing ball pit? Well now's your chance and it's going to be a killer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Head to the capital's most immersive comedy night is back with fun, games and plenty of giggles. The night is dedicated to hot, alternative talent, hilarious cabaret and hip musical comedies.
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.
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.
Veggies and vegans should look away now, because this event is all about the wings. You'll be taken to three of the best chicken spots where you can munch on the finest wings and wash down with craft beers.
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.
Think you know bingo? Well, think again, because Queen of Hoxton has paired the age-old game with a host of drag queens to bring you a night of fabulous entertainment and cheeky cash prizes.
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.
Experience a night celebrating the music and songs of some of the best emerging talent from all over the world. All acts are handpicked by hosts Nate James and Ilana Lorraine to guarantee a night of amazing music in the intimate Looking Glass Cocktail Club.
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.
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.
Offering the perfect post-Christmas extravaganza, head to FEST Camden where the Birdcage Cabaret will be bringing you a changing line up of world-class burlesque, comedy, drag and musical theatre every weekend in January.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Offering one of the best line ups of burlesque, boylesque and high-octane theatre, this quirky night brings you stunning sets from some of the London cabaret scene's most in-demand acts.
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.
Have you ever fancied running away with the circus? Find out at this quirky event in west London, where stunning feats of fireplay and acrobatics come together in the stunning surrounds of Acton's Aeronaut.
Take the plunge this January and head down to the SEA LIFE London Aquarium after dark for a fantastic adults-only tour of the iconic attraction, complete with Shark Walk and complimentary glass of bubbly.