Best Events In January 2023

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.

Last updated on 24th January 2023




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.

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.

Tonight Josephine

530 user reviews 4

Boasting outposts all across the capital, including Waterloo, Shoreditch and Clapham, Tonight Josephine is the place to go for wicked nights out and epic bottomless brunches. Expect bingo bonanzas, drag-doused debauchery and curious cocktails to boot.

Ballie Ballerson Shoreditch

4788 user reviews 4

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 corker.

Kindred

111 user reviews 5

Swanky jazz destination kindred is serving up all kinds of swingin' and soulful treats this January. The Hammersmith spot introduces the very best unsigned artists to the stage, alongside a stellar live act every Friday. Better yet, there's spoken word and poetry to boot.

Pasta Remoli

27 user reviews 5

Beat the January blues and make your way to East London. Pasta Remoli's are hosting a pasta-making course, featuring guidance from Simon Remoli as he helps you create tagliatelle and penne. Plus, there will be lunch and wine with your fellow chefs as a reward after.

Rivoli Pop up Cinema

90 user reviews 5

If you're looking for something fun to do in January then head to Rivoli's exciting pop-up cinema. Expect to watch classics from Breakfast at Tiffany's to Thelma and Louise in their stunning Rivoli ballroom.

@ Pedley Street Station on Various dates from Wednesday 8th February 2023

Fancy an award-winning immersive theatrical dining experience? Then you won't want to miss out on The Murdér Express Part Deux - Jewel Of The Empire. The murder mystery event will also include a delightful four-course meal created by a MasterChef The Professionals finalist.

Garage Brunch

920 user reviews 4

Looking for ways to liven up your January? Garage Brunch is hosting a bunch of exciting events throughout the month, where you can not only get stuck into a tasty two-course meal accompanied by bottomless cocktails, but also enjoy performances from some of the best UKG artists going.

Neverland

961 user reviews 4

On the hunt for some January fun in Fulham? Neverland has exactly what you need. Make your way to the epic Winter Wonderland to enjoy an Alpine paradise with pals. Think hot mulled wine around the fire, mouthwatering grub in the signature lodges and top-notch tunes from live DJs.

Bashment Brunch

64 user reviews 4

Hold on to your hats as, on the 28th of January, Bashment Brunch is taking over a secret London location for one helluva daytime party. Chomp on a two-course Caribbean meal with bottomless rum punch while live DJs spin reggae, dancehall, ska and commercial hits.

London Shuffle Club

797 user reviews 5

Looking for something a bit more competitive? Head to this venue's bottomless brunch events so you can enjoy endless pizzas, beer and fizz, all while crushing your friends at a few rounds of shuffleboard.

The Exhibit

275 user reviews 4

Need fun January plans? The Exhibit in Balham has got a boatload to get stuck into. Whether you fancy taking part in a life drawing brunch touting creative feels or top-notch quiz nights and fantastic comedy shows, the options are endless at this joint.

GIN-HOUSE BURLESQUE

112 user reviews 4

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.

Hip Hop Brunch LDN

832 user reviews 4

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. 

Hyper Reality

180 user reviews 5

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. 

  Alcotraz: Cell Block Two-One-Two

1514 user reviews 5

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: London on Various dates from Wednesday 8th February 2023

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. 

Not doing dry January? Head to The Five Points Brewing Company for an exciting taproom tour and tasting or you can also check out the Stand Up For Mental Health Comedy Night at The Pembury Tavern for pizzas, pints and a good cause.

@ Brewery & Visitor Center on Various dates from Thursday 9th February 2023

Over in Greenwich, you can enjoy an exciting tour of Meantime Brewing Company, where you'll get to see workers creating all kinds of delicious craft beers. It would be a tease to explore a brewery without trying the fruits yourself, so you'll of course get a guided tasting of the venues various creations.

Putt your skills to the test at Plonk Crazy Golf, which has outposts in Camden, London Fields and Borough Market. While you play, enjoy a delicious selection of boozy bevs, including wine, cocktails and craft beer.

Vagabond Cheese + Wine

2 user reviews 5

Whether your festive period was a wine and cheese fest or not, we can guarantee you'll still want more at Vagabond's fun events. These masterclasses and tasting evenings pair the two together - ideal for date nights or get-togethers with mates alike.

Electric Shuffle

81 user reviews 5

Whether you're back on the lash or going sober this January, Electric Shuffle's brunch has you sorted. Head to the London fave for an afternoon of pizza, shuffleboard and DJs backed by flowing fizz and juice for the non-drinkers.

Restaurant Ours

30 user reviews 5

On the hunt for cool things to do this January in Central London? Restaurant Ours is keeping it lively by promising us an enticing lineup of happenings, from the Mamma Mia-themed brunch to the Real Housewives quizzes, with delicious food and drink at each.

The Reggae Brunch

1856 user reviews 4

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. 

Curious Invitation Talks

38 user reviews 5

Throughout January, Curious Invitation Talks is hosting a bunch of unique things to do at The Century Club over in Soho. Pack your agenda with goings-on such as quirky improv comedy nights, musical cabaret tributes to Edith Piaf and and exploration of Thomas De Quincey's life.

The Big Bakes

1816 user reviews 5

Get out of your January funk with a trip to The Big London Bake. The fun and light-hearted event will see you and your pal heading to a cool marquee where you'll compete against other teams to make a 90-minute masterpiece.

Nikki's

77 user reviews 4

You can always rely on Nikki's for those epic January plans this 2023. Head inside this Shoreditch venue for a Naughty 00s Brunch, which includes free-flowing bubbles, beer and cocktails, alongside a tasty brekky plate. On top of that? There will also be live DJ sets and entertainment.

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.  

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

318 user reviews 5

With plenty of locations dotted around London, Sounds Familiar Music Quiz are bringing the best club nights through their music competitions. Listen to all your favourite guilty pleasures and hit the dancefloor for nonstop entertainment.