Whether you’re on the annual January detox and looking for that extra shot of inspiration to fuel the health-kick or you’re keen to continue December’s joviality into the new year, we’ve rounded up the goings-on in London that will have your diary filled in no time. Who says January needs to be boring?
We round up the best of what's on in London in January
COPPA CLUB IGLOOS
If you’re yet to hear of Coppa Club’s newly installed ‘igloos’ then you must have been hiding in, well, an igloo. Setting up camp just outside the Tower Bridge restaurant location with a stunning view of the bridge itself, this picturesque setting has proven to be a hit with press, bloggers and holiday makers alike. So popular in fact, that they’ve extended their stay from the original date at the end of January to March. But get in quick as availability is limited. You won’t be able to reserve an igloo as they’re allocated on a first come first served basis but the interior is equally as design-focussed, with brass and velvet accents indulging all our January interior obsessions at once.
If you’re looking for a workout that you won’t get bored of within the month then Psycle is for you. An intense studio spin session choreographed to the kind of music you’d be more used to hearing on a Friday night in Soho than a gym, it’s the ultimate endorphin inducer. Expect instructors with contagious energy, flashing lights and, most of all, a full-body workout that’s sure to banish any Christmas guilt. What’s more? Psycle’s blog, Inspire, does exactly that. Whether a healthy lifestyle is newly in the forefront of your mind or you’ve been committed for a while, add their motivational posts to your weekly reading list for recipe inspiration and a knowledgeable insight into the world of healthy living.
SIX STOREYS SOHO
New kid on the block, Six Storeys is located in the heart of Soho and is set to be one of the most coveted new venues for 2017. As the name suggests, it’s set in a six storey building and each floor has a slightly different feel to it. A unique concept that’s sure to spark your curiosity, you’ll find a different experience on each level. The overall theme is one that makes reference to prohibition style and from the Lobby bar to the Parlour, breakfast dishes to a Victorian-inspired dinner menu, there’s little to no reason not to make this your new all-occasion venue of choice.
MAGICAL LANTERN FESTIVAL, CHISWICK HOUSE AND GARDENS
If your resolutions includes a long list of galleries and exhibitions but you’re looking for something of an alternative display to stimulate your creativity, why not head to Chiswick House and Gardens where the Magical Lantern Festival sets up home for another year? Cultural and visually pleasing all at once, you’ll follow a trail of illuminated lanterns, all designed with the theme of Chinese New Year in mind.
The Magical Lantern Festival runs from 19 January 2017 to 26 February 2017
BOTTOMLESS BRUNCH AT THE VILLANDRY
The bottomless brunch is now well and truly settled on London’s dining landscape and whilst the somewhat more established hosts (read; Bad Egg in Shoreditch and Roka in Canary Wharf) are still a popular choice, it’s those who are new to the party who we’re most interested in this month. Villandry on Great Portland Street offers a delicious-sounding menu for a competitive price, with their New Year offer including pastries, cakes and a brunch dish as well as that all-important unlimited prosecco for £35 per person. If you’re looking to banish the January blues in true London style, you’d be hard pushed to find a more appropriate weekend activity.
BURNS NIGHT PARTY
Whether you’re of Scottish heritage or not, the 25th January is the perfect excuse to banish those January blues with the capital's homage to Burns Night. Topping our list of places to go is 108 Brasserie in Marylebone, a venue that manages to perfect that much-anticipated blend of sophistication and relaxation. Their themed menu and atmospheric bagpipe player promise to set the scene and all costs £40 per person on the night.