What's On In London In January


We round up the best of what's on across the capital and link them to popular New Year's Resolutions for 2018's opening month

To Keep The Festive Spirit Alive: Bottomless Roast Dinner

Not quite ready to see the festive cheer die a death? We suggest booking yourself in to our central London favourite, Percy and Founders, where you’ll find a new riff on the bottomless menu… new year, new you and all that. Offering up an unbeatable Sunday roast with all the trimmings plus unlimited red or white wine, there’s perhaps little reason to declare yourself departed from that indulgent December mindset. The perfect spot for a large group, family or otherwise, but equally as suited to an intimate catch-up, there’s a slightly different aesthetic to each corner of the restaurant so you’ve even got a plausible excuse to go back every week of the month if you so wish. At just £16 per person for the wine, we see little else more appealing for a weekend in January.

Percy and Founders, 1 Pearson Square, Fitzrovia, London W1W 7EY

To Get Cultured: Rhythm & Reaction: The Age of Jazz In Britain

There’s no denying the variety of museums, exhibits and galleries in London and if familiarising yourself with said hotspots is something that you’ve promised yourself for 2018 then where best to start than at the Rhythm and Reaction exhibit that’s been curated by Two Temple Place in association with The Arts Society? Marking 100 years since jazz music came to the UK, this eclectic showcase includes film, instruments, paintings, prints, ceramics and textiles so there’s plenty to explore, all in the name of a good soundtrack. One to add to the diary for a later date, it opens on the 27th January and runs until 22nd April. 

Rhythm & Reaction, 2 Temple Pl, London WC2R 3BD

To Get Back To The Gym: E By Equinox

Perhaps a little cliché but a popular resolution all the same, working out will seem all the more appealing once you’ve discovered what the new E by Equinox studio on St James Street has to offer. So much more than just a gym, this luxurious space boasts a Regeneration Room (the in-house spa that offers innovative treatments and performance massage), a complimentary laundry service, bespoke meal plans, 3D body scanning and O2 vapourisers which cleanse the air that you breathe whilst exercising, resulting in a more effective workout. Expect to train with some of the city’s best personal trainers and enjoy access to all of the Equinox gyms across the US and Canada as part of your £350 monthly membership. 

E By Equinox, 12 St James's St, St. James's, London, SW1A 1ER

To Try A New Brunch Spot: Granary Square Brasserie

Possibly the most accessible resolution we’ve suggested and therefore one we could all add to our list (or use as our sole goal if motivation is otherwise lacking), trialling London’s new eateries is something that’s forever a possibility as the city welcomes new spaces to its repertoire every day. Topping our bucket list, however, is Granary Square Brasserie in King’s Cross. It’s part of the The Ivy Collection so its interiors are designed to fit the theme – think polished brass, velvet upholstery and drop pendants – and the concept is one of all-day dining, despite our attraction to the aforementioned brunch menu. If, however, you find yourself whiling away the day long past the craving for house-made granola and premium coffee, you’ll see the space transform for evening as the resident DJ takes his stand and cocktails start to flow. Looking for a place to meet with friends? This is undoubtedly the one, not just in January but all year long.

Granary Square Brasserie, Granary Square, 1-3 Stable Street, King’s Cross, London N1C 4AB


If healthy eating is on your agenda for the new year then it’s Farmacy in west London that you should bookmark as your next dining spot – the cosy, style-set approved vegan restaurant that fuses the social aspect of eating out with a menu that’s significantly more virtuous than you might find elsewhere. Ideal for those looking to trial Veganuary as well, you’ll find tasty, vegan-friendly recipes that promise to make any lifestyle change of this nature all the more effortless. Added bonus? Whilst there’s a plentiful non-alcoholic drinks menu there’s also a fully stocked bar if it’s a ‘one step at a time’ kind of resolution. 

Farmacy, 74 Westbourne Grove, London W2 5SH

To Be A Tourist In Your Own City: Somerset House Skate

It’s easy to overlook the beauty of London’s architecture when you’re surrounded by it every day but this year, why not take a little time to visit some of the best sights in the capital in a bid to reignite your love of it? From The Houses of Parliament to St Pauls Cathedral (you could even enjoy this view from the comfort of Madison rooftop restaurant and bar if you’re so inclined), there’s sure to be a tourist hotspot for every month of the year. For now, we suggest making Somerset House your go-to as its set to be decked out with its winter ice rink and Fortnum and Mason shop and café for the coming month but not long after that. If you’re feeling active then don the skates for a few laps of the rink and then settle in with a cheese fondue to warm the cockles post spin.  

Fortnum's Lodge, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA