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The party’s over and we’re kicking off a new year and a new decade. HELLO 2020. January is always the hardest month – not only are we back at work after a solid festive break, we’re all trying to rebalance after a lot of holiday excesses. There are great intro offers at a load of fitness studios to take advantage of as well as lots of fresh activewear so you can look good while you work out. The best vegan restaurants in town are prepped and ready for Veganuary, and the Mindful Drinking Festival is here to keep you off the sauce.

Jackie Sibblies Drury’s Pulitzer Pirze-winning drama Fairview is coming to the Young Vic following a sell-out run in New York.

28th November 2019 - 23rd January 2020
Stevie Parle has taken his Soho pasta joint Pastaio out west and opened a second branch at Westfield London. The new site has the even bolder interiors than the original, including the largest ever mural by Supermundane, booth seating upstairs and two open kitchens so you can see the pasta making in action. The same [...] Thurs 23rd January 2020

Italian design brand Cappellini is hosting a massive 12-day sample sale with prices on furniture and accessories slashed by up to 60%

13th - 24th January 2020

Cadbury Creme Egg is hosting a 24-hour eating egg-stravaganza, aka the world’s longest social eating livestream, and you can get involved.

23rd - 24th January 2020

The Winter Lights Festival is back at Canary Wharf, with 25 installations making the darkness that bit easier to bear.

16th - 25th January 2020

Jump in for an icy dip (or have a leisurely, if freezing, swim) at Tooting Bec Lido and Parliament Hill Lido as part of the Crisis’ Icebreaker challenge

18th & 25th January 2020

If you’re over Dry Jan and over the winter weather (we’re with you on both counts) then get down to Mike’s Pool Bar in Shoreditch

24th & 25th January 2020

Plants for all, a Parisian-based plants brand set up landscapers Léo and Julien, is coming across the Channel for the Big Plant Sale No.1

24th - 26th January 2020

Issho-Ni, the Japanese restaurant and bar on Bethnal Green Road, is switching things up for one night this month with a special chef’s table evening.

27th January 2020

Action Against Hunger is hosting a one-off charity dinner at White City House with a line-up of chefs including Sabrina Ghayour, Neil Rankin, Josh Katz, Nirmal Save and Hus Vedat.

29th January 2020

Prepare to channel your inner Harley Quinn as The Steelyard in the City gets transformed into an immersive neon world complete with a day-glo roller disco.

28th - 30th January 2020

Pizza Pilgrims are offering HALF PRICE pizza every single day in January but there is a catch…you have to earn it by walking 10,000 steps

Until 31st January 2020

Notting Hill’s beauty and skincare salon Young LDN is popping up at the Facial Bar inside House of Fraser with three facials on offer

9th - 31st January 2020

Different team members from the Soho, Fitzrovia and Borough branches of BAO have created one-off specials for Battle of the Bao

13th - 31st January 2020

The Coral Room has teamed up with CBD brand MEDA to create four mood enhancing alcohol-free cocktails for Dry January.

Until 31st January 2020

Shift your perspective and the way you carry yourself with this arm balances workshop at BLOK

1st February 2020

Tate Britain is hosting the largest exhibition of William Blake’s work for nearly two decades, featuring over 300 original pieces.

11th September 2019 - 2nd February 2020

Independent Venue Week is back for its seventh year, with over 230 venues across the country taking part in this week-long celebration.

27th January - 2nd February 2020

Clapton favourite Jim’s Cafe is hosting a one-day ‘Home Front Cafe’ this February to pay homage to the 80th anniversary of rationing in the UK.

3rd February 2020

The Great Sausage Roll Off is back! Taking place at The Red Lion in Barnes the annual event sees 20 chefs from across the UK compete to win the coveted award of best sausage roll.

5th February 2020

Forget Burger King trolling Maccy D’s, Biff’s is now trolling all the big boys with its new specials menu at BrewDog in Dalston.

10th January - 6th February 2020

Yes the Trotter family is going from Peckham to the West End thanks to Paul Whitehouse and Jim Sullivan who are bringing Only Fools and Horses back to life

Until February 2020

Try your hand at some Scandi baking with at this cinnamon bun making masterclass at Ekte.

8th February 2020

After popping up a couple of years ago, Glossier is back in town with another IRL store stocked full of goodies.

Until 9th February 2020

Always wanted to be a prima ballerina? Now’s your chance, minus the pink tutu, thanks to BLOK’s ballet technique workshop

9th February 2020

Explore Soho’s diverse culture and history at a time when the area itself is being radically transformed at the Shot in Soho exhibition at The Photographers’ Gallery.

18th October 2019 - 9th February 2020

The Photographers’ Gallery is exploring the history of food photography with its Feast For The Eyes exhibition featuring over 140 works

18th October 2019 - 9th February 2020

The Tate Modern is hosting a major exhibition on Nam June Paik, the innovative artist known for his pioneering use of TV and video.

17th October 2019 - 9th February 2020

Ethical coffee shop New Ground, which trains ex-offenders, has popped up at The Corner Shop on the ground floor of Selfridges with a giant slide inside.

Until 9th February 2020

Culture and streetwear platform Highsnobiety has gone from the web to IRL by teaming up with Selfrifdges for The Co.lab

Until 9th February 2020

It’s a celebration of the sixties at the V&A as the museum hosts a major retrospective of revolutionary fashion designer Mary Quant

6th April 2019 - 16th February 2020

A plants and ceramics market is coming to Dalston were you can shop from a range of cacti, succulents and other house plants, and then find the perfect pot or planter for them to live in.

8th - 16th February 2020

It’s getting LIT at Battersea Power Station this winter as the area plays host to a free light festival for the first time.

8th January - 16th February 2020

Give your significant other a gift they’ll go nuts for this V-Day by heading down to the world’s first aphrodisiac nut butter bar.

13th - 16th February 2020

After a sold-out run at Rose Theatre Kingston, April de Angelis’ two-part adaptation of My Brilliant Friend transfers to the National.

12th November 2019 - 22nd February 2020

24/7 at Somerset House is a major exhibition exploring the non-stop nature of our modern lives featuring work from a range of contemporary artists.

31st October 2019 - 23rd February 2020

You’ve seen The Martian, now experience life on the red planet for yourself at the Design Museum with its exhibition Moving to Mars.

18th October 2019 - 23rd February 2020

If you want to live more sustainably but are unsure of the changes you can make, then you’ll want to check out these green workshops.

23rd January - 23rd February 2020

The Wonder Factory will have 15 different decorated rooms all designed to be the perfect backdrops for your insta snaps.

21st December 2019 - February 2020

Jamie Lloyd is directing this Martin Crimp adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s classic play, with James McAvoy starring as the titular Cyrano De Begerac.

27th November 2019 - 29th February 2020

Photographer Martin Hartley, who helped developed the jacket, is showcasing the Taken To Extremes exhibition on the walls of the Shackleton store

Until the end of February 2020

Chiswick House & Gardens is getting in on the lights festival action by playing host to Lightopia.

22nd January - 1st March 2020

The V&A is hosting a big solo exhibition of British fashion photographer Tim Walker, who will be showing new photos inspired by the museum

21st September 2019 - 8th March 2020

The Tate Modern is hosting the largest retrospective of Dora Maar ever held in the UK, with over 200 works from her long career on show

20th November 2019 – 15th March 2020

Mary Poppins is back its original West End home, the Prince Edward Theatre, for a new run with Zizi Strallen back in the title role

23rd October 2019 - 29th March 2020

Daniel Radcliffe and Alan Cumming star as Hamm and Clov in Samuel Beckett’s Endgame, directed by Richard Jones

27th January - 28th March 2020

Counter Culture, Robin Gill’s small plates restaurant next door to The Dairy in Clapham, is going vegan by letting Alter in to takeover the kitchen

Until 28th March 202

The 1980 classic is hitting the West End stage courtesy of Dolly Parton herself, featuring that original Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-nominated score.

Until 4th April 2020

Somerset House is going mushroom mad with an exhibition dedicated to fungi. Works from over 40 artists will be on display.

31st January - 26th April 2020

The largest collection of King Tutankhamun’s treasures to leave Egypt is going on display at the Saatchi Gallery with over 150 artefacts on show

2nd November 2019 – 3rd May 2020

The 55th Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is being hosted at the Natural History Museum, featuring images selected from almost 50,000 entries

18th October 2019 - 31st May 2020

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