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London Event Calendar: The Best Things to Do This Month

The ultimate calendar of live experiences in London today, this weekend, and beyond. These events and adventures have been hand-picked to cover all of London's major happenings, plus some hidden gems you may have missed. From unmissable gigs to classes, food festivals, and everything in between, we've got your plans covered.

By / January 7, 2019
   
   

January 14 - 20

Yoga in the Walkways at Tower Bridge

Yoga In The Walkways

Jan 16, 7.30am-8.20am

Tower Bridge

Get your flow on at a unique yoga class in Tower Bridge’s high-level Walkway, 42 metres above the Thames. Arrive early for a spot on the glass floor.

£25
Thurston Moore at Ace Hotel

Super/collider Presents: The X Ray Audio Project with Thurston Moore

Jan 16, 7pm-9pm

Miranda

The Sonic Youth frontman and solo artist helps to tell the truly fascinating and strange story of the Soviet bootleggers who cut forbidden music to x-ray.

£13.38
Vegetable Life Drawing - Bella Franks

Vegetable Life Drawing X Bella’s Bits And Bobs

Jan 16 and Jan 23, 7pm-9pm

Planthub

Celebrate Veganuary in unique style with this life drawing class featuring vegetable props, at this new plant based Culinary Academy and Kitchen.

£25
Harold Pinter Exhibition at British Library

Harold Pinter: A Line, A Word, An Image

Until March 17

British Library

Dive into a world of dark comedy, unspecific menace and... pauses, at a show devoted to the Nobel Laureate British playwright and the words and images which inspired him

Free
The French Winter Village at Langham Hotel

The French Winter Village

Until February, Wed to Sat

The Langham Hotel

Transport yourself to a chic French Alpine paradise, sipping on treats like orange hot chocolate under cosy blankets.

Minimum £30 spend for bookings between 6-60 guests
Nerd Nite at Backyard Bar

Nerd Nite London

Jan 16, 7:30pm

Backyard Bar

The monthly night where you can drink beer and learn about cool, geeky stuff. This time there’s live superconductor experiments, a deep dive into apples and a guide to misleading statistics.

£6 - £7.30
Hot Gin Roof - Ham Yard Hotel and Sipsmith

Ham Yard Hotel and Sipsmith Hot Gin Roof: The Chronicles

From Jan 17 to Feb 17, daily

Ham Yard Hotel

Indulge in all things hot gin on a cosy, candle-lit rooftop, as this popular pop-up returns until February. True Mother's Ruin connoisseurs can also book a hot gin masterclass.

£18 entry (including two drinks)
Breath Workshop at Liberty London

Breath Workshop With Richie Bostock

Jan 15, 6.30pm-7.30pm

Liberty London

Breathwork is set to be massive in 2019. Learn practical techniques to calm and focus your mind, boost your energy and feel ready for anything this year.

£25
London Art Fair 2019

London Art Fair

Jan 16-20

Business Design Centre

Bare space on your wall? You can browse or buy contemporary work from more than 100 British galleries at this annual institution at Angel's Business Design Centre.

£16 - £21 for Day Pass
Vegan Ice Cream Class - Blu Top

Vegan Ice Cream Workshop with Richard Makin

Jan 19

The Avenue Cooking School

If vegan cold brew coffee-flavoured ice cream ticks your boxes then this class with Richard Makin of Blu Top Ice Cream is a must. You'll learn two recipes (the coffee for one) and production methods.

75.21
Gospeloke at Hoxton Square and Kitchen

Gospeloke

Jan 17, 7pm

Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen

Have a truly uplifting night out, taking on euphoric pop classics on karaoke backed up by a live gospel choir. It’s time to unleash your inner diva.

£13

January 21 - 27

Canary Wharf Winter Lights

Canary Wharf Winter Lights

Until Jan 26

Various Canary Wharf Locations

The Christmas decorations may be down, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some state-of-the-art, interactive light art. Fuel up with ‘Winter Lights Bights’ from a range of vintage food trucks.

Free
Hyon Gyon Exhibition Preview

Hyon Gyon Exhibition Preview

Jan 22, 6pm-8pm

Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art

Inspired by Korean shamanism, Korean artist Hyon Gyon’s technicoloured, multi-textured works fuse Japanese materials, textiles, painting and sculpture to create incredible, eye-catching installations.

Free
Our Universe and How it Works at The Royal Institution

Our Universe and How it Works

Jan 23

The Royal Institution of Great Britain

Face it, you’re probably never going to read ‘A Brief History of Time’, so get a crash-course in the universe, black holes and supernovas from a Professor of Physics at Princeton University.

£7 - £16
Vault Festival in Waterloo

Vault Festival

Jan 23 – March 17

Venues around Waterloo

The ever-innovative arts festival returns for a seventh year, featuring cutting-edge theatre, performance, comedy, cabaret and parties, totalling over 400 shows from more than 2,000 artists.

Various Prices
Zero Waste Vegan January Supper Club at Second Home

The ‘Zero Waste Vegan January’ Supper Club

Jan 23

Second Home

Boost your Veganuary and zero waste creds at this plant-based dinner, which features four creative courses (plus boozy kombucha) prepared with wonky and leftover veg by ace chef Sophie Gordon.

£48.56
Burns Night Ceilidh at Hammersmith Town Hall

Burns Night at the Ceilidh Club

Jan 25 & 26

Hammersmith Town Hall

London is full of Burns Night shenanigans, but this one is guaranteed to be a hoot. Learn how to dance a lively Scottish ceilidh and scoff a traditional Burns supper to keep your energy up.

£25 - £37.50
Film Night Nosferatu at Old Operating Theatre

Film Night: Nosferatu

Jan 25, 9pm

The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret

Give yourself a spooky start to 2019 by catching this classic 1922 horror flick, which adapts Bram Stoker’s Dracula character. For extra creepiness, it’s screened in the Old Operating Theatre Museum.

£12
Game Over Retro Games Night

Game Over – Retro Games Night

Jan 25, 7pm-10pm

London Borough of Camden

Button-bash your way through a night of nostalgic video games like ‘Super Mario Kart’, ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ and ‘Street Fighter 2’. There’ll also be ping pong, crazy golf, a bar, food and DJ.

£5
CoreSpin Class

CoreSpin

Jan 27

London Bridge Cottons Gym Fitness First

Burn off any Xmas excess with two hours of high-intensity cardio workout. Not only will you quash those pesky calories, but you’ll also give your core strength a serious boost.

£14.55
Handstands Class

Handstands

Jan 27, 2pm-4pm

Moberly Sports Centre

Admit it: handstands are awesome and you wish you had an excuse to do them. Well now you do: this class will teach you the perfect technique and improve overall body strength while you're at it.

£30
Night Bus - Kayak London by Night

Night Bus (Kayak London by Night, Battersea to Greenwich)

Jan 25, 7pm-10pm

River Thames

See iconic London landmarks – including St Paul’s, Tower Bridge and the Houses of Parliament – in the glow of the city’s night-lights as you cruise along the Thames in a kayak, helmed by a pro.

£59

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Isaac is Editor at Eventbrite UK. Raised in London at a time when good food meant a trip to Harvester, he enjoys exploring his home city’s (now) brilliantly diverse food scene. He’s a fierce defender of South London and his spiritual home is Canavan’s pool bar in Peckham.

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