Wow, that was the fastest week ever! If they’re all like this then it’ll be June by the end of the month! Well, now you’ve just gotten used to being back at your desk you’ve got to unlearn it all again and embrace the weekend! Life-of-leisure how we’ve missed you!
What: Farewell Christmas!
Why: On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me… a bonfire. This Saturday is Epiphany (the twelfth day of Christmas) and the traditional end to the Christmas season involves ritualistic burning of holly and ivy, drinking mulled wine, carol singing, eating Twelfth Night cake and story telling. And thankfully Hackney’s Geffrye Museum is on hand to organise all the above.
Saturday 6th January
Where: 136 Kingsland Road, Hackney, E2 8EA
Leicester Square Underground Station
What: No Pants On The Underground!
Why: Getting caught with your pants down on the tube generally consists of not realising there’s planned engineering work on the Piccadilly Line when you’re on a tight deadline with an international flight to catch out of Heathrow. On the No Trousers Tube Ride, though, it’s something very different. The 9th annual event sees hundreds of Londoners drop-trou and ride the underground merrily while watching the faces of other Londoners and tourists when they’re confronted by dozens of bare legs and brightly coloured underwear.
Sunday 7th January
Where: 11 Newport Place, Westminster, WC2H 7JR
Website: Find More Details Here
What: 50% New Ramen
Why: Just because our diets are no longer made up of cheese and turkey, doesn’t mean we’re suddenly all about that salad life, nope we’re keeping things hearty with big bowls of curried pumpkin and spiced corn and venison and walnut miso ramen as Tonkotsu is taking over their sister restaurant Anzu with a two month ramen residency. If you’re not doing Dry January then order in a beer or sake to accompany. To celebrate they will be offering 50% off food from today until Sunday.
Thursday 4th – Sunday 7th January
Where: 1 Norris Street, SW1Y 4RJ
Bread Ahead Soho
What: Carb Lovers Unite
Why: Detox, what detox? Bread Ahead is opening this Friday in Soho on Beak Street. Alongside the signature selection of breads, pastries and classic bakes, they’ll also be serving hot breakfasts including Croque Monsieur and scrambled eggs served on a demi-brioche bun with smoked salmon. With space for up to 60, there’s plenty of room to curl up with a book and hide away from the bleak January streets.
Opens Friday 5th January
Where: 21 Beak Street, W1F 9RR
Farringdon (London) (0.2 miles)
What: The Bounce Bundle
Why: You’ve spent two weeks hibernating and watching Christmas specials, now it’s time to get back out there and socialise and Bounce is helping you do just that. For just £20 you can get a drink, pizza and either ping pong or wonderball, which is rather nice on your bank balance too.
Thursday 4th – Sunday 7th January and then every Wednesday – Sunday until 28th February 2018
Where: 121 Holborn, London, EC1N 2TD
100 Wardour St
Tottenham Court Road (0.4 miles)
What: Party Likes It's 1999
Why: Yes, we’ve just started 2018, but it’s time to take it back to the nineties and noughties with BELAIR, who will be bringing their soulful vocals and slick raps to 100 Wardour St, to perform the likes of No Diggity, Crazy in Love, Family Affair and modern hits. There’s no way you won’t be dancing and your January blues will most definitely be banished.
Where: 100 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1F 0TN
Nuclear Winter at Styx Bar
What: Back in the USSR
Why: Go deep undercover in Soviet Russia and discover what it was like eating behind the Iron Curtain. Kicking off a series of time-travelling supper clubs KinoVino will be offering diners the opportunity to travel from Soviet Central Asia, to the Caucasus and the South-Western USSR (Moldova, Ukraine, Belorussia) ending with a dinner of Kremlin classics in Moscow. This weekend it’s Central Asia and Siberia and the entire thing is set in a ‘war room’ inspired by Dr Strangelove. Pull on a cossack hat and come along.
Saturday 6th January
Where: 5 Ashley Road, Tottenham Hale, N17 9LJ