What To Do in London in January 2020

By Jon Price

Christmas might be a distant memory now, but there’s still no shortage of unique winter-themed events and unusual pop-ups in London to help keep the January blues away...

Canvas and Cocktails at The Strand

If you’re feeling creative and want to try something new, why not combine a spot of painting with a lush cocktail at this annual PopUp Painting event at The Strand? Taking place on 18 and 25 January (reservations required), Canvas and Cocktails offers dating couples and evening-tripping friends the chance to channel their inner Van Gogh in a social setting, with a Cosmopolitan in one hand and a paintbrush in the other. Attendees can enjoy a 2.5-hour class suitable for beginner or intermediate painters, before travelling home with their artistic creations in tow at the end of the evening. 


The Travelling Circus at Mercato Metropolitano

How are your juggling skills? Put them to the test at the Mercato Metropolitano near Elephant and Castle for a one-off circus-themed event that describes itself as “possibly the world’s smallest festival.”

Visitors to the market’s Carousel Room can expect fine circus-themed cocktails, famous DJ sets and breathtaking entertainment from performers flown in from as far away as Rajasthan. with tickets starting at just £20. The event takes place every Friday and Saturday night throughout January, with the final show on 1st February. Tickets £20.

Jimmy’s Winter Lodge and Snow Globes

Anyone who’s still feeling a smidgen of Christmas spirit despite the big day being long behind us can still chill out with festive foods and drinks at Jimmy’s Winter Lodge and Snow Globes until Sunday 5 January. Located on the South Bank with stunning city views, alpine-themed foods and super cool pop-up igloos, this is the perfect place to indulge in some final Xmas fun with friends and family. 

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