December 31, 2015

January’s rubbish. You’ve over-indulged, over-spent and over-partied for a month solid. It felt damn good at the time but now there’s no escaping the dreaded cold grey dawn of January. But it’s not all doom and gloom. We’re here to save your sorry ass and have collated a list of the best happenings in London this month. So go out and get inspired!

Frame Old Street Pop-Up

Okay so it’s January and the month-long, guilt-free binge session is over for another year. It’s not all bad, because London fitness studio, Frame are hosting a series of pop-up classes in Old Street station. There’ll be two 30 minute classes in the AM, lunchtime and PM, for just a fiver! There’ll also be a retail space, coffee, goody bags and more! Book your class here.

11 January – 7 February | Unit 3, Old Street Station | £5 | Monday – Friday 7:30am – 7:30pm, Saturday – 10am – 3pm

God’s Own Junkyard: My Generation

Neon everything! God’s Own Junkyard put on a special exhibition to mark the one year passing of neon artist Chris Bracey. His family showcase pieces they’ve made themselves as well as the popping signs the founder himself created for strip clubs, bars and shops.

35 Brewer Street | Free | Closes Sat Jan 23rd

Eddie Peake Exhibition at the Barbican Centre

If you’re after a dose of the eccentric, take a trip to the Eddie Peake exhibition about the Barbican. You can expect a scaffolded installation with TV monitors, perspex bears, bone sculptures and lots of naked people wheeling around on roller skates.

Barbican Centre, Silk Street | Until Sunday January 10th | Free

Hackney Flea Market

So you haven’t had enough of shopping yet, huh? Yeah we haven’t either. Take your Christmas pennies and steal some bargains at the very first Hackney Flea Market of 2016!

Jan 2nd | From 11am | Abney Public Hall, 73A Stoke Newington Church St |

Giles Peterson’s Worldwide Awards

Join Giles Peterson at Koko in Camden for his annual worldwide music awards which champions emerging talent from the worldwide underground. Take part in an eight hour musical extravaganza featuring DJ sets, live performances and collaborations between new and heritage artists. This year’s line-up includes Little Simz, 79rs Gang, Deft and Eska

Saturday 16th January | Koko, Camden | £35

Bugged Out Weekender

If you’ve thrown in the towel on the ‘detox’ a week into Jan, Bugged Out is the one for you. Yes to a whole weekend of techno, house, and trippy disco vibes. Throw in a massive group of mates, apartment complexes, swimming pool and beach to the mix and what are you waiting for? This year’s line-up includes Armand Van Helden, Jackmaster, Andhim, DJ EZ, Novelist, Skream, Toddla T and Julio Bashmore.

15th – 17th January | Butlins, Bognor Regis | From £169