2019 is here! No use pretending that January’s a very chirpy month, but don’t despair there’s still fun to be had, no matter how empty your post-Xmas purse is. Here’s our top picks…
How about a night bopping and singing along to Brixton’s finest son? Let’s Dance! A Bowie Birthday Special at the Blues Kitchen celebrates all things Ziggy with a night of music dedicated to the great man.
Best of all the restaurant’s house band will be playing his greatest hits from the legendary 1971 ‘Hunky Dory’ album: Ch-ch-ch- Changes, Life on Mars, Kooks, all the classics. Were he still with us the icon would be celebrating his 72nd birthday on the 8th January.
Fri 4th Jan, 9pm – late: Let’s Dance! A Bowie Birthday Special
The Blues Kitchen, 40 Acre Lane, SW2 5SP
Tickets £5.72 – To book and for more info click here
What about this for a lovely London quirk? Everyone’s invited to London Bridge this Sunday to watch the annual Blessing of the River Thames.
Clergy from Southwark Cathedral and St Magnus the Martyr come together to perform a short service to sanctify the water and all those who work on it. Each parish is either side of the river. All religions and none are welcome to come and watch.
Sun 6th Jan, 12.30pm: Blessing the River Thames
London Bridge, SE1
FREE – for more info click here
If you’re after a bargain to kick off the year, you’re in luck; The Big London Flea has plenty of ’em.
As ever, there’ll be dozens of hand-picked traders selling their wares. Have a browse and rummage among some vintage clothes, up-cycled furniture, industrial electricals, snazzy lighting and a host of other odds and sods.
Sun 6th Jan, 11am – 6pm: The Big London Flea
EartH (Evolutionary Arts Hackney), 13 Stoke Newington Road, N16 8BH
FREE entry – for more info click here
Grab the kids and head East for some happy and healthy 2019 vibes at the Walthamstow Wassail at the Vestry House Museum.
Wondering what “Wassail” means? Wonder no more. It’s a combination of songs, dancing and chatter aimed at bringing in a good new year. It’s an old English tradition, don’t you know!
Sun 6th Jan, 2pm – 8pm: Walthamstow Wassail
Vestry House Museum, Vestry Road, E17 9NH
FREE – just show up. For more info click here