The best events to check out this winter

Events, Fitness, Food & Drink

From festive fitness classes to a boozeless bonanza, here’s our pick of London’s best events for the health hedonist in December, January and February…

December

Digme Christmas Beats ‘N’ Cleats

Digme will be hosting a Christmas Beats ‘n’ Cleats class across its London studios where riders are invited to don festive fancy dress and ride to classic Christmas tunes. They will be serving beer, prosecco and snacks after the class and dishing out a prize for the best costume.

Digme, various London locations. Tuesday 17th December. Book here from December 1st.

Soul Cycle Live Music Friday 

Soul Cycle is hosting a special live music act on the last Friday of every month to get riders in the party mood. The tunes will come courtesy of Craig Sharp, a celebrated saxophone player to royalty, celebrities and club nights around the globe.

Soul Cycle, Soho. December 13th December 2019. 6.30pm & 7.30pm. Book here

Radio Rooftop’s winter terrace 

For somewhere to eat, drink and be merry this December, make a beeline for Radio Rooftop’s Alpine-style hideaways. Think epic views of London’s skyline, fur throws, twinkling lights, winter-themed Grey Goose cocktails and charcuterie boards.

Radio Rooftop, The Strand. Open until February 2020. More details here.

Ciroc Christmas cocktail masterclass 

Another cosy hangout is the Ice, Ice, Baby terrace at South Place Hotel, which has been transformed into a winter wonderland. Join them for a masterclass with Cîroc Vodka and learn how to make your own Christmas cocktail from the new menu.

South Place Hotel, South Place. Saturday 7th December 2019. 2pm. Tickets £15

January

Serpentine New Year’s Day 10k Run

Start 2020 on the right foot with the Serpentine Running Club’s annual New Year’s Day 10k run around Hyde Park and Kensington Palace Gardens. If you’re feeling a little fragile, opt for the more manageable 3k fun run instead.

Hyde Park. Wednesday 1st January 2020. Sign up here. 

Yoga Brunch Club

Join Yoga Brunch Club and Tart London for a relaxing 75-minute hatha yoga and meditation class followed by a three-course brunch at Wild By Tart, a stunning new concept space and restaurant.

Wild by Tart, Eccleston Yards, Belgravia. Sunday 12th January 2020. 9.30am & 12.30pm. Tickets £55.

Club Soda Mindful Drinking Festival 

If you’re sober curious or laying off the booze after Christmas, this free festival will be right up your street. Sample the best alcohol-free drinks on the scene including craft beers, wines, spirits, and lower-sugar sodas, tonics and infusions. There will also be workshops and talks on mindful drinking.

Truman Brewery, Brick Lane. Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th January 2020. More details here.

Seedlip’s non-alcoholic masterclass 

Seedlip

Continuing the Dry January theme, join Petersham Nurseries for a masterclass hosted by Seedlip – the world’s first distilled non-alcoholic spirits. Guests will be provided with drinks, mixers and garnishes to create sophisticated non-alcoholic cocktails.

Petersham Nurseries, Covent Garden. Tuesday 28th January 2020. 6.30pm. Tickets £25.

February

Live Well London

Live Well London returns for a second year to host a three-day health and fitness extravaganza at Old Billingsgate. Expect live cooking demos, inspirational talks, fitness classes, yoga, meditation and more.

Old Billingsgate, Lower Thames Street. Friday 28th February – Sunday 1st March 2020. Tickets from £28.50.

The Sunday Times Presents Life Lessons

Boasting a stellar line-up of speakers, such as Bill Bryson, Derren Brown, Richard Dawkins and Marie Forleo, this new festival will see influential figures share their unique life lessons for a happier, healthier and more inspired life. The weekend features over 40 talks from more than 80 speakers, along with mindful activities including yoga, meditation, sound therapy and crafting.

Barbican Centre, Barbican. Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th February 2020. Tickets from £60.

By Sam

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