1. Get fighting fit with an authentic boxing session at JAB Boxing Club, co-founded by former England boxing team captain George Veness. The gym promises to get you into the “best shape of your life”.

Jab Mayfair

2. Dance your way into 2023 by signing up to a dance class at Danceworks. From classical ballet to hip hop, salsa to tap, flamenco to burlesque, Danceworks has classes for all levels, from complete beginners to advanced professionals.

Two women dance in a park

3. Grab a delicious lunch in spectacular surroundings for less than £10 at Mercato Mayfair, a food hall housed within a deconsecrated church. Located on North Audley Street near Bond Street tube, the food market sells everything from fresh and authentic pasta at Pasta Lovers to Malaysian street food at Spice Lab.

A church filled with people sitting eating around tables

4. Doing dry January? Sip exquisitely created non-alcoholic cocktails at Mr Fogg’s Apothecary, quirkily decked out with old grandfather clocks, wooden apothecary cabinets, and portraits of scientists, botanists and pharmacists. Mr Fogg’s has teamed up with distilled non-alcoholic spirits brand Caleno this month to create a limited-edition menu of four booze-free cocktails called Mr Fogg’s Tropical Tales, celebrating the flavours of South America. The non-alcoholic cocktails cost from £10 each. Find the bar on Brook Street opposite Claridge’s hotel.

A cocktail in a glass with a rind of lime curled over the rim and a bottle of non-alcoholic spirit in a purple bottle

5. New year, new restaurant! Book a table at one of Mayfair’s newly opened restaurants, including Bacchanalia, Saltie Girl, the Barley Mow and the Mount St. Restaurant.

6. Trying Veganuary? Visit one of these Mayfair restaurants with vegan options, including plant-based eatery Plants by De, zero-waste restaurant Apricity, and the lunch-to-go favourite Salad Kitchen.

A woman in a black top and a man in a white shirt sit at a table filled with dishes of food

Plants by De

7. Indulge yourself at one of Mayfair’s luxury hotel spas. Recharge your batteries at The Spa at the Beaumont Hotel, home to a marble plunge pool, steam room and sauna, as well as various treatment rooms where you can enjoy a relaxing massage or body treatment. Or unwind with a holistic massage or body treatment at the Aman Spa at The Connaught, which also has a swimming pool and steam room infused with essential oils.

8. Bring your children to zero-waste restaurant Apricity, which is launching a Culinary Kids Tasting Menu in January. Youngsters will get the chance to expand their tastebuds and learn more about where food comes from. A five-course menu for children will cost £32.

An empty restaurant with chairs and tables, greenery hanging from the ceiling


9. Celebrate the artistic energy coming from Paris by visiting the vibrant Paris Calling exhibition at the Sapling Gallery, which is running until 11 February, 2023.

10. Immerse yourself in an exceptional collection of early English Mochaware pottery, shown alongside mixed media work by British contemporary artist Georgie Hopton, with the Chance Encounters exhibition at the Lyndsey Ingram gallery. 20 Jan – 22 Feb, 2023.

11. Enjoy a complimentary glass of Wild Idol’s alcohol-free sparkling rosé with every signature blow dry at Duck & Dry, available every Friday and Saturday in January. Choose from a selection of blow-dry looks, including the Classic Duck (smooth and bouncy with volume) to the Fine Feathered (sleek and straight with a smooth, shiny finish).

The pastel pink interior of hair salon Duck and Dry

12. Don’t miss Douglas Gordon: Neon Ark at the Gagosian gallery, an exhibition of  dazzling new neon works. See the exhibition before it closes on 14 January.

Douglas Gordon: Neon Ark, installation view, 2022. © Studio lost but found/ VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2022. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd. Courtesy the artist and Gagosian