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Stuff the diet with these four food celebrations this month

Kat Romero

So, your New Year health kick went straight out the window with the first office biscuit run. Don’t despair. For those not making themselves even more miserable with Dry January, you’ll be pleased to know that there are plenty of alternative national celebrations you can raise a glass to this month. 

National Cheese Lovers Day, January 20

It seems crazy to limit this to just one day, but on January 20 you can overload on all things cheesy. Tuck into a cheeseboard, find a fancy fondue or eat all the fromage on a five-stop cheese crawl through the city.


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National Chocolate Cake Day, January 27

Go loco for cocoa on Jan 27 by popping into some of London's top cake spots such as Cocomaya, Bea's of Bloomsbury or Hummingbird. And if you’re a vegan or simply trying your hand at Veganuary, head to  Ms Cupcake in Brixton or Cookies and Scream in Camden Market for their amazing chocolate brownies.


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National Croissant Day, January 30

Flaky pastries for everyone! The capital's home to some of the buttery best, so on this special day check out Balthazar in Covent Garden for their £1.75 special, or try out the infamous Aux Pains de Papy near King's Cross. For a more modern twist, why not celebrate with a cronut (half croissant/half doughnut)? Rinkoff Bakery near Whitechapel do their own version – the 'crodough' – in flavours such a peanut butter and jelly and Oreo cheesecake.  


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Ginuary, all month 

A middle finger to Dry January, Ginuary is the growing trend of celebrating all things gin for an entire month. Get involved by heading to one of the capital's best gin bars including the City of London Distillery and The London Gin Club.

And let's not forget National Pie Day on Jan 23. Celebrate by tucking into the best pies in London

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