Quirky events in London this January

Weird and wonderful stuff you should check out in the new year

Shun the mainstream, turn your back on the conventional, reject the pedestrian and hurtle headlong to the fringes of London culture. That's where all the cool stuff happens. Here are our favourite leftfield events happening in London in the new year, but shhh, don't tell everyone or they won't be underground for long.

Disco Loco Fuerzabruta Rough Trade Pop Quiz The London Bike Show 2013 Manet: Portraying Life Alice in Poundland New Variety New Act of the Year 2013: The Final Amongst Heroes: The Artist in Working Cornwall

Disco Loco

Beach Party Beach Party

A generation of clubbers may have grown up and settled down with kids, but that doesn't mean they can't still hit the dance floor. This daytime party provides credible tunes, cakes and more. The best bit for the mummies and daddies of east London: you can bring the little 'uns along. Read more about Disco Loco.

Sun Jan 6, Bethnal Green Working Men's Club.