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Waxy O’Connor’s

An Australia Day party at an Irish bar? Why not?

Waxy’s is planning a day of Aussie tunes, food and drink, plus bring along your Australian passport for special discounts and offers.  

Free, January 26, 12pm-12am 14-16
Rupert Street, W1D 6DD 
Tube | Piccadilly Circus


Gigalum's Australia Day Weekender

Why only party for one day when you can keep going for three?

Gigalum is doing it up right with a weekend of Aussie shenanigans, starting on Friday 25 and pushing on through to Sunday 27.

There’ll be Aussie DJs playing sets from 3pm until 11pm each day, discounts on grog from Down Under and a live feed to the motherland. Steel yourself.   

Free, January 25-27, from 3pm 7-8 Cavendish Parade
Clapham Common Southside, SW4 9DW 
Stations: Clapham South, Clapham Junction


Jetlag Bar 

This sports bar’s Australia Day spectacular starts with a movie marathon from 1pm, showing The Castle, Strictly Ballroom, Muriel’s Wedding and The Adventures Of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert back-to-back.

Then there’s live music from 10pm courtesy of The Punching Preachers (think modern and classic rock covers) and an all-day Aussie menu offering up the likes of kangaroo steak and pavlova.

Entry is free until 9pm and £7 after, or £5 if booked in advance.
January 26, 1pm-3am 
125 Cleveland Street, W1T 6QB 
Tube | Great Portland Street


The Larrik Inn

Dust off your thongs, unleash your mullet and get down to The Larrik Inn (below) for some Down Under fun.

On Jan 26, feast on BBQ grub and Aussie snacks, enjoy drinks promos, and dance until late to music from bands and a DJ.

And be sure to make an effort – there’s a prize for the best-dressed. As the poster says: “You’d be a flamin’ galah to go anywhere else!” 

Free, January 26, 11am-1am 
32 Crawford Place, W1H 5NN 
Tube | Putney Bridge 


Australia Shop

Caramello Koalas, Violet Crumbles, Tim Tams and Cherry Ripes ... is your mouth watering yet?

If you’re hosting your own Oz Day-themed party, make sure you stock up on authentic goodies and impress your guests.

At The Australia Shop, you’ll find everything from Twisties and Shapes to Fantales and Vegemite.

Don’t forget to grab a bottle (or three) of Bundaberg Rum to really get the party started.

Various prices, Mon-Fri, 10.30am-6.30pm; Sat, 11am-6.30pm;
Sun, 11am-5.30pm 27 Maiden Lane, WC2E 7JS 
Tube | Leicester Square

Comedy Carnival 

Laugh until you’re sick at this comedy onslaught with a line-up bursting with top Aussie names. 

The Comedy Carnival will kick off with Big Colin Cole taking to the stage, followed by Benny Boot throwing in some hilarious one-liners, while Pete Jonas is third on the bill.

MC for the night is Andrew Roper. Booking recommended.

£14, January 26, 8pm 21-25 St Johns Hill, SW11 1TT 
Station | Clapham Junction



Enjoying Oz Day at home?

Pre-order your lamingtons from Kaffeine, which also does proper coffee and super-moist blondies.

Mon-Fri, 7.30am-6pm; Sat, 8.30am-6pm; Sun, 9.30am-5pm 
66 Great Titchfield St, W1W 7QJ 
Tube | Oxford Circus



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