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The Blue Monday Cleansing Ritual: 8 Ways to Banish Those Bad Vibes

No one likes Mondays. Especially Blue Monday. Supposedly the most depressing day of the year has come around once again, and amongst the bad weather, boring diets and lack of cash in January it’s not exactly surprising. Saying that, us here at REVL and 71% of Londoners reckon there’s much more to be positive about on this glum day. So whether you’re feeling blue or not, here are a few things we think will help perk you up this Monday.

Food & Drink Deals


In anticipation of Blue Monday, tons of restaurants and bars across the city have seen this as an opportunity to reel us all in with some juicy discounts, and we’re not complaining. Pop down to one of these locations after work or on your lunch break to get some cheap and delicious grub:


The Thai restaurant is giving you lovely lot a right treat with 99p lunch mains from 12 – 4pm at any of their locations across the UK. With ten dishes to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Sign up for the offer here.


This Monday, Gourmet Burger Kitchen will be giving away 50 free lunches in each restaurant – first come, first served. As well as 500 free lunches at their ‘gym’ pop-up, Buns of Steel on Frith Street in Soho from 12pm. Find out more here

Bunga Bunga

Beat the blues with £1 pizza at Bunga Bunga Battersea, and with their lively entertainment and abundance of cocktails, you’re guaranteed to perk up. For evening bookings only, reserve your place here.

Those are just a few of the great deals happening around London and the UK. For more including free coffee, bottomless prosecco and £1 pancakes, click here.

Book Something To Look Forward To

What better to cheer up a miserable day than booking something to look forward to in a couple of months time? Whether that’s one of this year’s major events, taking advantage of one of Blue Monday’s cheap holiday deals or finally making that hard-to-get restaurant booking that you’ve been trying to nail since early 2016. It’s a date to get in your diary and make your day that much brighter.
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Get Out & Do Something

Blue Monday isn’t stopping any of the events from happening in London and it shouldn’t stop you experiencing them either. Whether it’s a new exhibition, a popcorn fuelled trip to the cinema or simply rounding your mates up to go to your local pub – get out of the house and banish those blues.


Stephen Hawking in Conversation at the Southbank Centre

Legendary physicist Stephen Hawking will be broadcast live from the Southbank Centre for ‘A Brief History in Time’. Sharing his thoughts about his proudest accomplishments, marks his 75th birthday and will also act as a launch event for his new app, Stephen Hawking’s Pocket Universe: A Brief History in Time Revisited.

from £25 | Southbank Centre | more info & booking here

La La Land

Just released in cinemas and debatably the hottest film out right now, La La Land tells the story of aspiring actress Mia (Emma Stone) and dedicated Jazz musician Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), and their struggle to make it in the city of dreams. Up for a whopping 7 BAFTA’s, it’s an uplifting must-see for musical lovers.

in cinemas across the country | more info & screening times here

How To Be Happy

Lotte Jeffs, Editor in Chief of ELLE Magazine will be charing a panel of experts in fitness, food and psychology to help you find the best way to enjoy life in 2017. Joining her on the panel will be nutritionists Rosie Saunt and Helen West, ELLE’s fitness editor Bangs, happiness consultant Samantha Clarke and mental health campaigner Bryony Gordon.

6:30pm | The Hoxton | more info & tickets here

So, give it a go and show Blue Monday who’s boss. As for the rest of the week? Download REVL and find the best events near you:

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