Looking for delicious ways to enjoy Blue Monday in London? We have all the answers. Here’s the ultimate ways to mark Blue Monday in London; the most depressing day of the year just got better with pizza. Here’s where to feast this Blue Monday in London:

Blue Monday in London: Foodie Deals

For Thai on the Cheap: Busaba

What: Get down to your local Busaba restaurant from 12-4pm on Monday (16th January), and indulge in any one of the nine joy-inducing dishes for just 99p, for a very limited time only. First come, first served basis.

The Details: Register online and head to your chosen restaurant on Blue Monday to lighten your mood by tucking into a range of nine Bangkok dishes, from classic Pad Thai and crabmeat fried rice to chargrilled chicken and green chicken curry for just 99p each.

Price: 99p

Where: Locations here 

For a Pizza Giveaway: Franco Manca 

What: On Blue Monday, Franco Manca is encouraging sourdough-lovers born in the first month of the year to visit their local site and enjoy a pizza on the house.

The Details: From Franco Manca classics such as the Gloucester Old Spot ham, mozzarella, buffalo riccotta and wild mushrooms, to the daily-changing meat and vegetarian specials, customer can claim their prize by presenting a valid I.D. on arrival.

Price: Free for January babies

Where: Locations here 

For a Free Pud: Zizzi 

What: Zizzi will boost your spirits with a super sweet giveaway to celebrate Blue Monday. All customers who snap a Zizzi foodie picture and post on their Instagram will receive a free dessert in restaurants across the UK.

The Details: To receive a free dessert, all customers need to do is snap a photo of their meal and include @WeAreZizzi and #ZizziBlueMonday and show off their creative skills to the waiter, who will then provide a dessert, absolutely free.  This offer is only valid for one person, so make sure the rest of the table share their foodie picture on Instagram to get their free dessert too.

Price: FREE

Where: Locations here 

Photo Credit: Nick Andrews / Zizzi

For a Foodie Deal: The Real Greek 

What: The Real Greek is turning Blue Monday into ‘Wahoo Monday’ with 50% off all food from their main menu, over the entire day of the 16th January.

The Details: Choose from wholesome offerings such as cold and hot meze, Souvlaki wraps, grills, vegetarian and vegan dishes. For those who can’t make it on the 16th, The Real Greek is also offering 25% off the total food bill until 27th January in all restaurants, meaning there’s plenty of Mediterranean goodness to get the UK through the chilly month of January.

Price: 50% off all dishes

Where: Locations here 

For a Free Bite: Royal Exchange 

What: 16th January aka Blue Monday is apparently the most depressing day of the year, when we are all at our most melancholy. But don’t you worry, the team at The Royal Exchange has got you covered.

The Details: Pop into The Royal Exchange any time on 16th January to grab your complimentary emoji Macaroon, they’re guaranteed to turn that frown upside down. What’s more, if you post your macaroon on social media with the hashtag #rexemoji for a chance to win a whole box.

Price: FREE

Where: Royal Exchange, London EC3V 3LR

For Free Stuff: The Trading House 

What: The Trading House, in Bank, is running a ’Tokens of Kindness’ campaign on Monday. Play you cards right, and you could win some pretty nifty prizes. 

The Details: They will be carrying out the random acts by offering guests with their favourite tipple, boxes of Elizabeth Shaw chocolates, bunches of flowers by Venus Flowers or even cocktail masterclass vouchers. The Trading House are also offering 2 for 1 on gin for the whole month –  nothing to be sad about here.

Price: Free if you’re lucky

Where: 89-91 Gresham St, London EC2V 7NQ

Blue Monday in London: Drinks

For Free Coffee: Coco di Mama

What: Coco di Mama have introduced a blues-beating breakfast boost to help power through January with an offer of a free coffee with the purchase of any hot croissant or breakfast roll in the week of Blue Monday,  (16th-20th January).

The Details: With a new breakfast menu featuring a selection of hot pastries, as well as a selection of healthy power pots, muesli, porridge and coconut porridge, customers will be able to enjoy Coco di Mama’s renowned coffee, a unique blend created by Allpress, for free with an order of a hot croissant or breakfast roll all week.

Price: FREE

Where: Find your nearest Coco di Mama store here 

For Bargain Bubbles: Kensington Place

What: Kensington Place are already offering wine at retail prices on Blue Monday, but if wine isn’t the drink of your choice, they have a special treat for just for you.

The Details: Especially for Blue Monday, you will receive a complimentary glass of fizz with your meal when you quote ‘Blue Monday’ in your booking. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the bubbles.

Price: FREE

Where: 201 Kensington Church St, London W8 7LX

For Cheap Coffee: PAUL 

What: There’s no better way to put a spring in your step on allegedly the most miserable day of the year, Blue Monday (16th January), than with a shot of DEPRESSO from family-run French artisan bakery and pâtisseriePAUL.

The Details: At a time where people need cheering up, PAUL will be spreading kindness in the form of single or double espressos for just £1 to lift those moods from morning through to evening.

Price: A quid

Where: Available on takeaway orders only on Blue Monday (16th January 2017). Find your nearest PAUL here.

For a Vitamin Packed Smoothie: Crussh x Lifesum x SAD Lightbox

What: The Swedish health app, Lifesum, London Fit Food & Juice Bar Crussh, and the SAD Lightbox Company, have collaborated to launch the first ever ‘Vitamin D Bar’ offering SAD lightboxes, as well as the vitamin D-rich smoothie ‘Blues Beater powered by Lifesum’ especially for Blue Monday.

The Details: Blues Beater powered by Lifesum’ smoothies will be available to purchase at all Crussh stores, and for an additional mood boost, city residents visiting Crussh’s New Street Square store can experience its designated ‘Vitamin D Bar’, which offers customers exposure to replacement sunlight through SAD light therapy boxes. The ‘Blues Beater powered by Lifesum’ smoothie contains some of the following ingredients, which are not only rich in vitamin D, but also high in magnesium, fibre and protein, all of which speed up the body’s metabolism and ability to absorb vitamins: vitamin D booster, blueberries, Kefir and spinach

Price: small £3.80, medium £4.80, large £6.30.

Where: Locations here