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Yes it's officially* the most depressing day of the year. If that isn't enough to make you dive back under the duvet, then take heart from a range of rather nice little deals London's restaurants and cafes are putting on today to cheer things up a bit.

Konditor & Cook are giving away 5,000 of their new Red Velvet Mini Bakes to anyone visiting their stores. And they'll also be sending out teams to deliver platters of them to offices nearby.

Finch’s at Finsbury Square, Moorgate is becoming Young’s House of Happiness from 6=8pm offering massages, tea blending tutorials, whisky tastings and cake decoration classes.

In the City, the Botanist and The Trading House will be carrying out random acts of kindness, offering guests their favourite tipple, boxes of Elizabeth Shaw chocolates, or even cocktail masterclass vouchers.

PAUL bakeries are offering cheap shots of what they're nattily terming DEPRESSO - load up with a single or double espressos for just £1 takeaway only.

The Royal Exchange are giving away complimentary emoji Macaroons

Kensington Place are offering free glasses of fizz if you mention Blue Monday when booking a meal there today

Sign up for Busaba's 99p Blue Monday deal and get one of the nine joy-inducing dishes for just 99p.

And branches of Coco di Mama, are going all out with a free coffee with the purchase of any hot croissant or hot breakfast roll for the entire week.

*Someone has made a spurious calculation based on questionable logic and we've all decided to take it as gospel

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