25 Fun Things To Do This Dry January in London

Christmas often leaves a graveyard of Bucks Fizz, Baileys and bottles of 'secco that never got finished, making you think, perhaps it's time for a little detox? If Dry Jan happens to be one of your New Year's resolutions, you're in luck as London has plenty of booze-free things to do, so you'll never miss out. From food festivals to River Thames cruises, quirky fitness classes to bar crawls of the city's best no-alcohol cocktail bars, explore our guide of fun things to do this Dry January in London.

Last updated on 6th December 2019




  The Cheese Crawl

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@ Statue of Goddess Diana on Every Saturday

Who needs bar crawls when you can have cheese crawls? Get your belly full with endorphin-releasing dairy delights, take part in cheese-themed trivia quizzes and explore the cities finest purveyors of Camembert, Stilton, cheddar and beyond. 

@ The Star of Bethnal Green on Wed, 15th Jan 2020 @ 19:00 - 22:00

Join The Star for a night of beer sippin' with a Dry January twist. They'll be playing host to a special edition of Battle of the Breweries featuring low or 0% ABV beers from Lucky Saint, Brooklyn Brewery, Lowlander and BrewDog, with you deciding the best of the batch. 

@ 8 Leake Street on Various dates from Saturday 14th December 2019

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Piece together clues sent to your phone, solve riddles and rush around the city while trying to stop a bomb from going off at this unique adventure. It's sure to be one hair-raising experience that's not for the faint of heart. 

You don't need booze to have fun when there's a full-size adult ball pit doing the work for you. Head over to one of Ballie Ballerson's iconic London locations for the chance to tuck into tasty slices of pizza, sweet sips and lose yourself to the madness of the ball pool.

@ Ko on Fri, 17th Jan 2020 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)

Ditching the drink this month? Head north of the river where King's Cross favourite Ko is hosting an evening of alcohol-free drinks paired with cheese platters and charcuterie. Perfect for date nights and chilled catch-ups with mates.

New Motion Fitness

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If exercise was on the list of resolutions too, this is one fun way to get you pulse rising. Boxing, HIIT, dance and yoga are all on the cards with live DJs and Lightbox's iconic light display beaming around you while you get physical. 

Bounce, Farringdon

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Apply all those beer pong skills from Crimbo to become a ping ping champion. A haven for all things table tennis, Bounce Farringdon will have you battle it out with your mates in an attempt to win the title of master of the paddles. 

Flight Club

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Pioneers of the social darts experience, Flight Club are a go-to for a fun night out, with various spots across the city for you and the gang to explore. Take to the oche and enjoy an game of high-tech darts with a long pizza paddle that's perfect for sharing.

The Comedy Store

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Throw a few laughs into your evening, from cutting-edge takes on current news stories to theatrical improv, The Comedy Store manages to wrangle the best in the biz for your entertainment. There's absolutely no need for booze to have your funny bone tickled here. 

The Mind Palace

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Throughout Dry January, London's own Sherlock Holmes-inspired bar experience, The Mind Palace, will be hosting guests and welcoming them to take part puzzle-solving and deduction. What for? The perfect mocktail of course, created using the drinker's very own detective skills. 

  Thames Lates

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@ London Eye Millenium Pier on Various dates from Saturday 14th December 2019

Take a moment to enjoy London in all its finery with a speedboat ride down the River Thames. Request a booze-free beverage and sip away as the sun sets over our city's most iconic landmarks, with award-wining comedians as your guide. 

@ The Round Chapel on Fri, 31st Jan 2020 @ 19:00 - 22:15

For a wholesome night that'll leave you feeling inspired, check out The Round Chapel's evening of adventure films, campfires and free marshmallows. The stunning venue will be showing six award-winning adventure documentaries, looking at everything from Icelandic surfing, slacklining, freediving and more.

How does a night spent ice skating on a rooftop and slurping hot chocolate with picturesque views of the city sound to you? Well Skylight are offering you all that and more with their sky-high hideaway, cosy huts to escape the cold and stellar street food selection.

The Grand

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The Grand may be one of London's hottest spots for late-night entertainment, but these guys know how to have fun without alcohol. This January, you can catch the classic movie Labyrinth starring David Bowie, and have an audience with comedy queen Nina West with more TBC.

Our guide to London's best mocktails proves that award-winning bars are paying just as much attention to their alcohol-free offerings as their boozy counterparts. From £4 South American-inspired mixes to bespoke blends catered to your tastes, there's plenty to explore. 

@ Owl and Hitchhiker on Various dates from Wednesday 18th December 2019

Hailed as the “Crystal Maze on crystal meth”, this bonkers adventure in immersive theatre is a totally new take in the classic escape room. Boasting mad characters, spiralling storylines and plenty of fun, there's no need for booze to enjoy it.

Regardless of whether you're doing it for the fitness or just wanna look fly when hitting the dancefloor, these dance classes across London will have you ditching the Cha Cha Slide for something a little more impressive. Check out the best of them and get into the groove. 

@ Right outside AllSaints 6 Hanbury Street on Various dates from Sunday 15th December 2019

Treat yo' self to an afternoon of fried chicken feasting at East London Chicken Wing Crawl, where you'll explore the juiciest, most flavourful offerings the area's bars and restaurants have to offer. It's the perfect day out if you're in the mood for something a little messy. 

  The Murdér Express

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@ Pedley Street Station on Various dates from Saturday 14th December 2019

Take a trip to Pedley Street Station and who knows what horrors will unfurl, as The Murdér Express makes its historic journey. Combining theatre and dining, the focus is not so much on drink, and instead on the terrifying tale of murder and deception going on around you.