One of the most unique pieces of immersive theatre to be found in the capital this year, the Secret Theatre Project return with a new concept that mixes a mysterious masquerade ball with delicious dining and interactive storyelling.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dry January doesn't mean you have to stay away from the bar altogether, and the team at æcorn aperitifs are proving it with their Zero Alcohol Aperitifs Masterclass. Learn how to craft delicious non-alcoholic sips such as the 'nogroni'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Take out the drink element for a moment and focus on the other parts of the name Drink, Shop & Do. The all-round quirky restaurant, bar and haven for fun activities in King's Cross will get your creative juices flowing with their range of arts, crafts and more.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
An all-new concept from the minds behind Flight Club, Electric Shuffle combines innovative technology with the great British pastime of shuffleboard to create something totally unique. Assemble a team and head over for a healthy dose of competition and delicious eats to boot.
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.
Get your bake on at this wholesome, yet also pretty adrenaline-inducing, day out. Taking inspiration from the hit TV show, the event will have you go head-to-head with other budding baking talent to create your own winning treats.
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.
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.
Taking the game of bowling to new heights, All Star Lanes is a Brick Lane institution that's sure to add a good does of fun to your Dry January. Enjoy hours of bowling, hand-spun American-style shakes and a menu of mouthwatering hot dogs, burgers and more.
Don't miss out on the chance to go brunching with your besties this Dry January, as Near & Far are hosting their very own booze-free bottomless brunch. Filled with delicious dishes, top party tracks and the city's largest section of mocktails, it's sure to be a fun weekend treat.
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.
Otherworld is a thrilling multi-dimensional experience that doesn't need a drop of alcohol to be enjoyed. You'll be blasted off on a virtual reality adventure where you can shoot zombies, enter the matrix, re-live your early Fruit Ninja conquests and more.
Puttshack have claimed the title of the 'world's first' tech mini golf course, taking the already-fun game to new heights. Swing by (get it?) their spot in Bank and you'll have plenty of laughs taking on the crazy courses while soundtracked by danceable hits.
Located in the heart of Covent Garden, Redemption Bar is a perfect option for all of you health-conscious people out there. Serving a wide range of brightly coloured boozeless beverages, the restaurant's menu complements the vibrant decor to make for an all-round treat.
Head down to L'Atelier Des Chefs in St Paul's where they'll be cooking up a storm of Chinese street eats - and you can too. With sessions lasting just 30 minutes they're an excellent way to shake up your Friday lunch hour without that all too tempting trip to the pub.