Fun Things To Do This Dry January In London

Christmas often leaves a graveyard of buck's fizz, Baileys and bottles of 'secco that never got finished... perhaps it's time for a little detox? If going sober happens to be one of your New Year's resolutions, the city has plenty of booze-free shindigs to get stuck into. From cruises along the River Thames to quirky fitness classes, check out our guide to fun things to do this Dry January in London.

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Last updated on 1st February 2024

Sky High Retro Gaming

@ PocketSquare Skyline Bar and Terrace on Tuesday 26th March 2024 and 9 other Tuesdays

If you're a fan of nostalgic activities, then you're going to want to get your hands on tickets to Sky High Retro Gaming at PocketSquare Skyline Bar and Terrace. Save on group tickets and, if you make it down to the 30th of January event, enjoy a complimentary Asahi Super Dry 0.0% beer with a drinks purchase and be in with a chance of winning a case of Asahi on the night. What's on the gaming menu? Think Pac-Man, Mortal Kombat, House of the Dead 2 and more.

Ballie Ballerson London

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 Ballie Ballerson's iconic Shoreditch location for the chance to tuck into tasty slices of pizza, sweet sips and lose yourself to the madness of the ball pool.

Backyard Comedy Club

One of our favourite dry January activities in London, the Backyard Comedy Club is home to an epic roster of stand-up and character acts. Whether you want to catch Lee Hurst at a free gig or some of the finest up-and-coming talent, there's plenty to get stuck into here.

West End Musical Tour Silent Disco Walking Tour #silenttours

@ The Marquis of Granby on Various dates from Sunday 3rd March 2024

Experience the magic of the city with the West End Musical Tour Silent Disco Walking Tour. Not only will you get to see some of the capital's finest landmarks and streets, but also get to dance away to top-notch tunes. On top of that? There will be hilarious commentary too.

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium Tour

Walk in the footsteps of football's most well-recognised stars at this exclusive tour of Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Taking place this January, the bespoke event will feature glances at the inner sanctum of the state-of-the-art venue with multimedia sets from some famous faces. 

Quirky Ways To Get Fit in London

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

Bars For Alcohol-Free Cocktails

Our guide to Dry January bars in London shines the spotlight on some of the city's best alcohol-free offerings. From £4 South American-inspired mixes to bespoke blends catered to your tastes, there's plenty to explore. 

Dabbers Bingo

Dabbers Bingo is bringing a little excitement to January with its awesome range of events. Immerse yourself in its competitive games, which are soundtracked by entertainment from the best-loved hosts. It gets even better, as there are alcohol-free drinks at the bar.


Rollerscape is popping up at Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre, promising you the chance to take to your skates for sessions that include cocktails by rink-light and groovy tunes to boot. There's everything from disco to Afrobeats, 80s, 90s and more on the roster, so pick what you prefer to singalong to.

The Big Bakes

Get your cake on at this wholesome, yet also pretty adrenaline-inducing, day out. Putting your skills to the test, the event will have you go head-to-head with other budding baking talents to create your own winning treats. 

Hyper Reality

This Dry January, take part in an exclusive VR experience. You'll get to try your hand at three Hyper Reality immersion zones, ranging from high score shootouts to digital go-karting, with access to the lounge area for a few refreshments afterwards. 

Curious Invitation Talks

Looking for fun ways to stay entertained this Dry January? Curious Invitation Talks is hosting a bunch of unique goings-on at Soho spot The Century Club. Get ready for hilarious improv comedy nights, dazzling musical cabaret and engaging talks about interesting people.

AIM Escape

This Dry January, AIM AR is offering guests the chance to play London's most high-tech escape games. Boasting indoor and outdoor adventures using augmented reality and awesome high tech gadgets, there's plenty to get stuck into with friends.

Lucky Voice Karaoke

Hire out your own private room at Lucky Voice and prepare to belt out some classic tunes with your closest pals. Whether you have the voice of an angel or nails down a chalkboard, there's plenty of fun to be had while singing your heart out.

Flight Club

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


This online immersive experience only requires a smart phone and a pair of headphones to take part. Challenge yourself to a thrilling online adventure this Dry January, which will transform your home into a chilling arena for games and problem solving with a few horrifying surprises.