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 19th September 2019

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.

  Last Man Standing

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@ The Phoenix on Wednesday 6th November 2019

Last Man Standing is a raucous, action-packed quiz, which descends into madness at the drop of a hat. Take your mates along and you're sure to take on crazy challenges, quirky twists on classic TV games and have a crack at some of the event's very own mad tasks. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.

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. 

  Thames Lates

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@ London Eye Millenium Pier on Various dates from Thursday 24th October 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. 

@ LONDON on Saturday 7th December and Saturday 25th January 2020

Chomp away on Burger-saurs at the pop-up everyone's been talking about. Offering the ultimate Pokémon experience, it's definitely one for all of those who enjoy an healthy dose of nostalgia, with games, drinks (non-alcoholic of course) and DJs spinning tracks into the Eevee-ning.

  The Cheese Crawl

12 user reviews 5

@ 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. 

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 Murdér Express

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@ Pedley Street Station on Various dates from Friday 15th November 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.

@ 8 Leake Street on Various dates from Sunday 20th October 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. 

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. 

@ Owl and Hitchhiker on Various dates from Saturday 26th October 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.

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.