Things To Do

5 Fun Alcohol-Free Things To Do In London This Dry January

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We’ve put together a list of things to do in London that don’t involve drinking, for everyone brave enough to take on Dry January.

It’s been a long, indulgent December, so we suppose now might be a good time to start thinking about our annual January detox. And while we do love a good pub there are plenty of things to do in the capital that don’t involve an alcoholic beverage in hand.

1. Take in a movie in style


We’ve teamed up with Backyard Cinema to offer you a couple of exclusive Secret London film screenings this January, and this is not an experience to be missed. The two films have been chosen by you via Facebook poll, so we’ll be showing Mrs Doubtfire on the 17th January and 10 Things I Hate About You on the 20th. Venture through a frozen ice cave, strut along the red (sorry, blue) carpet and get cosy on a giant bean bag, all before watching your favourite feel-good film. Get your tickets here.

2. Indulge without guilt

[Redemption Bar]
This place’s motto is ‘Spoil yourself without spoiling yourself’ and while that would usually make us feel queasy, it is January, and that means we’re willing to accept any motivational quote that might lead to a little positive change. Redemption will cleanse you of your December sins and make everything better with their health focused food. Take a look at their website for more menu info here.

3. Chill out in a board game café

[Draughts London]
If you’re looking for a bar-esque environment to hang out in, but you’re not comfortable with the thought of ordering a mocktail at your regular haunt, we’ve found the perfect place. Draughts in Hackney is a board game café filled with 600 games, serving high quality food and drink. Yes, there are alcoholic beverages on offer, but it’s not about that. It’s about the pure joy of sharing a game with friends.

4. Feast a bit more


Our friends at Coppa Club (the London legends behind the original igloo craze) are putting on quite a spread this January and we thought you might like to pay them a visit. It’s £16.95 for two-courses or £23.95 for three, and you can choose to take advantage of this offer in any one of the four Coppa Club locations. Their flourless chocolate and almond cake with orangey crème fraîche is not to be missed. There’s just no sense restricting yourself from eating the things you love when the menu is this good. Right? Get your tickets here.

5. Enjoy a chilly high-octane thrill

[Queens London]
London’s festive ice rink season might be winding down but Queens Skate Dine Bowl’s rink is open year-round and they’re hosting ice karting evenings throughout January. For £35 you’ll get the chance to channel your Fast and Furious alter-ego and take to the ice for the thill of a lifetime. You’ll get 20 minutes of time on the ice in a 40 minute experience. Get your tickets here.

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