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, you're in luck as London has plenty of booze-free things to do. From food festivals to cruises along the River Thames and quirky fitness classes, this is our guide to the most fun things to do this Dry January in London.

Last updated on 24th December 2021

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.

AIM Escape

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This Dry January, AIM AR is offering guests the chance to plat London's most high-tech outdoor escape games. Using augmented reality and high tech gadgets, you'll explore the city and soak up famous sights while solving puzzles, making for some seriously fun days out.

Ballie Ballerson Shoreditch

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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.

Thames Rockets

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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 Magic Hour

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If you're in the mood for trying something a little different on a night out in London, head to The Magic Hour. This fun alcohol-free experience will have you gawping at magic tricks and mind reading from one of the UK's top magicians. 

Puttshack Bank

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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. 

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Go on an epic quest to escape a Martian invasion with The War of the Worlds immersive experience. Starting from Leadenhall Street, you'll have to crawl and weave yourself through 24 different scenes, including a the Royal Observatory and a deserted house.

The Big Bakes

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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. 

Walk in the footsteps of some 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. 


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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. 

Flight Club

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Pioneers of the social darts experience, Flight Club are the 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 a game of high tech darts with a pizza paddle that's perfect for sharing.

Hyper Reality

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This Dry January, take part in an exclusive all-access VR experience in London. 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. 

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. 

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. 

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, you'll have plenty of fun while singing your heart out with optional refreshments.