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In Focus: What To Do During Dry January

Author Editor - 2 minute read

New Year is finally here and after a month of non-stop socialising, eating and drinking, it can often seem difficult to find ways to spend your time in a healthier manner – especially when you’re trying to avoid a tipple.

If you’re looking for cheap, cheerful and alcohol-free ways to spend your January then look no further. Thank us later because we reckon we've got your Dry January plans covered.

Try A New Fitness Class

Forget the gym because let’s be honest, the gym isn't the most fun. Get experimental with your exercise and try a new fitness class instead:

Spinning – PSYCLE

Psycle is a premium boutique fitness brand that offers a collection of cycling based workouts across London. Prepare for high intensity and maximum sweat.

HIIT - amRap at Gymbox

Looking for some fun to kick-start your day? These morning HIIT classes are played to the beat of Kanye West and Busta Rhymes and promise to get those endorphins flowing.

Yoga – Triyoga

Find your inner zen and meditate away the January blues.

Reshape – 1 Rebel

If you’re feeling brave, 1 Rebel Reshape Full Body and Abs will take you on a 45-minute physically and mentally intense workout combining treadmill sprints and weights.

Visit a new café

Instead of dining out this month which is often pricey, a great alternative would be to try out a new cafe in your local area.

Cheap? Tick. Alcohol free? Tick. Cakes? Double tick!

If you're London based, our top picks are:

Elan Café

Probably one of the most Instagrammable cafes out there, Élan Café is stylish, confident and covered head to toe in pink floral decoration.

Expect pink walls, chairs, tables and horses (no, really). Enjoy the Mediterranean inspired menu alongside a cup of coffee.

However, you have been warned because if pink is not your colour then it might be best to give this one a miss!

Saint Aymes

Saint Aymes is a beautiful café inspired by floral gardens and is perfect for catching up with friends. Grab a seat by a flower wall and indulge in some very extravagant treats.

Enjoy a walk in the park

Want to get fit on a budget or just enjoy a breath of fresh air and beautiful scenery on a Sunday afternoon? A simple walk in the park will do both and there’s a number of great places around London to see.

Parkland Walk

The Parkland Walk is the longest Linear Nature Reserve in London and a wildlife trail is planned to open in spring 2019. Enjoy this green space as an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Riverside Walk Gardens

If you’re looking for something more central, this small riverside green space is located next to Vauxhall Bridge and has a series of curved and stepped terraces. Perfect for blowing away the cobwebs.

Hampstead Heath

One of London’s most popular open spaces and located just four miles from Trafalgar square, the Heath is home to some of the best views and highest points in London for everyone to enjoy.