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Doing dry January? Here are the five best SOBER things to do in London

By Lori on Jan 10 2015

Well if you can't drink then you must certainly eat! But since it's January and you're still trying to shred those festive pounds, lets ditch the fry up and opt for a healthy option. No booze and now we're hammering health down your throat? Don't worry as "professional" foodies we know the best joints in town for tasty, healthy and instagram worthy bites!

To make sure theres no tempting cocktails on the menu, we're suggesting you try London's newest Scandinavian eatery: Snaps & Rye!

Unlike most of the Scandinavian restaurants in London that are Norwegian originated, Snaps & Rye is in fact Danish (don't even think about the word pastry!)

We aren't going to tell you too much, just that it should be on your January bucket list!

Let's face it, if you're not on the dance floor on a Saturday night knocking back the doubles, you're in the cinema choking down the pop corn OR you're at home on the sofa. Once again, we have a slight alternative for next weekends plan.

From the creators behind the Hot Tub Cinema, we bring you the Pillow Cinema! This genius concept allows you to stay in bed watching films and go out at the same time. Taking place at Shoreditch's former tube station, the entire room will be covered in soft furnishings such as giant bean bags and pillows to snuggle up to whilst you watch the likes of Frozen and The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Get your tickets HERE

It's time to give up the Budweiser for a Butter Beer at London's best school, Hogwarts that is. Warner Brother's Harry Potter studios have undergone a festive makeover. With a snow filled Diagon Alley and a Christmas tree in the Great Hall, who wouldn't want to spend a Christmas afternoon with witches & wizards?

Get your tickets now before all the snow melts by February!

Just because you aren't going to a club, doesn't mean you can't enjoy the music. Our favourite gig taking place in London this January is from the silky voiced Jessie Ware. Playing two nights in 02 Academy Brixton, this isn't an evening to pass up on. One of Britain's most celebrated artists & raw talents.

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So we HAD to add a cultural option to our list, but we decided against the usual Museum Exhibition and adventured into something a little less average.

Lights Of Soho is an exhibition celebrating 40 years of Chris Bracey's neon artwork! The most spectacular display of lights in their coolest form. We highly recommend a trip to see 'God's Own Junkyard' lit up!