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Top Five: London places to try during dry January

For those of you still sticking to Dry January, this is for you. Luckily, London has your back and ditching the booze for a month doesn’t need to be a chore. To make things super simple, we’ve scouted out a wholesome selection of places serving the best coffees, smoothies and mocktails you could imagine. Go on! You can do it.

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Super Natural
86 Brick Lane, E1 6RL

This is the perfect spot for all you Dry January-ers out there! Super Natural combines and blends positivity, health and happiness into organic and natural smoothies, juices, coolers, flavoured waters, high protein shakes and hot teas. Yes, this place truly has it all. Their extensive list of refreshing and flavoursome liquids is mind boggling; you’ll end up wanting them all. We know we do!

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The Refinery, Bankside
110 Southwark St, SE1 0TF

This classy and effortlessly chic place hosts more than just the hard stuff. The Refinery’s zero proof cocktails really hit the spot, with a fab collection of refreshing and healthy drinks on offer. If you ask us, the Spiced Orchid Sour is the one to beat! However, if you feel that a mocktail is getting dangerously close to the real thing then their selection of house sodas should do the trick.

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Dishoom Shoreditch
7 Boundary Street, E2 7JE
5 Stable Street, N1C 4AB
22 King Street, W1B 5QP
12 Upper St, Martin’s Lane, WC2H 9FB

A taste of India, and not just in their food but in their drinks too. Dishoom serve India’s traditional milk and yogurt drink, Lassi. Choose from a variety of different flavours including mango and fennel, salted and rose and cardamom. They also serve the popular drinks of Thums up (cola of India) and Lima (fizzy lemon). So, if you want to try something new this month, head over to Dishoom – you won’t regret it! Dishoom is super popular so there are plenty of venues across London to try.

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NightJar
129 City Road, EC1V 1JB

A beautifully low lit bar with comfortable seating is the perfect recipe for a different and experimental night out. This place will take you back; it explores the ages from pre-prohibition, post war to the New World and the Orient. The sound system swings into action around late afternoon with background Swing and Jazz music, before livening up throughout the evening. So, for an evening you can remember, sip on homemade non-alcoholic beer, tamarind soda and yuzu soda. If that doesn’t take your fancy, then you have the ‘Bartenders choice’ – let them know your flavours and they shall shake you up a virgin cocktail of choice.

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Spark
Unit 3, The Artworks, Elephant Road, SE17 1AY

Spark is the perfect place to rejuvenate this month! Not only do they sell a healthy selection of freshly-squeezed juices, smoothies, pressed fruit and winter warming snacks, but they also offer pampering treatments. Their independent therapists offer various treatments including different types of massage, hypnotherapy, beauty treatments and healing. They now offer a pamper package for £119, for more details look here.

Do you know any other great bars to wet your whistle during Dry January? Leave us a comment below!

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