6 healthier ways to hang out with friends

Looking to mix up your meet ups? Instead of knocking back shots, channel your inner Catherine Zeta-Jones at the Crystal Maze, sip on a sophisticated non-alcoholic tipple at Duck and Waffle, and go back in time to the grooviest decades with a workout time machine…

The Crystal Maze Live Experience London

What: Based on the popular 90’s TV show, Crystal Maze takes you through a journey across spinning planets to reach the crystal in a spacewalk against time. Teams of up to eight are guided through the maze by their own eccentric Maze Master to complete a series of challenges that will test your mental and physical abilities, all against the clock. The more challenges completed successfully, the more crystals the teams win and the more time they have for the final challenge inside the iconic Crystal Dome.

When: January through to May 2018

Where: 10-14 White Lion St, London N1 9PD


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Disco Yoga 

What: Get in the party spirit at the DIY glitter station and move from downward disco dogs to party planks and into a freestyle party. Be prepared to sweat some glitter! It’s fun, feel good and you can sing along to the disco beats being spun from the live DJ decks. Super food cocktails and mocktails will be waiting for you at the bar. Suitable for all levels. Definitely one to experience with a group of friends!

When: Classes run weekly from 19:30-20:30. Upcoming dates: Trapeze Bar: Tuesday January 30th, Tuesday February 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th. Prince of Peckham – Wednesday January 31st.


Trapeze Basement Bar, 89 Great Eastern St, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3HX

Prince of Peckham, 1 Clayton Rd, Peckham, London SE15 5JA


Photo: Duck & Waffle
Low & No Cocktail Menu at Duck and Waffle

What: Who said Dry January had to be boring? Round yours off in style at Duck and Waffle. Non-alcoholic options include an Electric Coriander Colada consisting of clarified pineapple, toasted coconut infusion, coriander and soda; Mind Your Peas & Q’s made up of sugar snap pea & mint infusion, tonic and the Cucumber, containing cucumber water, lychee, super-sec dry essence, floral cordial. Peruse the full menu here.

When: Available until 31st January 2018

Where: Duck & Waffle, 110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY


Sweat & Sound ‘Workout Time Machine’

What: ‘Workout Time Machine’, the latest immersive fitness experience from Sweat & Sound, promises to take you back in time to the grooviest decades. So if you’re ready for retro, wear your best gear from your favourite year and sign up to the party with your friends. Prizes to be won for the best dressed!

When: 21st February 18:30 – 21:30

Where: Secret location in Shoreditch (revealed on the day)


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Boom Cycle x CoppaFeel

What: Party people Boom Cycle are teaming up with Breast Cancer Awareness charity, CoppaFeel! to announce a quarterly event series, kicking off with ‘Tits & Lazers’. The evening includes a Boom Cycle 45 minute empowerment themed ride, followed by a talk and hair braiding with ‘Get Braided’. The CoppaFeel! team will available to educate people on the importance of checking their boobs regularly (not just for women!) and knowing the signs and symptoms of breast cancer. Your ticket will include a ‘You’re Awesome’ charity vest, pink bubbles and treats! A mindful event to attend where you get to work out and for a good cause!

When: 30th January 2018 at 6.30pm

Where: Boom Cycle Monument, 8 Lombard Ct, London EC3V 9BJ



Blade – Blow-dry and drinks for two

What: Swap an all-day drinking session for a bouncy blow dry, ‘Netflix & chill’ with your besty at Blade. Not your traditional hair salon, each chair has it’s own iPad where you’re free to catch up on your favourite series or browse the sales. Swap a Cosmopolitan for a Raspberry tea – a traditional family Russian flu remedy, tea with raspberry conserve and freeze dried raspberries!

When: Opening times: Mon-Fri 12pm – 9pm. Sat: 11am – 8pm. Sun: 12pm – 7pm.

Where: Blade, 26 Frith St, Soho, London W1D 5LD


By Kate

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Hettie is the editor and co-founder of DOSE. A keen runner, she’s also partial to a blast of high-intensity and hot yoga. A country girl at heart, she divides her time between London and the lush rolling hills of North Devon. When she’s not jetting off on her next adventure, Hettie can be found in a candle-lit alcove with a laptop, a spaniel and a full bodied Malbec.

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