Things To Do In London If You Don't Drink

Contrary to popular opinion, there is more to London nightlife than just getting boozed. For those who prefer to stay off the sauce, there's a massive range of options that don't involve having to rub shoulders with rowdy drinkers - or at least not a lot of them. From interactive theatre and classical music nights, to high-octane, hands-on experiences and quirky classes, we've rounded up the best alcohol-free nights out in London and chilled out happenings in the capital.

Last updated on 13th March 2020

Electronic Theatre

1 user review 5

If you love video games, this is one heck of an immersive experience for you. Take your mates to Electronic Theatre in Southbank and you'll get to enter interactive LightBoxes, where you'll work together to complete challenges, solve puzzles and generally just have fun while becoming a part of the game. 

London Games Room

12 user reviews 5

Take your mates to a fun and fiercely competitive night out in the city. These quirky events will have you take on table football, arcade classics and plenty more as London Games Room attempt to find the city's bet activity bar. 

From Shakespeare and Jack the Ripper to tube-based treasure hunt, London Premier Walking Tours are showing you new ways to experience the city. Whether you're a tourist looking to learn more about London, or a native on the hunt for local knowledge, they've got a tour to suit every interest.

Paint Jam London

7 user reviews 5

Paint Jam are popping up all over the city in secret locations for a night of painting, partying and (thankfully) protective clothing. Join the artist host for a night of carefully curated music designed to get your creative juices flowing, and leave with your very own masterpiece. 

Disco Yoga

131 user reviews 5

One of the best alcohol-free parties in London, get ready to move, dance and giggle the day away with this quirky exercise class. Get your glitz on at the glitter station then enjoy an hour of blissful, energising yoga to the soundtrack of epic disco classics.

Vintage Arts Asylum

31 user reviews 4

Take a turn around the Arcola Theatre with this excellent swing dance session. With lessons for beginners and live music throughout, you'll learn to lindy hop with the best of them to some of the hottest jazz in Dalston.

Going alcohol-free has never looked so good, especially when Greenwich Pantry is offering you the chance to hone your cooking skills. Ditch the booze in favour of healthy eating, bread-making, sushi classes and much more.

One of the best ideas for a fun night out in London if you don't drink, the wildest ceilidh in town is back for more foot-stomping, partner-twirling action. Raucous nu-folk outfit Fiddle Paradiddle know how to raise a roof the old country way, it's time to get your reel on in a big way.

Great Court Restaurant

1621 user reviews 4

For the ultimate London afternoon tea this offering from one of the city's most heralded attractions is the place to find it. Head to The British Museum for a decadent spread of Netherend Farm butter scones, finger sandwiches and enticing sweet treats. 

Candlelight Concerts

17 user reviews 4

From family favourites and festive matinees to simple recitals to some of the most beautiful music ever written, this gorgeous series of classical concerts offers a stunning ambience and impressive schedule of events ideal for an alcohol-free night out in London.

  The Big London Bake

630 user reviews 5

@ The Castle Tooting on Various dates from Friday 3rd April 2020

Think you know your crumb structures from your soggy bottoms? Time to put those skills to the test at the ultimate Bake Off experience. Head to Tooting where you'll have 90 minutes to whip up a winning bake. As wholesome as a buttered crumpet and as competitive as, well, Bake Off, it makes for one of London's best days out.

Scott's Apothecary

3 user reviews 5

If you're after a moment of zen in the hussle and bustle of London life, book yourself a class at Scott's Apothecary. With workshops on candle making, creating your own personal scent and even making natural beauty products, this is the perfect rainy day activity either alone or with friends. Not only will you have fun whilst there, your spoils will also make the perfect gift for someone special (or to keep all to yourself...)

Secret London Runs

141 user reviews 5

Get into the Christmas spirit the healthy way and take a jog through the lit-up streets of central London. See the lights in all their glory as you pace through the city on either a 5K or more intensive 10K route that is sure to leave you feeling festive and energised.

PAUL Bakery

4 user reviews 5

Learn how to make your own Bake Off-worthy bread with an artisan bread masterclass by popular French bakery PAUL. During the session, you'll learn how the science and skills to make three different types for loaf, before enjoying a feast of sharing platters and drinks, accompanied by your own bread, fresh from the oven.