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 21st June 2022

At this fun class in London, you'll get to learn how to make a beautifully prepared flatbread. An ideal activity for groups, this session will also see you tucking into your tasty creations at the end and taking home a goodie bag of cooking utensils.

Looking for an adrenaline-pumping London experience that won't break the bank? Head to Navrtar - the high tech gaming venue that specialises in all things VR. With a huge free-roaming area, this swanky venue is the perfect place to fully immerse yourself in another world - with a range of options to suit all party sizes and budgets.

Paint a Pic

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Join Paint A Pic for a series of alcohol-free events that will have you tapping into your creative side. Not only will they provide you with all the equipment needed, but it's also be hosted by a resident artist who'll give you pointers as you make your masterpiece.

Electric Gamebox

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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. 

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.

The Big Bakes

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Think you know your crumb structures from your mirror glaze? Time to put those skills to the test at the ultimate baking experience. You'll have 90 minutes to whip up a winning bake at one of London's best days out.

Great Court Restaurant

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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. 


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This venue promises hours of alcohol-free fun, from chasing down baddies in an espionage-inspired space room to entering the world of Assassin's Creed through a VR headset. Check out clueQuest for an experience to remember. 

Humble Grape

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Just because you don't drink, doesn't mean you should miss out on the godly liquid that is a good glass of wine. Luckily for you, Humble Grape bars across London are offering alcohol-free and low ABV tastings; or so we've heard down the grapevine.

Hobgoblin Music

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Over at Hobgoblin Music, which you can find not far from Tottenham Court Tube Station, you can discover all kinds of weird and wacky instruments and classes. Whether you've always wanted to learn how to play the ukulele or try your hand at the harp, now's your chance.


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London ScooTours are a seriously fun thing to do if you don't drink, combining knowledge and fitness for the ultimate city excursion. Learn all about the capital's history while zooming through a range of areas, from Hyde Park and Kensington, to Angel and Barbican.

Electric Gamebox offers you an exciting immersive experience in Wandsworth where you and your mates can go head-to-head in games or work together in a variety of games. From rescuing the Queen's corgis to meeting aliens, these activities are out of this world.

Immersive venues in London don't get much better than this... One for the history fanatics among you, Bunker 51 is taking you back in time to the era of the Cold War with its themed space. Ideal for group events, this spot can be booked out for paintballs, laser tag and airsoft parties, as well as zombie experiences.

Sometimes we don't want to head to boozer to have some fun, that's where Game Of Stones comes in. Head on a crazy adventure led by the cool technology on your phone, which gives you the opportunity to learn cool facts about the area and win prizes too.

If you're looking for alcohol-free fun in London, check out Sherlock: The Official Live Game. One of the best things to do in the capital if you don't drink, this immersive experience will have you trawling through sets from the TV show with original content from some of its biggest stars. 

A great activity if you don't drink, The Backyard Comedy Club's alcohol-free comedy club is bringing you a cracking lineup of comics and some delicious 0% drinks. Expect jokes from Mark Simmons, Sally Anne-Hayward, Mike Gunn and Dana Alexander to name a few.

Sky Garden

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Want to try something different? There's no better place to do yoga than one of the most popular buildings in London. Sky Garden is offering a class for those looking for a great way to start the day (and with stunning panoramic views at that). 

Pasta Remoli

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Master the art of Italian cuisine at one of Pasta Remoli's exciting classes. You'll learn how to rustle up tagliatelle or ravioli the original way, using fresh, seasonal ingredients to make an absolutely bellissimo meal, which you'll get to enjoy with a glass of vino.