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 28th July 2021

You probably know Fuller's as the purveyors of all things booze and classic grub, but this summer the pub brand are shaking things up by welcoming a Shakesperian group into their beer gardens for a theatrical night of monologues, action and drama.

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.

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. 

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. 

Paint a Pic

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Head to Blackfriars where this alcohol-free event will have you tapping into your creative side over a fun afternoon. Not only will they provide you with all the equipment needed, but Paint a Pic will also be hosted by a resident artist who'll give you pointers as you make your masterpiece.

Ditch the booze and get your friends over to London Fields for a workout class no one will be complaining about. Bringing together an array of epic themes (gay icons, 90s girl power, Madonna and 80s duos), Retroglow is turning a fitness pop-up into a full-blown party.

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.


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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.

@ 56 Leadenhall Street on Various dates from Friday 6th August 2021

Fun activities in London? Head to Leadenhall Street where you'll find this incredible War of the Worlds-themed immersive experience. An epic 5D adventure, the event will have you crawling and weaving your way through 24 different settings as you try to escape a Martian invasion.

  The Big London Bake

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@ The Castle Tooting on Various dates from Wednesday 4th August 2021

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.