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 9th July 2019

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.

Disco Yoga

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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.

Candlelight Concerts

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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 Arcola Theatre on Every Friday

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.

Neon Naked Life Drawing

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A life drawing class the likes of which you won't have seen before, this quirky art session sees the models trussed up with day-glo body paint and mad accessories for your sketching pleasure.

@ The Old Crown Public House on Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th July 2019

One of the most unique pop-up bars in Central London, Sainsbury's presents The Clean Vic: a traditional boozer serving up a non-traditional array of quality mocktails and the best low-ABV beers. Whether you're turning up for a pint and some snacks, or hitting up one of the workshops, it's an inclusive event that won't leave you woozy the morning after.

Good Ship Comedy

84 user reviews 5

Offering some of the best comedy slots in Camden, head to The Colonel Fawcett where the Good Ship Comedy is bringing you some stellar stand up and an all-round entertaining night out.

@ London Bridge Ceramics Studio on Various dates from Wednesday 17th July 2019

The perfect way to do an alcohol-free date night in London, get involved with this fun pottery workshop. Learn how to throw clay with your eyes closed, and head home with a pot or trinket to be proud of. 

  The Big London Bake

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@ The Castle Tooting on Various dates from Tuesday 16th July 2019

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.

The Crusting Pipe

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Slap-bang in the heart of Covent Garden Market, there's no better spot for people watching than this lovely outdoor terrace. Whether you're heading down for coffee, Sunday Lunch or afternoon tea, it's one of the best places to play tourist in your own city, or take in the London hubbub for the first time.

@ Roof East on Sunday 11th August and Sunday 1st September 2019

Roof East is playing host to a silent disco with a healthy twist. Not only will you get to dance like nobody's watching, but you'll be free from night club chaos, mischievous drunk folk and you'll be getting toned up as you do it. 

@ Bunker 51 on Sunday 4th August 2019 and 2 other dates

A great alcohol-free London activity, get involved in some serious undead action at this epic immersive team game which sets you up against a hoard of raging zombies. Through various tasks and situations you'll have to take down these blood-thirsty drones with nothing but your wits and your trusty laser gun.

Secret London Runs

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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.