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 life drawing, to high-octane, hands-on experiences and quirky classes, we've rounded up the best alcohol-free nights out in London.

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Last updated on 22nd February 2024




Hobgoblin Music

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.

DWTN

DWTN are providing all the parties, brunches and plenty more this month. Enjoy creating your own masterpiece all while tipping back a few non-alcoholic drinks at the bar or jamming out to top-notch tunes.

Ride Republic

Ride Republic is the indoor cycling destination in Fulham, one that takes your typical fitness sesh up a gear with a fierce leader board battle where you're split into teams. Plus, you can refuel at the shake bar and have your very own curated playlist.

Neon Naked Life Drawing

On the hunt for booze-free things to do in the city? Get down to one of the London locations, for a Neon Naked Life Drawing class that uses reactive arts materials to draw real-life colourful models and inspire you to think outside the box.

ArtistAnd

Book yourself onto one of ArtistAnd's brilliant classes to develop your art skills with expert guidance. Whether you fancy working with watercolours or want to learn different shading techniques, they've got you covered, complete with a fun and friendly atmosphere.

RSA House Events

For things to do if you don't drink in Central London, check out what RSA House has to offer. This historic venue is hosting all kinds of fun events, from fascinating talks with names like Hugh Dennis and Lloyd Grossman, as well as a yoga and sound immersion session.

ONE HUNDRED SHOREDITCH

Brunches can be hard if you don't drink, but Retroglow at One Hundred Shoreditch has you covered. Head up to its glass-walled seventh floor and partake in exercise routines, before you tuck into delicious food while enjoying panoramic views from the terrace.

Bunker 51

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.

Paint a Pic London

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.

Immersive Gamebox

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

The Big Bakes

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

Greenwich Pantry

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.

Navrtar

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.

Frameless

An exciting, multi-dimensional exhibition, Frameless transports you beyond reality with its reinterpretation of fine art. Using interactive colours, breathtaking lighting and magical music, it offers a dreamlike experience as you explore the brushstrokes and inspiration behind Dali, Rembrandt and more.