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 23rd October 2020

  The Big London Bake

737 user reviews 5

@ The Castle Tooting on Various dates from Saturday 24th October 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.

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.

Trade in bottomless brunches for a morning pottery class, courtesy of HAUSOF. The Camden workshop is offering ceramic and woodworking workshops that'll teach you to mould your own mug, bowl or planter over two and a half hours, with all projts going to a good cause.

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.

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.

Want to see a side of London that doesn't involve drinking? Imagine Experiences host a selection of themed days in and around the capital - from guided food tours through buzzing markets to action-packed days themed on all things James Bond.

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.

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. 

Disco Yoga

151 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.

@ The Marylebone on Tue, 25th Jun 2019 - Thu, 31st Dec 2020

Perfect for getting to know London without the help of hooch, this unique cross-city puzzle game will have you working your way around the city via clues sent to your phone. Find clues, complete challenges and outsmart his arch-nemesis Moriarty in this fun Sherlock-inspired experience.

Electric Playbox

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.