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.
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.
If you're looking for a way to relax, this guided art lesson could be just the thing for you. Taking place near Blackfriars, the two-hour class will see you pick up a paintbrush and create your own masterpiece, with music and a live bar too.
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.
An excellent way to up those kitchen skills, these fun cookery classes in St Paul's are a great excuse to get the gang together for a little foodie moment. Whether you're dropping in after work for a quick go at whipping something up, or going all in with their four-hour workshops, they're a fun and delicious way to get the group bonding.
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.
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.
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.
London Scooter Tour is one unique thing to do if you don't drink, combining knowledge and fitness for the ultimate city excursion. Learn all about London's history while zooming through Hyde Park, past Kensington Palace and stopping off at Royal Albert Hall.
Head to Palmers Green where Roller Nation is waiting to give you the best roller skating experience in the city. Turn a few tricks on the rink before heading to the on-site diner to replenish yourself with some seriously good grub from Burger Bear.
Spend an afternoon at Soho's Wands & Wizard Exploritorium carving your very own pumpkin jack-o-lantern. You'll also be treated to a mug of The Cauldron's non-alcoholic HallowCream, topped with homemade whipped cream.
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.