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 18th September 2019

@ Bunker 51 on Saturday 21st September 2019 and 3 other Saturdays

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.

@ Trapeze on Wednesday 25th September 2019 and 2 other Wednesdays

Clubbing without the annoying drunk people? Count us in. This unique silent disco experience is clearing the Trapeze dancefloor of the usual barflies so you can get your groove on in peace. Head to East London where this fun experience is giving you a mind, body and soul workout.

@ London Bridge Ceramics Studio on Various dates from Saturday 21st September 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 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.

Secret London Runs

94 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.

@ Iron Bloom on Fri, 20th Sep 2019 @ 18:00 - 0:00

Picture this, a wild Friday night in a sultry Shoreditch drinking den, only you can actually remember it all. Cue An Elegant Fusion - East London's new alcohol-free pop-up bar, complete with sober sommeliers, chilled DJ tracks and more mocktails that you can manage. Teaming up with the best brands in the booze-free biz, expect the likes of Noughty wines, St Clements, Seneser Spirits and a whole load of delicious vegan nosh. 

  The Big London Bake

472 user reviews 5

@ The Castle Tooting on Various dates from Friday 20th September 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.

Disco Yoga

110 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.

Candlelight Concerts

14 user reviews 4

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.

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.

Neon Naked Life Drawing

19 user reviews 4

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 Crusting Pipe

491 user reviews 4

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.


17 user reviews 4

Offering a friendly, warm and open atmosphere from the off, this unique series of storytelling events offers you the chance to learn about the lives of others through the stories they tell, whether that be tales of dating mayhem, or yarns inspired by their elders.