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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Just because you don't drink, doesn't mean you can drink - ME Hotel has teamed up with non-alcoholic spirit Seedlip for a fun evening of tipples and tasting. Head to the swanky space as they show you how to mix up delicious alcohol-free tipples, as well as a tasting session of the different flavours.
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.
Spooky, silly and totally hilarious, this quirky ghost tour of the capital will load you on to a pimped out routemaster for bonkers ride around the streets of London accompanied by ghosts, ghouls and demons.
If you're after a moment of zen in the hussle and bustle of London life, book yourself a class at Scott's Apothecary. With workshops on candle making, creating your own personal scent and even making natural beauty products, this is the perfect rainy day activity either alone or with friends. Not only will you have fun whilst there, your spoils will also make the perfect gift for someone special (or to keep all to yourself...)
Learn how to make your own Bake Off-worthy bread with an artisan bread masterclass by popular French bakery PAUL. During the session, you'll learn how the science and skills to make three different types for loaf, before enjoying a feast of sharing platters and drinks, accompanied by your own bread, fresh from the oven.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After something a little different? Head to Gunnersbury Park Museum for a unique life drawing class that'll see you creating illustrations of folk characters based on Sketch Art Macabre's Green Man and “Obby Oss”.
Enjoy the sites of the city from 155m up. Take advantage of the Sky Garden's coffee and cake offer where you can take in the idyllic panorama while enjoying a delicious, fresh-baked pastry.
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.
Ditch the booze and join The London Alcohol-Free Comedy Club as top professional comedians take to the stage at Fugitive Motel in Bethnal Green. Think Harriet Dyer, Stefano Paolini and Jeff Innocent alongside a selection of non-alcoholic drinks.
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.
Near & Far Camden are on-hand this Dry January, with London's biggest selection of alcohol-free mocktails. Join them for a booze-free bottomless brunch and you can enjoy a fun afternoon filled with delicious food and drink, with feel-good vibes aplenty.
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.
Paint Jam are popping up all over the city in secret locations for a night of painting, partying and (thankfully) protective clothing. Join the artist host for a night of carefully curated music designed to get your creative juices flowing, and leave with your very own masterpiece.