When you think of a date night, you might automatically think of going to a bar and a lot of things in London do revolve around a boozey night so it can be difficult to find things to do if you are a non-drinker.
However, we’ve discovered the places in London that are fun and don’t need a drop of Alcohol. The city has many things for people to do without a beer in hand….trust.
Read on to avoid the beer fear in the morning and discover our top things to do in London…booze free.
Redemption, Notting Hill
You do not have to be a vegan to enjoy some of the delicious meals served at this dry vegan bar, which is one of the best in London. Their dishes are some of the tastiest around and they are coupled with drinks such as apple mock-hito and beet-o-tini – perfect for that first booze free date 😎
Bounce, Shoreditch or Holborn
Ok, so this is a bar – fair enough…buttt often all that is needed to stay off alcohol is something to take your mind away from it. At Bounce, you can have a laugh playing Ping-Pong, which is also a great way to get fit. Why not visit here for a fun first date, and leave the drinkers to their own devices.
London Escape Rooms
This isn’t for everyone, as some people hate the idea of being locked in a room. It is only for an hour usually though, and might not be that long if you’re a smart cookie and can solve the clues to let yourself free. There are several of these around London, as they have become super popular.
Our two favourites are HintHunt and ClueQuest. Check them out with your date, but we advise this is date number 3 upwards, because otherwise you’re stuck in a room on date one with someone you’re not even sure you like yet….a whole lot of awkward.
Drink, Shop, Do, Kings Cross
This venue has lots of activities to keep you busy and speaks directly to all your creatives out there. There are regular creative workshops, dancing and karaoke among other things – a woohoo. They also have some delightful snacks and drinks available, none of which have any alcohol in them.
Prince Charles Cinema, Leicester Square
It is not always easy to go without alcohol without the help of somewhere such as the ANA Treatment Centre. If you are trying to abstain though, why not pay a visit to the Prince Charles Cinema for one of their movie marathons. If you enjoy a sing-along there are options for this too.
Swap alcohol for chocolate at the rather special chocolate shop in Soho (there’s also the original in Brighton too). In the upstairs café, you get great views of Carnaby street while enjoying some delightful food from their menu, which includes various kinds of hot chocolate of course. GREAT date for winter!
London showcases some of the best shows in the world, most of them in the West End. So why not take advantage of what our incredible city has to offer. Whether you want to see a musical, drama or maybe a ghost story check out our Theatre section on the site and you’ll find all types of reviews. We generally cover reviewing all of the lesbian focused plays too.
Fitness Classes All Over The City
Ok so this is definitely not a date option, or maybe it is if you don’t mind working out in front of your date 😅…you sweaty mess.
One of our favourite classes to show off in is actually a wicked spin class. Check out our article on Psycle here.
London Has It All
London caters for everyone. For a city where more than 300 different languages are spoken, it is an amazing place where you will always find things to do that are huge fun without the need to get drunk (which is rich coming from us, but even we need some down time). If we’ve missed anything then let us know in the comments section below!
Team NL x