Alcohol-free events & activities in London

Alcohol-Free Activities in London

Looking for exciting things to do in London that don’t require drinking alcohol? Look no further.

Collecting ideas for a fun date with a friend or a romantic meet-up that doesn’t involve alcohol in London? If you’re well into recovery, just out of rehab, or fancy a break from drinking alcohol, this guide will help you find some fun activities to do without alcohol.

Look at our exciting list of alcohol-free activities for you to enjoy in the city of London.

Just because you don’t drink alcohol doesn’t mean the fun needs to stop, but preparation is key when you are in early recovery.

Looking for alcohol-free things to do requires planning. By planning, you can ensure that the events you attend are fun, interesting, and not focused on substances.

Finding tee-total activities can be hard, and you may find that finding things to do in London at night without drinking will be especially hard. However, exploring new experiences is one way of beginning your new life away from alcohol or drugs.

Wild Food Tour

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Forage London & Beyond

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Take a foraging tour in London and be surprised at the hidden gems you’d never expect to find in the city.

A wild food expert guides you through the green spaces, nature reserves and common areas. Learn about new plants, their nutritional benefits, how to prepare them and their history.

This is a fantastic teetotal activity because not only will it open your eyes to the nature surrounding you, but it is also a 2-hour tour, which is a good way to exercise and keep healthy!

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Afternoon Tea in a Secret Garden

Venue Location

London Secret Garden

About the Venue

Experience an indulgent afternoon tea in your own private dome at the ‘London Secret Garden’.

In your own personal ventilated pod, you and your date will be able to truly appreciate a posh high tea in one of Kensington’s beautiful gardens.

The menu consists of dressed-up classics, scones and various tea flavours.

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Luna Open Air Cinema

Venue Location

The Royal Hospital Chelsea

About the Venue

Enjoy a peaceful cinematic experience on the vast 63 acres of grounds surrounding the Royal Hospital of Chelsea.

Surprise your date with some extraordinary teetotal drinks and snacks to indulge in during the flick: pre-order traditional shortcrust pastry pork pie, confit duck scotch eggs or a handmade sausage roll.

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Visit the Chelsea Gardens

Venue Location

Chelsea Physic Garden

About the Venue

In recovery, finding a peaceful place to relax is priceless. Stroll in the Chelsea Physic Gardens, and you’ll do just that.

Situated just off the Thames in the heart of London, this ‘secret garden’ founded in 1673 has an interesting history and is home to 5000 different medicinal, herbal, edible and useful plants.

Why not book a table at the cafe and enjoy a picnic with the plants?

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Putting at the Park

Venue Location

‘PUTT at the PARK’ in Battersea Park

About the Venue

Get a game of mini-golf at the beautifully designed 12-hole course in Battersea Park. With waterfall displays and rockeries, this mini-golfing adventure is perfect for a scenic walk with friends, family or dates.

Enjoy a non-alcoholic beverage and some classic clubhouse food.

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Recovery Cafes in London

Venue Locations

Sunshine Recovery Cafe on Kingston Road & Tooting Recovery Cafe on Garratt Lane in London

About the Venues

Staying teetotal is hard work after coming to terms with your addiction, but you can get support from people who have been through the same struggles.

Go along to recovery cafes for a safe and supportive space if you’re finding it difficult to cope.

There is no need for an appointment, and you’ll be welcomed with a listening ear, group activities, one-to-one support, and advice in a chill-out space serving food and drinks.

Take a look at some other addiction support groups in London.


Or Feel Like a Walk?

If you don’t fancy any of the alcohol-free activities mentioned, there are other things to do in London without alcohol, like taking a walk.

London is a beautiful place to saunter through, so if you feel like having a stroll, here’s a list of some picturesque walks:

Parkland Walk, The Wandle Trail, The London Loop, Green Chain Walk, The Line, The Thames Path, The Jubilee Loop, Kew Gardens, Hampstead Heath & Regent’s Canal.

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Trained in addictionology in the Johnson Model, and specializing in substance abuse for individual and couple counselling. John's personal experience has given him a wealth of insights, which he integrates into practice. His extensive training has allowed him to gain expertise in individual and group counselling, concurrent disorders, case management, executing treatment plans and relapse prevention. He started this free helpline as a result of a life change and to help others get sober and live a life free from drugs and alcohol. John covers a variety of topics relating to addiction and recovery in his articles.


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