Places in London to drink when you’re not drinking

Just because you’ve stopped drinking doesn’t mean you have to stop going out. These bars cater to non-drinkers, too
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Whether you’re having a night off or you prefer to swerve the booze altogether, being sober in London doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. These bars also cater to the non-drinkers and provide a great place to party, alcohol-free.

Where to drink when you’re not drinking

Nightlife, Late-night bars

The Book Club

icon-location-pin Shoreditch

Now we know what you’re thinking: this is a party bar in the middle of Shoreditch. But party doesn’t always equal booze, and The Book Club proves that with its ‘zero proof’ menu. Tipples include a turmeric spritz and an espresso beets martini.

Bars and pubs, Craft beer pubs

Brewdog

icon-location-pin Camden Town

You can still have a night out on the hops at Brewdog’s Camden branch, where they regularly pour their own non-alcoholic craft beer Nanny State from the taps. There’s also a running club that meets here weekly. Beer guzzling never felt so good.

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Bars and pubs, Hotel bars

The Connaught Bar

icon-location-pin Mayfair

The mega-bling hotel bar may be famed for its martinis, but you can still make it a place for one hell of a celebration minus the booze. Mocktails include luxe ingredients, from yuzu juice to tamarillo kombucha.

Bars and pubs, Hotel bars

Dandelyan

icon-location-pin South Bank

The mocktails at the award-winning Dandelyan are described as ‘alcohol-free sin’ on the menu. There are four boozeless options to choose from that are just as complex as the other tipples on the menu. Party on.

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Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Permit Room

icon-location-pin King's Cross

Visit the Bombay-styled bar beneath Dishoom King’s Cross when on a voyage of sober discovery. Alcohol-free drinks include affordable, fruity sharbats made from fruits and flower petals and a mean virgin colada.

Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Sexy Fish Bar

icon-location-pin Mayfair

This lavish Mayfair hangout with a terrible name caters to a fashionable crowd with its menu of ‘size zero’, booze-free drinks, many of which are made using aromatic alcohol-free spirit Seedlip.

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Restaurants, Vegan

Redemption

icon-location-pin Westbourne Grove

Redemption is a pioneering bar without booze. Cocktails and cold drinks are pure as they come, from a Mock-jito to the cheesily named Lettuce Spray. Veggie and vegan dishes are just as pure.

Bars and pubs, Pubs

Wenlock Arms

icon-location-pin Hoxton

Beer-forward backstreet boozer the Wenlock Arms stocks from London’s first dedicated alcohol-free beer brewery, Nirvana. Try the brand's hoppy Tantra pale ale in a trad pub setting for a truly spiritual experience (without any spirits at all).

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