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

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


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.

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


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.

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.

Restaurants, Vegan


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).