London offers a great night out with or without alcohol. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite London bars and restaurants with extensive drinks menus that, as well as delicious classics, serve up the best alcohol-free cocktails and drinks. From panoramic views to a South-American style party, we give you the creme de la creme of bars with low and no-alcohol menus in the capital.
Heads and Tails
Some say that to find London’s best bars, you must head East. If you’re looking for a fun night out, Heads and Tails in West Hampstead is the place to be. It’s currently listed in both the UK’s Top-50 Bars and the World’s Top 500 Bars. The building offers a space for any mood or occasion; enjoy a glass of your favourite in the stylish ground floor bar, head downstairs to soak up the atmosphere of the underground bar or spend the night out in the fresh air with friends in the bar’s garden. The bartenders at Heads and Tails are experts in their field and can whip up the most amazing alcoholic or non-alcoholic version of your favourite cocktail.
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The Book Club
Visit this laid-back hangout just off Old Street in Shoreditch in the day, enjoy great coffee and catch up with friends. By day, The Book Club has introduced their brand new “truly bottomless”, as described by a customer, drag brunch, running from 11:30am to 4pm, that is definitely worth attending! Enjoy the show as the waiters keep your glass filled with prosecco or the no and low cocktails, which have been described as a must-try. As the sun sets over East London, the bar comes alive as their in-house DJs take to the floor. We also highly recommend The Book Club’s variations on the mojito and visiting on a Wednesday for 2 for 1 pizza.
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Soho is London’s party district, and so it comes as no surprise that their alcohol-free cocktails are right up there with the originals. Barrio Soho offers a huge variety of drinks, with non-alcoholic beverages being only £4 each. You’re guaranteed to find something new, whether it be an ice cold, locally sourced beer or their iconic Caipirinha. The Latin-inspired food menu is just another reason to visit this bopping bar, as with their new 80s-themed bottomless brunch every Saturday, it offers the perfect excuse to try their dishes! The delicious drink creations match the opulent interiors, and you will get a real taste of South American partying in the heart of the West End.
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Skylon Bar and Restaurant
Enjoy a night out in the dynamic atmosphere of London’s Waterloo and pay a visit to Skylon Bar for dinner or just drinks. Enjoy panoramic views of the city surrounded by stunning interiors. Their non-alcoholic cocktails are renowned for tasting as good as they look, in particular, the Almond Island, a tropical mix of Seedlip Spice 94, pineapple, almond, milk, and pistachio. For those who enjoy wine, Skylon’s waiters have the extensive knowledge to guide you through their wine list, give recommendations, and create a special experience. Stayo recommends trying the charcuterie board while you enjoy a drink or two!
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The Hari Hotel Bar and Terrace
South Kensington is not just the beautiful neighbourhood of our No. 2 Queensberry Place by Stayo apartments, but it also spoils you when it comes to enjoying an alcohol-free night out. The Hari Bar and Terrace is best known for its excellent service, friendly staff, and extravagant cocktail menus offering both alcoholic and alcohol-free options. Dive into the unique art cocktail list, trying cocktails dedicated to artists such as Banksy. As well as your favourite classics and some extravagant extras, this bar in Knightsbridge serves some of the best mocktails, including a Sweet Seduction with honey and passionfruit and Moroccan Nights with mint and lime.
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The Library Bar at The Lanesborough
Your second South Kensington destination for a great night out with or without booze is The Library Bar at The Lanesborough, near Hyde Park Corner. You will find visiting the bar is an experience in itself as you sit in the beautiful, wood-panelled bar and try cognacs dating back to the 1770s or the recently unveiled, non-alcoholic cocktail menu featuring some of its best-loved beverages. We recommend trying the Bittersweet Spritz, with Aecorn bitter aperitif and zesty overtones of grapefruit, orange, and lemon, or the Genuine & Tonic, a non-alcoholic version of the English classic with Seedlip Spice 94, saffron-spiked Everleaf aperitif, and a twist of orange.
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