This post was written by Ralph Starks, a blogger and traveler who enjoys exploring the world in the best ways possible.
London is one of the cities in the world that has everything. It caters for all cultures, all creeds and all interests. It’s one of the reasons that millions of people flock to the UK capital each and every year.
There’s lots to experience in London. By day it’ll all be about the sights, but come evening, many people spill into, and then out of the pubs. The London pub is a right of passage when visiting the city. But what if you don’t drink, or have previously undergone addiction counselling to enter recovery for alcoholism? The pub then feels like the last place on earth you’d like to spend your evening.
So, what else can you do?
Well, it turns out, there’s tons of stuff you can do in London without the need for alcohol…
Take a boat tour
Many people take their trip along the Thames when visiting London during the day. However, there’s something fairytale like about the city when the sun goes down and the lights begin to flicker on.
The best way to see that is by boat, taking in the likes of the Houses of Parliament, London Eye, South Bank and so much more. There are many river cruises you can take in the evenings, some offering evening meals, while others have certain themes.
Take in a show
While you can pick up a drink prior to the show and during the interval, it isn’t a necessity and the vast majority of people will simply enjoy an ice cream and watch some of the finest the West End has to offer.
Many top shows are on every night, from the Mouse Trap, the longest running show in the West End to the likes of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Oliver, and even Only Fools & Horses: The Musical, based upon one of Britain’s best loved sitcoms.
Ghost/Jack The Ripper Walks
London has a long history, and some of it is rather gruesome. Not for the faint hearted, but a ghost walk or Jack the Ripper tour is perfect for when the sun goes down. You can learn a lot about the city’s rich history, as well as enjoying that little bit of a thrill, all put together by some of London’s premier tour guides.
There are many more nighttime tours too. The Krays were a big part of gangland London, and there are many tours honouring the streets they roamed, while of course you can’t go far in the capital without encountering Sherlock Holmes.