Outdoor Date Ideas In London

Where better to get to know someone than in the great outdoors? Whether you're keen to soak up some rays in a bustling beer garden, put your sporting skills to the test with a game of mini golf or cosy up by a fire pit with a cocktail in hand, there's no shortage of fun outdoor date ideas in London. So, what are you waiting for? Strap on your shoes, don your weather-appropriate attire and get ready to swoon, alfresco-style. 

Last updated on 19th July 2021

Urban Missions

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A quirky date idea for couples that love getting their adrenaline racing, Urban Missions is challenging you and your sweetheart to take on a heart-pumping adventure. Simply crack codes against the clock, track down clues, follow signals and stop a critical threat. 

London Bridge Rooftop

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Gain some date night kudos this summer with an evening at London Bridge Rooftop. A hidden gem up above the hustle and bustle of the city, this cool urban bar is treating you to dreamy views and great drinks. Plus, come the weekend the place hosts bottomless brunches and Aperol Sundays, serving drinks at only £5 a pop.

If your other half is a theatre lover then Fuller's Shakespeare in the Garden is an absolute must. Not only will you get to watch live performances of famous plays, but you'll also get to sip on craft brews in a relaxed setting.

If you're not ready to commit to bubbling up with your sweetheart just yet then outdoor dinner dates are the way forward. Luckily, that doesn't mean having to shiver your way through the night, as we've created a guide to all the gorgeous venues that come complete with toasty outdoor heaters. 

Fulham Beach

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Looking for cute outdoor date ideas in London? This incredible summer pop-up is back in Fulham this year and it's bringing you everything you could ever need for the perfect couples night out - think beach vibes, cocktails and bookable beach huts.

The Crooked Well

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Located in the heart of Camberwell, this sleek gastropub is the stuff of date night dreams. Grab one of the much-sought-after alfresco table to spend your night chowing down gourmet cuisine in a beautiful outdoor setting. 

Midnight Apothecary

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For a truly stunning date night in London, Midnight Apothecary is the place to head. The gorgeous rooftop garden is home to a wide array of bottancial cocktails and local brews, along with toasty fire pits for when the cold sets in.

Whyte & Brown

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Get back to the bustle of Carnaby Street and stop off for some of London's best chicken along the way. Kingly Court's Whyte & Brown are opening back up for outdoor dining this spring and summer, perfect for a quick pit stop.

Offering quirky miniature golf courses all over the capital, from London Fields to The Horniman Museum and Gardens, the gang at Plonk know a thing or two about alfresco date ideas. Putt your way through 11 colourful holes, with tickets starting at just £6.


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Looking for a quirky Covid-friendly date idea in London? These quirky scooter and E-bike tours will see you zooming around the city on two wheels, taking in iconic landmarks, like Kensington Palace and St Paul's, while learning the history.

The ultimate venue for an outdoor date in London, Skylight is the creme de la creme of things to do sky high in the city. From igloos in the winter through to croquet in the summer, enjoy a dose of vitamin D and cocktails alike.

Four Wheel Events

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Four Wheel Events are spicing up your date nights with their series of drive-in experiences. Playing host to comedians and music sets, these retro-style set-ups are sure to impress your beau. Plus, they're serving food and drinks straight to your car.

Wrap up warm, grab yourself a bag of popcorn and settle in for a night of outdoor entertainment. These pop-up cinemas are letting you enjoy old school classics and the latest blockbusters underneath the stars.

Looking for quirky outdoor date idea? Put your inner scout to the test with Game of Stones Treasure Hunts across London. You'll attempt to win big by scouring for clues, cracking riddles and taking hilarious photos along the way.

Treat your beau to a romantic movie night under the stars with a trip to one of Vision Cinema's screenings. They'll be showing everything from Tenet to Trolls and offering you bean bag chairs to cosy up on, as well as cocktails and waffles.

Thames Rockets

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Looking to kick things up a notch for your next outdoor date night in London? Thames Rockets will be zooming you and your sweetheart past London's most iconic monuments, with hilarious commentary and refreshment breaks along the way. 

London Craft Beer Cruise

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The perfect way to spend a day in the sunshine, the London Craft Beer Cruise Company are hosting four-hour trips down the River Thames, giving you the chance to sample some of the UK's finest craft beers, with connoisseurs offering guidance along the way.