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 3rd December 2021

Bubba Oasis

10 user reviews 5

Trying to find somewhere romantic? Bubba Oasis provides all kinds of music for you and your date as you can sway to live performances or listen to RnB classics at their party events. Either way, it'll make for the perfect evening out.  

The Crooked Well

206 user reviews 5

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. 

Whyte & Brown

189 user reviews 4

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.

Thames Rockets

40 user reviews 5

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. 

Aspen and Meursault

18 user reviews 5

Looking for somewhere new to take your date? Aspen & Meursault has a quaint outdoor space, perfect for cosying up with a glass of wine. And to eat? Snack on some unique nibbles such as their boozy cheeses and spicy chorizo bites.


221 user reviews 4

One of the best Southbank restaurants with outside seating, Marsha should be topping year list for outdoor date ideas in London. The riverside eatery offers a range of alfresco spaces, including a street level terrace and a pretty balcony offering views over the Thames.

London Bridge Rooftop

15 user reviews 4

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.

The King of Prussia

112 user reviews 5

For an outdoor date in North London? The King of Prussia is one of our top picks. The friendly Finchley boozer has a huge terrace, which is heated and covered; ideal for when the British weather refuses to cooperate. 

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.

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.


4 user reviews 5

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.

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. 

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.

Urban Missions

65 user reviews 4

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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. 

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.