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 26th May 2022

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. 

The BBQ Club

432 user reviews 5

Take your dating outdoors this summer by heading on over to Southbank for The BBQ Club. Enjoy delving into a six-course tasting menu of scrumptious, fired-up fare, as well as a cool event with MasterChef winner Aaron Middleton as your host.

London Craft Beer Cruise

164 user reviews 5

Searching for a more unique date idea? The London Craft Beer Cruise events are offering the best views of the Thames, alongside delicious booze. You'll learn from the city's top sommeliers, while drinking cider and eating pork pies.

London Bridge Rooftop

18 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.

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.

The Crooked Well

302 user reviews 4

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. 

Aspen and Meursault

46 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.

Need a date idea in London? Your answer is Shakespeare in the Gardens. Open Bar's version of The Taming of the Shrew and The Comedy of Errors is taking place in some of London's best pubs and it's featuring mega talent and some cracking jokes.

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.

Bubba Oasis

18 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.  


9 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.

Urban Missions

81 user reviews 4

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. 


171 user reviews 4

Spend an enchanting evening wining and dining your beau at Conchiglia. A family-run Italian restaurant in Fitzrovia, this spot is serving up a large selection of classic cocktails, cheesy Roman-style pizzas, hearty bowls of pasta and a number of authentic antipasti. 

Looking for something a little to do on your next date? Questo is offering you a romantic outdoor escape game in London where you'll get to feel like you're in a movie. Be guided by your mobile across the city and solve riddles, codes and so much more.