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 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. 

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Last updated on 20th June 2024

Brunch With A View In London

From cosy pubs to swanky rooftops, there's plenty of places to enjoy an amazing brunch alongside views of London. Whether you're into lobster and truffle mac 'n' cheese, foliage-filled spaces or bottomless drinks, these winning weekend locations have got you covered. 

AIM Escape

AIM Escape offers you an exciting Augmented Reality Outdoor Experience. Not only will you get to explore the city and its iconic landmarks, but also solve fun, challenging puzzles in the hopes of saving the world by using high-tech gadgets.

Boulebar's Mexican Bottomless Brunch & Pétanque - South Bank, London

@ Boulebar London on Saturday 20th July 2024 and 2 other dates

Jack & Boule are giving you and your beau a reason to get out of bed on the weekend; they're hosting Mexican bottomless brunches every Saturday with two hours of endless prosecco or craft beer, top-notch eats from Rico Burrito and an hour of boules – all for £35 each. You can even bring your dog along. 


@ London Stadium, on Friday 26th July 2024 and 2 other dates

Couples who feast together stay together, right? If that's your motto, then prepare to feel closer than ever to your partner with a trip to Wing Fest 2024. Every vendor will be serving up £1.50 wings, giving you the chance to try them all and vote for your favourite. And while you're not chomping away, feel free to enjoy the live music, eating competitions, games and more. 

Al Freso Dining at The Chesterfield Mayfair

@ The Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel on Mon, 1st Jul 2024 - Mon, 30th Sep 2024

Looking to really impress your date? Then take them to this stunning spot for alfresco eats in gorgeous stone surrounds, with hanging plants and simple white tables lining the courtyard. The Chesterfield Mayfair is opening up Dartmouth House's Terrace on selected dates, serving a menu full of high-quality British fare like Cornish Spring lamb with mushrooms, salt-baked heritage carrots or a classic fish and chips.

Floating Hot Tub Tour of London's Docklands

@ Skuna Boats on Every Wednesday

Heard of someone touring London in a hot tub and thought it was a dream? Well, that concept is very much a reality, and you and beau can experience it for yourselves thanks to Skuna Boats. Sip on bubbly as you travel down the docklands of Canary Wharf in a floating jacuzzi, while hearing all about the area from an experienced tour guide.   

Sabine Rooftop Bar

As one of London's most talked about cocktail bars, Sabine should be at the top of your date night hit list – especially in summer. This rooftop sensation is famous for its close-up views of St Paul's Cathedral, which you can admire from its garden oasis. With classics and signatures on the drinks menu, you'll never run out of new sips to try. Think espresso martinis, brambles and the Champagne-topped French Harvest. You can also hang around for food – we reccomend the mac 'n' cheese bon bons. 

Golf Kingdom Chadwell Heath

Fun things to do for couples outdoors in London don't get much better than Golf Kingdom Chadwell Heath, which offers both the UK's largest adventure golf course and FootGolf to boot. Expect to navigate around a huge lake, an eight-metre waterfall, a giant whale and more.

Bottomless Brunch and Crazy Golf

@ Swingers West End on Saturday 20th July 2024 and 6 other Saturdays

Looking for fun date ideas this summer where you can enjoy the fresh air as well as each other's company? We've got you covered with tickets to Swingers West End's bottomless brunch. The fun-filled venue is partnering Ciroc Limonata to offer free-flowing tipples, street food from Patty&Bun and DJ sets up on their sun-soaked terrace from £55 per person.

Union Social at The Gantry

Can't afford a couple's trip to Miami? Union Social is offering up the next best thing. Found at The Gantry hotel, this hotspot has a stunning terrace that you'll never want to leave. Sofa seating, dramatic fire pits and tropical plants add to the luxe vibe, with cocktails and international plates keeping you fed and watered. 

Urban Missions

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. 


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.

Rolling Stock

Looking for the best date ideas in East London? Rolling Stock is a fabulous choice, offering lovebirds a heated and covered space for sipping drinks, chomping on burgers and playing rounds of pool - there's even DJs every weekend if you fancy a boogie. With a range of events from quiz nights to 90s drag bingo and a Sunday jazz night, there's something to suit every couple's taste. 

The MAINE Mayfair

Taking your dating alfresco style over at The MAINE Mayfair, a totally gorgeous hangout in Central London. Its pretty outdoor terrace is as pretty as a picture, with a striped cover, lush plants and atmospheric fairy lights, and is ideal for munching on New England-inspired grub.

Acme Fire Cult

Acme Fire Cult is Dalston's new favourite BBQ joint, sporting roof-raising tunes, banging cocktails and an outdoor kitchen filling the covered terrace with smoky aromas. Dive into a sharing platter featuring anything from smoked lamb shoulder to wood roast beer with bone marrow butter.