Quirky Date Ideas In London

Whether it's a long-term thing or a 'just seeing how it goes' set-up, you never have an excuse for a boring date night in London. With a city that's crammed to the rafters with top-notch events such as bottomless brunches on canal boats through to adult ball pits, there's never a shortage of London quirky date ideas; we've done the wooing and swooning to bring you the best alternative date night ideas in London.

Last updated on 12th September 2018

20 events @ Cafe de Paris with 20 upcoming dates from 21 Sep 2018 until 24 Nov 2018

London's oldest cabaret den is still pulling out all the stops when it comes to a London night out or quirky date night. Grab your other half and prepare to be titillated with burlesque, cabaret and three-course dinners.

  Journey To The Underworld

1 user review 5

@ Pedley Street Station on Various dates from Friday 28th September 2018

One for those looking for a quirky night out, this immersive experience seamlessly blends unique theatrics with delicious food for the ultimate journey filled with entertainment and stellar performances.

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  The Candlelight Club

152 user reviews 4

@ The Candlelight Club on Various dates from Friday 5th October 2018

Ready to add a little razzle dazzle to your date night in London? Looking for somewhere to get dressed up to the vintage nines? Join Candlelight Club for all that and more as you rustle up feathers, beads and fedoras for a romantic night of candles, live music and debauchery. 

Save 40.00% on ticket Entry Ticket with discount code DMNCANDLELIGHT
Valid on the following dates: 15/09/2018.

  Thames Lates

21 user reviews 5

@ London Eye Millenium Pier on Various dates from Friday 21st September 2018

When was the last time you took a date out on a speedboat? We're banking on never. Change all that with a high-octane trip aboard Thames Lates as you and your date get familiar with London's riverways at high speed, all before a cocktail on the boat. 

Bounce, Old Street

128 user reviews 5

Hailed as one of the best ways to play in London, it's ping pong that's sure to keep your date night on high. Join one of the best ping pong venues in London as you make your way around their neon tables, all before plenty of grub and cocktails. 

Inamo Covent Garden

159 user reviews 4

You've made the decision to go to dinner, and that's great news, but how about trying something a little different this date night? Infamous for their interactive tables, head on down to Inamo for gaming and touch-screen menus alongside some of the best Japanese bites in the business.

Jazz Cafe

2 user reviews 5

One of the best ways to experience music in London, head on down to Jazz Cafe in Camden for a night to remember. Perfect for that alternative date, enjoy a selection of dishes from the balcony as you watch over some of the best jazz, soul and motown in the bizz.

@ London Bridge Ceramics Studio on Various dates from Sunday 23rd September 2018

Learn something new and enjoy yourself at this fun quirky date idea in London: it'll just be the two of you with the instructor, who will guide you through creating a masterpiece, run some fun competitions, and you'll even get to take a piece home.

2 events @ Brunel Museum Rooftop Garden with 14 upcoming dates from 21 Sep 2018 until 14 Dec 2018

For a stunning couple's night out, this quirky date idea in London promises cool cocktails, delicious street food and a crackling campfire. Snuggle down in the rooftop garden of the Brunel Museum for an extra special date night experience.

7 events @ The King's Head Member's Club with 7 upcoming dates from 26 Oct 2018 until 29 Nov 2019

The King's Head is a little different from your average London date night venue with rooms filled with taxidermy and a sexy 1920s setting. Join them as they invite in the outrageous Gin House Burlesque for a raunchy and intimate show that includes all sorts of surprises.

  Sinner Bar Experience

3 user reviews 4

@ Sinner x ABQ London on Various dates from Friday 21st September 2018

One of the funnest new bars in town, this Bohemia Place bar and arcade serves up only shots. Yep, you read that right, just shots. Sounds pretty lethal, but don't worry there's also tasty plant-based pizzas to soak up the spirits and arcade games ready to help you decide what to have for your next one.

2 events @ 2 venues with 7 upcoming dates from 22 Sep 2018 until 15 Dec 2018

Put on your dancing shoes and show off your moves at this quirky London date idea. Fiddle Paradiddle provide a roaring soundtrack of live fiddles and will lead you through the traditional Scottish ceilidh for a hilarious night out.

3 events @ The Courtesan with 3 upcoming dates starting on 22 Sep 2018

Perfect for a quirky date night in London, this cool and comfortable dim sum restaurant in Brixton offers moreish cocktails and some cracking live cabaret and comedy to keep you well and truly entertained.

What better way to woo someone or get that special someone weak at the knees than signing them a romantic ballad at Lucky Voice Islington. You won't have to do it alone though, there's a dressing up box, lots of tasty cocktails and tonnes of songs for you to choose from.

6 events @ The Colonel Fawcett with 6 upcoming dates from 24 Sep 2018 until 29 Oct 2018

Roll pub and hilarious comedy club into one date night as The Colonel Fawcett in Camden host their regular stand-up nights. Grab a pint and sit down to some of the funniest names in the business.

2 events @ 2 venues with 100 upcoming dates from 20 Sep 2018 until 08 Nov 2018

Handmade Mysteries create twisted escape rooms for people looking for a pulse-racing, brain-teasing, immersive experience. Based in London's finest drinking establishments, your game host will introduce your team to a series of bizarre contraptions and mysterious misfits. Will you win and cry for joy? Or lose, and just cry? 

2 events @ 2 venues with 51 upcoming dates from 20 Sep 2018 until 29 Dec 2018

With great acts and half price on drinks the Comedy Carnival is perfect for a fun and quirky date night. Just a stone's throw from Leicester Square there's plenty to entertain you before and after the show.

6 events @ 3 venues with 6 upcoming dates from 24 Sep 2018 until 12 Jan 2019

A perfect London date night for music fans, this series of live concerts pay tribute to some of history's most influential musicians, eras and genres at venues across the capital.

11 events @ 5 venues with 11 upcoming dates from 10 Oct 2018 until 19 Dec 2018

Try something a bit different for date night and join Nicole Line for one of her creative workshops. While you mix with other creative types – whether they're beginners or experts – you'll learn how to use professional equipment, where to source materials and how to set up a studio space at home.

@ Sky Garden Bars on Various dates from Friday 21st September 2018

For a quirky date with a great pay off, head to the Sky Bar in London for cocktails with one hell of a view. Cast an eye over the city at sunset and sip cocktails. It's the closest you'll get to paradise in this lifetime.

Barge East

12 user reviews 5

Spice up the usual dinner and drinks with a trip to this stunning barge. You'll want to head east to Hackney Wick, where the historic 114-year-old barge has been transformed into a drinking and dining destination, complete with a British fusion menu and dreamy views. Book a table at sunset for an extra special evening.

@ Trapped Escape Rooms on Various dates from Friday 21st September 2018

For a completely unique London date night idea, Trapped in a Room with a Zombie should tick all the boxes. Players are locked in a room with a hungry zombie whose chain is getting longer by the minute, use your brain power to stand a chance of escaping.