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.

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Last updated on 28th October 2020

@ Bread Street Kitchen on Various dates from Saturday 31st October 2020

Give your partner a date that's out of this world, literally. Gordon Ramsay's Bread Street Kitchen are giving guests the chance to dine in an actual space pod, with the option of two to eight people, making it perfect for an intimate dinner or double date. 

To truly get to know someone? You should try battling zombies with them, adventuring underwater or escaping a high-security prison. Luckily, DNA VR are letting you do just that, and more with their epic high-tech offering. 


@ Trapped Escape Rooms on Various dates from Saturday 31st October 2020

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.

A night of

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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. From Amy Winehouse to Marvin Gaye, explore the varied programme and find your perfect show. 

Putt In The Park

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Show off your crazy golf skills over a light-hearted afternoon at Putt In The Park. Nestled within the beautiful Battersea Park, this 12-hole course will see you and your date dabbling in some friendly competition whilst soaking in the sunshine - just remember to book beforehand. 

What better way to woo someone or get that special someone weak at the knees than signing them a romantic ballad at Lucky Voice. 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.

Luscious Cabaret

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Luscious Cabaret are on-hand to add an extra touch of glamour to your Friday nights. Expect nothing other than the biggest and boldest cabaret from this bevvy of burlesque, drag and magical talent as they take over The Albany every week. 


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This quirky date activity is sure to leave a lasting impression with your crush. Spend an afternoon learning how to make a delicious cheeseburger taco from the experts at Soho or Covent Garden's temper, as well as enjoying a welcome cocktail and mezcal tasting.


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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.

@ The Marylebone on Tue, 25th Jun 2019 - Thu, 31st Dec 2020

Done with the same old dinners and drinks? Over Netflix & Chill? Join HiddenCity for this immersive experience that'll take you on a journey into the world of Professor James Moriarty. Assume a role, solve clues and go on an interactive treasure hunt across London.

The Prince

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If you're in the mood for a quirky date night in South London, The Prince is a fun, flirty and floral destination. Decked out with a woodland-inspired pergola, the bar offers a unique experience made even better with its choice of four street food vendors and bustling bar.

The world's first immersive Breaking Bad-inspired bar, this unique offering down Hackney way lets you live out all your mixology dreams with a masterclass on making some very impressive molecular cocktails.

With a locations all over the space, including in Shoreditch and Bloomsbury, Flight Club will add the fun and games to your date night. The quirky destination combines darts, an electronic scoring system, pizza and delicious cocktails for a fun date in across London.

Looking for something a little different to do on your next evening out? Whether it's upscale drinks or a slick date night, head to Proud Embankment for live performances, burlesque stars, cabaret scenes and more.