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 20th January 2022




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. 

London Craft Beer Cruise

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For a more quirky date night, head to The London Craft Beer Cruise, which comes complete with beer, wine, gin and cider, alongside sumptuous cheeseboards or yummy pub grub. You'll also get to enjoy views of the Thames with your sweetie.

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.

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Enjoy a theatrical and immersive night of escape rooms and murder mystery-themed entertainment at The Hunt for the Smoking Caterpillar. A brilliant activity for couples in London, this Catford-based event is inspired by Alice and Wonderland and includes a stellar cast of characters.

If you're looking for somewhere a little different to take a date in London, then The Rosemary Branch Theatre is a great bet. Treat the pair of you to a night of stellar performance, cabaret, comedy and more, before heading downstairs to the charming pub for drinks and a bite to eat.

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.

Laugh Train Home Events

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Not sure what to do for your next night or looking to impress a new beau? Over at various venues in Battersea, Forrest Hill and more, Laugh Train Home is bringing you a top-quality comedic performance, so get ready for a bit of a giggle.

Learn the art of icing or indulge in a tasty afternoon tea at Biscuiteers' cafés in Notting Hill and Northcote Road. With its pretty interiors, quirky themes and welcoming feel, this experience is set to make for one quirky date. 

Sherlock: The Official Live Game is one of our top picks for a quirky date night in London, offering a wide selection of immersive activities for you and your beau. Whether it's taking part in a thrilling adventure or sipping cocktails in the Mind Palace, this place is a must.

  The Murdér Express

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Think outside the box for your next date night in London with a trip to The Murdér Express. The immersive dining experience will have you and your partner dazzled from start to finish, as you clamber on board a luxury 20th-century train carriage, tuck into a four-course feast designed by a MasterChef finalist and watch an evening of tableside drama unfold.

Looking for something a little different to do with your other half? Head over to Rivoli Ballroom and spend your evening dancing to 70s and 80s bangers at one of their Rouges disco and funk-themed bashes. It's fun, it's carefree and you'll both love every minute of it.

Jive Party

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One thing that's sure to break the ice on your date night is one of Jive Party's goings-on at The Rivoli Ballroom. While live bands and DJs bring the big beats, you and your partner can hit the dancefloor to throw some serious shapes. The evening also kicks off with a jive class for beginners if you need a few pointers.

Events & Masterclasses

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Looking for something a little quirky to do with your boo in Marylebone? Head on over to The Perseverance for their fabulous range of cocktail making classes, whisky and rum tasting to jazz events from some of London's best performers. Need we say more?

GIN-HOUSE BURLESQUE

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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.

Paint a Pic

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A talented artist as your guide, all your kit already provided, a bar on-site to help you loosen that inner creativity... Paint a Pic is a brilliant event and one of the best quirky date ideas in London. Guaranteed to gain you brownie points for originality, this artsy session will see you both taking home your own masterpieces.