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 July 2021

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.

Golden Tours

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Clamber aboard an open-top bus for a tour of London you'll never forget. Going beyond your classic tourist experience, this series of quirky sightseeing trips is offering in-house entertainment in the form of live comedy and West End performances.

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.

  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.

Inamo Covent Garden

336 user reviews 4

Unlimited Asian tapas & sushi with free-flowing wine or beer £42.95 per person and 3 other offers

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.


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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.

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. 

Four Wheel Events

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Serving up live entertainment in a retro format, Four Wheel Events is a brilliant drive-in experience for those of you looking for something a little different for your next date night. Get in your car, pack a cosy blanket and prepare to snuggle while watching comedians.

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.

Midnight Apothecary

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Get cosy as you snuggle by the firepit at Midnight Apothecary - the gorgeous secret garden hidden within the Brunel Museum. Expect marshmallow toasting, folk song singing and hot toddies aplenty.

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.

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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.

Chelsea Physic Garden

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One of the most unique date nights in London this summer, Chelsea Physic Garden is playing host to a unique series of fun supper clubs. Head over for the chance to feast on a seasonal set menu, complete with paired wines.

The Hackney Social

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The Hackney Social is a hub for all things creative in East London, providing many a quirky date night for coupes in the area. Swing by for street food, live music, comedy nights and pop-up film screenings at this unique haunt.