Treat yourself to a little bottomless brunching this September as the Brunch Weekender offers you food and free-flowing drinks without the hefty price tag. Check our lists of excellent restaurants to see where you can get a dish and a drink for a tenner, or a full bottomless brunch spread for £20.
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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Take your partner on a unique cruise through the city by stepping aboard the Silent Sounds boat party. You'll get to groove the night away to a soundtrack of your choosing with the city's most iconic landmarks surrounding you.
Dinner is great, but dinner with entertainment is better. Perfect for that unique London date night, take your favourite person to Proud Cabaret for a night of three course dining, stunning cabaret and some of the finest burlesque in the business.
Ideal for those on the hunt for something a little more out of the ordinary, this unique immersive cocktail experience wants you to go undercover at an AI corp's headquarters so see if you can scope out their wicked plans, and to sample some equally wicked cocktails.
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.
From Jack the Ripper through to Sweeny Todd, London Dungeons is being overrun by figures of history. Head there this evening for a terrifying and brilliant immersive experience that includes cocktails and fun.
Do you and your date have what it takes to be the Last Man Standing? Get your ridiculous on at this hilarious quiz that pits smarts against silliness.
Love your Sherlock Holmes thrillers? Pay a visit to The Mind Palace, a secret cocktail club for the curious and take part in an immersive experience to die for. You task is simple, piece together the clues, find the ingredients and drink your success.
While some would say that cocktails in London is a predictable date night, they're not when found at The Gibson. Not only does this golden bar glisten with tales of the vintage, their cocktails are some of the most smoking and theatrical in the city.
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.
Have a crack at perfecting the art of sushi-making ta these fun, interactive workshops with Yo! Sushi at Finchley Road. After taking part in these simple two hour classes, you and your date will soon be whipping out those yasai rolls and salmon nigiri like it's nothing.
Looking for something a little different? Forget the usual dinner plans. Ditch the same old Netflix and chill, because this Fulham favourite invites you to the ultimate dinner party. Think 3 mouthwatering courses, drinks in the living room and a live DJ providing the soundtrack to a banging night.
Take your date to new and exciting places with this super fun life-drawing class in Kennington. Grab some drinks and have a go at sketching some real life cabaret and burlesque stars from the gorgeous Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club.
Get competitive with this fun and addictive quirky date activity. Head to Shoreditch where the London Shuffle Club has returned to bring you match-upon-match of head-to-head shuffling, alongside pizzas, beers and tasty cocktails.
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.
Perfect for a quirky date night, channel your inner cowboy at this cool London pop up bar in Fulham. Step into the moonshine saloon for an evening of tasty cocktails and cowboy hats.
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.
Stretch out your sea legs and hop aboard a BBQ Boat this summer. Offering a truly unique quirky date experience, BBQ Boats are sure to provide a barbecue with a view as you pass historic landmarks, drinks to hand and fresh meats sizzling away over hot flames.
Set sail through London's iconic canals with your partner this summer and embark on a truly unique rum-fulled effluence. Armed with a plethora of hand-crafted cocktails and lashing of maverick spirit, you're sure to enjoy one quirky date with these guys.
Now headed to Fitzrovia, Little Nan's is going bigger and better than ever. Join the motley crew for a dressing up room, neon interiors and teapot cocktails, all set alongside lunch and dinner in the bar's signature kitsch interiors.
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.
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.
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.
The perfect way to mix up any date night, this interactive experience is showing the trials and tribulations of space travel with a fun piece of theatre that fuses gaming technology and performance for a stunning immersive show that will have you playing at spaceship crew.
Got yourself a gamer? Show them the time of their lives at one of these excellent retro gaming nights. Held at venues across London, you can grab yourself drink or two then get stuck into an awesome selection of plays from Pac-Man and Street Fighter to Sonic and Space Harrier.
Perfect for a quirky date night in London, this gin masterclass from the Half Hitch micro-brewery will give you a one-hour intensive on how to make and taste gin, and even the opportunity to make your own.
With a location in Shoreditch and now a second spot in 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 central London.
Platform in Shoreditch is London's first dedicated video game and e-sports bar and restaurant, and is the perfect spot for a quirky date. Promising fun activities, delicious pizza and a bar full of booze, it's a sure winner.
Get your golf on at this epic state of the art mini golf bar in White City. Alongside their tech-savvy golfing set up, you'll find a fantastic array of food and drinks to bring out your best golf game.
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.
Whoever said that tacos were just for Tuesdays had clearly never been to temper, because the Covent Garden favourite is shaking things up with a masterclass in all things tortilla and you're invited to spend your Saturday whipping up tacos, tucking into tasty food and soaking up Mezcal cocktails.
One that should be on the bucket list of every couple is Midnight Apothecary, a gorgeous pop-up bar found on the rooftop of Brunel Museum. The space changes with the seasons, though you can always expect campfires and cocktails made with ingredients in the surrounding gardens.
Looking for quirky date ideas in London? Add The Montague on the Gardens to your bucket list, because this gorgeous spot is bringing you Instagrammable decor and a Champagne-laced menu courtesy of Lanson.
Shake up your date game with this cute and quirky South London bar. With a medical theme running through out you can expect to find plenty of talking points, from the drinks served in IV drips, to the delicious and healthy food on their menu.
If you're after an unusual date night, make your way to the exclusive Shangri-La Hotel where London's hottest private theatre company, Revels In Hand, is putting on a variety of shows, complete with canapés and bubbly.
This multi-level bar and club brings together vibrant street food from across the globe to give you and your date a sense of international dining. To finish off, head downstairs for a duet in the karaoke lounge.
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.
Not only is The Little Yellow Door a lovely restaurant and bar off Portobello Road, but it's also home to The Flatmates. These guys are sure to cook up a storm and make you feel right at home with their raucous house parties, boozy brunches and kooky supper clubs, which are sure to make for the perfect quirky date.
Head to Palmers Green where Roller Nation is waiting to become your new favourite date night spot. Take few zips around the rink or sit back with a glass of the good stuff and watch the pros do their thing.
Serving contemporary Japanese robatayaki in striking surroundings just moments from The Strand, this stunning restaurant is a prime pick when it comes to romantic places in London.
It's all going down at this class, as iconic bars host a unique life drawing class. Ditch the dinner and movie and go for this quirky life drawing class, for a truly fun night out.
Go for something a little different, with this epic whisky tasting at Mac and Wild. A fully immersive multi-sensory tasting experience, whisky consultant Blair Bowman, will lead you through tastings with your senses heightened by complete darkness.
Switch things up with an evening of immersive theatre, puzzle solving and ghostly encounters. If you and your partner love the idea of a spooky date, this is the ultimate experience for you, with a terrifying tale and Victorian high tea guaranteed.
Head over to the King's Head, where Dalston's most unique venue is getting taken over by the Moon & Mischief gang. Bringing you a multi-room cabaret extravaganza, this quirky burlesque night will have you entertained by some of the most talented performers in the biz, before DJs take over to keep the tunes going until 5am.
Get your blood pumping with a night of show-stopping cabaret, burlesque and circus this summer. Taking over Grace Hall, Tempest Rose brings you a roster of stunning acts for an evening of intimate performance.