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 3rd March 2020




  The Candlelight Club

336 user reviews 4

@ The Candlelight Club on Saturday 18th April 2020 and 3 other Saturdays

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. 

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Head to Kings Cross where the Rhythm and Booze boys are back with their latest gig-cum-whisky tasting that matches some stunning live music with an open whisky bar full of delicious drams.

Comedy Carnival London

53 user reviews 4

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.

GIN-HOUSE BURLESQUE

99 user reviews 4

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 Jam London

7 user reviews 5

If you're looking for a date night with a difference look no further than Paint Jam's pop up events all over the city. Tickets include a prosecco reception, all the art materials for the evening and a specially curated soundtrack designed to inspire your inner-Van Gogh.

A night of

93 user reviews 4

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. 

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.

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.

@ The Little Blue Door on Various dates from Thursday 9th April 2020

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.

Reztron

18 user reviews 4

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.

@ The Harrison on Various dates from Saturday 9th May 2020

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Move over Netflix and chill; it's time to get out and explore some of London's best quirky events. Head to The Harrison where The Rhythm and Booze Project are fusing live music with whisky, as they bring you a unique gig paired with an open whisky bar.

Perfect for the cabaret lovers looking for a fun date night activity, the London Burlesque Festival brings together a stunning array of unique acts from across the globe to showcase their particular talents in two central London venues.

Luscious Cabaret

26 user reviews 5

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. 

London Shuffle

643 user reviews 5

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.

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.

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.

Electric Shuffle

248 user reviews 5

Switch up your date night with a quirky activity in Canary Wharf. Launching this winter, Electric Shuffle comes from the minds behind Flight Club, and adds a unique technological spin on the great British pastime, with refreshing drinks and delicious food to amplify your experience. 

The Little Yellow Door

115 user reviews 5

50% off the food bill for up to six people and 1 other offer

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.