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.

Last updated on 17th July 2018

Proud Cabaret City

51 user reviews 3

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.

22 events @ Cafe de Paris with 22 upcoming dates from 20 Jul 2018 until 29 Sep 2018

London's oldest cabaret den is still pulling out all the stops when it comes to a London night out or quirky date night. Grab your other half and prepare to be titillated with burlesque, cabaret and three-course dinners.

  The Candlelight Club

141 user reviews 4

@ The Candlelight Club on Various dates

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. 

  KERB Counter Quiz Night

1 user review 4

@ KERB Counter on Various dates

Put your brains together and join KERB's hilarious quiz night, where you'll enjoy 6 rounds of questions, cocktails, beers and street food – including free poppadum nachos – as their spectacular drag queen host guides you through it all.

  • Over 18
  • Quiz Night
  • 19:00 - 21:00
  • Tickets from £5.00 - £5.00

  Thames Lates

20 user reviews 5

@ London Eye Millenium Pier on Various dates

When was the last time you took a date out on a speedboat? We're banking on never. Change all that with a high-octane trip aboard Thames Lates as you and your date get familiar with London's riverways at high speed, all before a cocktail on the boat. 

8 events @ The Courtesan with 8 upcoming dates from 21 Jul 2018 until 02 Sep 2018

Perfect for a quirky date night in London, this cool and comfortable dim sum restaurant in Brixton offers moreish cocktails and some cracking live cabaret and comedy to keep you well and truly entertained.

1 events @ St Thomas Church with 4 upcoming dates from 07 Sep 2018 until 07 Dec 2018

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 Murdér Express

103 user reviews 4

@ Pedley Street Station on Various dates

It's the maiden journey of the Murdér Express and on this immersive dining experience, you know it's not going to be a smooth trip. You'll also enjoy drinks from the Seven Sins bar and food from MasterChef finalists Billy and Jack to really complete the date.

1 events @ Ham Yard Hotel with 8 upcoming dates from 06 Aug 2018 until 18 Aug 2018

From cocktails to wine, this Soho spot has you covered. With a series of rooftop pop ups, where you can tuck into an exclusive brunch, experience boozy masterclasses or simply sip on drinks alfresco.

2 events @ 2 venues with 59 upcoming dates from 19 Jul 2018 until 09 Nov 2018

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.

3 events @ The King's Head Member's Club with 3 upcoming dates starting on 07 Sep 2018

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.

7 events @ The Colonel Fawcett with 7 upcoming dates from 19 Jul 2018 until 17 Sep 2018

Roll pub and hilarious comedy club into one date night as The Colonel Fawcett in Camden host their regular stand-up nights. Grab a pint and sit down to some of the funniest names in the business.

1 events @ Pop Brixton with 1 upcoming dates starting on 22 Jul 2018

Enjoy a wonderful film experience at Block Party Cinema, where they will host a series of classic and thought-provoking films and documentaries, which you'll watch from big red bean bags, and you can even enjoy a pre-film DJ beforehand.

@ London Bridge Ceramics Studio on Various dates

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.

2 events @ 2 venues with 100 upcoming dates from 18 Jul 2018 until 05 Sep 2018

Handmade Mysteries create twisted escape rooms for people looking for a pulse-racing, brain-teasing, immersive experience. Based in London's finest drinking establishments, your game host will introduce your team to a series of bizarre contraptions and mysterious misfits. Will you win and cry for joy? Or lose, and just cry? 

Jazz Cafe

2 user reviews 5

One of the best ways to experience music in London, head on down to Jazz Cafe in Camden for a night to remember. Perfect for that alternative date, enjoy a selection of dishes from the balcony as you watch over some of the best jazz, soul and motown in the bizz.

@ Stratford Waterfront on Various dates

One of the biggest, silliest, tastiest food events in London, Wing Fest brings together two of £1 wings from some of Europe's best wing shacks, alongside eating challenges, bourbon masterclasses, wood chopping displays, live blues and some great tunes from resident deck-fidller DJ BBQ.

1 events @ Brunel Museum Rooftop Garden with 22 upcoming dates from 20 Jul 2018 until 29 Sep 2018

For a stunning couple's night out, this quirky date idea in London promises cool cocktails, delicious street food and a crackling campfire. Snuggle down in the rooftop garden of the Brunel Museum for an extra special date night experience.

4 events @ 2 venues with 4 upcoming dates from 23 Jul 2018 until 27 Aug 2018

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.

12 events @ 5 venues with 12 upcoming dates from 06 Aug 2018 until 19 Dec 2018

Try something a bit different for date night and join Nicole Line for one of her creative workshops. While you mix with other creative types – whether they're beginners or experts – you'll learn how to use professional equipment, where to source materials and how to set up a studio space at home.

Inamo Covent Garden

144 user reviews 4

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.

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