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 26th April 2017

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It's time to pull out the stops with this quirky date idea in London as The Silent Disco Boat sets sail down the Thames. Try to stop making goggly eyes at one another for a moment to take in the city's most beautiful sights, from Big Ben through to Tower Bridge, all while choosing your soundtrack to the night.

Boat Party, Fun Time Partying, Something A Little Different
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Brunch and boats - never did a more perfect coupling exist, except perhaps you and your boo. Jump aboard the Alfred Le Roy for a weekend cruise along the River Lea which combines bottomless drinks, beautiful scenery and breakfast food on this unusual date option in London.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Boat Party, Daytime, Food & Drink, Something A Little Different
Background Music
Hackney
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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.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Date Night, Hen Party, Something A Little Different, Stag Do, Activity
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2 events @ The King's Head Member's Club with 2 upcoming dates starting on 26 May 2017

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.

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@Paper Dress Vintage on Friday 12 May 2017

Head over to Paper Dress Vintage in Hackney for a kinky twist to dating in London as MILK VII bring their escapades to North London. The collective will be performing their outrageous mix of cabaret and burlesque accompanied by live music and DJs.

Cabaret/Burlesque, Fun Time Partying, Something A Little Different, Live Music
Funk & Soul
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This London attraction is opening its doors late to let you wander around without the crowds and kids. Take a partner for a date night with a difference in London as the venue hands out prosecco and lets you get up close and personally with your fave celebs.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Something A Little Different, Date Night, Walks & Tours, Themed Nights
Commercial/Pop
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Four Quarters East

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You might be twiddling your thumbs on this alternative date idea in London, but it will be a whole heap of fun. Four Quarters have opened a second pub in East London complete with all the retro games and craft beer to ensure you snag a second date.

Happily Affordable ££
Hackney
2 events @ Ceilidh Night Events with 10 upcoming dates from 28 Apr 2017 until 03 Nov 2017

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.

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Do you know what's not your average date night? What's a bit 'wacky', a bit 'out there'? Roaming the 1888 Victorian streets of Whitechapel on the prowl for Jack the Ripper, which is exactly what you will do at this date with a difference idea in East London. The immersive experience will cast you as either a vigilante, a police officer or an everyday citizen.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Pop-Up, Something A Little Different, Theatre/Arts, Themed Nights, Activity
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32 events @ Brixton Rooftop with 44 upcoming dates from 26 May 2017 until 28 Aug 2017

Summer is once again upon us meaning it's time to take your London quirky date outside. Brixton Beach is just the spot as the renowned pop-up returns for another massive year with street food stalls, cocktails and huge DJ nights.

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@BallieBallerson on Various dates

Head to Dalston for a weird and wonderful date night in London as an adult ball pit is filled with LED lights. Jump into the glowing balls, slurp retro-themed cocktails and take it back to the old-school days.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Fun Time Partying, Food & Drink, Something A Little Different, Activity
Funk & Soul
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Laser Lates: Lost City

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@Secret Location on Various dates

Get your game face on and run around an East London abandoned village as Laser Lates creates a mad game of laser tag. High intensity, ridiculous fun and unlike any other London date night, Laser Lates is a brilliant idea for something alternative.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Activity, Something A Little Different, Stag Do
Not Applicable
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Flight Club Bloomsbury

37 user reviews

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.

Happily Affordable ££
Holborn
3 events @ 3 venues with 101 upcoming dates from 24 Apr 2017 until 15 Jun 2017

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? 

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