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 16th January 2019

  The Candlelight Club

194 user reviews 4

@ The Candlelight Club on Various dates from Friday 18th January 2019

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 their delicious Cuban street food to the fun and informative rum masterclasses, this gorgeous Cuban-inspired pop up at Tobacco Dock is set to be your new favourite autumn hangout.

@ LIBRARY London on Saturday 19th January 2019 and 8 other Saturdays

Head west, where this Covent Garden hotspot invites you to play detective this winter. Not only is there a decadent supper club in store, but there will even be clues to crack and suspicious suspects and as you play detective at this immersive murder mystery.

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.

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 Murdér Express

325 user reviews 4

@ Pedley Street Station on Various dates from Thursday 17th January 2019

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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.

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.

@ The Vaults on Sat, 8th Jun 2019 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)

Get into the swing of the 1940s with this totally unique experience at The Vaults. Treat your date to something truly special as The Blitz Party brings you swing dancing, stunning cocktails and gorgeous decor.

@ York and Albany on Various dates from Thursday 17th January 2019

Cool, cosy and decked out in all the Christmas fixings, York & Albany's festive pop-up is the perfect place to snuggle down. Relax on comfy cushions and sip on cocktails while you chow down of delicious canapes such as festive doughnuts and pumpkin soup shots.

Winterland's Alpine charm really does make it a top date spot this festive season. Offering fun activities such as curling, karaoke and beer pong, there's a fire pit, heated ski lodges and bauble-filed igloos to curl up in and plenty of fondue, schnitzel and mulled wine to consume. So why not add some festive wonder to your date this winter? 

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.

Barge East

78 user reviews 5

3 course set menu and a glass of prosecco or beer £25 and 3 other offers

Spice up the usual dinner and drinks with a trip to this stunning barge. You'll want to head east to Hackney Wick, where the historic 114-year-old barge has been transformed into a drinking and dining destination, complete with a British fusion menu and dreamy views. Book a table at sunset for an extra special evening.

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.

@ London Bridge Ceramics Studio on Various dates from Thursday 17th January 2019

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.

@ Trapped Escape Rooms on Various dates from Thursday 17th January 2019

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.

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.

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.

Bounce, Old Street

348 user reviews 5

Ping Pong and Packages and 2 other offers

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.