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 22nd February 2019

  The Candlelight Club

225 user reviews 4

@ The Candlelight Club on Saturday 23rd March 2019 and 5 other 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. 

@ The Little Blue Door on Various dates from Friday 22nd March 2019

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.

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.

@ Aeronaut on Friday 5th April 2019 and 5 other dates

If you and bae are holding out for a little hit fantasy TV show to return, quash those withdrawal symptoms and get stuck into an immersive night of GOT-inspired cabaret. Expect nothing other than mischief and debauchery with drag queens, circus performers and a fire-breathing human hybrid. 

For King and Country

127 user reviews 5

Discounts available on certain events

What if Germany had invaded Britain back in the 40s? Head to Southwark where you'll be immersed in an alternate reality, allowing you to re-write the ending. Forget Netflix and chill because this is on a whole new level.

@ Bread Street Kitchen on Various dates from Tuesday 19th March 2019

Give your partner a date that's out of this world, literally. Gordon Ramsay's Bread Street Kitchen are giving guests the chance to dine in an actual space pod, with the option of two to eight people, making it perfect for an intimate dinner or double date. 

Handmade Mysteries

76 user reviews 5

Whether you're a couple who loves a good scare or two, a bit of an adrenaline rush or you fancy a date with a little something different, Handmade Mysteries are here for you. Experience spine-tingling immersive games, and challenging escape rooms for a quirky date to remember. 

Comedy Carnival London

35 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.

  The Murdér Express

450 user reviews 5

@ Pedley Street Station on Various dates from Tuesday 19th March 2019

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.

@ Trapped Escape Rooms on Various dates from Tuesday 19th March 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.

@ London Bridge Ceramics Studio on Various dates from Tuesday 19th March 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.

Barge East

141 user reviews 5

Bottomless Brunch on a boat (Saturday only) and 1 other offer

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.

Bounce, Old Street

482 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. 

Good Ship Comedy

23 user reviews 5

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.

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.

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.

Neon Naked Life Drawing

5 user reviews 4

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.

@ 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.

A night of

11 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.

The Big Red

10 user reviews 5

'Match Your First Round' and 1 other offer

Spice up the usual date night with a trip to Deptford's quirkiest restaurant. Located south of the river, you'll find retro 1950s vibes, a shisha lounge, delicious cocktails and a mouthwatering menu which includes pizza, burgers and wings. This isn't like the others.

@ YO! Sushi Finchley Road 02 Centre on Every Sunday

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.

Jazz Cafe

3 user reviews 3

Discounted Guestlist Entry

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.