Things To Do For Couples in London
In the words of Riri, you found love in a hopeless place. Well done you. Now then, don't let those single Londoners hate on you in all your couple glory. The capital may be a city built for meeting people and socialising, but she's secretly a city of fun lovin' too. In true London form we've lined up a top list of our favourite events and places to go that promise something fun, cool and different for your date night in London. Discover immersive games, social sports and Ceilidh dancing right here for some things to do for couples in London.
Last updated on 26th April 2017
Grab your boo and head to South London for a night of hilarious, heart-warming and innovative theatre as The Bread and Roses Theatre put on a whole roster of brilliant shows. Perfect for date night, there's everything from Hamlet to plays about Tinder and millennial life, plus there's a cute pub downstairs - perfect for a pint after.
Meet interesting people, eat interesting food and dine in an interesting location thanks to the Underground Supper Club. This friendly club takes place in a decommissioned 1967 London Underground carriage and guests will be treated to a welcome cocktail and a three course meal. The theme of this season is BBQ, with the meat being supplied from nearby Smithfield Market.
No matter how much you argue over what you watch next on Netflix, the two of you will have to work together to escape Poppa Plock’s wonky workshop. You’ll have to solve the mystery of the twisted ventriloquist dummy and his twisted creations in order to escape – or risk being trapped in the clockwork world forever.
Looking for something different to do in London? Looking to get familiar with the weird and the wonderful that the city has to boast? Join Meet The Streets on some of the best walking tours of the city as you enjoy everything from ghosts to historic pub tours.
Nothing says couples bonding like Bounce Old Street does. London's unrivaled champions of ping pong and drinking in excess now boast venues in both Shoreditch and Holborn where people flock for a good time and great gaming. Challenge the Mrs or team up with your fella and give a game of ping pong a go for your fun couples night out in London.
Take your sweetheart out for dinner and a show by heading to The London Cabaret Club in Holborn. By combining a quintessentially British fine-dining experience with an awesomely innovative live show, this venue offers one of the most sophisticated 'alternative nights out in London'. Each dish on the menu is delicately prepared, and similarly, the show has been choreographed meticulously. The result? An unforgettable night.
Hang out with some seriously famous faces at this after dark event as Madam Tussauds opens its doors for adults only. There will be no kids or queues, but extra prosecco as well as the chance to see everything the museum is known for, from the Spirit of London ride and Star Wars Exhibition.
Chinese Cricket Club Restaurant are imparting their expert cooking knowledge to you at this dim sum masterclass. Learn how to chop, cut and cook your own Chinese dishes with the help of their brilliant chefs; hear about the history of dim sum and sip your way through their delicious prosecco at this fun event.
After travelling the world and amazing crowds - including some of the most sinister critics - the Magic Hour now returns to London, turning its focus to the Grand Royal in Hyde Park. While the sleight of hand tricks will have you scratching your head, the death-defying stunts and unreal mind reading will leave the entire audience stunned into silence. This event is perfect for any couples in London looking to experience something new on their next date night.
Join Fiddle Paradiddle this summer in Fulham for a night of twirls, twists and Twosteps. Grab that special someone and treat them to a night of fun ceilidh dances in West London. The quirky band will be showing off their many musical talents, playing all their favourite songs and teaching guests the steps to some of their favourite dances. This is perfect for anyone looking for a quirky date night in London.
Proud Cabaret City offers the perfect night out for you and your partner. Offering up a sophisticated dining experience of superbly executed British classics, in a quality 1920s speakeasy setting, the charm alone should be enough to sell you on date night. But the spectacular shows seal the deal, where you can enjoy cabaret, jazz and burlesque all in one place.
Get that competitive streak out with your partner without breaking a sweat by playing Shuffleboard at Burdock. There's also cocktails and delicious food as an added bonus of fun.
If you're looking for something to do for a fun date in London with your other half, the Oddbins team have got the prefect tutored tasting package for you. Offering bespoke events for wine, beer or spirit tastings, these guys will make a cool evening for couples to enjoy offering to come to whatever venue you fancy, or hosting at one of theirs.
Pulling together some of London's most experienced bartenders, The Yard in Shoreditch will hold a margarita making competition this April. Bartenders from The Alchemist, El Patron, Wahaca and Flight Club will be showing off all their mixology skills as they strive to make the perfect margarita. Each guest will try a selection of cocktails before giving each a score. With different flavours to try and food provided by BYOC'S renowned chef James Cochrane, this is one event you definitely won't forget anytime soon.
If there's one way to say 'I love you', it's with a big, fat brunch. Weekends are for hangovers and breakfast feasts fit for kings, so without further ado, we present to you our Boozy Brunches channel full to the brim with Bloody Mary's, bacon, pancakes, prosecco and more. Go on, for a fun couples outing in London you can't go wrong with a slammin' brunch can you?
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?
The Lab Collective have returned with another piece of thought provoking theatre; head to Southwark for an immersive experience that throws you into a world of crumbling governments and controls. The powers that be have called upon you to perform your civic duty, but in a world where humans are numbers and little more, will you break the system?
Taking their inspiration from the legendary balls of Venice, Kensington's Roof Garden's The Venetian Masquerade Ball will be a night of glamorous fun. Head to the West London venue for a party that lasts until 2am and includes stilt walkers, acrobats and live music.
Have a big group of couples you need to go out with? Try the Private Cocktail Masterclass at Bird of Smithfield and find out which of you is the mater mixologist. Their expert bartenders will guide you through the process in a relaxed session – that includes sampling the drinks – until you test your skills in a shake-off against each other.
Why not fulfil that artistic ambition you’ve always been meaning to? You’ll be taught step-by-step how to create an Andy Warhol-esque painting of Marilyn Monroe by a group of experienced and enthusiastic artists. No experience is needed, you’re encouraged to bring your own wine, and just remember to have some fun.
Make date night a little different as Gin House Burlesque take over the The King's Head for a night of seductive and sexy burlesque. The showgirls and boys perform in amongst the crowd, with everything from crowd diving to a Josephine Baker tribute act. Stay late for even more shenanigans.
The romantic destination of Brunel Museum Rooftop Garden just got that much more tempting with the introduction of Campfire Cocktails. The seasonal, botanical cocktails will be crafted using ingredients from that very garden, all while you sit round a beautiful wildfire. There will even be toasted marshmallows.
Couples that get scared together stay together, and there’s nothing scarier than the terrifying paranormal underbelly of London. Using the latest in paranormal detection equipment, you’ll be looking for ghosts and poltergeists in places of murder, plague pits and abandoned prison cells.
From an old rectory through to a tunnel shaft, Pop-Up Opera takes place in beautiful places across London and presents opera in a whole new way. This summer, they are telling the story of the hugely popular Il Matrimonio Segreto, a tale about an Italian woman who is encouraged to marry a mad English gent.
Summer just got even hotter as Neverland brings the most perfect date spot to our shores. With a white sand beach, beach huts, BYOB and street food, the pop-up brings all that is great about summer to us. Grab a day bed and get ready to soak up those rays.
Get artys and craftsy with your beau in tow as Nicole Line hosts some of the most fun workshops in the city. Grab that loved one and haul them down for fun couples night in London of tie-dye tasks, screen printing and more.
Don your weirdest boyband clothes and dive into 90s rave culture – and the ongoing feud between the Montagues and Capulets! This reimagining of Romeo and Juliet puts you in the centre of their violent arguments, and you can decide what happens to the families… and the star-crossed lovers! Fancy dress is heavily encouraged.
Celebrating all the beauty of the traditional weekend roast dinner, Hanger SW6 open their doors every Sunday to London's many food enthusiasts. Using only the freshest ingredients around, the chefs plate up a delicious steak, served with roast trimmings, and a traditional British dessert to all their guests. Grab that someone special and unwind in this cosy Fulham venue.
With his hilarious literary feedback and quick wit, Christopher Bliss is analysing books like never before. The comedian has already wowed Edinburgh festival and will be bring guests on stage each month for a huge night of comedy.
It’s time to spoil yourselves as The Roof Gardens hosts the glitziest event in the capital with their Electro Swing ball. Cocktails and the DJs aren’t the only things keeping you celebrating the bank holiday into the night: there will be fire and glow performers, stilt walkers, acrobats and even a free roulette table, where you can win a bottle of free champagne.
Some bars are just made for date night. An intimate brasserie and wine bar tucked away in Kennington, Toulouse Lautrec summons the bohemian charm of a vintage Parisian jazz bar while an exciting array of talented bands take to the stage. Get an evening date locked in and pop along for food and drinks to the romantic sounds of live bands playing jazz, swing, funk and soul.
Supper clubs are the perfect activity for couples in London who want to meet new people and experience new things. Those couples will be very interested in Faaji Sundays, offering up four courses of delicious West African food while a live band plays the best in old and new African music.
Being in a couple doesn’t mean you have to do everything on your own – go out and make some friends together at Matr supper club. They offer up rustic, heart-warming dishes that have been locally and ethically sourced, and cooked using old Viking techniques. You can also pair each of the seven courses with wine, to help the conversation with others flow that little bit better.
Laughter is the best way to keep your relationship strong, so there’s no better event for you and your partner than Live at the Chapel. The show’s been running since 2007, bringing the biggest, most dramatic comedy acts from around the country. Coupled with the house band, it makes it a truly spectacular show to go to as a couple.
Learn how to pair wines and food together like pros thanks to this expert pairing class. Sunday Brunch wine expert Raul Diaz and Roux Executive chef Toby Stuart are teaming up to deliver a fun and informal evening, where not only will you get to learn how to pair food and wine, but try it with a delicious five course meal.
Does bae fancy themselves as a bit of a mixer? Head down to Shoreditch for T.T Liquor's cocktail-making class. Couple-up on your very own custom-built bar and get to mixing! Here, you'll master the basics of mixology before knuckling down on the more complex techniques. By the end of the class, if you want to officially settle on who the real mixing maestro is - have a crack at making 'the best cocktail of the day!'
Add a touch of old-school glamour and fun to your night out as 1920s-inspired band Benoit Viellefon take over legendary Soho club Ronnie Scott's. The band - which includes a violinist, trumpets and guitars - are inspired by Paris, America and some of the greatest jazz musicians of our time, and never fail to put on a good night.
Oz Clarke, Tim Atkin MW and Olly Smith are the self-proclaimed Three Wine Men. Having travelled around the world, they are now hoping to impress their passion for sparkling wine onto London's many revellers. On the night, guests will be able to sample a range of different proseccos, champagnes, English sparkling wines and Franciacortas. This June event promises to leave you with a smile on your face and a head full of bubbles.
Looking for a date night that your partner isn't likely to forget in a while? Head to the London Brew Lab in Brixton and take part in a blind food tasting event full of cheeky surprises and explosive flavours. Revolving around 6 great dishes, guests will be blindfolded on arrival and will be forced to try a handful of recipes without seeing the plate in front of them.
Adding some electric swing to your already lively Friday nights, the team at the Arcola Theatre serve Londoners a truly stunning night out in town. With dance classes for both beginners and experienced dancers, and a wide choice of dances - from the lindy hop to the Charleston - things are nicely rounded off by a sparkling live Jazz show. Grab that special someone, pull on your best pair of dancing shoes and head to Dalston for a brilliantly nostalgic night out.
A Feast For The Senses is a 13-course tasting dinner in North London that, using a multi-sensory interactive table, will explore how different textures, smells and sights change the way that food tastes. Each of the 13 plates of food have been carefully created by Chef Jozef, whose years of experience have seen him work in some of London's best Michelin starred restaurants. Perfect for someone looking for a romantic date night in London with a bit of edge, this April event is certain to leave an impression on you.
Testing your taste buds and forcing guests to think about drinks in new and exciting ways, Pitch Black is an immersive tasting experience like no other. Guests will be plunged into complete darkness, before trying a number of delicious cocktails and fine wines. This experience will force guests to think about the way they approach tasting food. Perfect for all the young couples out there looking for a serene date night experience.
Amacoast Cinema are putting their unique spin on Sister Act as they bring the classic film to life with incredible live music from choir singers and performers. The event will be taking place in Central Hall Westminster, one of London's most historic buildings.
Grab your loved one tight, as you're about to embark on one of the most pertrifying tours in London. Regaling all the ghostly and ghastly tales of the city, join the Ghastly Ghost Tour and enjoy a unique night out for couples in the city.
The Three Wine Men - Oz Clarke, Tim Atkin MW and Olly Smith - will be educating guests all about the different making processes and flavours produced by 30 of South Africa's best wine makers this September. Taking over South Africa House in Trafalgar Square, this wine tasting is perfect for beginners and connoisseurs alike, and will be framed by exotic aromas, stunning flavours and intriguing facts.
Want to spice up date night? Then head over to Paper Dress Vintage as they host MILK VII, an event that invites you to 'dress to undress' along with their saucy burlesque and cabaret stars.
Have you rescued your Fiona? Had true love’s first kiss with Shrek? Well, it’s time to make your way to Far Far Away together in this immersive Shrek experience. You’ll arrive to a special DreamWorks concocted drink before Donkey takes you on a crazy, jaw-dropping 4D bus ride. If you make it through, you’ll end up in the Poison Apple Pub to have a shot with the ugly step sister.