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 20th October 2016
When it comes to a top date night, we all know the majority of it includes food, so what about getting stuck in and making that food yourself? Join Chinese Cricket Club as they invite couples and foodies combined to try out their ultimate dim sum masterclass.
POPdown launched in April 2015, and in just four months they were being voted as the 6th best pop-up in the world. Their latest residency takes them to a stunning location overlooking the bustle of Borough Market, where loved up couples will be able to sit down to an Asian-styled, seasonal 5-course tasting menu inspired by the market traders and their produce. As if that wasn’t enough to convince you, there’s to be a range of craft beers, wines and bespoke cocktails to complement the flavours perfectly.
When it comes to couples dining in London, nothing quite says fun, social antics and intimacy like a supper club. Join Tokunbo's Kitchen this summer for just the thing as they're not only promising succulent, Nigerian dishes, there's support for Curry For Change to boot.
London’s newest lock-in party is all about outstanding food and a belting playlist of nostalgic tunes. It’s an event that kicks off from 3pm with welcome drinks, before guests sit down for a sharing menu featuring classic Italian pasta and risotto dishes, as the old-school party soundtrack of motown, soul, indie and house takes hold and the prosecco really gets flowing. They’ll be ramping up the atmosphere steadily until 7pm, at which time resident DJs take over to play a retro mix of 80s electronica and early house classics into the night.
Showcasing some of the best fresh and established comedy talent, Aeronaut invite you to enjoy their Laugh Train Home stand-up show this February and March. This is defintely something for couples to do in London together; enjoy the setting of this incredible Acton pub, a favourite for craft beer and its big top tent, whilst getting your comedy fix.
With the likes of Oasis, The Beatles and The Who, it's fair to say that British has music history that is worth being proud of. For an evening dedicated to that diverse history, head to the London Cabaret Club, where their team of talented performers offer guests The Best of British Pop. Framed by dazzling dance performances and signposted by DJ sets that play tracks reaching as far back as the swinging 60s, this characterful night is perfect for London's many music-obsessed couples.
Do you and your beau just love a good movie? Then you'll love this. Setting off from London Bridge in the late afternoon and lasting for just under two hours, this guided tour will take you around the most iconic film locations London has to offer, including from the likes of Bridget Jones, Alfie and even Batman.
Whether you met in a pub, or you both just can't get enough of them, there's one tour in London that's promising a historic adventure for you both. Join this tour and get to know some of the most authentic boozers in the city business.
Couples events in London need to be fun, they need to be unique and they need to be exciting; and that's where Thames Lates come in. Not only will couples enjoy a high-octane journey across the Thames in a speedboat, you can round off that ultimate buzz with cocktails.
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.
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?
Hold your loved one close, as you're about to embark on a truly blood curdling adventure. Join this Jack The Ripper tour as not only will you separate fact from fiction, you'll decipher history, visit authentic site locations and uncover the deadly tale behind the name.
Show your partner you've got that rhythm and fling them around at The Bedford's Ceilidh Nights. Hitching up skirts and making fun things for couples to do in London, you'll be joining Fiddle Paradiddle (serious) as they belt out their nu-folk sound for some classic ceilidh dancing antics to unfold. You may think dancing isn't your thing, but this is basically a boozy Scottish themed party, soo... you know.
Does bae fancy themselves as a bit of a mixer? Head down to Shoreditch for Mixology Studios' 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!'
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.
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 some fairly average 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.
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.
After travelling the world and amazing crowds that include 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.
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.
Grab your beloved and treat them to one of London's most special dining events. Taking place in the beautiful St Pancras Clock Tower, Argentine chef Martin Milesi is creating a delicious six-course tasting menu for twelve guests. Expect an intimate setting, revolutionary food and an excellent wine list.
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.
Marrying sultry jazz with all the joyful fun of a laid-back supper club in London, the team behind the Underground supper club host a truly unique event this October in the Cuckoo pub in Central London. Four courses of the finest gastro-pub grub will be plated up to the pub's hungry guests, all the while a talented band of jazz musicians fill the air with hanging notes and trembling beats. This supper club is perfect for anyone looking to try something different on their next date night.
Perfect for anyone looking for a something different to do on their next date with that someone special, the Amacoast Cinema Group presents a wonderful film screening like no other. Showcasing all the wonder of Whoopi Goldberg's Sister Act, the centre-piece of each evening will be the stunning UGCY gospel choir and live band that brings the film's soundtrack to life and injects the room with irresistible energy.
The Michelin-starred Anthony Demetre showcases some of his finest dishes at the Supper Club With a View in East London. With the menu including the likes of fillet of Cornish cod with mussels, kale and salsify, and Denham Estate venison, autumn squash, roast pear and chestnuts, the focal point of this event will be the stunning views of East London's skyline. Full of character and combining wonderful food with unbelievable views, this is definitely a food event in London worth checking out.
Grab your lovely and start rolling about in the aisles, not like that you silly billy, from laughter. Infernos are hosting Comedy Carnival with Sara Pascoe and Reginald D Hunter; there's incredible food (Mommi and Bison & Bird) and it's a steal with tickets starting from £20.
The Forge is a live arts venue based in North London that brings together a diverse selection of talented musician, quirky artists and hilarious comedians. Always looking to host the next big thing, you can always find some of Camden's best up-and-coming artists performing here. Perfect for anyone looking for something a bit different for date night, you definitely won't forget a night out at the Forge.
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.
With something of a reputation for delivering successful pop-ups to London's curious crowds, Jimmy Foraged presents his latest pop-up this November. This opulent event will take place at Divine Cellars and will be centred around a delicious 8 course dinner, which, for a small additional fee, will feature a selection of fine red and white wines. With a range of flavour combinations on show and some of the finest wines available in store, this is one pop-up event in London that won't be forgotten soon.
Get ready for a date night with a difference as you get hot and steamy with your partner. Not like that you crazy kids, with these dance lessons in Soho. A professional teacher will be teaching you sultry Brazilian moves to some great music, there's cocktails and an after-party to put it all into practice.