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 17th August 2017
From Kew Gardens through to Westminster Abbey, Luna Cinema is screening classic films in some absolutely breath-taking locations. Taking place across the summer, catch your favourite flicks in unforgettable style.
London's most perfect date spot is opening up again for a month of summer drinking. Join the Ham Yard Hotel on their rooftop terrace as they host three unique themes for this summer.
Staying awake beyond its usual bedtime, the London Aquarium is opening up its doors inviting Londoner to explore their two-floor aquarium with a glass of prosecco in their hand. Perfect for anyone looking for an unforgettable date night in London, there are few better ways to see sharks, sea turtles and Cuban crocodiles in London.
From aerialists through to burlesque performers and cabaret stars, Black Cat Cabaret will be pulling out all the stops for their Underbelly Festival special.
Put on your black and white finery and head to the secretive world of Juniper Manor for an evening of gin and high jinx. Sipsmith and Gingerline have joined forces to create an ultimate night with unique cocktails, nibbles and immersive experiences.
Expect chaos, hilarity and plenty of slapstick at this completely unique supper club in a London hotel. Based on the cult TV series, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is an immersive theatre piece that includes three courses, audience participation and plenty of fun.
Perfect for a date night that certain to last in your partner's memory, Amala is a supper club that showcases Brazil's long culinary history. Run by Luciana Berry and Julio Ketteley, the event will revolve around a 5-course meal, featuring traditional recipes that have all been reimagined and created using authentic ingredients from Brazil. Vibrant, full of fiery energy and flair, this is the perfect event for any couples looking to try something new.
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.
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?
Learn all about the history and taste of rum at the Rum Chronicles. Not only do you get an education on it, you’ll learn how to make cocktails from them, as well as drinking cocktails and eating a selection of food.
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.
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.
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 you and bae need something to do tonight, get down to the Empress Market on a Friday for some delicious food and New Orleans party hospitality. For just £15 you’ll be treated to a dish of Karachi folk loveliness, as well as drink of your choice.
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.
Put on your best sharp trousers and your cinched-waist dress and step back to the 1940s as Cahoots put on another of their hot parties. Taking place at The Vaults, the evening will be a hot mix of swing dancing, live music and bubbly.
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.
Get your partner down to the Funny Side comedy club for a night of hilarity from top UK acts and the best international comedians for a night of alternate comedy.
Head to Flotsam and Jetsam cafe in Tooting Bec and experience a supper club that's centred around seasonal ingredients and simple recipes. Led by Jess and Emma from Spread catering services, the event will revolve around a delicious 3-course dinner, made completely out of fresh, seasonal ingredients. Perfect for anyone looking for a quirky date night, this event is certain to leave you with a beaming smile.
Olivier award nominated Alice's Adventure Underground is back for 2017 and promises another jaw-dropping immersive show. Get lost down the rabbit hole at The Vaults in Waterloo as you become the star of Lewis Carroll's famous novel, from tea with the Mad Hatter through to deciphering the Cheshire Cat's riddles.
For an unforgettable dinner, head to the San Daniele in North London and take part in Eat Grub, a pop-up event that celebrates all the best things about eating insects. With the help of chef Seb Holmes, the event will serve a number of thai-inspired dishes, all created using tasty insects. If that wasn't enough, guests will be able to wash down teh creepy-crawlies with a delicious craft beer, courtesy of the Fourpure brewery, or gulp down a few insect-themed cocktails created by mixologists Tomas Lenko of Strongman’s Tipple.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Islington's Brewhouse and Kitchen has become famous in London for serving flavoursome pints of homemade beer. This summer, the team of connoisseurs behind the bar are showcasing their finest creations with a series of informative masterclasses. The entire session will be led by an expert brewer and will showcase 8 different beers that have been brewed in the microbrewery at the back.
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?
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.
For a date-night your partner is unlikely to forget in a hurry, head to Blair House in Dulwich and enjoy everything the Night Star Cinema has to offer. The team will be screening the Great Gatsby and La La Land on the venue's idyllic lawn, all the while serving themed cocktails and complimentary popcorn to guests as they arrive. Better still, ticket holders will have access to the 1920s themed after-party taking place in the mansion once the screening is finished.
Treat your love to the other love in your life; carbs. Rotorino is putting on a pastathon at their Dalston restaurant complete with five different pasta dishes, antipasti and prosecco.
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.
Searcy's at the top of the Gherkin has teamed up with Plymouth Gins and Nyetimber Sparkling Wine to create a seaside pop-up bar that sits 40 storeys above the ground. Decorated as a traditional British seaside, guests can enjoy fresh oysters while drinking gin cocktails or sipping on chilled glasses of fizz.
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!'
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.
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.
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.
Bring your other half to Queens for date night with a difference. They’ve got an ice skating rink, 12 bowling alleys and delicious food courtesy of MEATliquor. But what’s all that without some cocktails – which you can get plenty of at the bar.
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.
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.
Searcys Champagne bars always make incredible date locations, from the top of The Gherkin through to St Pancras Station. Now, they're upping the ante as they celebrate their 170th birthday with a whole host of amazing events, from Champagne tours through to delicious hampers.
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.
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.
Served on a huge communal table, Morso's five-course feast is bringing all the best parts of Italian eating to North London's Vagabond N7. Join the cute venue for a night of homecooking, a lively atmosphere and a free spritz.
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.
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.
Taking over the Drakes and Morgans venue in Kings Cross, the Fever Tree Gin School offers young couples the perfect quirky date night in London. The event will revolve around an interesting tasting session, where each guest will discover which type of gin best suits their palate and which Fever Tree tonic best accents the flavours of that particular spirit. Better still, each person will walk away with a bottle of gin that they've made, bursting with the flavours that they like the most.
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.
The Big London Bake is a food event in London that will challenge the city's amateur bakers in new and exciting ways. Taking inspiration from one of Britain's most iconic tv shows, the event will see guests take part in a number of testing challenges in order to find out who London's true star bakers are. Slice passed your competition and prove all the nay-sayers wrong.
Join a supper club with a difference at the BBQ Club. Not only do you get to feast on six-courses of delicious BBQ food, you get to help the chef in basting and grilling the dishes. Meanwhile, you’ll be in great company and sitting beside the South Bank of the Thames in a wonderful split-level restaurant.
Taking place in Islington Metal Works, this southern style party is a celebration of all things American. Head up to North London for a party that includes tasty BBQ food, bourbon cocktails, live music from Holloway Road and a bucking bronco.
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.
Having first appeared on Masterchef, Billy and Jack have gone from strength to strength and are now taking their popular supper club to the Southbank Centre in London. With the help of Silent Pool Gin, the two chefs have curated a menu of inventive, delicious dishes and cocktails for their guests to inhale. Relax by the river and enjoy all the great taste on offer at this fun pop-up restaurant in London.
Wanna watch your favourite films in style? You and your significant other can head to some of London’s cutest parks as Pop Up Screens shows your favourite throwback films. The bar has Brewdog beer, you just need to bring something to sit on.