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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.
Listen to some of music's most defining moments lovingly recreated by a live orchestra at XOYO – think Dr Dre, Destiny's Child, and Notorious BIG played with a plethora of instruments.
Enjoy a night of wonderful classical music as the works of Vivaldi and Handel are brought to life by the London Musical Arts Ensemble and director John Landor at the spectacular St Martin-in-the-Fields.
Looking for a unique date night? Take your partner on a thrilling journey aboard The Jewel of the Empire to witness a truly unique tale unravel before your very eyes, You'll get to feast on a stunning meal from MastercChef's Laurence Henry while immersed in an adventure to remember.
Looking for something a little different? Ditch the usual date night and get a load of The Brick Bar as the quirky spot pops up in east London for 4 days of live music, crafty cocktails and ping pong in the ultiamte building block space.
Treat your other half to a day of booze at one of Merchant House's masterclasses - featuring gin, rum, or whiskey. Learn the history, sample tasters and sip on cocktails at one of London's best bars.
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.
For a dreamy little date night, this jazz bar in Belgravia offers everything you'd want - delicious dining, refreshing drinks and a magnificent line up of live jazz, blues and soul.
Hone those grill skills at The BBQ Club this summer as the iconic pop up returns for more of the good stuff with gourmet DIY grill dishes, views over the Thames and barbecuing masterclass events.
How's this for a quirky date night? The Lost Love Speakeasy will transport you and your partner back to Prohibition era jazz clubs, complete with live music and entertainment, with flowing themed cocktails and dinner from BBQ master Neil Rankin.
One of the summer's most atmospheric pop ups, Skylight boasts a unique viewpoint to take in the full sights of the city. With croquet and petanque to keep you occupied, it's a perfect way to do a London date 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.
If you're looking to liven up your couples night out in London, then Cafe de Paris have a whirlwind weekend of bespoke and glittering events for you to give a go. Over 85 years old and still going strong, the glamorous French ballroom of Cafe de Paris is host to many a titillating cabaret show and burlesque bae. Drink, dine and be dazzled by the performances that go down here.
Take your partner to do something a little different, if you love your booze, this rum making experience at Laki Kane will be one quirky date. Not only will you get to taste a selection of lip-smacking creations, but you'll also get to try your hand at distilling your own rum masterpiece.
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 after a fun night out in London that brings something a little different to the table, head to Fitzrovia where this immersive dining show is taking over the Radisson Blu. You'll be greeted by Peckham's finest, with an evening of wheeler-dealers and lots of laughs.
There's a new sheriff in town and he's none to happy about all this boozing. Head over to West London for this immersive pop-up that will throw you into the mad, bad and dangerous world of the Wild West.
Ever been on a date to the aquarium? Well, this is not like anything you've done before, as SEA LIFE invites you to their LATES event. Think lashings of prosecco, pop up bars and all the usual marine life at London's iconic Thames-side hangout.
Whether you're after a fun activity or just need something completely different, this immersive theatre show is perfect for all occasions. You'll be transported to wartime England where you'll need to make some tough decisions. Are you ready?
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.
If you're a couple that loves your wine, this exploration into British sparkling wine is a perfect date night idea. Explore three grape varieties handpicked by pioneering local producers, Nyetimber with a sumptuous dinner form acclaimed chef Shaun Rowlands.
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.
Showing some of the best new Independent cinema from around the world, IndieFlicks Short Film Festival is a new event taking place at Cafe 1001 in Shoreditch. Join the venue for a night of talks, drinks and networking, as you vote for your favourite new film.
Offering cocktail teapots, fish finger sandwiches, boozy afternoon teas and bottomless brunches, Little Nan's always has something for couples to do in London. Head for the crazy decor and stay for the delicious cocktails at one of these cute and quirky South London bars.
With screenings of fantastic movies, as well as hot dogs, popcorn, wine and comfy seats, this cool and quirky cinema pop up in South London is a great activity for couples in London.
One of the best new cocktail experiences on the scene, The Case of the Poisoned Chalice is turning you into Sherlock for the night on the hunt for clues and cocktail ingredients.
Taking place at venues across the city, this series of live musical tributes pay homage to some of history's most influential artists, eras and genres.
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.
You can always count on The Jazz Cafe in Camden for a top night out; head to the live music venue for dinner and sets from amazing musicians and stellar DJs.
Indulge in an evening of sensual dining at this unique supper club experience. You and your partner will be dressed in full kimono as you learn all about the ancient Edo period, with a stunning dinner and the chance to try your hand at erotic art.
When it comes to date night in Soho, you can't go wrong with Cahoots. Inspired by 1940s wartime, it's a subterranean space filled with themed cocktails and a vibrant atmosphere. This Easter, they're even bringing you live music, performances and the chance to learn swing.
Treat your partner to a truly unique experience sailing down the River Thames. You'll get to sit back and relax as you cruise past iconic landmarks in an extremely rare historical vessel, as the stunning Tower Bridge opens up just for you to pass through.
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.
Great for a casual date night, this White City bar brings you food, drinks and a couple of rounds of staunch competition, courtesy of their state of the art virtual golfing set up.
Looking for the ultimate date night experience? Head east where this Shoreditch pop-up is pairing mouthwatering food and drinks with unique multi-sensory dining. Expect titillating performances, sensual interaction and more.
One of the best things for couples to do in London, this quirky Shoreditch pop up is bringing you pizza, beers and match upon match of competitive shuffleboard.
Take a trip to the stunning Sky Gardens for a date to remember. You and your partner will dance the night away to a selection of hot DJ talent, while sipping on tasty cocktails and overlooking the iconic city below.
Farmyard Cinema offers a truly unique quirky date for couples in London. Snuggle up by a roaring fire and toast some marshmallows before heading to the barn and catching one of the world's greatest adventure movies.
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!'
Looking for a truly memorable date experience? How about a guided speedboat tour down the Thames? This unique adventure will see you zipping down the river while blasting music and taking in some stunning sights. To finish, you'll be greeted with a cocktail as you return to land.
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.
Dine in the dark at this quirky restaurant in Farringdon. Chances are, you've heard of this popular spot, but now is your chance to book a table and change your dining experience forever.
Get yourself underground and into Rande's supper club, where you can enjoy four delicious courses of Mexican food that will challenge and intrigue your palette, all taking place in the quirky setting of an East London vault.
Looking for date ideas in London? Treat your other half to dinner with a twist. Located at Bloomsbury Ballroom, this unique experience will immerse you in the world of funk and soul, taking you all the way to 1970s Harlem; from the food to the tunes.
You and the other half will be laughing all night at this cute London date idea, with three spectacular live bands across three nights, the coolest jive and swing music and inexpensive drinks – and there's even a dance lesson to boot.
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.
Take your partner to the stunning rooftop terrace of the Ham Yard Hotel and celebrate the new season in style. Expect plenty of romance with stunning sunsets, green surroundings, and pure bliss while sipping cocktails and grazing on sharing platters.
There's nothing quite like healthy competition in a relationship and Swingers can help you out in that regard. Expect two 9-hole crazy golf courses, three amazing street food vendors, five cocktail bars and a two-storey clubhouse to schmooze in afterwards.
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.
Catch a classic movie with a twist this summer. You and your partner will get to snuggle in deck chairs and catch classic movies from one of London's beloved rooftops with flowing drinks, plenty of snacks and some seriously stunning views of the city.
Step aboard the Murdér Express together and you'll have a date you won't ever forget. It's the maiden voyage, and you will meet all sorts of characters as you feast on food from MasterChef finalists Billy and Jack and sip on drinks from the Seven Sins bar.
Looking for a quirky date idea? Why not try a new hobby or attempt to pick up a new creative skill at these fun photography workshops in Shoreditch. You'll get to learn tricks of the trade while enjoying the thrill of learning something new in a cool, relaxed setting.
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.
Spice up your usual date night with a trip to The Bedford, where you'll be transported all the way back to the 1930s. Immerse yourselves in the seedy world of gangster secrets and cabaret starlets, complete with a mouthwatering spread and lashings of fizz.
Whether you're looking for a quirky new date spot or something fun to do in south London, this restaurant on wheels is just what you need. Located in Deptford, The Big Red is your one-stop-shop for all things pizza, burgers and cocktails. There's even a shisha lounge.
This fun series of comedy shows is a great thing for couples to do in London. With half price on all drinks and entry to the post-show club night, it's worth making a whole night of it.
Fans of the theatre? This show-stopping experience is the perfect date night for you. Pick from an array of award-winning productions and get the best seats in the house, as well as an exquisite dinner from one of London's top restaurants with welcome drinks.