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 andÂ Ceilidh dancingÂ rightÂ here for some things to do for couples in London.Â
Last updated on 22nd November 2017
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.
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.
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.
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!'
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.
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?
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.
Taking place in Islington or Tooting, Laugh Out London is one of the city's most affordable and also most hilarious nights out. With tickets starting from £5, expect to see some huge name comedians.
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.
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.
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.
With five themed bars, a maze of rooms and experiences and a swing party, this is one themed event not to miss.
There's no better way to spend an intimate evening this autumn that at this secret London supper club. Featuring delicious five-course meal and paired wines, it's a great night out for couples in London.
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?
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.
Spend an evening snuggled up in front of your favourite Christmas film at this cute pop up event in Hackney. Whether it's The Nightmare Before Christmas or La La Land, there's something for every taste.
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.
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.
Craft Beer Rising is back for 2018 and there's even more beer than before. Head over to Brick Lane as they play host to more than 175 breweries from around the world, street food traders and DJs.
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.
This gin tasting evening is a perfect activity for couples in London. Taste, mix and distil your own gins with help from the experts at Fever-Tree.
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.
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.
Inspired by the classic Greek tale, this immersive piece of theatre is throwing you into a world of hedonism and partying for the night.
Titillating, erotic and debauched, Beautiful & Damned reimagines Fitzgerald’s famous story with twirling tassels, fabulous fans and all the glitter you can handle. Also with a three course meal.
Get ready for a completely unique drinking experience; join an expert mixologist as he heightens your senses and bring your cocktails to life.
This revamped Victorian pub in Notting Hill is bringing all sorts of cute to the next date night. Head to Gin Tonica for a night of gin and tonics, tapas and gorgeous decor.
Jimmy’s will be an adorable thing for you to do together. Head into the winter lodge for fondue, mulled wine and riverside views, or steal yourself away on the bankside with these cute, alfresco snow globes.
Cartel in Battersea is pulling out all the stops this month, hosting a fun bottomless brunch session revolving around all the wonder of tequila. Guests will be served 3 courses of mouth watering Mexican food - including a hearty Mexican burger and hot churros - all washed down with bottomless frozen margaritas and chilled glasses of prosecco.
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.
Grab your other half and get down to the Brunel Museum for a night of loveliness. Midnight Apothecary is back for an autumn series with bonfires, cocktails, live music and special events.
The couple that cooks together, enjoys Christmas together; head over to OXBO for a a class that will teach you how to prepare an incredible roast of three birds.
Get a head start on the Chelsea Prayer Room's A-Z Cocktail Challenge at one of these fun kick off events. With two delicious cocktails included in the price of a ticket, it's a great way to enjoy London activities as a couple.
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.
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.
Do date night with a difference at this performance that forces you to find the lines between the real and inauthentic self. Featuring the titular Ms. Paolini and her trio of co-stars, this is the group's third appearance at Hoxton Hall.
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.
There's nothing better than cosying up with that special someone during the cold winter months, except cosying up with that special someone and some melted cheese. Set in a romantic Alpine-themed bar, this raclette pop up is a perfect couples winter activity in London.
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.
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.
Work together to learn new skills at one of these great London classes at T.T Liquor. Whether it's rum, gin or whisky tastings, or a full blown session on molecular cocktail making, it's a great couples activity this winter.
Learn how to make cocktails like the pros by learning the history and concepts of mixology, before making four cocktails with premium spirits – and competing against each other afterwards!
For a great date night in East London, settle down in front of classic movie, 'Rockers' and enjoy a selection of Jamaican-inspired cinema snacks.
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.
As well as a slap-up meal at Roadster California, this night will include entertainment from the legendary Chinese Elvis, who has been tickling London's funny bone for the past few years.
Whisk each other away to Winterland, the riverside woodland experience on the banks of the River Thames. Brought to you by the people behind Neverland, expect winter lodges, igloos, tonnes of games like curling and mini golf, prosecco and mulled wine, and huge pots of fondue to enjoy while sinking into fur-lined sofas.
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.
Taking place in a disused tube carriage, The Underground Supper Club is a unique evening. The food is all sourced as locally as possible; enjoy five courses which include the likes of smoked salmon and mulled wine sorbet.
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 taste of modern Italian cooking head down to Gail's Bakery Dining Rooms in Bloombury to sample the latest dishes from supper club pop up Morso. Grappa cocktails and the freshest Italian cuisine abound at this new 14-date residency.
Have an indulgent date night this winter as One Aldwych will be screening three famous ballets live from the Royal Opera House. Cosy up with a glass of Champagne Lallier and enjoy a performance of The Nutcracker, The Winter's Tale or Swan Lake.
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.
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.