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 26th April 2018
Is there anything more romantic than shooting each other with laser guns? Defend this galactic outpost from the other team at this adults-only session of laser tag that’ll have you feeling nostalgic in no time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Make a day of it this summer and head down to the Fulham Beach Club. With all manner of activities to get involved with, from prosecco pong to mini golf, it's one of the best things for couples to do in London this summer.
This gorgeous rooftop bar in Wapping offers a great opportunity for some chill out time, or to get involved in some summery lawn sports. Grab a drink and enjoy the view, or indulge in a spot of croquet at this fun summer pop up at Tobacco Dock.
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.
One of the most romantic things for couples to do in London, head to the Sky Garden for delicious cocktails and views for days. Great for a date night or a special Valentine's Day outing, it's sure to impress your other half.
Treat yourselves to something a little special with this lovely Sunday afternoon session at the Gherkin. Head up to Searcys for sweet waffles, Champagne and unparalleled views of the London skyline.
Perfect if you're looking for a truly unique date night in London, this stunning immersive experience offers a new twist on the concept of dinner theatre. Engaging, powerful and political, An Evening of Meat is one of London's most amazing experiences this year.
A perfect activity for couples in London, this charming evening of acoustic music and candlelit atmospherics is one of the most romantic outings in town.
Enjoy a day out to the London BBQ Festival, where you can enjoy all kinds of meats and seafood cooked a variety of different ways, fantastic drinks from their pop-up music lounge, live music, and activities for kids too.
Enjoy a wonderful four-course meal at Hush alongside tasty margaritas before witness a drama-filled murder mystery, where Mexico’s hottest starlet is murdered on a movie set and everyone’s a suspect.
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.
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.
One of Chicago's most exciting chefs is bringing his talents to Wahaca Shoreditch with a takeover of their test kitchen venue. A great date night for food-curious couples, you'll be treated to everything from spicy birria to 'forbidden rice pudding' at this cool London pop up.
From plenty of cheese to tonnes of salami, pizza is always delicious which is why Porchester Hall are holding a two-day event in its name. Join in with the fun in Notting Hill with unlimited slices, craft beer, cocktails and live music.
Couples will flock to this subterranean den below Exmouth Market for its sexy atmosphere and excellent cocktails. Steeped in a sordid history but keeping it classy, head down for burlesque dancers, musicians and more.
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?
Perfect for couples looking to learn some new cocktail tricks, Reverend JW Simpson will be continuing their Spirited Sermons, a night of informative talks, tastings and cocktail-shakings all based around your favourite spirits.
Treat each other to a wonderful four course meal, where each course as be specially paired with a whisky chosen by Diageo. You’ll also get to enjoy a welcome cocktail, canapes, and the bar afterwards.
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.
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!
Whether you're a pro at sushi-eating or just dabbling, this evening at Mangi is a the perfect excuse to feast. Head to the Clapham spot for a night of tasty eats, including a sushi bar and 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.
Burlesque is one of the best things to do as couples in London – and no city is better at it. Come to this festival for all manner of delights, from death-defying displays to raunchy and titillating dances from the most talented performers in the capital.
The Lacy Nook is hosting an evening dedicated to the hedonism of feudal Japan with a wonderful evening of calligraphy, kimono dressing, nibbles, and centred around a delicious three-course meal.
A great couples activity in London, this cute and quirky supper club invites to bring your own bottles along to a delicious sharing meal of Peruvian cuisine and tasty meats and cheeses.
Head to Prosecco House as they launch their fascinating 'Meet The Makers' series. Led by Prosecco makers and producers, it's a great way to learn more about your favourite beverage.
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.
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 either one of you love whisky, you’ve just found the perfect thing to do together: join the London Whisky Weekender as you sample over 100 different whiskies from Scotland and beyond, take part in blending workshops, and enjoy cocktail masterclasses. There’s a Gin Lounge too if either of you don’t like whisky!
one of the best things for couples to do in London, this awesome pop up restaurant on Southbank promises delicious DIY grilling experiences and interactive six course tasting menus.
Prepare to be plunged into the past with this incredible supper club from History Supper Club. The group will be taking on Victorian England with amazing Set Design, dinner, and tales of woe from the past.
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.
For all things bubbly head over to this summer terrace in the heart of London. Icon Bar and Lounge is bringing you Laurent-Perrier Champagne, with a three glass tasting board on their balcony.
A great night out for couples in London, this fun seaside-themed supper club in Clapton invites you to dine of potted shrimps, whelks, winkles and gooseberry fools.
See the sights with each other and eat a delicious meal on this unique experience, where you’ll get to experience a 15 minute dash across the Thames on a speedboat, before enjoying a romantic meal at Ping Pong.
Couples that drink margaritas together, stay together. Explore stalls from the likes of The Alchemist and Cielo Blanco and sample two hours worth of unlimited margaritas before you decide who makes the Best Margarita in London.
One of the best things for couples to do in London, this stunning summer pop up on the roof of the Brunel Museum invites you to sample botanical cocktails, delicious street food and warm yourself in front of a crackling campfire.
A great thing for couples to do in London, this cool supper club sees Our/London Vodka and Chateau Marmot join forces to craft a gorgeous five course tasting meal for you to enjoy.
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.
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.
Perfect for foodie couples with adventurous taste, Balham's Brother Marcus is bringing a whole host of quirky supper clubs and cool dining experiences to London over the coming months.
A great day out for couples in London, this fun food and drink festival in Hoxton offers a stunning array of fresh cheese and ooey-gooey street foods for you and your significant other to enjoy.
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.
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.
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!'
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.
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.
Things kick off with a meat tasting and wine pairing at this fun burger making class. Taking place at BOBO Society, the class will then move onto crafting your own meaty dream, with everything from kangaroo through to ostrich.
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.
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 to push the boat out a bit for your next date night, this stunning series of cinema events in the luxury screening room of One Aldwych come complete with a three course dinner at Indigo and a chilled glass of fizz to enjoy through your viewing.
A great London couple's activity, this three-hour boat tour of London lets you sip on some stunning gin and tonics while you wend your way from Little Venice to London Zoo.
For your next special night out, visit Cahoots' Swing Dance Sundays for a bit of laughter and dancing. Take on the challenge of dance lessons with your partner so you can master your skills before showing them off on the dance floor accompanied by a live band.
Purveyors of the finest live music and the punchiest cocktails, Kansas Smitty's is a top choice for a night out in Hackney. The spot keeps it cool with live swing and blues bands, as well as touring singers, perfectly accompanied by one of their infamous juleps.
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.
Not only can you enjoy over 20 different kinds of sake and traditional, delicious food at the Japanese Sake Festival, but you can also buy each other wonderful handcrafted gifts at the art stands.
Make sure you laugh all the way home at Drink, Shop & Do as Lou Sanders, Brett Goldstein and Jack Barry slide off the TV and onto the stage to deliver a whole load of laughs.
Fancy yourselves a couple of great cooks? Put those skills to the test at this fun London pizza-making class. The experts at Pizza Pilgrims West India Quay will be teaching you the ins-and-outs of the perfect pizza, so get ready to through your dough like a pro.
Ping Pong are letting you in on the secrets to their delicious dim sum; head to the renowned restaurant for a masterclass on dim sum. You will learn how to roll and fold pastry, what goes best in your parcels and even get 15% off if you dine after.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.