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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.
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.
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.
One of the bet food events in London this winter, head to the Southbank where the BBQ Club are back with their latest fire pit event, this time featuring a five course meal cooked over an Ofyr fire pit right before your very eyes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Immerse yourselves in the sensual world of the Japanese Edo period at this unique dining experience. You'll dine in full kimono under red lanterns, while learning about the ancient culture ad trying your hand at calligraphy and erotic illustration.
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.
Whether you've put a ring on it or not, this brunch is all about the diamonds. Head 40 levels up, as this stunning stop invites you to indulge in a four-course brunch complete with champagne and show-stopping views. You might even go home with a full cut diamond worth £1000.
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!'
Set sail across the Thames, as this unique water-based experience takes you on a Thames Rocket complete with delicious cocktails at sunset from London Cocktail Club and Oslo's resident DJ Mikee Snooze spinning tunes on the decks.
One of the best nights out in London this autumn, take a trip to this Cuban-themed pop up at Tobacco Dock, and get ready to indulge in some delicious cocktails and tasty street food.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A perfect couples night out, head to One Aldwych where they'll be showing some of the best new movies in their intimate screening room, followed by a delicious three course meal at Indigo.
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.
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.
Learn a new skill together at Nicole Line's workshops, where you'll learn how to source materials, use equipment, and develop techniques in a variety of textile arts in mixed ability classes designed to get people to mix and swap ideas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This quirky afternoon tea is a great little date idea. Enjoy three tiers of festive-inspired sushi with delicious desserts and your choice of prosecco, sake or jasmine tea before hitting the shops.
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.
Jimmy Garcia isn't shy when it comes to something seasonal, and the return of his winter lodge and igloos prove just that. Join him along the Southbank this year as he treats guests to more alpine dining, igloos along the river and that all important fondue.