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 22nd June 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.
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.
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.
Supper clubs are the perfect activity for couples in London who want to meet new people and experience new things. Those couples will be very interested in Faaji Sundays, offering up four courses of delicious West African food while a live band plays the best in old and new African music.
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.
The Block Party Cinema are taking things to a new level, offering a Brazilian themed evening like no other. Revolving around a screening of the iconic film The City of God, this event will be held at JuJu's in East London. To really get guests in the Brazilian mood, the team will be hosting a fun cocktail masterclass, an afro-samba dance workshop and an incredible VR experience, showcasing what life is like in the city of Rio.
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.
The Social Diner is a group that aim to tackle homelessness through training schemes. Join them this June as Michelin-starred chef Shay Cooper cooks up four courses of his delicious food in South London's Brigade Bar and Bistro.
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!'
A night in Victorian London is nothing like your normal night. Here, sordid characters in the Dungeon Tavern will tempt you to taste the delights of the seven deadly sins. Whether you are feasting on wrathful jerk chicken, sipping on envious Midori sours or greedily taking bribes from the courtroom judge. You’ll also get to experience the Drop Ride of Doom, all while dressed in the custom Victorian accessories.
Perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth, the team at MyChocolate in East London will be offering Londoners a crash course in how to make stunning chocolate treats. The expert chocolatiers behind this event will first take guests through a tasting session, where they'll have the chance to taste 100% pure chocolate. After that, everyone will have the chance to create their very own, personalised chocolate buttons and cream-based truffles. This is the perfect event for anyone looking for a date night in London their partner is unlikely to forget in a hurry.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Music doesn’t get more romantic than jazz, blues and swing, so get yourself down to Greenwich as a venue dedicated to just that celebrates their opening. Through The Shutters are inviting 9 Below Zero to play for the opening act, with tonnes of local beers on the taps and American Green cooking up some slow cooked ribs and brisket in the kitchen.
Perfect for anyone looking for a date night with a bit of quirk, the London Oys'tour is the capital's only oyster-based bar crawl. Chef and expert shucker Simon Lamont will lead this informative masterclass, taking guests to 4 different oyster bars and teaching guests all about how to properly prepare and enjoy fresh oysters. Expect stunning flavours and fun facts.
Get bae down to the Jam Tree Chelsea for a night of salsa dancing and rum cocktails! Your teacher has danced with the likes of Cheryl Cole, Rihanna, and even on the West End, and will guide you through the steps expertly. Meanwhile, you’ll get to sip on a complimentary rum cocktail to get those legs moving.
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.
Celebrate Evans & Peel’s fifth birthday party with that special someone by travelling back to the 1920s. The spectacular Gatsby Girls and Evans & Peel Band will be your live entertainment for the night, where you can drink cocktails, nibble on delicious food and even win a prize for best 1920s dressed.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Being in a couple doesn’t mean you have to do everything on your own – go out and make some friends together at Matr supper club. They offer up rustic, heart-warming dishes that have been locally and ethically sourced, and cooked using old Viking techniques. You can also pair each of the seven courses with wine, to help the conversation with others flow that little bit better.
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.
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.
With his hilarious literary feedback and quick wit, Christopher Bliss is analysing books like never before. The comedian has already wowed Edinburgh festival and will be bring guests on stage each month for a huge night of comedy.
Testing your taste buds and forcing guests to think about drinks in new and exciting ways, Pitch Black is an immersive tasting experience like no other. Guests will be plunged into complete darkness, before trying a number of delicious cocktails and fine wines. This experience will force guests to think about the way they approach tasting food. Perfect for all the young couples out there looking for a serene date night experience.
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.
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.
Meet interesting people, eat interesting food and dine in an interesting location thanks to the Underground Supper Club. This friendly club takes place in a decommissioned 1967 London Underground carriage and guests will be treated to a welcome cocktail and a three course meal. The theme of this season is BBQ, with the meat being supplied from nearby Smithfield Market.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Laughter is the best way to keep your relationship strong, so there’s no better event for you and your partner than Live at the Chapel. The show’s been running since 2007, bringing the biggest, most dramatic comedy acts from around the country. Coupled with the house band, it makes it a truly spectacular show to go to as a couple.
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.