Things To Do For Couples in London

In the words of Riri, you found love in a hopeless place. Well done you.

But 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. Discover immersive games, social sports and Ceilidh dancing right here in our guide to things to do for couples in London. 

Last updated on 5th December 2019

Candlelight Concerts

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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.

@ The Hidden Spirit Ship on Various dates from Sunday 15th December 2019

This new pirate-themed voyage from the minds behind Alcotraz will have you hook, line and sinker. Immerse yourselves in the ultimate date night by taking part in the unravelling tale of treasure and treachery at a drinking experience you'll never forget. 

Get immersed in the world of illicit cocktails and pizza making as this quirky masterclass takes you inside the iconic ABQ motorhome for a night of molecular mixology and hazmat-suited chaos. Expect plenty of enticing food and drink in a Breaking Bad-esque setting. 

@ 56 Leadenhall Street on Various dates from Sunday 15th December 2019

Looking to break the date night cycle of cinema trips and candle-lit dinners? Look no further than this epic immersive experience. Based on Jeff Wayne's iconic soundtrack for The War of The Worlds, and using cutting-edge VR technology, you'll enter Victorian England in the middle of a Martian invasion. The ultimate test for any fledging relationship, you'll battle it out to save the earth from its deadliest threat yet.

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 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 - come winter, try out the ice rink.

  The Big London Bake

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@ The Castle Tooting on Various dates from Sunday 15th December 2019

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. 

Cafe de Paris

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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. 

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. 

A night of

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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.

  Brewery Tour and Tasting

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@ Fourpure Brewing Co on Various dates from Tuesday 17th December 2019

Head over to Bermondsey where the Fourpure brewhouse is open for business and letting you learn how their great beers come into being. From learning about the history of the stuff to a five-beer tasting flight all to yourself, it's one of the best brewery tours in London.

@ The Mind Palace on Various dates from Tuesday 17th December 2019

Take your partner to a thrilling immersive cocktail experience with a Sherlock Holmes twist. You'll both be put to the test as you attempt to piece together clues, solve the mystery and drink your success. It's a date to die for.

@ The Round Chapel on Fri, 31st Jan 2020 @ 19:00 - 22:15

Earn some extra brownie points with your adrenaline junkie beau with a trip to this evening screening of six award-wining short adventure films at the beautiful Round Chapel. Not only will the documentaries leave you feeling inspired, but the pre-showing campfires and pop-up bar selling mulled wine make a nice little romantic addition.

The Magic Hour

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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.

Switch up your date night this festive season with something that'll really make for lasting memories. Jimmy's winter lodge and snow globes provide the perfect setting for a cute winter date night, whether you fancy sitting over a pot of fondue in the chalet-insured Refuge restaurant or overlooking the Thames from a private snow globes.

London Shuffle

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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.

Bounce, Old Street

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Ping Pong and Packages and 2 other offers

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. 

Film And Fizz with Curzon

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Perfect for a chilled date night with a touch of luxury, Film & Fizz returns to One Aldwych this autumn and winter for a season of great movies in their private screening room. With dinner or brunch included in your ticket, it's got the food, the film and the chilled Champagne all sorted for you.

The London Cabaret Club

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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. 

Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or simply shaking up your usual date night, this stunning central London restaurant should be on your radar. Expect gorgeous settings with an intimate garden hosting everything from wine masterclasses to live music and pasta-making workshops.

The ultimate winter date-night destination, Winterland ticks all the boxes for a romantic evening underneath the stars. Complete with twinkly lights, cosy igloos and delicious street food, you'll be desperately searching for mistletoe before you know it.

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.

@ Mercato Metropolitano on Various dates from Thursday 19th December 2019

Treat yourself to something more out of the ordinary this winter and Mercato Metropolitano plays host to this quirky circus. Fronting acrobats, contortionists, ringmasters, live bands and even a cross-dressing Russian ballerina, it's one of the best events to check out this season.

  Gingerline's Grand Expedition

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@ Secret Location on Thursday 19th December 2019

Embark on an epic journey through the clouds with Gingerline as they return with the Grand Expedition for the festive season. Take your partner on a journey they'll never forget with five courses of delicious eating, interactive set designs and quirky characters guiding you through. 

Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club

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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.

PAUL Bakery

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For something a little different, treat your other half to an artisan bread masterclass at PAUL. Pick between learning the basics and science behind bread making or, for more advanced bakers, a session where you'll learn about sourdough starter and bread shaping, before feasting on sharing platters and drinks.

TT Liquor

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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!'

Vintage Arts Asylum

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From the live jazz tunes to the swing dance lessons, Vintage Arts Asylum should be next on your date night hit list. Taking over some of the finest locations in east London, this is one for those of you looking to shake up the usual night out.

@ Bread Street Kitchen on Various dates from Sunday 15th December 2019

Looking for the perfect date night destination? Head to this City restaurant where eye-catching interiors and top-notch service combine with an impressive menu featuring Grey Goose Royal cocktails, three delicious courses and more.


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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. 

Rivoli Pop up Cinema

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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.

Comedy Carnival London

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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.

  Thames Lates

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@ London Eye Millenium Pier on Various dates from Thursday 19th December 2019

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. 

@ York and Albany on Various dates from Sunday 15th December 2019

Of you're looking for a cute date that's got a little festive spirit, search no more as York & Albany have the perfect escape for you and your partner. Cosy up in a gingerbread cabin with mulled wine, gingerbread bites and winter cocktails, it's sure to be an unmissable experience.

  Paranormal Activity Tour

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@ Infront of Newspaper Stand Outside Farringdon Station on Friday 27th December 2019 and 24 other Fridays

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.

Fronting a gorgeous rooftop cinema this festive season, The Curtain is transforming its lido into the ultimate date night spot. Fronting Christmas classics including Home Alone, Die Hard and Muppet Christmas Carol, it's the perfect spot to snuggle up and enjoy the holiday season together.

Little Nan's

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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.