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.
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.
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.
The ultimate date night destination, Chelsea Funhouse is a triple threat. Spread over three floors, this West London spot boasts a funky around-the-world themed restaurant (complete with four-course tasting menus) as well as an immersive cocktail experience, themed around 1940s wartime code-cracking. And for when you've got through that? You can head to the espresso martini lounge for some well-deserved drinks.
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.
Skip the usual date night and head east where the London Margarita Rumble is popping up in London Fields for 2 days this May. Armed with tacos and tequila, this one sees 2 hours of flowing cocktails as the best bars and restaurants compete to be crowned for the best margarita.
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 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.
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.
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!'
Done enough Zoom quizzes to last a lifetime? This virtual cocktail masterclass is offering something a little different for your next Friday night in. The perfect way to connect with friends, you and up to three households will be sent an ingredients list and personally guided through the mixology process.
Keen to raunch up your next date night? Look no further than Proud Embankment - London's glitziest cabaret club. Their summer showcase will feature the world's most talented acrobats, dancers, musicians and fire-breathers - with Denise Van Outen playing hostess.
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.
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.
Merchant City are inviting guests to come and sample a handpicked selection of gin from their world-class selection. An essential visit for any gin-loving couples, this unique experience promises to be the ultimate date night adventure.
One of the most sought after night out activities in London, Ballie Ballerson is all about good old fashioned fun, and a few fruity cocktails to boot. Throw yourselves into one of their huge ball pools in Soho or Shoreditch for the ultimate play date.
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.
Trade in another night of Netflix for Last Home Standing's crazy and comical live-streamed event. Whilst it may begin as a relaxed game of true or false with fellow online competitors, don't be fooled - before you know it you'll be lip-syncing for glory, as well as a number of other hilarious challenges.
Whether you're self-isolating together or social-distancing from afar, we've got you covered. Keep the romance going with cocktail deliveries, at-home date nights and sexy activities like life drawing and burlesque classes.
Put your relationship to the ultimate test with this new premium escape room experience. AIM Escape combines cutting edge technology with unique storylines and stunning spaces to test your logic to the max. Will it be #relationshipgoals, or will you find yourself trapped forever?
The Brixton Courtyard is an all-new socially distant outdoor experience, where couples of London can book private booths and dance the night away in a Covid-safe setting. Revel in an event programme packed with world class DJs, craft beverages, cocktails and street food.
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.
Mix up your regular date night routine with a trip to one of London's top tourist attractions after the dark. Grab a glass of prosecco as you wander through London Aquarium's winding underwater tunnels, or get up close and personal with some of the city's most notorious criminals at London Dungeon.
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.
Switch up your TV nights for something a little more lively with the help of Musical Bingo Cribs. The new virtual event is bringing the party to your sitting room as you and your boo team up to compete against others over lip-sync battles, dance-offs and challenges, all guided along by a hilarious host.
Just because you're cooped up together doesn't mean that you're spending enough quality time. Make it a date night to remember with a delivery from Jimmy's. We're talking fondue, pizza and drinks in the form of negronis, Pimm's, wine and more.
This summer, Dinner Ladies are giving couples of London the chance to indulge in a luxurious duinner event from home. These include birthday packages made up of three courses with a wine pairing, to meal kits including boozy brunch, picnic hampers and ultimate BBQ kits.
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.
Take your partner to Celestial Drive In Cinema and enjoy a unique couples night out. Inspired by retro American drive-ins, the outdoor cinema pop-up combines Hollywood classics with enticing food and drink options from KERB traders, all in an unforgettably stylish setting.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Luna Cinema is back this summer, with over 150 screenings creating the ultimate date night experience across the UK. A brillaint open-air cinema showing everything from The Joker to Grease, it's a must for couples that love their movies.
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.