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 built for meeting people and socialising, but she's secretly a city of fun lovin' too. We've lined up our favourite events and places that promise something fun 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 18th September 2020

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 with 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.

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 Big London Bake is a food event in London that takes inspiration from one of Britain's most iconic tv shows. Expect to 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. 

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.

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.

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. Check out A Night Of for old school hits and classic tunes.

The Luna Cinema - London

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Looking for a quirky date night this summer? The Luna Cinema is back, with a wide choice of blockbusters, cult classics and singalongs in some of London's most impressive locations. Take your partner along and revel in a night of entertainment under the stars. 

Comedy Carnival London

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After fun couples activities in London? This series of comedy shows is a great choice for your next date. With half price on all drinks and entry to the post-show club night, it's worth making a whole night of it at Comedy Carnival London.

AIM Escape

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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?

Midnight Apothecary

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One of the best date night bars in London this summer, Midnight Apothecary is a stunning spot in Rotherhithe serving up some of the most exciting cocktails in town. Incorporating homegrown herbs and locally foraged ingredients, they're sustainable and completely delicious.

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.

  Paranormal Activity Tour

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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.

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If your idea of a fun couples night out in London includes immersive performances and cocktails galore, then you've come to the right place. Head west where The Mind Palace is shaking things up with this Sherlock-inspired event.

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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.

Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club

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Some bars are just made for date night and 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.


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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. 

Thames Rockets

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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 Magic Hour

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Want to really knock your date's socks off? Treat them to an evening of astonishment at one of The Magic Hour's epic live shows. Taking place in a luxury London venue, this intimate performance will see you come closer to the tricks than ever before, with an element of mind reading too.

Sky Garden

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Take your partner to Sky Garden and you're certain to experience a date night with an extra injection of glamour. Offering stunning views of the city, pretty foliage throughout the venue and top-tier food and drink options, it's the ultimate romantic affair for couples in London.

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.