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.
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 andÂ Ceilidh dancingÂ rightÂ here for some things to do for couples in London.Â
Listen to some of music's most defining moments lovingly recreated by a live orchestra at XOYO – think Dr Dre, Destiny's Child, and Notorious BIG played with a plethora of instruments.
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.
Enter the dreamlike world of Somnai, a place where nothing is as it seems. Using state of the art virtual reality technology, this experience is one of the most impressive pieces of immersive theatre in London.
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.
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.
For one of the most magical movie watching experiences in London, you will be hard pressed to be Nomad Cinema. The travelling film show takes over quirky locations such as cemeteries and lidos, to show unforgettable films.
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.
Make a day of it this summer and head down to the Fulham Beach Club. With all manner of activities to get involved with, from prosecco pong to mini golf, it's one of the best things for couples to do in London this summer.
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.
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.
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.
One of the most romantic things for couples to do in London, head to the Sky Garden for delicious cocktails and views for days. Great for a date night or a special Valentine's Day outing, it's sure to impress your other half.
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.
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.
Things kick off with a meat tasting and wine pairing at this fun burger making class. Taking place at BOBO Society, the class will then move onto crafting your own meaty dream, with everything from kangaroo through to ostrich.
Enjoy a delicious Venetian feast at Pelican, where you can enjoy three delicious courses of Italian food, alongside a welcome Campari (though it's BYOB, so bring a bottle of prosecco too!), all while sitting by the canals.
Head to Prosecco House as they launch their fascinating 'Meet The Makers' series. Led by Prosecco makers and producers, it's a great way to learn more about your favourite beverage.
Eat your way through the best bagels from restaurants and delis like The Good Egg and Russ & Daughters, all with specially paired beers by London's best craft brewers. This bagel festival is going all out, as specialists fly in from New York, there's paired beer from London brewers and there's also a live DJ set from the sensational DJ BBQ.
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.
One of the best activities for foodie London couples, Charlotte's W5 will be playing host to a number of guest chefs this spring and summer who will be bringing their expertise and eclectic dishes to this gorgeous restaurant space.
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.
If you're looking to push the boat out a bit for your next date night, this stunning series of cinema events in the luxury screening room of One Aldwych come complete with a three course dinner at Indigo and a chilled glass of fizz to enjoy through your viewing.
Dine By Design are hosting a spectacular pop-up restaurant, where you will enjoy four amazing courses of food, excellent music from their jazz musicians, and impeccable service from their staff.
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.
For a great couples night in Peckham, head to the Little Bird gin distillery where their esteemed cocktail-maker will be teaching the tricks of the drinks trade with more than a few tasters for everyone.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Spice up your cooking with this amazing class, where you'll watch and assist in the creation of several versatile plant-based courses, before tucking into each with a paired vegan wine. You'll also explore Borough Market for the ingredients.
See the sights with each other and eat a delicious meal on this unique experience, where you'll get to experience a 15 minute dash across the Thames on a speedboat, before enjoying a romantic meal at Ping Pong.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Work together to learn new skills at one of these great London classes at T.T Liquor. Whether it's rum, gin or whisky tastings, or a full blown session on molecular cocktail making, it's a great couples activity this winter.
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!'
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Couples who cook together, stay together, so get down to Smeg for the ultimate cookalong with TV chef Rachel Khoo as she demonstrates a range of recipes from her latest cookbook.
Ideal for a London couple's night out, the Gin Foundry hosts some of the best gin tastings in London, from traditional brands to the coolest new distillers in the game.
one of the best things for couples to do in London, this awesome pop up restaurant on Southbank promises delicious DIY grilling experiences and interactive six course tasting menus.
Enter Dandelyan's unique botanical suite for a night of wonderful drinks, as each night one of their senior staff will deliver a tasting menu curated around a special theme, which will explore the chemistry, biology, and history behind the drinks.
For a great couples night out in London, this cool and quirky drinks tasting takes you on a gin journey from the early days of the gin punch through to the marvels of mixology. Held at some of the swishest cocktail joints in town, it's a great way to learn more about your favourite spirit.
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.
Step into a world of enchanted forests, exquisite feasts and stunning palaces at this secret London location. Darling and Edge - the people responsible for Beauty and the Feast and Alice Underground - are back and this time they're taking on Swan Lake.
For all things bubbly head over to this summer terrace in the heart of London. Icon Bar and Lounge is bringing you Laurent-Perrier Champagne, with a three glass tasting board on their balcony.
Perfect for foodie couples with adventurous taste, Balham's Brother Marcus is bringing a whole host of quirky supper clubs and cool dining experiences to London over the coming months.
Follow Dorothy as she flies away from Kansas and goes on an epic adventure; this time in Stoke Newington's Abney Park. Following on from the success of last year's Grimm's Tales, this evening will be a gorgeous piece of outdoor theatre.
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.
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.
Enjoy a day out to the London BBQ Festival, where you can enjoy all kinds of meats and seafood cooked a variety of different ways, fantastic drinks from their pop-up music lounge, live music, and activities for kids too.
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.
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.
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.
With a great range of summertime activities on offer, Ping Pong offers some cool and quirky things to do for couples in London. From tea tastings to Dim Sum masterclasses, there's loads going on to check out.
Perfect for couples looking to learn some new cocktail tricks, Reverend JW Simpson will be continuing their Spirited Sermons, a night of informative talks, tastings and cocktail-shakings all based around your favourite spirits.
Fancy yourselves a couple of great cooks? Put those skills to the test at this fun London pizza-making class. The experts at Pizza Pilgrims West India Quay will be teaching you the ins-and-outs of the perfect pizza, so get ready to through your dough like a pro.