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.
Treat your other half to a day of booze at one of Merchant House's masterclasses - featuring gin, rum, or whiskey. Learn the history, sample tasters and sip on cocktails at one of London's best bars.
Spend an evening immersed in all things gin, as the experts at Plymouth Gin take you on a journey of all things botanical. There's cocktails, nibbles and even the opportunity to make your own blends.
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.
For a date night unlike anything you've ever done before, this crazy, quirky, weird and wacky immersive dining experience is set to be the hit of the autumn. Head to a secret London location for culinary delight the likes of which don't come around every week.
One of the most unique events of the year, head underground to this atmospheric chamber beneath the Thames and watch some of the most incredible adventure films of recent years in truly stunning surroundings.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Perfect for a great date night, this gorgeous Heddon Street restaurant is pulling out all the stops for its summer event series, with eleven-course tasting menus and some stunning cocktail evenings.
Enjoy a three course meal and some seriously stunning entertainment as London Docklands explodes with this epic tribute to The Greatest Showman complete with singers, circus performers and late night DJ.
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.
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.
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.
Quirky Fulham bar Little Blue Door is inviting in a new set of flatmates to its apartment style bar; The Dinner Ladies are popping up once a month with a delicious five-course supper club, focusing on the flavours of China.
Great for a casual date night, this White City bar brings you food, drinks and a couple of rounds of staunch competition, courtesy of their state of the art virtual golfing set up.
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.
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.
Gin Bop 2018 is here and it's returning to Rivington Greenwich for its fifth year of serving some unique cocktails, innovative G&Ts and up-close meets with top tier gin brands, all accompanied by delicious food from the Rivington kitchen.
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.
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.
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 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.
Offering the full package of dim sum, cocktails and cracking live entertainment, this gorgeous Brixton restaurant is a perfect spot for couples on the look out for quirky date ideas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Offer Alert! Get a tasty KERB Camden dish and two drinks from the bar for just £14 when you buy you KERB lates ticket through DesignMyNight. With appearances from Norman Jay and Soul II Soul's Jazzie B on the cards, it's one of the best nights out in North London.
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.
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.
Ditch your regularly date night and switch it out for something new at Market Hall Fulham. From pasta making workshops and lessons on the art of the bloody mary, to getting all up in a kebab class, this stunning spot will introduce you both to something new this August.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A top pick for couples this summer, head to Covent Garden where a crack team of bartenders will be shaking up your favourite cocktails with a very chocolate-y twist.
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.
This Tarantino-themed show is a unique immersive experience, combining the director's iconic scences with cabaret performances and movie soundtracks. Get there on time for a drinks reception and feasting menu.
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!'
This garden cinema only has seats for 28, giving you an intimate area to watch some of the best musicals of the last century as you enjoy a drink, a hotdog and popcorn.
One of the best quirky date ideas, head to Smith's Bar & Grill and get involved with one Sweden's funnest traditions. Feast of delicious crayfish and singalong with a cup full of schnapps at this raucous food event.
An immersive afternoon of music, food, fashion, theatre and film; delving deep into the iconic Romeo + Juliet, all within a secret London location. Does it get much more romantic than this?