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 4th May 2021




Backyard Comedy Club

18 user reviews 4

One of the best comedy nights for couples in London, this East London offering brings together some of the freshest new stand-ups in the biz every Thursday, Friday and Saturday to give you more than a few giggles.

If you're looking for things to do as a couple in London, this series of intimate gigs at the Daisy Green collective should be on your radar. Hosted by Daniel Koek, West End Sessions will welcome guest stars for theatre-inspired shows and a sumptuous dinner before the curtain rises. 

The London Cabaret Club

240 user reviews 4

Take your sweetheart for dinner and a show at The London Cabaret Club. By combining a quintessentially British fine-dining experience with an awesomely innovative live show, this quirky venue offers one of the most sophisticated alternative nights out in the city.

A night of

102 user reviews 4

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.

Thames Rockets

40 user reviews 5

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. 

@ PITCH Stratford on Wednesday 19th May 2021 and 10 other Wednesdays

One of the best date night ideas in London, this fun summer film series is taking over Pitch Stratford to bring you a host of cult classics and family favourites. Snuggle down with popcorn and drinks and enjoy screenings of The Goonies, Grease, Bohemian Rhapsody and Anchorman.

The Magic Hour

771 user reviews 5

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.

Paint a Pic are providing you and your beau with a fun and creative hands-on afternoon. A great activity for couples in London, this Blackfriars session will have you both letting your creativity run wild and enjoying a few tipples from the bar.

  Paranormal Activity Tour

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@ Infront of Newspaper Stand Outside Farringdon Station on Friday 11th June 2021 and 13 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.

Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club

521 user reviews 5

Get ready to ramp up those date night delights as this Elephant and Castle music venue offers some of the best things for couples to do in London. Head over to the Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club for live bands, stunning soloists and quirky art classes throughout the year.

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. As for brunch, think Persian fried eggs, crêpes from Bretagne and unicorn prosecco.

  The Big London Bake

765 user reviews 5

@ The Castle Tooting on Various dates from Monday 17th May 2021

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. 

GIN-HOUSE BURLESQUE

108 user reviews 4

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. 

The Gibson

586 user reviews 5

If you're a couple that loves their cocktails, look no further than this world-renowned Eat London bar. The Gibson is an essential date night destination no matter what the occasion may be, this place whips up innovative concoctions against a backdrop of swoon-worthy interiors. 

  The Candlelight Club

336 user reviews 4

@ The Candlelight Club on Various dates from Friday 16th July 2021

This ain't any od date night spot... Don your flapper dresses, top hats and feather boas for a supper club that's whisking you away to a twenties-themed haven of boozy libations, live music and impressive cabaret. What's more, The Candlelight Club is keeping its location secret until just a few days before, keeping the mystery alive.

AIM Escape

6 user reviews 5

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.

Midnight Apothecary

686 user reviews 4

Midnight Apothecary has got you covered for summer date night ideas in London. Located on the top of Brunel Museum, the candlelit oasis is serving up botanical cocktails and individual firepits for the two of you to snuggle up around and toast marshmallows.

Ballie Ballerson Shoreditch

2972 user reviews 4

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 Shoreditch for the ultimate play date.

Sin Gusano

11 user reviews 5

Sin Gusano are hosting a series of unmissable drinks tastings and experiences in East London this summer. Learn all about the agave-derived creation with sips from Mexico, palate-cleansing bites to eat and plenty of information in a cool, relaxed setting. 

Cocktails in the City 2021

959 user reviews 4

A perfect date night for the warmer months, Cocktails in the City is back for 2021 with more incredible drinks and entertainment. Head over to Bedford Square Gardens where the seasonal pop-up is bringing together bartending talent, live music and entertainment.