A great way to jazz up that dull autumn date night, grab some wristbands for London Cocktail Week as they extend their £6 drinks deals out for the whole month of October. Pick a different bar each week if you want, just make sure you get involved with this unique event.
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.
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 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.
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 hosts titillating cabaret show sand burlesque nights.
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.
Looking for the perfect date night destination? Head to this City restaurant where eye-catching interiors and top-notch service combine with an impressive menu featuring Grey Goose Royal cocktails, three delicious courses and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
If you're after quirky activities or couples in London, then you really should put The Murdér Express on your list. Shaking up your date night with immersive entertainment, 4 courses MasterChef 2017 finalist Louisa Ellis and classic cocktails, this is one to impress.
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.
Bored of the same old nights out? Shake up your date night activity with this BYOB pottery experience. Whether you came to reenact that scene from ghost or create something artsy for your flat, join Token Studio for a memorable experience.
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.
One of the best date night ideas in London, this unique food experience is letting you get hands-on with your dinner. Head down to South Bank where Jimmy's BBQ club pop-up is back in situ with a season of delicious grilled food and stunning sides.
London's hottest, fast-paced, raucous and action packed quiz is back again, bringing an epic night out to couples of London. Head on over to Acton's Aeronaut pub for a series of head-scratching questions, wacky challenges and hilarious showdowns, it's sure to be a hoot.
Mini golf in the park? Putt your bae to the test with a competitive date at Battersea's Putt in the Park. When it comes to affordable couples activities that won't break the bank, this is one of the best out there.
If you're a couple that loves to cook, head on over to The Avenue Cookery School for a fun and informative experience this October. Not only will you get to create two delicious Thai dishes but you'll also get bottomless drinks thrown in for good measure.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nothing says couples bonding like Bounce London's unrivalled champions of al things balls and drinking in excess is the perfect place to 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.
Great for a casual date night in London, 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. Join Puttshack for old fashioned fun with a high tech finish.
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.