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.
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 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. Discover immersive games, social sports and Ceilidh dancing right here in our guide to things to do for couples in London.
You'll have to have your wits about you to get through this unique murder mystery experience. The latest production from the Secret Theatre Project, they're bringing you dinner, dancing and a fascinating story that will unravel itself around you.
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, themed around 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.
Looking to break the date night cycle of cinema trips and candle-lit dinners? Look no further than this epic immersive experience. Based on Jeff Wayne's iconic soundtrack for The War of The Worlds, and using cutting-edge VR technology, you'll enter Victorian England in the middle of a Martian invasion. The ultimate test for any fledging relationship, you'll battle it out to save the earth from its deadliest threat yet.
Skip the usual date night and head east where the London Margarita Rumble is popping up in London Fields for 2 days this May. Armed with tacos and tequila, this one sees 2 hours of flowing cocktails as the best bars and restaurants compete to be crowned for the best margarita.
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.
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 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.
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.
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!'
One of the best things for couples to do in London, this quirky Shoreditch pop up is bringing you pizza, beers and match upon match of competitive shuffleboard.
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.
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 perfect date night for couples with a taste for cabaret, this unique show at Proud Embankment runs every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night and features a huge variety of stunning performances, from aerialists and acrobats, to dancer and fire breathers.
Looking to add a special sweet touch to your next date night? Look no further than The Chocolate Cocktail Club in the heart of Farringdon. This quirky drinking den is serving up coco-flavoured sips, from creative cocktails to liqueurs and even chocolate-flavoured beer.
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.
Of you're looking for a cute date that's got a little festive spirit, search no more as York & Albany have the perfect escape for you and your partner. Cosy up in a gingerbread cabin with mulled wine, gingerbread bites and winter cocktails, it's sure to be an unmissable experience.
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.
Forbes whisky specialist Felipe Schrieberg will be bringing his knowledge of Welsh drams to Leather Lane's Factory Coffee this February and March with a fun and informative session on Penderyn, complete with some seriously delicious paired plates.
Fans of the theatre? This show-stopping experience is the perfect date night for you. Pick from an array of award-winning productions and get the best seats in the house, as well as an exquisite dinner from one of London's top restaurants with welcome drinks.
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 ultimate date night? Think hot gin cocktails from Sipsmith at one of the best rooftop bars in London. Bring your date to Ham Yard Hotel where you'll find hot punches and iced clover clubs alongside tastings and masterclasses.
Give your next date night a 1930s twist at the buzzing Tabernacle Club in Notting Hill. With live music from Down For The Count Big Band, you and your partner will be able to swing dance the night away, with the option to partake in a class courtesy of vintage dancing pro - Nikki Santilli.
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.
The ultimate winter date-night destination, Winterland ticks all the boxes for a romantic evening underneath the stars. Complete with twinkly lights, cosy igloos and delicious street food, you'll be desperately searching for mistletoe before you know it.
Calling all crime-solving couples: your country needs you...for a night of immersive, espionage-themed fun. Over the evening, you'll be tasked with putting your investigative heads together as you attend the funeral of your fallen agent, meet a number of curious characters, and attempt to discover the culprit.
Take your partner to a thrilling immersive cocktail experience with a Sherlock Holmes twist. You'll both be put to the test as you attempt to piece together clues, solve the mystery and drink your success. It's a date to die for.
Treat yourself to something more out of the ordinary this winter and Mercato Metropolitano plays host to this quirky circus. Fronting acrobats, contortionists, ringmasters, live bands and even a cross-dressing Russian ballerina, it's one of the best events to check out this season.
Looking for something a little different for your next date night? This immersive 80's dinner will definitely do the trick. Spend your evening noshing on stereotypical food from the era whilst watching hilarious performances from The Shame Company as they take you on a tour of the Spandex-obsessed, Wall Street power suits and New Romantics.
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.
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.
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.
Earn some extra brownie points with your adrenaline junkie beau with a trip to this evening screening of six award-wining short adventure films at the beautiful Round Chapel. Not only will the documentaries leave you feeling inspired, but the pre-showing campfires and pop-up bar selling mulled wine make a nice little romantic addition.
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.
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.
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.
Offering some of the best cabaret nights in the city, this unique festival of all things burlesque is bringing together an international line up of acts for a series of classic and neo-burlesque show including 20-themed affairs, tattoo revues and twisted takes.
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.
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.
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.
Head over to Bermondsey where the Fourpure brewhouse is open for business and letting you learn how their great beers come into being. From learning about the history of the stuff to a five-beer tasting flight all to yourself, it's one of the best brewery tours in London.
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.
The ultimate dinner date, Adam Handling will be pairing up with Jack Croft and Will Murray for a one-night-only ten-course menu of some of the most forward-thinking and unique dishes in the business - all set to the luxurious surroundings of The Belmond Codogan.
Perfect for a chilled date night with a touch of luxury, Film & Fizz returns to One Aldwych this autumn and winter for a season of great movies in their private screening room. With dinner or brunch included in your ticket, it's got the food, the film and the chilled Champagne all sorted for you.
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.
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.
Taking you on a multi-sensory journey through forest, fires and oceans, Terra Mundo is the immersive dining experience that you need on your next date night. Popping up for a limited time, this is one for your Valentine's plans.
For something a little different, treat your other half to an artisan bread masterclass at PAUL. Pick between learning the basics and science behind bread making or, for more advanced bakers, a session where you'll learn about sourdough starter and bread shaping, before feasting on sharing platters and drinks.
From the live jazz tunes to the swing dance lessons, Vintage Arts Asylum should be next on your date night hit list. Taking over some of the finest locations in east London, this is one for those of you looking to shake up the usual night out.
Add some culture to your next date night with this intimate and immersive theatre show. Taking place a different secret location every day, only revealed 24 hours before it begins, you're in for a special night of incredible acting.