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 and Ceilidh dancing right here for some things to do for couples in London.
Last updated on 27th February 2017
Celebrate the coming of Spring with Holi Festival at Cinnamon Kitchen with your partner. Jump in their specialised pop-up, where you can throw powder paints and have as much fun as Holi demands. Then you can try some of their traditional Indian canapes while sipping on a wonderful, signature Holi cocktail.
Take to the river for your next London date night as The Symphony cruises the Thames. The glass-encased boat gives you amazing views of London from every angle as well as offering you some utterly delicious food and wine.
Hang out with some seriously famous faces at this after dark event as Madam Tussauds opens its doors for adults only. There will be no kids or queues and extra prosecco as well as the chance to see everything the museum is known for, from the Spirit of London ride and Star Wars Exhibition.
Testing your taste buds and forcing guests to think about drinks in new and exciting ways, Pitch Black is an immersive tasting experience like no other. Guests will be plunged into complete darkness, before trying a number of delicious cocktails and fine wines. This experience will force guests to think about the way they approach tasting food. Perfect for all the young couples out there looking for a serene date night experience.
Looking for something different to do in London? Looking to get familiar with the weird and the wonderful that the city has to boast? Join Meet The Streets on some of the best walking tours of the city as you enjoy everything from ghosts to historic pub tours.
Get that competitive streak out with your partner without breaking a sweat and play Shuffleboard at Burdock. There's also cocktails and delicious food as an added bonus of fun.
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.
If there's one way to say 'I love you', it's with a big, fat brunch. Weekends are for hangovers and breakfast feasts fit for kings, so without further ado, we present to you our Boozy Brunches channel full to the brim with Bloody Mary's, bacon, pancakes, prosecco and more. Go on, for a fun couples outing in London you can't go wrong with a slammin' brunch can you?
Does bae fancy themselves as a bit of a mixer? Head down to Shoreditch for Mixology Studios' 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!'
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.
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 some fairly average 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.
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.
Get artys and craftsy with your beau in tow as Nicole Line hosts some of the most fun workshops in the city. Grab that loved one and haul them down for fun couples night in London of tie-dye tasks, screen printing and more.
After travelling the world and amazing crowds that include 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.
Grab your loved one tight, as you're about to embark on one of the most pertrifying tours in London. Regaling all the ghostly and ghastly tales of the city, join the Ghastly Ghost Tour and enjoy a unique night out for couples in the city.
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.
The Forge is a live arts venue based in North London that brings together a diverse selection of talented musician, quirky artists and hilarious comedians. Always looking to host the next big thing, you can always find some of Camden's best up-and-coming artists performing here. Perfect for anyone looking for something a bit different for date night, you definitely won't forget a night out at the Forge.
Grab your boo and head to South London for a night of hilarious, heart-warming and innovative theatre as The Bread and Roses Theatre put on a whole roster of brilliant shows. Perfect for date night, there's everything from Hamlet to plays about Tinder and millennial life, plus there's a cute pub downstairs, perfect for a pint after.
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 among the crowd, with everything from crowd diving to a Josephine Baker tribute act. Stay late for even more shenanigans.
Celebrating all the beauty of the traditional weekend roast dinner, Hanger SW6 open their doors every Sunday to London's many food enthusiasts. Using only the freshest ingredients around, the chefs plate up a delicious steak, served with roast trimmings, and a traditional British dessert to all their guests. Grab that someone special and unwind in this cosy Fulham venue.
Treat the one you love to a delicious Apres-Ski experience at Fondue Lodge. Decked out to look an alpine lodge, you’ll be treated to a wonderful set menu of both cheese and chocolate fondue as well as a starter of your choice. There’s also live music and complimentary Schnapps, giving you the romantic skiing experience with a lot less exercise.
Chinese Cricket Club Restaurant are imparting their expert cooking knowledge to you at this dim sum masterclass. Learn how to chop, cut and cook your own Chinese dishes with the help of their brilliant chefs; hear about the history of dim sum and sip your way through their delicious prosecco at this fun event.
Have a big group of couples you need to go out with? Try the Private Cocktail Masterclass at Bird of Smithfield and find out which of you is the mater mixologist. Their expert bartenders will guide you through the process in a relaxed session – that includes sampling the drinks – until you battle you skills in a shake-off against each other.
Couples that drink beer together, stay together – a wise person probably said that once, and this exactly why you should go to DrinkUp.London’s Beer Edit. The finest beer talents from London Beer Week are coming together in one spot to deliver the best in ale, lager, stout, mead and more! You’ll also get a free beer on arrival and the chance to eat some delicious food.
Fancy trying something a bit out there this March? Why not spend the night running away from the long arm of the prohibition police or stealing the Crown Jewels in a daring bank robbery. Well, thanks to the team at George Yard can do just that. With a number of escape rooms, daunting puzzles and physical challenges to complete, the team have really gone all out, offering an unforgettable immersive experience.
Spice things up with an evening at The Hippodrome Casino as The Black Cat Cabaret perform their scintillating routines. Prepare to be dazzled as burlesque and cabaret performers take to the stage, acrobats spin and street singers and comedians keep you giggling.
Laughter is the best way to keep your relationship strong, so there’s no better event for you and your partner than Live at the Chapel. The show’s been running since 2007, bringing the biggest, most dramatic comedy acts from around the country. Coupled with the house band, it makes it a truly spectacular show to go to as a couple.
Utterly seductive and completely naughty, House of Kittens bring you Menagerie, a night of steamy burlesque in a secret East London location. Dress up with your partner and enjoy a night with a sexy difference.
Spend the evening gorging on craft beer and cheese at this pop-up event in Deptford. The cheese truck, Archie's, has invited in a beer guru to talk you through the various flavours and tastes of several beers, all of which will be paired with a selection of British cheeses.
Add a bit of magic to date night with The Wizard Inn’s spectacular night! Come for an evening of bottomless drinks, a wonderful buffet and live entertainment, stay for the magical creatures and this weird muggle game called ‘beer pong’. Whether you’re a wizard and a witch, two witches or multiple wizards, this is a wonderfully different event for couples.
Brunch and a boat ride is one of the most romantic ways to spend your April morning. Not only do you get a delicious brunch, you’ll receive a Vestal Vodka Bloody Mary with your meal, and during your one hour boat trip through Regents Canal, you’ll receive another complimentary Vestal Vodka cocktail.
A six course meal served by the best chefs ETM – of Jugged Hare fame – has to offer sounds like the perfect way for you and your partner to spend your evening. Six of the best chefs are going head-to-head, with you being the judge, and each course is paired with wine carefully selected by an expert sommelier. With this much pride at stake, this meal is guaranteed to be amazing.
It’s time to spoil yourselves as The Roof Gardens hosts the glitziest event in the capital with their Electro Swing ball. Cocktails and the DJs aren’t the only things keeping you celebrating the bank holiday into the night: there will be fire and glow performers, stilt walkers, acrobats and even a free roulette table, where you can win a bottle of free champagne.
Perfect for any fans of art, the Other Art Fair art exhibition that's taking place this Autumn in the heart of London. The event is organised by the Saatachi Gallery and will showcase the best creations of 130 up and coming London-based artists. Perfect for anyone looking for their next date night activity, guests will be able to see The Guardian's own virtual reality project, which focuses on the dark labyrinth of tunnels under Victorian London.
Oz Clarke, Tim Atkin MW and Olly Smith are the self-proclaimed Three Wine Men. Having travelled around the world, they are now hoping to impress their passion for sparkling wine onto London's many revellers. On the night, guests will be able to sample a range of different proseccos, champagnes, English sparkling wines and Franciacortas. This June event promises to leave you with a smile on your face and a head full of bubbles.
The Three Wine Men - Oz Clarke, Tim Atkin MW and Olly Smith - will be educating guests all about the different making processes and flavours produced by 30 of South Africa's best wine makers this September. Taking over South Africa House in Trafalgar Square, this wine tasting is perfect for beginners and connoisseurs alike, and will be framed by exotic aromas, stunning flavours and intriguing facts.
Add a touch of old-school glamour and fun to your night out as 1920s-inspired band Benoit Viellefon take over legendary Soho club Ronnie Scott's. The band - which includes a violinist, trumpets and guitars - are inspired by Paris, America and some of the greatest jazz musicians of our time, and never fail to put on a good night.