Things To Do For Couples in London

In the words of Riri, you found love in a hopeless place. Well done you.

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. 

Last updated on 11th June 2019

Candlelight Concerts

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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.

@ Pedley Street Station on Various dates from Tuesday 18th June 2019

Looking for a unique date night? Take your partner on a thrilling journey aboard The Jewel of the Empire - the latest show on The Murder Express - to witness a truly unique tale unravel before your very eyes, You'll get to feast on a stunning meal from MastercChef's Laurence Henry while immersed in an adventure to remember. 

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 Hidden Spirit Ship on Various dates from Wednesday 19th June 2019

This new pirate-themed voyage from the minds behind Alcotraz will have you hook, line and sinker. Immerse yourselves in the ultimate date night by taking part in the unravelling tale of treasure and treachery at a drinking experience you'll never forget. 

The BBQ Club

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Hone those grill skills at The BBQ Club this summer as the iconic pop up returns for more of the good stuff with gourmet DIY grill dishes, views over the Thames and barbecuing masterclass events.


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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.

  The Big London Bake

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@ The Castle Tooting on Various dates from Tuesday 18th June 2019

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. 

Cafe de Paris

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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. 

@ Brunel Museum on Thu, 25th Jul 2019 @ 19:00 - 22:30

A unique treat for silent film fans, head to the Brunel Museum where they'll be turning their underground entrance hall into a movie theatre for a screening of 1926 classic Underground, complete with live piano score from Tom Marlow of Lucky Dog Picturehouse.

The Big Red

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Whether you're looking for a quirky new date spot or something fun to do in south London, this restaurant on wheels is just what you need. Located in Deptford, The Big Red is your one-stop-shop for all things pizza, burgers and cocktails. There's even a shisha lounge.


Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club

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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.

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.

@ JuJu's on Monday 1st July 2019 and 5 other Mondays

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.

Rooftop Film Club

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Catch a classic movie with a twist this summer. You and your partner will get to snuggle in deck chairs and catch classic movies from one of London's beloved rooftops with flowing drinks, plenty of snacks and some seriously stunning views of the city. 

@ The Mind Palace / Sherlock: The Game Is Now on Thursday 20th June 2019 and 5 other dates

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.

@ Bourne & Hollingsworth Garden Room on Sun, 23rd Jun 2019 @ 16:00 - 22:00

Looking for the ultimate date night destination? If stunning sunset views of London and leafy interiors don't do it for you, then mouthwatering Swedish cuisine paired with schnapps should do it. Head to Bourne & Hollingsworth for a Midsummer spread that'll really impress.

TT Liquor

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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!'

The Magic Hour

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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.

Rivoli Pop up Cinema

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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.

A night of

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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.

@ Radisson Blu Grafton Hotel on Various dates from Friday 21st June 2019

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If you're after a fun night out in London that brings something a little different to the table, head to Fitzrovia where this immersive dining show is taking over the Radisson Blu. You'll be greeted by Peckham's finest, with an evening of wheeler-dealers and lots of laughs.

Comedy Carnival London

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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.

@ Bread Street Kitchen on Various dates from Tuesday 18th June 2019

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.

Little Nan's

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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.

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.

  Paranormal Activity Tour

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@ Infront of Newspaper Stand Outside Farringdon Station on Friday 28th June 2019 and 24 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.

@ SEA LIFE London Aquarium on Friday 6th September and Friday 18th October 2019

Ever been on a date to the aquarium? Well, this is not like anything you've done before, as SEA LIFE invites you to their LATES event. Think lashings of prosecco, pop up bars and all the usual marine life at London's iconic Thames-side hangout.

Bounce, Old Street

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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. 

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. 

  Thames Lates

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@ London Eye Millenium Pier on Various dates from Thursday 20th June 2019

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 London Cabaret Club

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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. 

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.