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 22nd July 2021

Backyard Comedy Club

23 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.

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. 

The Magic Hour

778 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.

In a city known for its diverse stand-up scene, we're helping you round up the very best. From quirky immersive nights packed with laughs to the coolest places to catch some rising talent, these are our top picks for comedy nights 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. 

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.

So Board

22 user reviews 4

Looking for fun things for couples to do on a Sunday? So Board is bringing together a top-notch selection of fun board games every week at The Four Thieves. Pick your favourite from their collection and get playing, complete with 20% off drinks during your session.

Pop Up Screens

56 user reviews 4

One of the best date night ideas in London, Pop Up Screens is back at a whole host of outdoor destinations across the capital to bring you movie classics, including The Greatest Showman, Dirty Dancing and 10 Things I Hate About You.

  The Candlelight Club

336 user reviews 4

@ The Candlelight Club on Various dates from Friday 10th September 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.

The London Cabaret Club

260 user reviews 4

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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.

Cocktails in the City 2021

998 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.

London Craft Beer Cruise

109 user reviews 5

A great day out for the craft beer-loving couple, this quirky cruise is taking you along the Thames with a lineup of cool and refreshing brews and tasty snacks. Get stuck into some delicious draught sips or mix it up with ciders and G&Ts.

The Gibson

654 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 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

833 user reviews 5

@ The Castle Tooting on Various dates from Monday 26th July 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. 

Film And Fizz with Curzon

83 user reviews 5

Head over to Aldwych for an evening spent sipping on bubbles and watching movie classics in an intimate 30-seater cinema room. Curzon will also be serving up a delicious three-course meal beforehand to really push the boat out.

Crack out the flares and pop on your platforms for one of Rivoli Ballroom's Rouges disco and funk events. The party pros will be spinning non-stop anthems from the 70s and 80s for you and your partner in crime to dance to throughout the night.

Ballie Ballerson Shoreditch

3056 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.

The Luna Cinema - London

42 user reviews 4

A fun activity for couples in London, The Luna Cinema is bringing you a season of classic movies in lush settings around London. From Grease at Brockwell Park and a sing-a-long version of The Greatest Showman at Hampton Court Palace to Knives Out at Chiswick House, this event's got something for everyone.

House Of Burlesque

422 user reviews 5

Looking for date ideas? Over in the West End at Madame Jojo's, House of Burlesque is hosting a brilliant roster of events called Speakeasy. You can pop along for a bit of pre-dinner cabaret or even stay for an evening of dancing.

Rooftop Film Club

20 user reviews 4

Rooftop Film Club is one of the coolest date night ideas for couples in London this summer. Bringing you a roster that's chock-full with classic comedies, huge blockbusters and modern favourites, this experience is a must for movie buffs and those seeking something quirky. 

Looking for a little crazy golf action this season? plonk is the day-glo putting experience you won't want to miss. Grab the gang and head over to your nearest course for holes, hilarity and even a few bevs along the way.

Midnight Apothecary

751 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.

  Paranormal Activity Tour

2 user reviews 3

@ Infront of Newspaper Stand Outside Farringdon Station on Friday 13th August 2021 and 31 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

639 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.


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. 

Paint a Pic

2 user reviews 5

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.

Be in with the chance of bagging a night out worth £500 for you and your partner by filling out our questionnaire. Yes, it really is that easy. Spend just a few minutes telling us about your city and post-lockdown party habits and we'll put you in the draw to win dinner, drinks and a new outfit. 

  The Cheese Crawl

18 user reviews 5

@ Statue of Goddess Diana on Every Saturday

The ultimate day out for the dairy-loving duo, The Cheese Crawl is introducing you to some of the coolest artisan makers in the capital. On top of tasters across the tour, you'll also be quizzed on your learning with some fun trivia challenges.

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.

The Tapas Room

6 user reviews 5

Try something a little different for your next date night with one of The Tapas Room's wine events. Taking place at the Peckham and Battersea bars, the tastings will be hosted by insightful suppliers who'll teach you more about sherries, rosé, Spanish grapes and more.

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?