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. 

Last updated on 1st April 2020




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.

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.

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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.

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

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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. 

  Paranormal Activity Tour

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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.

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.

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. 

Take your partner to Proud Embankment for the ultimate sexy date night in London. Not only will you be amazed by the impressive array of circus acts, burlesque stars and theatrical performers, but there's stunning food and drink to match the luxurious setting.

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.

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!'

London Shuffle

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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.

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The ultimate date night with a difference, this immersive party is taking Londoner's back to the 1940s with an epic night of drinking, dancing and live music inside an authentic air-raid shelter. Swing your way around the dance floor in your finest vintage frocks and suits, sipping on old school cocktails as you go.

AIM Escape

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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?

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. 

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.

The Luna Cinema - London

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The Luna Cinema is back this summer, with over 150 screenings creating the ultimate date night experience across the UK. A brillaint open-air cinema showing everything from The Joker to Grease, it's a must for couples that love their movies.

Vintage Arts Asylum

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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.

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.

GIN-HOUSE BURLESQUE

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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. 

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.

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.

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. 

  Cocktail Time Machine

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Perfect if you're looking for a date night with a difference, this quirky London cocktail experience is taking you on a journey through time and space to the birthplace of your favourite cocktails, including the mojito, the espresso martini and the Long Island iced tea.

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.

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.

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.

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.

PAUL Bakery

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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.