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 andÂ Ceilidh dancingÂ rightÂ here for some things to do for couples in London.Â
Last updated on 15th February 2018
Staying awake beyond its usual bedtime, the London Aquarium is opening up its doors inviting Londoner to explore their two-floor aquarium with a glass of prosecco in their hand. Perfect for anyone looking for an unforgettable date night in London, there are few better ways to see sharks, sea turtles and Cuban crocodiles in London.
Listen to some of music’s most defining moments lovingly recreated by a live orchestra at XOYO – think Dr Dre, Destiny’s Child, and Notorious BIG played with a plethora of instruments.
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 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.
Couples will flock to this subterranean den below Exmouth Market for its sexy atmosphere and excellent cocktails. Steeped in a sordid history but keeping it classy, head down for burlesque dancers, musicians and more.
Craft Beer Rising is back for 2018 and there's even more beer than before. Head over to Brick Lane as they play host to more than 175 breweries from around the world, street food traders and DJs.
A great activity for couples in London, this fun Holi pop up event at Cinnamon Kitchen mixes paint throwing and colourful cocktails to provide a perfect antidote to work week boredom.
Enjoy a very romantic Valentine’s Day dinner beneath a canopy of olive vines and trees, creating a beautiful backdrop while you enjoy a delicious four-course, authentic Italian meal with an apertivo cocktail.
You can always count on The Jazz Cafe in Camden for a top night out; head to the live music venue for dinner and sets from amazing musicians and stellar DJs.
From bonfires on the rooftop through to award-winning short films, this evening at The Brunel Museum is all sorts of lovely; catch three films, followed by marshmallow roasting.
Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to sample some of Sweden's best dining as Magnus Ek of Oaxen Krog comes to town. The two Michelin starred chef is joining forces with Aquavit's executive chef; come hungry as there will be six delicious courses.
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.
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.
A story of teen love, rebellion and the birth of one of history's greatest music movements, new Vaults Theatre show Teddy is a great activity for couples in London.
You’ve eaten dim sum together, now it’s time to learn it together at this unique masterclass, where you’ll be taught how to create the stuff, as well as sip one of their signature cocktails and finish the night with amazing dim sum.
Great for London couples looking to learn more about their favourite spirits, this fun drinks event in London is a great way to spend time together. Gain tips and knowledge about some of the worlds leading tipples and sample more than a few cocktails in the process.
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.
For a great couples night out in London, this immersive burlesque performance is just the ticket. Part of this year's much-anticipated VAULT festival, it's shaping up to be one of the highlights.
Have an indulgent date night this winter as One Aldwych will be screening three famous ballets live from the Royal Opera House. Cosy up with a glass of Champagne Lallier and enjoy a performance of The Nutcracker, The Winter's Tale or Swan Lake.
With two restaurants, one in Cornwall and one in London, Prawn on the Lawn has garnered a reputation for seafood across the country. This March they will be taking over the Craft restaurant in Greenwich for a special evening using recipes from their cookbook.
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.
Get cuddly and cosy at this winter market in South London. With adorable stalls selling all manner of treats and goodies, it's a perfect couples activity in London.
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.
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.
Perfect for couples looking to learn some new cocktail tricks, Reverend JW Simpson will be continuing their Spirited Sermons, a night of informative talks, tastings and cocktail-shakings all based around your favourite spirits.
Titillating, erotic and debauched, Beautiful & Damned reimagines Fitzgerald’s famous story with twirling tassels, fabulous fans and all the glitter you can handle. Also with a three course meal.
A perfect night out for couples in London, Winterland is back this February to bring you a month of cocktails, cheese and tonnes of activities. Whether you're grabbing a quick drink or going in hard on the beer pong and karaoke, this fun winter pop up is perfect date night activity.
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.
Ping Pong are letting you in on the secrets to their delicious dim sum; head to the renowned restaurant for a masterclass on dim sum. You will learn how to roll and fold pastry, what goes best in your parcels and even get 15% off if you dine after.
Taking place in Islington or Tooting, Laugh Out London is one of the city's most affordable and also most hilarious nights out. With tickets starting from £5, expect to see some huge name comedians.
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.
Things kick off with a meat tasting and wine pairing at this fun burger making class. Taking place at BOBO Society, the class will then move onto crafting your own meaty dream, with everything from kangaroo through to ostrich.
Learn how to make cocktails like the pros by learning the history and concepts of mixology, before making four cocktails with premium spirits – and competing against each other afterwards!
Work together to learn new skills at one of these great London classes at T.T Liquor. Whether it's rum, gin or whisky tastings, or a full blown session on molecular cocktail making, it's a great couples activity this winter.
From an old rectory through to a tunnel shaft, Pop-Up Opera takes place in beautiful places across London and presents opera in a whole new way. This summer, they are telling the story of the hugely popular Il Matrimonio Segreto, a tale about an Italian woman who is encouraged to marry a mad English gent.
Head to Flotsam and Jetsam cafe in Tooting Bec and experience a supper club that's centred around seasonal ingredients and simple recipes. Led by Jess and Emma from Spread catering services, the event will revolve around a delicious 3-course dinner, made completely out of fresh, seasonal ingredients. Perfect for anyone looking for a quirky date night, this event is certain to leave you with a beaming smile.
Couples that drink margaritas together, stay together. Explore stalls from the likes of The Alchemist and Cielo Blanco and sample two hours worth of unlimited margaritas before you decide who makes the Best Margarita in London.
One of the most romantic things for couples to do in London, head to the Sky Garden for delicious cocktails and views for days. Great for a date night or a special Valentine's Day outing, it's sure to impress your other half.
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 is visit a supper club, and The Peppercorn will be hosting a very special edition of their cool and quirky dinners. Bringing back their favourite dishes from the past two years of events, it's one of the best upcoming food events in Central London.
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 your partner down to the Funny Side comedy club for a night of hilarity from top UK acts and the best international comedians for a night of alternate comedy.
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.
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.
You and the other half will be laughing all night at this cute London date idea, with three spectacular live bands across three nights, the coolest jive and swing music and inexpensive drinks – and there’s even a dance lesson to boot.
A perfect activity for couples in London, this charming evening of acoustic music and candlelit atmospherics is one of the most romantic outings in town.
The Covent Garden Hotel is hosting a winemakers dinner in association with Champagne Pommery. The night will be a unique opportunity to try their most lauded bottles while enjoying a matched three-course dinner.
Perfect if you're looking for a truly unique date night in London, this stunning immersive experience offers a new twist on the concept of dinner theatre. Engaging, powerful and political, An Evening of Meat is one of London's most amazing experiences this year.
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.
Get ready for a completely unique drinking experience; join an expert mixologist as he heightens your senses and bring your cocktails to life.
Handmade Mysteries create twisted escape rooms for people looking for a pulse-racing, brain-teasing, immersive experience. Based in London's finest drinking establishments, your game host will introduce your team to a series of bizarre contraptions and mysterious misfits. Will you win and cry for joy? Or lose, and just cry?
Burlesque is one of the best things to do as couples in London – and no city is better at it. Come to this festival for all manner of delights, from death-defying displays to raunchy and titillating dances from the most talented performers in the capital.
A great day out for couples in London, this fun food and drink festival in Hoxton offers a stunning array of fresh cheese and ooey-gooey street foods for you and your significant other to enjoy.
See the sights with each other and eat a delicious meal on this unique experience, where you’ll get to experience a 15 minute dash across the Thames on a speedboat, before enjoying a romantic meal at Ping Pong.
Enjoy a wonderful three course meal together in this supper-club-meets-immersive-experience, where love and conflict are explored through a delicious Palestinian dinner and the story of Romeo and Juliet.
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.
Have you rescued your Fiona? Had true love’s first kiss with Shrek? Well, it’s time to make your way to Far Far Away together in this immersive Shrek experience. You’ll arrive to a special DreamWorks concocted drink before Donkey takes you on a crazy, jaw-dropping 4D bus ride. If you make it through, you’ll end up in the Poison Apple Pub to have a shot with the ugly step sister.
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.
This revamped Victorian pub in Notting Hill is bringing all sorts of cute to the next date night. Head to Gin Tonica for a night of gin and tonics, tapas and gorgeous decor.