Backyard Comedy Club
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.
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 31st May 2023
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.
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@ Pedley Street Station on Various dates from Sunday 4th June 2023
Spruce up that borin ol' date night with The Murdér Express Part Deux -Jewel Of The Empire. This awesome event will involve top-notch entertainment, a missing jewel, and a fabulous four-course menu from Masterchef The Professionals' finalist Louisa Ellis.
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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.
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.
@ Leicester Square Theatre on Various dates from Wednesday 5th July 2023
Make your date night trip to the theatre something a little different with Sh!t-faced Shakespeare, who are returning to Leicester Square. You get to see a twisted version of Much Ado About Nothing, where the pro actors are plied with plenty of booze.
If you're looking for something a little different to do with your partner, The Double R Club has just the thing up its sleeve. Shimmy on down to the Bethnal Green Working Men's Club for everything from live jazz to brilliant burlesque.
Great for a casual date night in London, this White City bar brings you food, drinks and a couple of rounds of staunch competition, courtesy of their state of the art virtual golfing set up. Join Puttshack for old fashioned fun with a high tech finish.
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 session will have you both letting your creativity run wild and enjoying a few tipples from the bar.
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.
Searching for fun events in London? Treat your other half to plenty of going-ons at Barrio, complete with tropical drinks and scrumptious grub. You can choose from musical bingo, bottomless brunches and plenty more at this always buzzing watering hole.
Treat your other half to an exciting experience over at Iberica's restaurants across the capital. There are so many fun activities to try out, including ham-carving, wine and cheese pairing, gin tasting and a sherry discovery class.
@ Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club on Thursday 27th July 2023 and 4 other Thursdays
Take a walk on the wild side with an evening of award-winning cabaret and sleek swing music at Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club's Big Band Burlesque. The stylish and sexy show will also include a number of talented vocalists and showgirls who'll be transporting you both back to the 20s.
For a laid-back date night in London head to Signature Brew Blackhorse Road where craft ales and tasty wings flow freely. The modern taproom and working brewery boasts a huge outdoor terrace, with live music throughout the week.
Proud was simply made for date nights, with both locations in Embankment and the City hosting a bunch of fun and unique events. Whether you fancy a multi-course dinner and a show, an intimate burlesque performance or the like, this should be your go-to.
@ 8-12 Tower Hill Vaults on Various dates from Sunday 4th June 2023
If you and your other half fancy sniffing out some traitors, then The Gunpowder Plot is the experience for you. Combining VR with live acting and even an immersive bar at the interval, this one will have you uncovering some pretty treasonous happenings.
@ Temple Pier on Fri, 23rd Jun 2023 @ 19:00 - 23:00
Laugh your socks off with your beau at the Comedy Boat Party on Temple Pier. Not only will you be able to catch a top-notch comedian alongside a hilarious MC, but there's also an after-party boasting fantastic city scenes and drinks galore.
Your date night plans just got upgraded, courtesy of Ricco Lounge. Nestled in Kensington, this slinky spot is adorned with velvet furnishings and low lighting - make your way over to enjoy cracking cabaret, burlesque beauties and live jazz, all with cocktails and sharing platters to hand.
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.
For fun date night activities in Greenwich, make sure to check out The O2's Boom Battle Bar. Ideal for couples, this joint boasts a selection of cracking games, from axe throwing to crazy golf, alongside a mouthwatering menu of food and cocktails.
Situated in Canary Wharf, Fairgame is an excellent place for a night out with your other half. Get stuck into funfair games such as Whac-A-Mole, Shoot The Clown and much more all while sipping on cocktails or wolfing down street food.
The London Cabaret Club is a fab shout if you're after something a little different with your sweetheart. Enjoy an amazing dining experience, complete with a killer cabaret show. Expect fun themes such as British heritage and Copacabana.
Treat your beau to some fabulous events with The Five Points Brewing Co. This Hackney hotspot is home to a cool range of things to do, including top-notch beer tastings, comedy nights, and even an art fair. Need we say more?
@ Pizzeria Mozza on Sat, 24th Jun 2023 @ 11:00 - 13:00
To satisfy foodie couples? There's no better place than Pizzeria Mozza, where pizza dough stretching and topping classes await. Choose between the finest of ingredients and get to work, all with wine or beer to accompany.
@ The Silent Disco Boat on Saturday 17th June 2023 and 7 other Saturdays
If you fancy trying something a little different for your next date night in Central London, give Silent Sounds' boat party a go. This bad boy takes you along the River Thames, where you can soak up the stunning views, as well as enjoy banging party tunes and tasty tipples aplenty.
@ Merchant House on Various dates from Tuesday 6th June 2023
A charming hidden spot, your own private bartender, all the drinks you could want within an hour... meet The Brig: London's smallest bar. Nestled within Merchant House, this private boozer can be hired out for 2-4 people and is a must for special occasions.
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?
Treat that special someone to a unique day out in London. Greenwich Pantry have a series of unmissable cookery classes for couples to have a crack at, from baking your own bread to mastering the art of sushi rolling and whipping up perfect pastry.
If you're a pair who love nothing more than munching through fromage while sipping vino, then these cheese and wine masterclasses at Vagabond are sure to fit the bill for your next date night. You'll get to try five of each while oggling your other half across the table.
Atop Brunel Museum, Midnight Apothecary is a great place for creative drinks and toasty firepits. Head to an underground tour and relax in its gorgeous garden afterward for s'mores with your sweetie and a couple of summer cocktails.
If you're after a fun couple's activity in London, head to Bakehouse at Signorelli for Pasta Remoli. During this foodie masterclass, you'll be taught how to make traditional Roman sauces, penne or tagliatelle with the guidance of experts, before enjoying a mouthwatering lunch.
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.
@ Moonshine Saloon on Various dates from Wednesday 7th June 2023
There's a new sheriff in town and he's none to happy about all this boozing. Head over to East London for this immersive pop-up that will throw you into the mad, bad and dangerous world of the Wild West.
Spend a day at the beach with your beau with a trip to The Montague on the Gardens' award-winning beach bar. The seasonal pop-up is back for another summer, bringing with it sandy shores, themed decor, tasty drinks and mouthwatering food.
The Four Quarters is a great shout for a fun and easygoing activity for couples in London. Whether you're competing on their retro arcade games, bopping to their funky playlist or grabbing a drink at their speakeasy dive bar, you're sure to have a top time.
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.
@ HALF HITCH Micro-Distillery on Various dates from Monday 5th June 2023
One of the coolest activities for couples who love gin, this quirky offering from the Half Hitch micro-distillery is letting you infuse your very own bottle of the stuff - and you can even bring your own choice of ingredients to the event.
@ Camden Town Brewery on Various dates from Sunday 4th June 2023
Camden Town Brewery Tour are bringing you pints of hop-fuelled fun. The beer pros are giving you a glimpse behind the curtain at how their beloved pints are made, complete with a few samples along the way and heaps of interesting facts.
@ Doyles Opticians on Various dates from Tuesday 1st August 2023
When it comes to events in Shepherd's Bush, it doesn't get better than The Mind of Moriarty: Live Escape Experience. The event features an innovative mix of digital media, showcasing iconic scenes from Sherlock as well as mind-bending puzzles to solve.
It doesn't get more romantic than Sky Garden, a rooftop wonder over in Central London. Plus, it's put together a fantastic selection of events that are perfect for cute dates: Gin-tasting? Check. Live music sessions? You bet. Sunrise breakfasts? Absolutely.
Let's be honest, Rosemary Branch is a bit of an all-rounder. Not only is it a fantastic pub with delicious food and an excellent selection of libations, but it also hosts all kinds of performances. Whether you're on the hunt for theatre or comedy (or even a bit of puppetry), they've got you covered.
Firmdale Hotels is a brilliant shout if you're after fun screenings with your sweetheart. Cuddle up and watch films such as The Fabelmans, Puss In Boots, and Creed III while sipping on a complimentary drink. In addition, you can upgrade to a three-course meal and glass of bubbly for a romantic dinner.
@ SuperchargedVR on Various dates from Sunday 4th June 2023
Looking for quirky date ideas in East London? Supercharged VR is the ultimate activity, offering you an epic racing experience using specialised technology. Not only can you choose your cars and track, but also zip around at high speed in a range of unique settings.
If you're on the hunt for things to do come date night, Shuffleboard Bar London is a fun shout. Not only does the venue knock up some seriously delicious pizzas, but they also have arcade machines, shuffleboard and pool.
@ Brixton Brewery Taproom on Every Saturday
Looking to impress your sweetie? Brixton Brewery is coming in hot with an epic event, complete with a tasting and tour. Explore the brewery as experts show you how the good stuff is made and if that wasn't enough, there will be a taster session in the taproom.
Located in Fitzrovia, Monopoly Lifesized is a grand shout if you're on the hunt for big kid date activities. The venue features nods to the board games such as escape room challenges. The restaurant also features themed food and drink. Mr. Monopoly's millionaire cheesecake is a decadent bite.
For the perfect summer date night idea, check out "in good company", a series of supper clubs from Company of Cooks. They're hosting a bucketload of food-focussed goings-on in pretty gardens, complete with special guest chefs, seasonal tasting menus and entertainment.
@ Glaziers Hall on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th July 2023
Fancy doing something fun with your beau this summer? Then venture to Glaziers Hall in London Bridge for the Rum Show 2023. Not only will you be able to try over 200 tipples at this boozy event, but there are also masterclasses from industry specialists.
If you're in need of something fun to do with your beau in the city, then check out The Lust Supper at a secret location. This multi-sensory experience will have you delving into a 3-course dinner while sipping on free-flowing booze, followed by an evening of couples massages and workshops.
Searching for fun dinners in London? For a fabulous train experience, check out Steam Dreams. The events feature everything from vintage plush interiors to Pullman style dining and gorgeous views of areas such as Kent or Surrey Hills.
Ever wanted to feel like James Bond for a night? Over in Kensington, The Milestone Hotel and Residences are hosting a variety of events, including a Casino Royale-themed dining experience. Not only will you get a five-course banquet, you'll also get to play games, drink Champers and more.
There's nothing quite like healthy competition in a relationship and Swingers can help you out in that regard. Expect two 9-hole crazy golf courses, three amazing street food vendors, five cocktail bars and a two-storey clubhouse to schmooze in afterwards.
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.
@ Tooting Tram and Social on Saturday 1st July 2023 and 5 other Saturdays
Fun things to do for couples in London don't get much better than a trip to The Cult Of..., a dark circus cabaret where jazz, blues, aerial displays and other acts collide. Better yet, this sultry experience is inspired by 1930s Germany and encourages you to dress up, before dancing 'til late after the show.
@ Amelies Wine House on Every Saturday
When it comes down to fun things to do for couples, Amelies Wine House and Clemence Bar are sure to hit the spot with the brunch event for two. Taking place every Saturday, these shindigs include sharing charcuterie platters loaded with cheese, chocolate, meats and caviar.
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.
Taking place in London, The Boat Show Comedy Club has a fantastic lineup of comedians and events. Expect the likes of Brennnan Reece, Andrew Maxwell and many more all while cruising down the Thames and sipping on a drink.
@ Signature Brew Blackhorse Road on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th July 2023
Slice-O-Mania is a great choice for London's pizza-loving couples. This is a whole festival dedicated to the stuff and is from the team behind The Tacover. Expect the country's best vendors battling it out for the top spot, alongside DJs, entertainment and more while you chow down.
Grab your beau and make your way to The Last Talisman for their mouthwatering eats and fun events. Be sure to head to their awesome Shake & Bao experience, which will teach you how to stir and strain top-notch cocktails, which will then be matched with tasty bao buns. Yes, please.
@ London Stadium, on Friday 28th July 2023 and 2 other dates
A quirky date idea? Boasting a boatload of chicken wings, beer and bourbon, London Wing Fest is the place to be this summer. This July, you can get stuck into everything from axe throwing and live music to liquor masterclasses and cool eating competitions.
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.
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.
@ Outside Farringdon Station (Infront of Timpson) on Friday 16th June 2023 and 14 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.
Looking for fun events with your other half? The Exhibit in Balham is quite the quirky place to be. Enjoy life drawing classes with your sweetie or cuddle up during one of their horror movie screenings for a more chilled date night.
Couples in London that love to err on the creepier side of thigs can get their fix of all thing taxidermy at The Last Tuesday Society. As well as whipping up some for the best cocktail in town from their home in Hackney with trinkets and quirky knickknacks aplenty.
@ Kitchen Theory on Various dates from Thursday 8th June 2023
For foodie couples, date nights don't get much better than this. A chef's table experience from food artists, Kitchen Theory, this unique supper club is bringing you 10 courses of exceptional eats with a multisensory spin.
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.
What better way to spend time with your half than learning a new skill? Over at YO!'s Sushi School, you'll get to enjoy a unique cooking class where you'll learn how to prepare some of your favourite dishes. Think maki, Cali rolls, sashimi and more, with plenty of snacks and drinks to keep you fuelled up throughout.
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 Candlelight Club on Various dates from Saturday 8th July 2023
Grab your beau for a romantic evening at The Candlelight Club. Enter this top-secret drinking den, where you'll be able to clink glasses of Champers, all before digging into a tasty three-course meal. And while you're eating? There will be immersive jazz and cabaret going on.
Nothing says couples bonding like Bounce London's unrivalled champions of al things balls and drinking in excess is the perfect place to 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.
If you're looking for summer date night ideas in London, make sure to check out The Luna Cinema's goings-on. They're showcasing the latest blockbusters and feel-good hits, from Clueless to Avatar, in parks across the capital, with on-site bars and vendors too.
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.
Rooftop Film Club is jazzing up your date nights by hosting movie screenings at a sky-high spot in Stratford. Not only will you catch an awesome classic or recently released flick, but there will also be tasty food, drinks and pretty views.
@ Neosight Headquarters, Bankside Arches, SE1 8BU on Saturday 24th June 2023 and 5 other dates
If you're searching for fun couples activities, then look no further than The Grid, a fabulous immersive experience and escape room event. There'll be quirky sci-fi-themed cocktails, a futuristic setting and some fun AI tools that you'll be using to crack codes.
Head to Canary Wharf where Electric Shuffle is serving up one of the best activities for couples in London. The retro spot specialises in all thing shuffleboard, putting a modern twist on the pastime with the help of bottomless pizza, drinks and colourful interiors.
If you're looking for cool things to do with bae, we recommend checking out the Marylebone Food Festival. Taking place during the last week of April, you can enjoy everything from a Persian cooking masterclass to an olive oil tasting and much more.
@ Frameless on Wed, 30th Nov 2022 - Thu, 30th Nov 2023
Bringing a unique, multi-sensory art experience to Central London, Frameless injects you into the famous paintings of Dali, Van Gogh and more. This surreal, dreamlike exhibition offers 360-degree seascapes, abstract paintings and more that come to life with light, colour and sound.
Date night in London is sure to be kicked up a notch thanks to QT, which is home to a mecca of live music and cocktails. Here, you can watch the likes of West End stars and famous instrumentalists accompanied by singers, all while sipping your way through its drinks list.
Take your partner to tee off at some of the world's best golf courses, without having to leave the country. One of the city's best immersive experiences, Entertainment Golf is a quirky date idea for couples who love their sport.
@ The Beams on Sunday 4th June 2023
Is your other half a lover of all things art? Thin Air is bringing an entirely different experience to an exhibition, creating an immersive digital landscape of sound, light and space in order to explore the hidden complexities of our world.