Fun Things To Do For Couples In London

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 disco dancing right here in our guide to things to do for couples in London. 

Last edited by Izzah Kazi

Last updated on 14th May 2024




The Exhibit

Looking for fun events with your other half? The Exhibit in Balham is quite the quirky place to be. Enjoy quiz nights and open mic events with your sweetie or unleash your artsy side with a drink in hand at their life drawing and naked brunch.

The Big Bakes

Get your cook on at The Big Bakes. Expect to take part in a number of testing challenges in order to find out who London's best bakers are. Beat your competition in an immersive battle of all things sweet and prove all the nay-sayers wrong. 

The London Cabaret Club

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.

Greenwich Pantry

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.

The Magic Hour

@ Sheraton Grand Park Lane on Various dates from Friday 24th May 2024

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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 at Sheraton Grand Park Lane, this intimate performance will see you come closer to the tricks than ever before, with an element of mind reading too.

Avora: A New-World Cocktail Experience

@ Roscorp Laboratories on Various dates from Friday 24th May 2024

For adventurous couples, Avora: A New-World Cocktail Experience is the ideal date night destination. Brought to you from the masterminds behind Alcotraz and Moonshine Saloon, the immersive cocktail bar has laid down its roots at Roscorp Laboratories in Hoxton and is inviting you on a mission beyond your wildest imagination. Sport a purpose-built jumpsuit, receive your instructions from Dr C. Shelly and enter a land laced with mythical foliage and peculiar substances. Tickets start from £42.50 and include three complimentary bespoke tipples across 105 minutes of game play.

Ballie Ballerson 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 pits in Shoreditch for the ultimate play date.

The Five Points Brewing Co

Treat your beau to some fabulous events with The Five Points Brewing Co. This Hackney hotspot boasts 18 lines of Five Points beers and guest brews. Plus, it's home to a cool range of things to do, including top-notch beer tastings and tours. Need we say more?

Midnight Apothecary

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 delish cocktails.

Firmdale Hotels

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.

The Milestone Hotel and Residences

Experience the allure of the past at The Milestone Hotel and Residences with their opulent furnishings and exceptional cuisine. The hotel's prime location, right across from Kensington Palace and Gardens, makes it an ideal choice for tourists and locals alike. It's the perfect spot for romantic dinners, afternoon teas or even Sunday roasts.

Rouges 70's & 80's Disco and Funk

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.

Sky Garden

It doesn't get more romantic than Sky Garden, a rooftop wonder inside the Walkie-Talkie over in the City of London. Plus, the venue has put together a fantastic selection of events that are perfect for amazing dates. Live music sessions in the evening? Check. Sunrise breakfasts? Absolutely. There's even some yoga sessions if you fancy doing something a little more active while still enjoying the view.

House Of Burlesque

Looking for date ideas? House of Burlesque in the West End is hosting a brilliant roster of events called Speakeasy and Burlesque Idol. You can also pop along for a bit of pre-dinner cabaret or even stay for an evening of dancing.

plonk

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.

Proud

For a date night with a difference, look no further than the fantastic shows on offer at Proud Cabaret City. Sit back and enjoy a mesmerising performance from a series of talented artists, whether you're attending their elusive secret burlesque society experience or heading to the sultry circus-themed cabaret expose - both of which have the option to add on a mouthwatering two-course meal.

YO!

What better way to spend time with your other half than learning a new skill? Over at YO!'s Sushi School, 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.

Experiences by Ibérica

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.

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THE DOUBLE R CLUB

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.

AIM Escape

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?

What's On at Laki Kane

For a date night to remember, head down to tropical paradise Laki Kane in Islington. Not only do they offer tasty Thai cuisine and quirky drinks, but you can also take part in a fun rum or cocktail making class with your other half. Even better? These guys have teamed up with Double Tree Hilton to offer discounted overnight stays and experiences galore.

Best Comedy Nights in London

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.

Masters of Pinot Noir - Champagne Bollinger Tasting

@ The Whisky Exchange Great Portland Street on Sat, 29th Jun 2024 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)

Bollinger's bold style relies heavily on Pinot Noir for a rich, full-bodied profile. Their PN range celebrates diverse Champagne crus and the nuanced Pinot grapes from them. Join The Whisky Exchange Great Portland Street for Masters Of Pinot Noir - Champagne Bollinger Tasting for a 45-minute masterclass where you can sample Bollinger's signature style, including their Special Cuvee and PN series, finishing with La Grande Annee. 

The Great Murder Mystery

@ The Lost Estate on Sunday 26th May 2024 and 3 other dates

The Lost Estate presents The Great Murder Mystery AKA your next date night with a twist. From £149.50 each, treat yourself to an evening of Victorian fine dining and who dunnits. Expect incredible performances from actors as Sherlock Holmes' darkest case: The Hound of the Baskervilles unravels around you in a meticulously crafted rendering of 221B Baker Street. 

Brunch For 2

When it comes down to fun things to do for couples, Amelies, Cecelia's, Angeliques, Maltby Street 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.

The Rosemary Branch Theatre

Let's be honest, The Rosemary Branch Theatre 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.

Distil Your Own Gin!

@ London Bridge Distillery School on Various dates from Saturday 25th May 2024

Learn how to make your very own gin with London Bridge Distillery School's boozy experience. Receive a welcome drink, followed by a guided masterclass on the curation process, plus tastings. Create your very own spirit from 24 specially selected botanicals with your beau, then take a 50cl bottle each home with you.

Paint a Pic London

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.

Backyard Comedy Club

One of the best comedy nights for couples in London, Backyard Comedy Club in East London 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.

Barrio Bars

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.

Paranormal Activity Tour

@ Outside Farringdon Station (Infront of Timpson) on Friday 24th May 2024 and 14 other Fridays

Couples that get scared together stay together, and there's nothing scarier than the terrifying ghostly 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.

Vagabond Cheese + Wine

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.

The BBQ Club - 2024

@ BBQ Club on Various dates from Friday 24th May 2024

If you're a fan of fire-cooked meats and alfresco dining then take your other half to Southbank's The BBQ Club this summer. Returning for its seventh year, this spot boasts great views of over the Thames and a delicious six-course menu which includes honey-glazed chicken, confit garlic asparagus and passion fruit s'mores - with part of every dish cooked over fire right in front of your eyes. The ingredients are sustainably sourced from local artisan suppliers, and you can even add on a wine pairing for an extra £50 per person.

Akashi-Tai Sake Tasting @ Opium

@ Opium on Wed, 29th May 2024 @ 18:00 - 20:00

For all the sake-loving couples out there, you'll love the Akashi-Tai sake tasting at Opium this May. This secret cocktail bar in Chinatown will be dishing out sumptuous dim sum platters, paired with tasters of these premium spirits - as well as a bespoke welcome cocktail. And after the event has taken place? You can book a table at the bar and receive 20% off your bill.

The Murdér Express

@ Pedley Street Station on Various dates from Friday 24th May 2024

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Spruce up that borin ol' date night with The Murdér Express. This awesome event will involve top-notch entertainment, a mystery, and a fabulous four-course menu from Great British Menu winner and Michelin star chef Niall Keeting.

Frameless

Get up-close and personal with world-famous works of art, only at London's Frameless. This one-of-a-kind experience will see you interacting with masterpieces, digitally remastered to engulf the entire room, combined with surround sound for a fully immersive journey though the art of Monet, Dalí, Van Gogh, Munch and more.