Lockdown Date Ideas In The UK

Let's face it, after endless TV dinners and rainy walks, it's easy for that spark to fizzle out. But whether you're trying to keep that flame burning or are entering into the unchartered territory of a Zoom first date, there's plenty of fun things to help you along the way. From virtual cocktail classes to cook-along workshops and lol-worthy live comedy shows, we've created a guide to the best online date ideas in the UK right now. See ya later Netflix and chill...

Last updated on 24th May 2021

@ Online Event on Saturday 14th August 2021 and 3 other Saturdays

The ultimate romantic night in combo, this interactive online session will see you chowing down Hotel Chocolat treats and sipping on a selection of six delicious pairing wines. Buy tickets ahead of time and wait for you indulgent goodies to arrive, before logging on to Zoom for tasting guidance from a WSET qualified educator. 

  Jury Duty

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@ Online Event on Thursday 12th August 2021 and 3 other Thursdays

This immersive online event will see you and your sweetheart joining a nail-biting court case, sitting on the jury, and ultimately deciding the fate of the defendant. The perfect at home date night activity for lovers of all things true crime, this multi-layered mystery will see your detective skills put to the test.

Crack Comedy

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Looking for virtual first date ideas? Unprecedented times, these... Break the ice with an evening of laughs at Crack Comedy's online event. The humour kings will be showcasing talented newbies and well-known comedians at a fantastic price. 

Nothing will quite match up to the quirkiness of this lockdown date idea. Join Les Bubb School of Mime with your partner and you'll develop keen instincts as a clown, master the art of illusion and become closer as a couple through this series of fun workshops.

Map Maison

65 user reviews 4

The perfect virtual date for long distance couples, this online masterclass is inviting you to skip the bar and up your mixology skills from the comfort of your own home. Led by one of Map Maison's talented bartenders, the event will teach you how to shake up a series of sips, with tickets including a three-piece cocktail kit.

Humble Grape

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The perfect way to bond with a partner while being physically apart, Humble Grape's WSET courses will see you and your sweetheart gaining a WSET qualification and learning all there is to know about the wonderful world of wine.


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Looking for a way to spice up date night at home? Sipsmith's lineup of events includes virtual distillery tours and a couples's cocktail classes. You'll learn how to create a classic gimlet and dark fruit bramble, with all the ingredients sent to you ahead of time.

Fancy doing something a little different on your next date night? Hunker down with the official Sherlock live game. Not only will you get to play detective and solve clues brought to you by the cast, but you can also get hands-on with a head-scratching cocktail making experience.


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Keep things interesting wit your partner this summer, with a truly unforgettable date night experience curtesy of Vibio. They're running a series of sexual wellness sessions, hosted by experts and taking place in a welcoming, relaxed environment. 

Lay down your Deliveroo app and instead get busy in the kitchen with one of these DIY meal kits. Perfect for couples in lockdown, the handy packages will allow you to flip patties, bake naans and stuff tacos, before lighting some candles and digging into a restaurant-standard feast.