Online 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 14th January 2021

@ ONLINE on Various dates from Friday 22nd January 2021

Always fancied yourself as a Sherlock Holmes in the making? This interactive online murder mystery experience takes place on the darkened tracks of the London Underground. You'll have to identify a motive, question witnesses and find the suspect. Otherwise? He might just strike again.

Humble Grape

2 user reviews 4

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.


32 user reviews 5

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.

  The Virtual Whisky Masterclass

89 user reviews 5

@ Online Event on Various dates from Sunday 17th January 2021

Whether you consider yourself a whisky connoisseur or a total newbie, this virtual masterclass is perfect for couples in lockdown, with five premium drams for you to sample. Conducted via Zoom, the class will teach you techniques to train your nose and palate, allowing you to meet fellow participants and ask questions along the way.

Map Maison

60 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.

@ Online Event on Saturday 23rd January 2021 and 6 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

23 user reviews 5

@ Online Event on Various dates from Tuesday 19th January 2021

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

27 user reviews 4

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. 

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.