20 Date Night Ideas in London
Struggling to find something to do this Valentine’s Day? I’ve got you covered with 20 date night ideas in London!
Romantic Date Night Ideas in London
Dinner in the Shard
Enjoy a romantic meal with stunning views across London in The Shard. With several restaurants and bars to choose from you’ll be spoilt for choice and your date will most definitely be impressed!
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Drinks at the Sky Garden
Experience London’s highest public garden with a rooftop restaurant, delicious cocktails and spectacular views!
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Night at the Theatre
Who doesn’t love a night out at the theatre?! The West End is full of incredible shows, from Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserable to The Lion King and Hamilton, you can’t go wrong!
Sunset Cruise on the Thames
Relax and enjoy some sparkling wine and canapes on a two-hour early evening Thames River cruise. You’ll see some of London’s most famous sights such as Big Ben and the London Eye all while the sun sets.
Valentine’s Afternoon Tea at The Ritz
The Ritz offers a luxurious Valentine’s Day afternoon tea that will surely be memorable. With live entertainment, a glass of champagne and even a rose to take home your loved one will definitely feel special here.
Fun Date Night Ideas in London
If crazy golf and cocktails is your thing then Swingers is the place to be. There are two venues to choose from, Swingers West End and Swingers City which each have two nine-hole courses to play.
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Cocktails, pizza and ping pong, Bounce is a vibrant and quirky bar that’s both fun and affordable!
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Champagne on the London Eye
Skip the queues and experience the amazing views of London with a glass of champagne in hand on the London Eye!
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A cinema date with a twist! Backyard Cinema is a fun, immersive, pop up cinema experience. They show a wide range of films, including sing-alongs, in unique locations around London so.
Sherlock Holmes Escape Room
Enter the world of Sherlock Holmes with a 100-minute escape room, solving mysteries and puzzles before the time runs out! Afterwards, you can enjoy themed cocktails in the private cocktail club, The Mind Palace.
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Unusual Date Night Ideas in London
Cocktail Making at The Cauldron
Any Harry Potter fan will love this strangely magical pub! On arrival, you’ll be given a cape and wand before being taken to your station to mix special ‘potions’.
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The Ice Bar
Kept at -5℃ the Ice Bar is a fantastic experience with unique and delicious cocktails served in glasses made of, you guessed it, ice. Everything in the bar is made from Ice, from the walls to the bar itself. You are given a cosy cape and gloves before you go in but if it gets too chilly the adjoining firebar will help you to warm up.
Get your skates and head to Rollernation, London’s only purpose-built roller disco venue! Complete with a glitter ball, music, bar and diner Rollernation is the perfect place to dress up and have a fun, unforgettable night.
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The Top Secret Comedy Club
Have a laugh at The Top Secret Comedy Club in Covent Carden where both established and up and coming comedians perform brand new material every night of the week.
Sketch is a beautifully quirky restaurant in Mayfair serving Michelin star food in four themed rooms. If your date is an Instagram fanatic then this is the ideal place to go!
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Active Date Night Ideas in London
Chel-ski is London’s biggest indoor ski centre that offers both skiing and snowboard for all you thrillseekers! With fully qualified instructors you’ll be able to pick up a new skill while having fun and enjoy a cocktail in the Alpine bar afterwards.
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Climb the O2
For an adventurous evening with stunning views why not climb the O2 and discover a different side of London!
Kayak down the Thames
Admire the city’s riverside landmarks as you and your date kayak along the Thames River! This unique experience will be a date they’ll never forget.
London Helicopter Tour
Want to be really extra this Valentine’s Day? View London from above during a helicopter tour! See all of the sights of London in a thrilling way.
Take go-karting to the next level by adding an ice element! Race around a huge ice rink for at least 20 minutes and enjoy food and drinks at their bar and restaurant afterwards.
I hope you all enjoyed this 20 date night ideas in London post and it gave you some ideas! Let me know in the comments if you’ve been to any of the places on this list or what your ideal date would be.