20 Date Night Ideas in London

February 3, 2020
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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!

The Shard London

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Drinks at the Sky Garden

Experience London’s highest public garden with a rooftop restaurant, delicious cocktails and spectacular views!

Sky Garden London

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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!

London West End

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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.

River Thames Cruise

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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.

Afternoon Tea - Date Nights in London

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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.

Swingers - Date Nights in London

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Cocktails, pizza and ping pong, Bounce is a vibrant and quirky bar that’s both fun and affordable!

Bounce - Date Night ideas in London

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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!

London Eye - Date Night ideas in London

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Backyard Cinema

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.

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Backyard Cinema - Date Night ideas in London

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’.

Date Night ideas in London

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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.

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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.

Date Night ideas in London

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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.

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Sketch Restaurant

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!

Date Night ideas in London

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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.

Date Night ideas in London

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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!

Date Night ideas in London

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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.

Date Night ideas in London

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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.

Date Night ideas in London

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Ice Karting

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.

Date Night ideas in London

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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.

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  • Chanelle

    February 6, 2020 at 1:55 am

    London is the city I’d love to visit more than any other! Apart from all the big attractions there must be so many little corners to explore as well 🙂

    1. Hollie

      February 6, 2020 at 5:16 pm

      Oh you’d love London! It’s such a vibrant place and no matter how many times you’ve been there’s always something new to see and do and explore ?

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