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100 London Date Ideas

100 London Date Ideas

100 London Date Ideas

Chances are high that you’re either in a relationship, or single.

Whichever it is, you need date ideas.

And that’s where we come in… because while yes our entire website is filled with amazing London date ideas we’ve also created this: a humble collection of 100 London date ideas which will help you to not only uncover the very best of the city, but also secure the lifelong devotion of whomever it is you’re trying to impress.

Which is known in some all circles as a “win-win”.

1. SNEAK BOOZE INTO THE LONDON EYE
Westminster | £££

London Eye - 100 London Date Ideas

These guys totally managed it. VIEW MORE INFO

2. GO TO THE ZOO. DECIDE WHY THE ANIMALS ARE IN PRISON.
Regents Park | £££

London Date Ideas - London Zoo

That zebra’s wearing a comedy burglar outfit. VIEW MORE INFO

3. WATCH A PLAY UNDER THE STARS AT SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE
Bankside | £

London date ideas

Titus Andronicus is a nice romantic one. VIEW MORE INFO

4. HAVE DRINKS ON A ROOFTOP OVERLOOKING THE CITY
Various Locations | ££

100 London date ideas

There are even a few heated options for the winter monthsVIEW MORE INFO

5. PRETEND TO START A RAP BEEF AT HIP HOP KARAOKE
Fitzrovia | ££

Hip Hop Karaoke

But actually don’t. VIEW MORE INFO

6. GO TO CHINATOWN. PLAY RESTAURANT ROULETTE.
Chinatown | ££

100 London date ideas

Credit: André Zehetbauer/Flickr

And after you’ve chosen somewhere to eat, play dim sum roulette too.

7. HIT THE FREE POOL TABLE AT ORIGINAL SIN
Stoke Newington | £

Original Sin Bar

Oh, and have some cocktails too. VIEW MORE INFO

8. TAKE A BOAT TO THE TATE MODERN
Bankside | £

Tate - 100 London date ideas

Then talk about the signs, doors, and chairs as if they were exhibits. VIEW MORE INFO

9. ACCESS A CONTINUAL STREAM OF AMAZING LONDON DATE EXPERIENCES AT INSIDER PRICES BY BECOMING A NUDGE MEMBER…
Various Locations | £ 

Nudge Membership 100 London date ideas

We’re talking open bars in subterranean victorian bath houses; wine-paired tasting menus; exclusive previews of new restaurants before they open to the public; candlelit happy hours in secret bars and waaay more. All of which, coincidentally, make excellent London date ideas.  VIEW MORE INFO

10. GET THE OPERA SINGERS TO SERENADE YOUR DATE AT SARASTRO
Covent Garden | £££

Sarastro 100 London date ideas

Order the rack of lamb, it’s delicious. VIEW MORE INFO

11. PLAY A FEW ROUNDS OF DARTS AT FLIGHT CLUB
Finsbury Square | ££

Flight Club 100 London date ideas

Use the board to determine what you drink. VIEW MORE INFO

12. GO TO MR FOGGS, AND DRINK ONLY COCKTAILS FROM COUNTRIES YOU’VE BEEN TO
Covent Garden | ££

Mr Fogg's - 100 London date ideas

Tell each other stories from your travels there. VIEW MORE INFO

13. CHALLENGE ANOTHER COUPLE TO RACE PEDALOS AT HYDE PARK
Hyde Park | £

Pedalos - 100 London Date Ideas

Credit: Ashley Coates/Flickr

And make damn sure you win. VIEW MORE INFO

14. DRESS UP ’40s STYLE AND GO TO CAHOOTS
Soho | £££

Cahoots - 100 London date ideas

Remember to be a lady/gentleman. VIEW MORE INFO

15. TAKE SELFIES IN FRONT OF THE VIEW AT SKY GARDEN
Bank | ££££

Sky Garden - 100 London date ideas

Then drink cocktails. VIEW MORE INFO

16. BRING A BOTTLE TO BYOC
Camden | £££

BYOC - London date ideas

And invent cocktails for each other. VIEW MORE INFO

17‘PRESS FOR CHAMPAGNE’ AT BOB BOB RICARD
Soho | ££

Bob Bob Ricard - 100 London date ideas

Trust us, it’s glorious. VIEW MORE INFO

18. CLIMB UP TO THE ST PAUL’S WHISPERING GALLERY
St Pauls | £

St Paul's - 100 London Date Ideas

Credit: Jack Pease Photography/Flickr

And whisper racy things to each other at gradually increasing volumes. VIEW MORE INFO

19. GO TO AQUA SHARD
London Bridge | ££££

Aqua Shard - 100 London Date Ideas

Share the T-bone while the sun sets over London. VIEW MORE INFO

20. GO HORSE RIDING IN HYDE PARK
Hyde Park | ££

Horse riding - London date ideas

It’s something you can do! VIEW MORE INFO

21. GO TO GORDON’S WINE BAR
Embankment | ££

Gordon's Wine Bar - 100 London date ideas

…And definitely get a cheese sharing platter. VIEW MORE INFO

22. WATCH FILMS IN AN UNDERGROUND VICTORIAN CAVERN
Rotherhithe | ££

Adventure Films - 100 London Date Ideas

And sip cocktails on the rooftop garden above, after. VIEW MORE INFO

23. TAKE A TOUR OF WILTON’S MUSIC HALL ON A MONDAY
Whitechapel | ££

Wilton's - 100 London Date Ideas

Then stay for the performance. VIEW MORE INFO

24. BUY CHEAP THEATRE TICKETS
Soho | £££

Palomar - 100 London Date Ideas

And spend the savings at The Palomar for dinnerVIEW MORE INFO

25. STOCK A WICKER PICNIC BASKET AT BOROUGH MARKET
Southwark | ££

Borough Market - 100 London Date Ideas

Then, um, have a picnic. VIEW MORE INFO

26. GO FOR BRUNCH AT THE WOLSELEY
Piccadilly | ££££

Wolseley - 100 London Date Ideas

They have fried haggis, duck eggs and whisky. VIEW MORE INFO

27.BRAVELY ORDER FOR EACH OTHER AT ARCHIPELAGO
Fitzrovia | £££

Archipelago - 100 London Date Ideas

He’ll have the crocodile. VIEW MORE INFO

28. GO TO A TAXIDERMY WORKSHOP
Crouch End | ££

Taxidermy - 100 London Date Ideas

Create a backstory for your animals. VIEW MORE INFO

29. SLEEP TOGETHER
Stepney Green | £££

40 Winks - 100 London Date Ideas

That is, make a serious effort to win the ‘Best Pyjamas’ prize at Bedtime Story Nights. VIEW MORE INFO

30. PLAY TABLE FOOTBALL AT BAR KICK
Shoreditch | £ 

Bar Kick - 100 London Date Ideas

Decide which countries you’re going to be in your ‘world cup’, and only drink booze from there. VIEW MORE INFO

31. LEARN TO MAKE MAGIC COCKTAILS TOGETHER
Dalston | ££

The Cauldron - 100 London Date Ideas

And see if the sparks fly. VIEW MORE INFO

32. GET DINNER AND A MOVIE LIKE IT’S THE ’20s
Hackney | ££

Castle Cinema - 100 London Date Ideas

At the recently restored Castle Cinema…  VIEW MORE INFO

33. TOUR LONDON’S STREET FOOD MARKETS
All Over London| ££100 London Date Ideas - Markets

Get starters, mains and dessert at different ones. VIEW MORE INFO

34. BUY A ROUND. AT URBAN GOLF.
Soho / Smithfield | ££

Urban Golf - 100 London Date Ideas

Then hit the best 19th hole in Smithfield for cocktails from the Nightjar family. VIEW MORE INFO

35. HIT THE OLYMPIC TABLE AT BOUNCE
Holborn / Shoreditch | ££

Bounce - 100 London date ideas

Then invent victory dances. VIEW MORE INFO

36. PLAY BOARDGAMES TOGETHER AT DRAUGHTS
Hackney | £

Draughts - 100 London Date Ideas

Do NOT play Monopoly if you want there to be a second date. VIEW MORE INFO

37. GET ON BORIS BIKES, AND GO ON A MONUMENT CRAWL
Around London | £

100 London date ideas

Credit: Martin Hesketh/Flickr

We recommend including the Monument itself, the view is amazingVIEW MORE INFO

38. GO TO PORKY’S FOR BEER PONG
Bankside | ££

Porky's Beer Pong - 100 London Date Ideas

Beer. Pong. VIEW MORE INFO

39. GO TO CIRCUS
Covent Garden | ££££

Circus - 100 London Date Ideas

And share blowtorched sushi while trapeze artists swing above you. VIEW MORE INFO

40. GO TO ALL STAR LANES
Holborn / Bayswater / Brick Lane | ££

All Star Lanes - 100 London Date Ideas

And see who can come up with the most puns about balls, pins, and splits. VIEW MORE INFO

41. GET A SOFA AT THE ELECTRIC
Notting Hill / Shoreditch | £££

Electric Cinema - 100 London Date Ideas

Then break the decency laws when the lights go down. VIEW MORE INFO

42. GO TO THE MUSEUM LATES AT THE NHM
South Kensington | £

NHM Lates - 100 London Date Ideas

See who can ask the most ‘Jurassic Park’ questions. VIEW MORE INFO

43. GO FOR A WHISKEY TASTING AT MILROY’S VAULT
Soho | £££

Milroy's Vault - London Date Ideas

Buy a bottle to share at home. VIEW MORE INFO

44. TAKE A CANDLELIT TOUR ROUND SIR JOHN SOANE’S HOUSE
Holborn | £££

Sir John Soane's - 100 London Date Ideas

He was one of London’s greatest architects – so it’s not hiiiiideous in there… VIEW MORE INFO

45. TAKE A COCKTAIL MAKING MASTERCLASS AT TT LIQUOR
Shoreditch | ££££

TT Liquor - 100 London Date Ideas

 Then drink your homework. VIEW MORE INFO

46. TAKE A BOAT RIDE DOWN THE THAMES… WITH LIVE JAZZ
Various Locations | ££££

Thames - London Date Ideas

You’re guaranteed not to get the blues. VIEW MORE INFO

47. ORDER THE DUCK AND WAFFLE AT DUCK AND WAFFLE
Bishopsgate | £££

Duck and Waffle London brunch

Best do it at 4am. Because you can. VIEW MORE INFO

48. TAKE A TOUR OF LONDON’S SECRET GARDENS
Around London | Free

Secret Gardens - 100 London Date Ideas

Credit: Brian Adamson/Flickr

Eat a different course of your picnic in each one. VIEW MORE INFO

49. SOMEHOW GET SEATS AT SUSHI TETSU
Clerkenwell | ££££

Sushi Tetsu London Date Ideas

Order the omakase. Make slightly orgasm-ey noises as you eat. VIEW MORE INFO

50. GO TO DANS LE NOIR. ORDER FOR YOUR PARTNER.
Clerkenwell | £££

Dans Le Noir - London Date Ideas

And don’t tell them what they’re getting. VIEW MORE INFO

51. TRACK DOWN THE SEVEN NOSES OF SOHO
Soho | £

Seven Noses of Soho - London Date Ideas

Combine it with an ice cream crawl through the area… VIEW MORE INFO

52. FEED EACH OTHER OYSTERS AT J SHEEKEY
Covent Garden | £££

J Sheekey London Date Ideas

They’re true heroes in a half shell. VIEW MORE INFO

53. TRY NOT TO PROPOSE AT CLOS MAGGIORE
Covent Garden | £££

Clos Maggiore - Best London Date Ideas

It’s craaaazy romantic there. If you book a table in the right room (this one). VIEW MORE INFO

54. GO FOR A SING-A-LONG AT THE PRINCE CHARLES CINEMA.
Leicester Square | ££

Prince Charles Cinema - 100 London Date Ideas

Because if you’re the sort of person who would enjoy that, and they’re not… well that’s the sort of thing you need to find out ASAP. VIEW MORE INFO

55. DRINK COCKTAILS INSIDE A BAR HIDDEN BEHIND AN APOTHECARY’S
Chiswick | ££

Evans & Peel Pharmacy - London Date Ideas

Try to work out what secrets your fellow guests are keeping from their partners.. VIEW MORE INFO

56. FILL UP A CARD AT VAGABOND WINES, DRINK DOZENS OF SAMPLES.
Various Locations | ££

Vagabond Wines - London Date Ideas

Then buy each other a bottle. VIEW MORE INFO

57. SHOUT SUGGESTIONS AT THE COMEDY STORE.
Soho | ££

Comedy Store - London Date Ideas

Then attempt to ‘volunteer’ your date to go on stage. VIEW MORE INFO

58. GO GLASSBLOWING
London Bridge | £££££

London Glassblowing - 100 London Date Ideas

Then go glass-drinking at Tanner and Co. VIEW MORE INFO

59. ORDER ONLY COCKTAILS INVENTED IN THE AMERICAN BAR AT THE SAVOY
Covent Garden | £££

American Bar at the Savoy - London Date Ideas

They include the Hanky Panky, White Lady, Corpse Reviver #2, etc. Ask your bartender. VIEW MORE INFO

60. LISTEN TO SOME LIVE JAZZ AT RONNIE SCOTT’S
Soho | ££

Ronnie Scott's - London Date Ideas

Credit: vjlawson2001/Flickr

They serve it with roast on Sundays. VIEW MORE INFO

61. TRY ON ROLEXES FROM THE YEAR YOU WERE BORN AT BURLINGTON ARCADE
Mayfair | £ (£££££££££££)

Credit: Brian Dooley/Flickr

Actually buying them however is more of a ‘third date’ kind of thing. 

62. GO FOR THE PERFECT ROAST
All Over London | ££

Roasts - 100 London Date Ideas

Maybe try all of them, just to be sure. VIEW MORE INFO

63. DELIBERATELY GET LOST IN THE HAMPTON COURT PALACE MAZE
Richmond | £

Hampton Court Maze - London date ideas

Then try to find each other. If you do, it’s fate! VIEW MORE INFO

64. DO EVERYTHING AT THE HORNIMAN MUSEUM
Forest Hill | £

Horniman Museum - 100 London Date Ideas

Credit: Regine De Batty/Flickr

They’ve got a butterfly house, a farmers’ market, an outdoor musical garden, a pygmy goat enclosure, an aquarium, a functioning bandstand, a Dutch barn, 16 acres of gardens and a giant overstuffed walrus. VIEW MORE INFO

65. TAKE A CANAL BOAT RIDE FROM LITTLE VENICE TO CAMDEN
Various Locations | ££

London Waterbus - 100 London Date Ideas

Sing Venetian gondola songs along the way. VIEW MORE INFO

66. GET IN COSTUME, GO TO SECRET CINEMA
Various Locations | £££

Secret Cinema - 100 London Date Ideas

And fool people into thinking you’re part of it. VIEW MORE INFO

67. GO TO A SURPRISE GIG IN A SECRET LOCATION
Somewhere Secret | ££

Sofar Sounds - 100 London Date Ideas

Sofar Sounds organise them in everything from treehouses to living rooms. VIEW MORE INFO

68. MAKE EACHOTHER BOTTLES OF GIN AT THE GINSTITUTE
Notting Hill | ££££

Then take them home for a nightcap. VIEW MORE INFO

69. SEE WHO CAN HAGGLE THE BEST DEAL AT PORTOBELLO MARKET
Notting Hill | ££

Portobello - 100 London Date Ideas

While buying each other gifts, of course. VIEW MORE INFO

70. NERD OUT AT FOUR QUARTERS
Peckham | ££

Four Quarters Bar - 100 London Date Ideas

Show off your disturbingly good video game skills at Four Quarters. Loser buys a round of craft beers. VIEW MORE INFO

71. GET REALLY GOOD AT SOMETHING WEIRD TOGETHER
Across London | ££

Print Club - 100 London Date Ideas

Whether it’s Morris dancing, screen printing or just plain old fire writing, London has a class for it. Find our recommendations here: VIEW MORE INFO

72. FEED ANIMALS AT THE HACKNEY CITY FARM
Bethnal Green | £££

The Typing Room - 100 London Date Ideas

Then eat those animals at the Typing Room. VIEW MORE INFO

73. GET STARTERS, MAINS, AND DESSERTS FROM THREE DIFFERENT SOHO RESTAURANTS
Soho | ££

Restaurants in Soho - 100 London Date Ideas

Here are some good spots to check out. VIEW MORE INFO

74. RENT A HOT TUB BOAT
London’s Canals | ££££

Hot Tug - 100 London Date Ideas

Speak like really relaxed pirates. VIEW MORE INFO

75. DRESS UP PROPERLY FOR A BLITZ PARTY
Secret Locations | ££

Blitz Party - 100 London Date Ideas

Down a couple of B-52s. VIEW MORE INFO

76. GO FOR A WINE TASTING AT LONDON’S ONLY WINERY
Earls Court | ££

London Cru - 100 London Date Ideas

Refuse to spit. VIEW MORE INFO

77. PLAY PETANQUE AT BARANIS
Holborn | ££

Baranis - 100 London Date Ideas

See how long you can speak only in French for. VIEW MORE INFO

78. SHOOT VIRTUAL GAME IN A VIRTUAL GAME
Liverpool Street | £££

Mac and Wild Gun Room - 100 London Date Ideas

With complimentary Nudge Members’ cocktails, of course. VIEW MORE INFO

79. TAKE A BOAT TRIP TO GREENWICH
Greenwich | ££

Greenwich - 100 London Date Ideas

Credit: Francisco Antunes/Flickr

Take a picnic and a bottle of wine for the park, before heading up to the Greenwich Observatory. VIEW MORE INFO

80. WATCH MEXICAN WRESTLING, CREATE CHARACTERS FOR YOURSELVES
Bethnal Green | ££

Lucha Britannia - 100 London Date Ideas

(And maybe wrestle a little later yourselves). VIEW MORE INFO

81. CLIMB THE WESTMINSTER CATHEDRAL TOWER
Westminster | £

Westminster Cathedral - 100 London Date Ideas

It’s like the Shard of the 19th century. VIEW MORE INFO

82. BREAK CODES FOR COCKTAILS AT THE BLETCHLEY
Chelsea | £££

The Bletchley - 100 London Date Ideas

And give each other codenames for the evening. VIEW MORE INFO

83. WATCH FRENCH FILMS TOGETHER AT THE INSTITUT FRANÇAIS
South Kensington | £££

Institut Francais - 100 London Date Ideas

Then go for a French meal after. VIEW MORE INFO

 84. WANDER DOWN THE SOUTH BANK AT SUNSET
South Bank | £££

Rumpus Room - 100 London Date Ideas

Whichever way you go, make sure you end up at The Rumpus Room. VIEW MORE INFO

85. HIT THE FRIDAY LATES AT THE V&A
South Kensington | £

V&A Lates - 100 London Date Ideas

Get jazz, red wine, and culture. And a second date. VIEW MORE INFO

86. BUILD-A-BOUQUET AT THE COLUMBIA ROAD FLOWER MARKET
Bethnal Green | ££

Columbia Road Flower Market - 100 London Date Ideas

Credit: Aurelien Guichard/Flickr

And no, a single rose doesn’t count. VIEW MORE INFO

87. SHARE CHEESE FONDUE SOMEWHERE ROMANTIC
Across London | ££

Fondue - 100 London Date Ideas

We have a few suggestions here… VIEW MORE INFO

88. AND/OR HAVE A CHEESE TASTING AT LA CAVE
South Kensington | £££

La Cave - 100 London Date Ideas

Then hit Piano Kensington nearby. VIEW MORE INFO

89. SPEND A LOOOONG TIME BROWSING TOGETHER AT COCO DE MER
Covent Garden | ££££

Coco de Mer - 100 London Date Ideas

Best save it until after the first date, though. Bit creepy otherwise.  VIEW MORE INFO

90. GO TO ELTHAM PLACE, PRETEND TO BE ROYALTY
Greenwich | £

Eltham Palace - 100 London Date Ideas

Credit: bvi4092/Flickr

Of course, bring a picnic to have on the stunningly well-manicured lawn. VIEW MORE INFO

91. HIT LONDON’S POP UP CINEMAS
Various Locations | ££

Pop Up Cinemas - 100 London Date Ideas

Try Backyard Cinema if the weather forecast isn’t this promising. VIEW MORE INFO

92. GO TO THE OLDEST PUB IN THE CITY, ORDER THE OLDEST BOOZE THEY HAVE
Hampstead | £

Spaniards Inn - 100 London Date Ideas

Wine? Whiskey? Forgotten can of Tennents? VIEW MORE INFO

93. GO TO KEATS HOUSE. RECITE POETRY TO EACH OTHER.
Hampstead | £

Keats House - 100 London Date Ideas

Challenge your date to tell if it’s Keats’ or yours. VIEW MORE INFO

94. SERENADE YOUR DATE, BACKED BY UKELELES, ON A BATTERSEA BARGE
Vauxhall | £

Karauke - 100 London Date Ideas

…after getting dinner at The Garden Café. VIEW MORE INFO

95. GO TO KATZENJAMMERS, LISTEN TO OOMPAH, DRINK BEER, HAVE FUN.
London Bridge | ££

Katzenjammers - 100 London Date Ideas

It works for the Germans, and they’re very romantic people. VIEW MORE INFO

96. GO ROLLER-SKIING IN HYDE PARK
Hyde Park | £££

Roller Skiing - 100 London Date Ideas

And let Dickie’s Bar take care of the après ski. VIEW MORE INFO

97. CANOE DOWN LONDON’S CANALS
Various Locations | £££
Kayaking London - 100 London Date Ideas

Consider changing your commute. VIEW MORE INFO

98. TRY THE MAZE AT CRYSTAL PALACE
Crystal Palace | Free

Crystal Palace Maze - 100 London Date Ideas

They have a sphinx! VIEW MORE INFO

99. CLIMB THE O2 BY TWILIGHT, DRINK CHAMPAGNE AT THE TOP.
Greenwich | £££

Climb the 02 - 100 London Date Ideas

It’s a long climb. Perfect for checking out, or improving, your date’s stamina. VIEW MORE INFO

100. PLAY THE MOST ROMANTIC ROUND OF CRAZY GOLF EVER AT THE NEW SWINGERS
Oxford Circus | ££

Swingers West End - 100 London Date Ideas

Remember: in golf, being sub-par is a good thing. VIEW MORE INFO

 


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