The 7 Most Memorable and Unusual Date Ideas in London

The 7 Most Memorable and Unusual Date Ideas in London

The 7 Most Memorable and Unusual Date Ideas in London

With a population of almost nine million, London is the most populated city in Europe and one of the largest cities in the world. Being such a big city, visitors won’t struggle finding a place to go, but it can be difficult to pick where to go out and when planning a date – after all, you want it to be special! So, we’ve put together a selection of possible ideas and venues for planning dates in London – perfect - for impressing that special someone.  

For the Dance Couples - Natural History Museum 

Address - Cromwell Rd, South Kensington, London, SW7 5BD  

One of our first date ideas London has to offer is the Natural History Museum On the last Friday of every month, when the clock strikes 10pm, an extravagant party takes place - but it's not just any event, it is a silent disco. With a wireless headset on your head and a drink in your hand, you can party beneath the famous blue whale skeleton in the Hintze Hall. Three DJs battle over your headphones playing a range of music including pop, rock and party classics. This is an event you don’t want to miss.

Cost - £27 per person  

For the Movie Couples - Film Club at the Firmdale Hotel 

Address - 4 Richmond Mews, London W1D 3DH 

If you’re on a city break in London and you are a movie lover who wants to get to know your date, then the Firmdale Hotel Film Club is the perfect date venue for you. Three of their London hotels offer a Film Club where you can indulge in the movie of the week in an exclusive state-of-the-art screening room. Soho features a three-course lunch, dinner or Afternoon Tea at the Refuel Restaurant and a film on Sundays. Convent Garden has their film club every Saturday at 8pm and you can enjoy a three-course dinner or Afternoon Tea at the Brasserie Max. Finally, Charlotte Street Hotel offers a range of screenings on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays as well as a three-course lunch or dinner in Oscar Restaurant.  

Cost - £45 per person. 

For the Creative Couples - Token Studio  

Address - St Saviours Wharf, 23 Mill St, London SE1 2BE 

Another one of the many date ideas London has to offer is Token Studio, a pottery studio that gives guests the opportunity to make, paint and take home their own piece of pottery! The studio offers a 90-minute pottery painting workshop where you can paint any piece from a selection of bowls, plates, mugs and more. Or if you enjoy getting hands on, you can get on the potter's wheel and make your very own potted creation to paint afterwards. However, if pottery isn't your thing, then there is a choice of many different things to make including soap, lotions and lipsticks. If you want to impress your date with your creativity, then this is the place for you.   

Cost - £38 for 1 hour 30 minutes of making and painting pottery 

For the Nature Couples - Barbican Conservatory 

Address - Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS 

Opened in 1984, the Barbican Conservatory has become a popular place for dates in London as it is something truly special that many have never experienced. Open sporadically throughout the week from 12pm, it is home to about 1,500 species of plants and trees, some of which are rare and endangered, as well as three ponds which accommodate a scope of exotic fish. Visitors can also join a tour on selected Sundays hosted by the Barbican’s resident gardeners. Stay longer at the Conservatory Terrace for a meal and if the date goes well, the Conservatory is also a popular destination for parties, private events, and even weddings!  

Cost – Free to explore Conservatory 

For Competitive Couples - Queens London

Address - 17 Queensway, London, W2 4QP 

With food, games and a lively atmosphere, Queens London is a great place to go on dates in London. Check out the on-site restaurant MEATliquor, which has a variety of tasty meat and plant-based dishes, as well as quirky drinks. Once you’re stuffed full of delicious food, enjoy a competitive game of bowling, put your skates on for London's only all year-round ice rink and finish off in the arcade for a game of full-size Air Hockey or a ‘Crusin’ Blast Car Race! Queens London even has a photobooth - perfect for creating a memento of your special date.  

Cost - £11 one game of bowling 

For the Music Couples - Percy’s  

Address - 2A Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 4PT 

Percy’s is an inviting bar and restaurant open from 5pm till late, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Covered in artwork on its exposed brick walls and featuring both bar stools and booths/lounge style seating, it is perfect for either casual or intimate dates in London. The menu offers small and large Mediterranean plates as well as £5 cocktails from 5pm-7pm every night. Hidden with mirrored doors is the DJ area where both resident and guest DJs play till the early hours of the morning! 

Each night at Percy’s has a different theme: Thursday - Turn a Blind Eye to Friday, for chilled cocktails and small plates, Friday – No Fluff No Front Just Dancing, where resident DJ Alfie Howes plays the finest house, disco and dance music, and Saturday – Back to Ours, Where the Night is Yours, enjoy a house party feel with guest DJs.  

Cost - Free entry, small plates average  

For the Instagram Couples - Sky Garden 

Address - 1 Sky Garden Walk, London, EC3M 8AF 

Our final pick of memorable date ideas London offers is the Sky Garden, where you can enjoy food with a view. The Sky Garden is situated atop the ‘walkie talkie’ building and is the place to go for lively all-day dining. The sky garden offers a 360 degree view of the entire London skyline and is full of Mediterranean and South African flowers species which flourish in full colour all year round. Boasting two restaurants, the Fenchurch Restaurant which focuses on seasonal ingredients and flavour combinations, and the Darwin Brassiere, London’s highest rooftop brassiere. Our top tip is to plan your visit around sunset so that you can enjoy the sun setting over London town whilst enjoying a delicious meal and cocktail!  

Cost – Free entry to the sky garden   

Our list of dates will keep you occupied for a good few date nights, but if you need somewhere to stay whilst in the UK capital, check out our top 6 serviced apartments in London or the 13 best places in London for an epic night out.  

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