Quirky Date Nights In London (Impress With A Difference)

It's not that I don't like normal dates, dinner and a drink etc, but now and again I do like to do something different, and if you are the same here are some date night ideas you can do in London to mix it up a bit next time you want to treat you partner, or maybe for a first date to impress? Just don't blame me if it fails, probably means it's a problem with your personalty. (I jest).

Trya little ride along the thames as a fun date
Try a London Rib experience along the Thames

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Unconventional Date Ideas in London

Take a graffiti tour: 

London is known for its vibrant street art scene, so why not take a graffiti tour with your partner? Explore the colorful streets of Shoreditch or Camden and learn about the artists behind the murals. It's a great way to discover new neighborhoods and appreciate the creativity that London has to offer.

Go on a treasure hunt: 

Turn your date into an adventure by going on a treasure hunt around the city. Create a list of clues and hide them in different locations. Each clue should lead to the next, eventually leading you to a hidden treasure. It's a fun and interactive way to explore London and work together as a team.

Visit a secret bar: 

London is home to many hidden bars and speakeasies that are tucked away behind unassuming entrances. These secret bars offer a unique and intimate setting for a date. From hidden cocktail bars to underground jazz clubs, there's something for everyone. Just make sure to do your research beforehand to find out how to gain entry.

Offbeat Places to Visit on a Date in London

The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities: 

Located in Hackney, this quirky museum is filled with oddities and curiosities from around the world. From taxidermy animals to shrunken heads, you'll find it all here. It's a great place to spark conversation and discover something new together.

God's Own Junkyard: 

If you're looking for a unique date spot, head to God's Own Junkyard in Walthamstow. This neon wonderland is filled with vintage signs and neon lights, creating a magical and vibrant atmosphere. It's the perfect place for a photo opportunity or a romantic stroll.

The Old Operating Theatre Museum: 

For a truly unusual date, visit the Old Operating Theatre Museum in Southwark. This museum is housed in the oldest surviving operating theatre in Europe and offers a fascinating insight into the history of surgery. It's not for the faint-hearted, but it's definitely an experience you won't forget.

The Cereal Killer Cafe is a unique dining experience in London
Cereal Killer Cafe

Unique Dining Experiences for Couples in London

Dans le Noir?: 

This restaurant in Clerkenwell offers a truly unique dining experience. Diners eat in complete darkness, relying on their other senses to enjoy the food. It's a great way to challenge your perceptions and have a truly immersive dining experience.

Cereal Killer Cafe: 

If you're a fan of breakfast cereal, then this is the place for you. Located in Brick Lane, the Cereal Killer Cafe offers over 120 different types of cereal from around the world. You can create your own cereal concoction or choose from their menu of cereal-inspired treats.


Bateaux London's dinner cruise offers a unique experience that combines the best of both worlds - fine dining and sightseeing. The cruise takes you on a leisurely journey along the river, allowing you to soak in the beauty of London's skyline as you indulge in a gourmet meal prepared by expert chefs.

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Fun and Creative Activities for Couples in London

Take a cooking class: 

If you and your partner enjoy food, why not take a cooking class together? There are plenty of options available in London, ranging from pasta making to sushi rolling. Not only will you learn a new skill, but you'll also get to enjoy the fruits of your labor afterwards.

Go on a photo walk: 

London is a city full of photo opportunities, so why not go on a photo walk with your partner? Choose a neighborhood or landmark and spend the day capturing the city's beauty through your lens. It's a great way to explore London and create lasting memories.

Attend a comedy show: 

Laughter is the key to a successful relationship, so why not attend a comedy show together? London has a thriving comedy scene, with plenty of venues offering stand-up shows throughout the week. It's a great way to relax, have a laugh, and enjoy each other's company.

Sky Garden is a garden with great views
Sky Garden has great views

Romantic and Unusual Date Spots in London

The Sky Garden: 

Located at the top of the Walkie Talkie building, the Sky Garden offers stunning views of the city skyline. It's the perfect place for a romantic date, as you can enjoy a drink or meal while taking in the breathtaking views.

The Kyoto Garden: 

Tucked away in Holland Park, the Kyoto Garden is a hidden oasis of tranquility. It's a beautiful Japanese garden complete with waterfalls, koi ponds, and cherry blossom trees. It's the perfect place for a romantic stroll or a picnic.

The Queen's House: 

Located in Greenwich, the Queen's House is a stunning 17th-century mansion that offers a romantic setting for a date. Explore the beautiful art collection, stroll through the landscaped gardens, or enjoy a picnic on the lawn.

Quirky Date Ideas for Adventure-Seeking Couples in London

Go on a Thames Rib Experience: 

Take a high-speed boat ride along the River Thames with the Thames Rib Experience. Hold on tight as you zoom past iconic landmarks and experience the thrill of speed on the water.

Try indoor skydiving: 

If you've always wanted to try skydiving but are afraid of heights, indoor skydiving is the perfect alternative. Head to iFLY in Milton Keynes and experience the sensation of freefalling in a safe and controlled environment.

Go on a virtual reality adventure: 

Immerse yourself in a virtual reality adventure at one of London's VR arcades. From zombie shootouts to space exploration, there are plenty of experiences to choose from that will transport you to another world.

Unusual Date Ideas for Art and Culture Lovers in London

Visit an immersive theater show: 

London is home to a thriving immersive theater scene, where audiences become part of the performance. From interactive murder mysteries to immersive Shakespeare productions, there's something for everyone.

Explore street art in East London: 

Take a stroll through the streets of Shoreditch and discover the vibrant street art scene. From large-scale murals to hidden gems, there's plenty to see and appreciate.

Attend a life drawing class: 

Unleash your inner artist and attend a life drawing class with your partner. There are plenty of options available in London, ranging from beginner classes to more advanced sessions.

Why settle for a typical dinner and movie date when you can explore the vibrant and diverse city of London together? Embrace the quirky side of dating and make your time together more interesting, memorable, and exciting.

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Caroline said…
I love how many unique places there are in London, great ideas for date night. I've been on the graffiti tour before.
Nerdy UK Girl said…
Thanks Caroline - Yep, always something to do in London. Why I love living here as never bored.:)

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