Top 22 Date Activities in London | 2021 London Guide
25 June, 2021
Top 22 Date Activities in London | 2021 London Guide

Top 22 Date Activities in London | 2021 London Guide

It doesn’t matter if you’re meeting someone for the first time or have been married for years, we should all go on more dates! Dating allows us to spend precious time with our better half and get to know someone - or another side of them. And while a cosy night on the sofa is perfectly fine some evenings, sometimes we have to get out and try new things.

On dates, we want to show ourselves from our best side: spontaneous, fun to be with and creative!

But what are some active date ideas?

In an abundant city like London, picking the right activity for your date can be daunting. We have compiled our 22 favourite things to do on a date in London, some unusual and quirky, others just romantic classics. Impress your date with your dance moves at the roller disco or escape to fantastic worlds with a VR experience, it's time to sort the next date night. 

Coronavirus and the lockdown might have kept us inside for longer than some have hoped, but the urge to do things has only gotten stronger. Below we reveal the perfect date activity, whether it's indoors or outdoors - there is an activity out there for you this spring/summer or why not plan your autumn/winter! This guide will help you transition from the couch to the city!

 

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Best Indoor Date Activities in London | Spring & Summer 2021

 

Now that we are deep within winter and used to being cosy and housebound. We think it is particularly important to stay active and do things to avoid the winter / lockdown blues, and dating is no exception! There are plenty of things to do on a date in winter, you can even stay indoors if you don't want to face the cold. Have a blast at a trampoline park or show your sporty side at an indoor climbing station. Yes yes, we know what you’re thinking… "how has covid affected some of these activities?". Well, we've got your back, we have added each activities Covid-19 policies which outlines their specific rules and restrictions. What we can say for sure is that prices have never been so cheap and you’ll definitely grab yourself a bargain!

 

1. Art classes | Masterpeace

*15% off as a Bookado Member* - Get your membership card to claim offer

Belgravia, London

£££

Art Class London

Connect with your partner on a spiritual level as you unleash your creative side and learn the art of painting. The masterpeace classes are set in a calm, welcoming atmosphere and offer a range of courses, from sketching to painting. Whether this is the start of a shared hobby or an unusual date idea, masterpeace classes will have you going through life more mindfully and inspired.

 

- Activity time of day: Day and Nighttime 

- Cost per person: £49 (An amazing 15% off as a Bookado Member)

- Location: Central London 

- Perfect for: Couples 

- Covid Rules: Temperature check on arrival, wear a mask when walking around the venue and max groups of 6 people.

- Stay-At-Home Alternative: Online Painting Classes

 

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2. Cooking Class | The Avenue Cookery School

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Wandsworth, London

£££

The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, as the old saying goes - it certainly applies to women, too!

Whether you need an activity to ‘break the ice’ on the first date or you are just wanting to spice up your relationship, The Avenue Cookery School have you covered! With bottomless wine on the table, this is the perfect activity to show your partner your culinary potential - even if you're a beginner you’ll be walking out like a pro! With over 75 different classes there is a class available for all tastes and abilities (from fancy dinner party menus to Indian street food and everything in between). Together with your partner, you will not only learn how to prepare, season and serve your food but you’ll learn extremely useful techniques that can spice up your everyday cooking. Of course, to finish things off you will enjoy the ‘fruit of your labour’ at the end of the class with the other participants!

 

- Activity time of day: Daytime & evening activity

- Cost per person: £45 - £90pp (£10 off each ticket as a Bookado Member)

- Location: Wandsworth, London 

- Perfect for: Activity time of day: Daytime & evening activity

- Covid Rules: Temperature check on arrival, wear a mask when walking around the venue

- Stay-At-Home Alternative: Online Cooking Classes

 

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3.  Escape Room | AIM Escape

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Aldgate, London

££

Escape Room Date London

Want to test how well your date works under pressure? An exciting date alternative to the good old pub is Escape Rooms. Locked in a room filled with danger, mystery and puzzles, you have one hour to make it out alive. Only a dream team can beat the clock and this hair-raising trend is the perfect way to find out if you harmonise. Most Escape Rooms are for 6 players or more, so why not double date with your two favourite couples? 

AIM Escape Rooms are conveniently located in Aldgate East. The high-tech rooms have names such as  Patient Zero, Spy Heroes, Psychopaths Den and Hangover Déja Brew. Due to it’s raunchy nature, Hangover  Déja Brew comes out as our top pick for escape rooms.

 

- Activity time of day: Day and night time, earliest slot at 10:15 am, latest slot at 10:15 pm. Monday to Sunday 

- Cost per person: £25- £40 (From £21 for Bookado Members)

- Location: Aldgate East, London. 

- Perfect for: Every kind of date! Consider this one as a double date option too. 

- Covid Rules: Wear a mask when walking around the venue and max groups of 6 people.

- Stay-At-Home Alternative: Online Escape Room

 

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4. Virtual Reality Experience | Zero Latency VR

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Wembley, London

££

Zero Latency

Want to get the adrenaline pumping on a date? This Virtual Reality experience is absolutely ground breaking! Not only will you be fighting off hoards of Zombies or Robots, but you'll also be navigating your way around this virtual world. This experience really fully immerses you, you'll really hesistate when it comes to walking over a large gap on only a thin plank. Situated in Box Park, it's the perfect place to unwind after you've sent your heart rate through the roof!

 

- Date time: Day or Night, this activity is available from morning until evening

- Cost per person: RRP £25.95 (Only £20.17 for Bookado members, a whopping 20% off)

- Location: Box Park, Wembley, London. 

- Perfect for: Every date 

- Covid Rules: Wear a mask when walking around the venue

 

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5. Roller Disco | Roller Nation

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Tottenham, London

££

Roller Skating Date London

Whilst the days you picked up girls in a sweaty night club might lay behind you, dancing is inarguably one of the best date activities. Turn back time and put on your skates as you twirl and twist your partner in the nostalgic roller disco. Your moves can be as romantic or silly as you want them to be, so you can set the tone for the date. Added bonus: when making a pit stop at the bar or diner on-site you can keep on your skates!

 

- Activity time of day: Night, this activity is available Thursday, Friday & Saturday Nights from 7pm. 

- Cost per person: £10 - £15 (Get 20% off as a Bookado Member)

- Location: Tottenham, London. 

- Perfect for: Second date onwards (unless you’re a really confident blader/dancer!) 

- Covid Rules: Wear a mask when walking around the venue and max groups of 6 people.

- Stay-At-Home Alternative: Online Salsa Classes (Not quite the same but gets you moving!)

 

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6. Indoor climbing | Vauxwall

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Vauxhall and Harrow, London

££

Climbing Date London

Looking for an after-work activity that’s not the pub down your street? Combining fun and exercise, indoor climbing is the perfect sport to unwind after work and power yourself out. Take your date to your nearest climbing station and share exhilarating moments as you reach new highs and step out of your comfort zone. Idea: the person who gets to the top last has to pay for the first round.

 

- Activity time of day: Mon-Fri 6am-11pm and weekends 9am-9pm. 

- Cost per person: £8.50- £12.50 (Get £1.70pp - £2.50pp OFF as a Bookado Member)

- Location: Vauxhall and Harrow, London. 

- Perfect for: Second date onwards (as long as you’re sporty!) 

- Covid Rules: Wear a mask when walking around the venue and where possible stay 2m apart.

 

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7. Go Karting | Capital Karts

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Brentwood or Grays, Essex

££

Feel a need for speed? An afternoon at the go-karting track might be just what you’re looking for. It’s a fun, fast-paced idea your date will probably not expect. Long eye contact or your speedy kart - what will get your heart racing more? This is the ultimate activity for thrill-seekers and those looking to get an adrenaline rush!

 

- Activity time of day: Daytime. Weekdays 9:30 am to 6 pm. 

- Cost per person: £17.50pp (From £17.50 with a Bookado Members card, otherwise £35)

- Location: Brentwood or Grays, Essex

- Perfect for: Double dates & Long term couples 

- Covid Rules: Wear a mask when walking around the venue.

 

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Best Indoor Date Activities in London | Autumn & Winter 2021

 

Winter 2020 has been a bit of a write-off. Get ahead on the game planning and booking the best activities, especially if your date (or partner) is going to be around for the long term! Once the vaccine is fully rolled out life should return to some sort of normality, it’s only a matter of time. Indoor activities in the winter are going to be very busy, so impress your date by having a few ideas up your sleeves. London has plenty of indoor activities; from bowling to art classes, we know your date will love these activities!

 

8. Bowling | All Star Lanes

*50% off Bowling and 20% Food & Drink as a Bookado Member* - Get your membership card to claim offer

Holborn, Bricklane, Stratford and White City, London

£

Bowling Date London 

The shoes might be out of style & old fashioned, but bowling is an evergreen activity choice for a reason: the brightly-lit bowling lanes, the cheering crowd and the good vibes make this the perfect place to have some fun together. It doesn't matter if your technique is right or who makes more strikes, this one is all about having a laugh and a great time.

 

- Activity time of day: Day or Night, lanes open all day. 

- Cost per person: £10 for two games (Only £5pp per game as a Bookado Member)

- Location: Holborn, London 

- Perfect for: First dates and double dates! 

- Covid Rules: Wear a mask when walking around the venue and max groups of 6 people.

 

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9. Ice Skating | Queens

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Bayswater, London

££

Ice Skating Date London 

Planning a date around Christmas time? There is hardly a more romantic date activity than ice skating. The seasonal rinks are set in scenic locations, such as Somerset House and Natural History Museum, alternatively, you can opt for an all-year-round ice rink in London. Fly across the ice and be the stars in your very own Holiday on ice special. Afterwards, you can warm up with a hot drink or get straight under the sheets.

 

- Activity time of day: Daytime. From 9am to 4pm every day. 

- Cost per person: £10.00 - £15.00 (Save £2pp - £3pp as a Bookado Member)

- Location: Bayswater, London 

- Perfect for: First Dates 

- Covid Rules: Wear a mask when walking around the venue, where possible stay 2m apart and max groups of 6 people.

 

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10. Archery | Experience Archery

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Archway, London

£££

Archery Date London

Feel like your relationship could use a boost? Then it’s time to pick up a new hobby. Together, learn the art of archery with a beginner taster session. In small groups, you will be taught how to draw a bow and aim for the bull’s eye. Learning and growing will bring you closer together and spend some quality time.

 

- Activity time of day: Evening event. The session starts at 7pm every Monday and Friday 

- Cost per person: £22.50 (Save £4.50pp as a Bookado Member)

- Location: Archway, London 

- Perfect for: Long term couples wanting to try something new. 

- Covid Rules: Wear a mask when walking around the venue and max groups of 6 people.

 

                       Book Archery Now

 

11. Indoor Mini Golf | Putt Shack

*20% off as a Bookado Member* - Get your membership card to claim offer

White City, Bank and Lakeside

£