London's Date Idea Guide

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We’ve helped organise over 3,000 dates, and we’re just getting started…

AnniePottery Masterclass
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“Fantastic, authentic experience! As an LGBT couple we felt really welcome and it was so much fun! Would recommend to couples looking for a date night that’s a bit different.”
KianSushi & Sake
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“The team at Yakinori gave us the VIP treatment from start to finish. The food was delicious as well!”
StuartCocktail Making Masterclass
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“The cocktail making class was brilliant. Highly recommended and made for a great first date (so much so that there will be a second… yusss!). I’ll definitely be using Datemakers again for a date in the future and will definitely be going back to Loose Cannon.”
ImyDJ Lesson & Cocktails
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“Had a wicked time, Mark was so friendly and I can’t wait to book my next one!”
ElaineCheese Picnic
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“The cheese picnic was perfect, in fact it was such a success that I am seriously contemplating going for another one! The website is a really great idea, I like to do unusual things so always keep my eyes open for stuff like this, and it’s good to have lots of variety collated into one easy to use package – something for every mood!”
MadisonAlcoholic Ice Cream & Frozen Cocktails
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“A cosy quirky bar with inventive but gorgeous cocktails. Staff were friendly, would definitely go back!”
JosieGlass Blowing
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“Glass blowing was so much fun and we got to see them sculpting pieces too! Can’t recommend this enough!”
NicholasIntro to Latin & Ballroom Dancing
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“Absolutely great fun evening for me and my girlfriend. Easy instruction going at our level (very low!) but by the end, we had got a real taste, and will likely be carrying on dancing now!”
LiamStreet Art
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“We had a great time with Ash on Saturday and went away with a new appreciation for graffiti! He gave us a good introduction to technique, helped get us started on the designs we wanted to work on and offered any help we needed during the session. I’d recommend this as a quirky, unusual date. Thanks Ash!”
EllyCaribbean Sharing Feast
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“Me and my friends ordered 3 sharing plates as a triple-friend-date and it couldn’t have been better! The food was incredible (so much of it), friendly staff and the atmosphere was great too! Would definitely recommend!”
JessIndoor Golf & Prosseco
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“Just wanted to say what a fantastic time we had! The team at InPlay Golf were so welcoming and gave me (a first time golfer) lots of tips and advice. The booking process through the datemakers website was so easy and the communication has been so swift. We are looking forward to booking another date soon!”
StephCraft Cider Tasting
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“Pete was really friendly and knowledgeable about cider, felt like we got a lot for our money and learned something new in a relaxed & intimate environment. It’s also perfectly placed to go have dinner afterwards – Wapping Wharf is a gem.”
Ross & Nina
Ross & NinaCheese & Wine Tasting
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“We really enjoyed our Cheese and Wine experience. The lady in the cheesemongers was really accommodating, especially when it started to rain outside! I can’t think of anything that could be improved with your service – it’s a really fab idea and I really loved the personal communication. It was almost concierge-esque.”

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This is a detoxifying, nourishing, and re-energising massage that we love.

It’s perfectly located for a romantic date in the heart of London, and a free glass of prosecco!

Enjoy eight courses crafted to marry Indian flavours and western fine dining styles.

Roll your sleeves up and get stuck in and brew beer with the head brewer.

Bring a slice of Italy home, with this perfect date night bundle, and save a little dough on your dough.

These Clay Kits provide you with all the tools that you need to get stuck into your own clay session at home. Time to roll up your sleeves…

Potter around Canary Wharf on your own private boat (which comes with a built in BBQ!), and get some shrimp on…

We know a spot where you can get some of the tastiest tacos in London.

This sweet treat makes the perfect addition to a nice stroll.

Enjoy the freshest artisan pasta kits direct to your door with ingredients from a network of small farmers and local growers across Italy. 

A hot chocolate lovers dream, paired with homemade ruby truffles. Close your eyes to be transported to The Alps.

We know a place where you can get the UK’s best bottled negronis to your door. Whack on The Italian Job, and Nino’s your uncle. Sorry Bob.

Indulge in an evening of sampling fine wine, champagne, and port. Oh, and cheese, and crackers…

Not many couples can say they’ve bobbed around Canary Wharf in a hot tub at 38C, can they?

Pick up the skills you need to cook for one another on your next date night.

Next level snacking – just add wine! Take your hamper to the park for a picnic to make everyone else jealous.

With this kit, you’ll have everything you need to paint a work of art, along with full access to an On-Demand library of painting tutorials, which means that you can paint anything you want, whenever you want.

Take on the basics of sculpting with clay, feel the therapeutic clay against your fingertips, and build some beautiful pots together. Then maybe move on to life sized models of each other?

Enjoy world-class burlesque and get a signed print of the Ladies of Gin House Burlesque on arrival.

An interactive mini tasting with a wine specialist sharing their knowledge with you at your table!

Discover the physical and mental challenge that is bouldering together!

A bit of a naughty one, make your own nipple tassels together, and give them a twirl! Guaranteed good times.

These cocktails are blended to mixology quality, allowing you to #WakeShakeServe & get the perfect cocktail in less than 20 seconds!

Have your cake and drink it too. This Red Wine Chocolate Cake recipe is a chocolate lover’s dream come true!

This cookery course explores Portugal’s favourite delicacy: the Pastel de Nata!

Dinner, drinks, cabaret, and a party that goes on to the early hours of the morning – sign us up!

A private guided tour whilst learning the ropes. With a little drink stop on your route.

Learn to make cocktails in a private masterclass with your own professional mixologist – and pick up a crucial life skill!

“Truffle is not just a food, but an experience” – find out for yourself with this gourmet meal kit. We’d have it every evening if we could…

Spread a little love (and jam) with these amazing afternoon teas sets delivered directly to your doorstep. 

Take your relationship to new heights… Try your hand at indoor rock climbing.

Join monthly themed sample tastings of four wines and it’s down to you to give your verdict!

Want to learn how to make croissants and brioche, using traditional techniques?

Pencils at the ready! Join Freya Tate on Zoom to learn the basics of life drawing. Perhaps you could draw each other next time?

The ideal date for craft loving couples. This kit comes with all the tools and instructions to create a wide range of clay projects. What will you make for each other?

You’ll have enough supplies to make five candles, enough to gift or perhaps start your own candle empire and take on Yankee Candle?

Guests bottomless brunching can look forward to two hours of bottomless bagels, rum punch and bubbles!

A prohibition-era speakeasy in a secret London venue. But, make sure you dress the part…

Listening parties, in the pitch darkness. A real sensory overload…

Did you know that it was a calligraphy class that inspired Steve Jobs design thesis for Apple? If it’s good enough for Steve, it’s good enough for us!

Simplicity goes along way – and this gourmet meal kit proves just that. Steak lovers, this one’s for you!

Art to warm the art – get creative with this at-home acrylic painting kit.

Try Saint Emilion, Chateauneuf du Pape, Cotes de Beaune, Vintage Bordeaux and  more!

Discover the wild history of rum and sample a carefully chosen selection of the incredibly diverse spirit.

Chez Tayor will play your favourite songs for you, at yours! Chez will be accompanied by her compact PA system ready to party!

Join Charlie every Sunday at 3pm for a live candle making workshop. This is a date to keep your romantic wick burning!

These canned creations make the ultimate addition to at-home date nights! So, is to be Mocha Martinis, or the Matcha Mojitos? Brazilian Lime Margaritas, or Manuka Honey Whiskey Sours?

You had us at cheese, this hamper is the perfect treat for the cheese lover in your life!

Coffee till 5pm, then dim the lights, bump up the music and flip the walls to serve top notch cocktails all evening.

Imagine the GBBO tent, but instead of ovens, you each have your own mini-bar station. Let the games begin…

Sunday Funday at the arcade with craft beers, classy cocktails and an unfussy pizza menu.

From mixing your ganache, piping techniques, flavouring tips & tricks, to how to dip and decorate using techniques such as marbling and caging – you’ll be well on your way to making swish chocolate creations!

These punches are designed to transport you to somewhere else for a moment, and a percentage of sales go to charitable causes every month, so there are even more benefits than being hangover-free the next day! 

Get your own bartender in bottled form. They’re exactly the same as the drinks you’ll find in top-end bars up and down the country, just without the extortionate price tag and the hullabaloo of mixing them yourself. 

This collection takes visitors on a nostalgic journey through 200 years of social change, culture and lifestyle.

Get your arcade game fix, and 2-4-1 pizzas. Maybe the loser should pick up the tab?

If you’re wanting to travel to Spain or South America, this is for you.

This make it yourself fudge box is decadent and smooth, made with Baileys new Red Velvet Flavour, their most indulgent (and arguably most delicious) flavour yet.

Channel your inner Van Gough, and learn the basics of painting with accompanying video tutorials from the wonderful Holly Warburton.

Tantalise your tastebuds with an evening at home grazing through a selection of gourmet tapas. A spread fit for IG if we ever saw one…

Whether you were born to be a rockstar or doomed to be utterly hopeless, you can’t fail but have a real giggle together with this one.

Learn how to intensify the flavour of beer and try citrusy American hop varieties to caramel malts and chocolatey stouts.

Relieve muscle tensions and stimulate blood circulation through slow deep pressure strokes, sound good?

Sample a different whisky from each of the major countries that make it – Scotland, Ireland, Canada, Japan, India and the United States.

A tailored integrated complementary therapy to suit your needs. After assessing your requirements, your therapist will devise a unique treatment.

Enjoy a fun, educational, and very hands-on, fully interactive manner. Hang out with the animals that have been rescued or rehomed and are now living their best life!

Enjoy a flight of five specially selected wines, one starter each and dessert to share.

A classic date night with a twist in East London… two pizzas and two drinks for £19 – yes please!

Make your own aromatherapy candles at home with pure eco soy wax and essential botanical oils to calm, de-stress and relax.

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Whether you are a first time open water swimmer or a seasoned triathlete, we have something for you.

An eclectic menu, accompanied by a selection of over 650 board games.

One of Hackey’s best kept secrets, and members get a free cocktail on arrival. Now there’s a reason to celebrate…

Now then, there is not too much we can share with you about this date – as these two do their utmost to keep their establishment on the down-low.

An interactive dining experience that is as memorable as the food.

Sit back, and enjoy a wine flight of carefully selected wines from all around the world.

The Japanese do lots of things right, and whisky is one of those. Find our for yourself…

We know a secret hidden garden courtyard tucked away in Soho, that makes for the perfect date spot.

If being whacked and whipped is for you, this date might be up your street. It’s not your usual spa day though…

Don't want to leave the house? Why not try one of our 40+ dates you can enjoy from home?

What more could you ask for? Feast on the juiciest of burgers, and sip on even juicer cocktails.

Why not compete with each other over who can make the best Victoria sponge on this baking tent date? 

Your cinema ticket comes with a cocktail specifically paired with the film you are about to watch. Who needs popcorn when you have cocktails?

Shuffleboard was a 16th Century penny pushing past-time, and now you can play the modernised version while sipping on cocktails & grabbing a bite to eat.

You just won’t beat it, a Sunday roast. Head here after a stroll on Clapham Common.

Brunch is in our top five favourite meal times for sure. And when you add in some bubbles, there’s not many better ways to start your day.

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