Whether your date is long-term or ‘just seeing where it goes’ you have no excuse for a boring date in London. The city is literally buzzing with endless options of things to do, and we are not just talking about the regular things like going to the restaurant or taking a walk in the park – we are talking about alternative date ideas that have not been over-explored. We are sure that your date will have an awesome time if you try any of our 5 alternative date ideas.

Go Chocolate Tasting

Yes! What better way to get to know someone than chocolate tasting and talking about your favourite things apart from chocolate. Cocoa Runners, an award-winning chocolate club, hosts a monthly tasting event in Farringdon where you both can spend the evening tasting an array of cocoa treats alongside a glass of wine. One of the reasons why this is on the list is that it gives you and your date a different experience than what you, may have both ever experienced before.

Secret Cinema

This offers an immersive cinematic experience that is way more than your regular movie night. Secret Cinema has the perfect atmosphere for a date night with its impressive set design and live performances. This should be at the top of your list if you are looking forward to a memorable night out with your date. There is only one rule – dress up!

Take A Cooking Class

Taking a cooking class with a date can set the perfect environment for bonding and growing those feelings. You don’t necessarily have to be a great cook. It can be fun for both you and your date even if the meal you prepare turns out bad, it gives you something to laugh about. Highly rated cooking school L’atelier Des Chefs hosts weekly evening classes where guests are taught to cook a three-course Spanish, French or Brazilian feast before digging into their creations with a glass of wine.

A Night at The Museum

If you and your date are art inclined, The Royal Academy of Art hosts exhibitions on Saturday evenings where you and your date can enjoy an array of exhibition-inspired activities. From UV Garden of Eden life-painting classes to Peggy Guggenheim cocktail parties, these curated activities make a perfect treat for the artistic sides of your date.

Crazy Mini Golf and Drinks at Hoxton

Hoxton plonk crazy golf course

Go crazy golfing with your date. This makes the perfect activity for two, where you can play against each other or play as a team and take on the classic obstacles that have become a signature of Plonk venues. The Hoxton games bar offers an opportunity to experience something unique and different from other regular activities that you may have become so used to. Once you’ve finished your round of golf there’s also a selection of other fun activities, from classic arcades to pinball, and boardgames to 4D Pong!