If the thought of outdoor park strolls and romantic evenings at open-air, rooftop bars still gives you the shivers, don’t worry. There’s plenty you can do indoors to wow your other half or potential new partner though – ahem, not like that; we’re talking art, music, food and drink. So, grab your girl, your guy, or your pals, and let’s get ready for a little love with these lovey-dovey indoor date ideas.
1. A quick getaway to the world of Avora
If you’re looking for some time away with that special someone then why not pop on your jumpsuit and take a trip to the wonderful world of Avora? You and your partner will make the perfect dream team as you embark on a top secret mission to a faraway land to help out the inhabitants back on earth. Throughout this immersive experience, you’ll be taken on a magical journey through the land of Avora and meet bona fide Avorians all while sipping on three delicious cocktails. You really won’t need a romantic weekend away when you’ve got Avora on your doorstep.
Find out more about Avora: New World Cocktail Experience here.
2. Feast like royalty at The Last Talisman
Looking for something a little more traditional? The Last Talisman has you covered. This unbeatable Asian restaurant located in the heart of Bermondsey Street is serving up lip-smackingly good grub as well as heavenly craft cocktails for a more than reasonable price. You and your partner will get to choose six small sharing plates and two skewers before sharing a delicious dessert all for just £40 for the both of you. Try their delicious Korean fried chicken and fresh soft-shell crab bao before indulging in a delightful coconut matcha panna cotta dessert to top the evening off.
Grab your tickets to The Last Talisman’s Feast for Two.
3. Feel all the feels with the help of Van Gogh
Feel as pretty as picture at this immersive exhibition, inspired by the works of one of the most well-known, post-impressionist artists. Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience will enlighten visitors on the life and works of Vincent Van Gogh, as well as offering a chance to see them on a huge scale. A kiss in a seemingly endless field of sunflowers or under a 360-degree projection of Starry Night, with musical accompaniment? You decide.
Enjoy the magic of Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience.
4. Escape to a romantic Candlelight concert
If you opened the guide-book to romancing, you’d be sure to find both music and candlelight on the first page. Woo your way into a romantic evening with a touch of classical music by candlelight. Whether you know your Brahms from your Bach or not, an evening of candlelit classical music is sure to set a romantic mood. And if you’re less enamored by the works of classical composers, you can hear iconic hits from contemporary icons like Taylor Swift and Beyoncé on strings in an enchanting London setting with your better half by your side.
Immerse yourself in these stunning Candlelight Concerts in London.
5. Take a trip to the movies
Yeah, we get it. A cinema date sounds straight from a dating 101 textbook, but nothing really beats a good old-fashioned romantic rendezvous in front of the big screen. Lean back with a box of popcorn in one hand and your partner’s in the other while enjoying a Hollywood blockbuster or a lesser-known indie classic at a local movie theatre. Once you’ve got the fake yawning and sneaky arm-around-the-shoulder combo down to a T, they’ll be no stopping you. Take full advantage of Fever’s discounted prices at ODEON and Vue for special offers on tickets to film showings in London.Purchase discounted cinema tickets in London here.
6. Meditate to the soothing sounds of bath therapy
Unwind to the comforting sounds of bath therapy in an relaxing setting illuminated by candlelight. Ibetan and crystal bowls, tuning forks, shamanic drumming and percussion instruments will help produce the calming rhythms and vibrations that will guide you and your partner to a dreamy oasis. You know what they say – couples who relax to sound bath meditation together, stay together.
Grab your tickets to Mindful Glow: A Candlelit Sound Bath Meditation.
7. Laugh (or cry) with True Dating Stories
We’ve all had a horrific dating experience or two that has left us wondering if there are any relatively normal singletons left in the world. Whatever you’ve been through, comedian Gilli Apter probably has an equally as mortifying story to match it. Hear hilarious sexting mishaps, excruciatingly cringe-worthy first date tales and embarrassing sexual encounters that are sure to make you feel a bit better about your own dating experiences. There’s nothing off limits at this side-splitting comedy show that unveils dating trauma for your pleasure (let’s just hope your date goes better than some of hers).
Find out more about True Dating Stories – London with Gilli Apter.
8. Take a cooking class at La Nina Caffe & Mercato
Channel your inner Gino D’Acampo and impress your date with your fine culinary skills at this fabulous cooking class in Canary Wharf. You’ll be whipping up Italy’s biggest crowd pleasers including ravioli and tagliatelle and taking tips from expert chefs who’ve been serving authentic Italian grub for many years. Once you’ve perfected your meal, you can sample your own creations and enjoy a glass of wine with that special someone while they fawn over your impressive cooking talents.
Get your tickets to Italian Cooking Class at La Nina Caffe & Mercato.
9. Get creative at this magnificent painting class
Whether you’re a complete beginner or believe yourself to be the next Picasso, these painting classes make for the perfect indoor date idea for those looking to satisfy their creative side. Take your seat in the studio with a paint brush in one hand and a glass of bubbly in the other while an artist teaches you all there is to know about painting. Maybe you fancy painting a beautiful London landscape or perhaps you want to try your hand at painting your other half’s better side. Either way, these painting classes are the perfect date for all you romantic creatives out there.
Find out more about Painting Class with Artistique Paint Club.
10. Spoil yourselves silly at The Chocolate Cocktail Club
Sweeten up your sweetheart with date night at The Chocolate Cocktail Club. A chocoholics dream, the drinks menu will indulge your tastebuds with chocolate twists on classic cocktails, plus there’ll be chocolates available with creamy and caramel-filled supplementary flavours. The cushion-filled seating areas are laid back and stylish; perfect for an afternoon tipple.
Get your tickets to The Chocolate Cocktail Club.
11. Unleash your romantic flare at this Spanish bottomless brunch experience
¡Olé, amigos! This fabulous bottomless brunch is bringing the best of sunny Spain all the way to Covent Garden for an authentic 3-course Spanish meal. From succulent slices of chorizo with quince aioli to pan-fried king prawns with garlic and chilli sauce, Salvador and Amanda will be serving up tasty tapas options to all you lovers looking for an unforgettable culinary experience for two. And that’s not all! If scoffing warm sugar-coated churros dipped into melted chocolate isn’t enough, you can indulge in an unlimited supply of sangria, bellinis and more for an additional £21 per person.Reserve your spot at the 3 Course Spanish Bottomless Brunch Experience & Live Music