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Quirky dates in London: The best alternative, weird and wonderful date ideas from bungee jumping to cabaret

Quirky dates in London: The best alternative, weird and wonderful date ideas from bungee jumping to cabaret
Written by Noah Roy

Valentine’s Day is almost upon us and with it the pressure to go on the perfect date in London.

Whether you’re going on a first date or taking out your significant other, it’s a chance for some serious romance.

But going to restaurants and bars can seem a bit boring year after year.

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So if you fancy doing something a bit more unusual, MyLondon have put together a list of their top picks for an alternative date.

The Dare Skywalk

You’ll have panoramic views of London from the top of the stadium

If your idea of ​​romance is stunning views over London’s skyline, you’ve got a trip to North London to plan.

At the Tottenham Hotspur stadium, you can gear up and walk to the roof for breathtaking 360 degree views.

You’ll get instructions from a certified guide who will accompany you up to the viewing platform.

And for the extra daring, you can jump off the stadium in a 42 meter controlled descent.

There’s even an evening climb so you and your date can watch the sunset in the most spectacular way there is.

Find the Dare Skywalk at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, 782 High Rd, London N17 0BX

London Cabaret Club

Enjoy an entertaining date at the London Cabaret Club

The London Cabaret Club is throwing a special Valentine’s Day show like no other.

Candle lit dinner and love songs are accompanied by a 3-course dinner for those who purchase the Gold ticket.

Enjoy smoked salmon, roasted pheasant and a molten chocolate cake while watching the spectacular show.

London Cabaret is located at Victoria House, London WC1B 4DA

Clue Adventures escape room

These escape rooms were specifically created for two people, making them perfect for a date night.

There’s two games to choose from: ‘2 tickets 2 ride’ or ‘jet 2 space’.

In the first, your goal is to save London from a madman trying to sink the city into the ground.

And in the second, it’s all about saving your budget space flight from crashing.

Find Clue Adventures at The Coach and Horses, 391 High Road, Leyton E10 5NA

Artistique Paint Club

If you and your date are feeling artsy, then a painting class might be the way to go.

At Artistique, you’ll get a chance to recreate famous paintings and sip wine while you do it.

When you book, you’ll get to choose from a host of paintings to recreate.

And there’s no need to bring equipment as it’s all provided on scene.

Artistique Paint Club is located at The Clapham North, 409 Clapham Rd, London SW9 9BT

The Play That Goes Wrong

The Play That Goes Wrong is sure to make you laugh

For a date where you won’t stop laughing, go watch the Play That Goes Wrong.

The murder mystery play has one difference: the thespians are as accident-prone as possible and getting to the final curtain is a struggle.

The New York Times has called it “a gut busting hit” so if you like a laugh, get booking.

The Play That Goes Wrong is on at The Duchess Theatre, 3-5 Catherine St, London WC2B 5LA

The Big Bake London

You’ll feel like an expert at the Big Bake

If you’ve ever watched the Great British Bake Off and thought ‘I could do that’, now’s your chance to prove it to yourself and your date.

At the Big Bake, you’ll bake your heart out against other ‘contestants’ and a winner will be crowned at the end.

But don’t worry, the instructions are much clearer than Paul Hollywood’s.

Find the Big Bake at 38 Tooting High St, London SW17 0RG or Railway Arch 323, Under The Bridge, Lee Street, London

E8 4ED

Bucket Race Scavenger Hunt

You could win dinner for two on this scavenger hunt

If you and your date love meeting new people, then this one’s for you.

Armed with nothing but your phone, you’ll be given a set of tasks to complete in a London-wide scavenger hunt as you compete against the other teams.

For Valentine’s Day, they’ve got specially themed tasks and the first prize is a three course meal for two and a bottle of house wine at First Dates’ Paternoster Chop House.

The start point for Bucket Race ‘s Valentine’s hunt is Golden Square, London W1F 9HR

Paw Perfect Dog Drag Brunch

You and your dog can celebrate Valentine’s together at this drag show

If you’d rather spoil your furry best friend than a human, head to The Happenstance to give your dog the day they deserve.

This dog drag brunch is hosted by Portia de Fosse and Mercedes Bends plus a special guest and will be full of high-kicks, lip-syncs and death drops.

There’s a specially created ball pit, bottomless Pawsecco and doggy snacks and a Furmily photobooth.

You’ll get a welcome drink and brunch that includes avocado and chilli poached eggs on sourdough bread and crispy duck salad as well as classic beer-battered haddock & chips.

Tickets are priced at £45, inclusive of one human and one dog and include a welcome drink, brunch main for humans and bottomless Pawsecco and doggy snacks for dogs.

Find the Happenstance at 10 Paternoster Sq., London EC4M 7DX

Immersive molecular cocktails at ABQ London

To impress your date, bring them to ABQ cocktail bar, the certified “coolest bar in London” according to Business Insider.

Set in an RV, you’ll make and infuse your own drinks using molecular techinques.

You’ll have two cocktails and a welcome drink included, with a menu of 12 to pick from.

They include the 420, for which you’ll cook up CBD foam, and the Ice Ice Janey, for which you’ll cook up “fizzy ice cream”.

Find ABQ at Hackney Funhouse at 18 Bohemia Place, E81DU

Valentine’s Drag Bingo at the Standard

Drag up your Valentine’s Day at the Standard

If you’re a fan of drag, head to the Standard.

Their bar, Double Standard, will be hosting a bingo extravaganza to celebrate love.

Hosted by Grace Shush and Sue Gives a F***, the Valentine’s special will be bringing songs, sass and silliness all night long.

Find The Standard’s Drag Bingo at 10 Argyle Street, London WC1H 8EG

Valentine’s Singles’ Party

Single? Not a problem.

Speed ​​Dater Events is organising a party just for you and your fellow London singletons.

Located at a pub with a view over the Thames, the party will begin with a ‘lock and key’ ice breaker to find the lock to your key or vice versa to win a prize.

There will also be speed dating sessions on the night to give you the biggest chance of finding your special someone.

Find the Singles’ Party at Samuel Pepys, Stew Ln, London EC4V 3PT

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