Cold-Weather Date Night Ideas for Couples in London

Whether snuggled by a fire somewhere in your cosiest winter warmers or dressed up to the nines and ready to dance the night away, one thing’s for certain: dating during autumn and winter is the perfect time to get creative. Dinner and a movie just won’t cut it; you both deserve something special, something more intimate for the colder months ahead. But how can you even think about autumn/winter date nights when all you want to do is cuddle and keep each other close? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

In London, you’re never short of choices when it comes to spending the evening out with your significant other. Plus, in the autumn/winter months, there’re so many seasonally oriented options you’ll think Christmas has come early. So, if you’re into ice skating or want to be whisked away to a magical winter wonderland, you can relax knowing there’re plenty of date night ideas in London to perk both of you up during your autumn/winter stay with Point A Hotels.

Shoreditch

Swingers

8 Brown's Buildings,

London EC3A 8AL

A short, scenic walk south of our Shoreditch hotel will lead you to Swingers (City), where you’ll find crazy golf, street food, and amazing drinks all combined into one incredible experience. Set in the idyllic English countryside, the venue’s design is inspired by a 1920s-era golf club, which at 16,000 square feet, features everything from nightly DJs to a wealth of swanky cocktail bars. Here you can choose between two immaculate, bespoke nine-hole courses – The Windmill and The Lighthouse – both boasting lush greens and exquisite faux foliage. Also, Pizza Pilgrims, Breddos, and Patty & Bun are just some of the companies operating food stalls within the venue, meaning you’re never at a loss for a bite to eat.

As far as autumn/winter date nights in London go, you’re sure to have a fun time at Swingers (we swear the name’s appropriate!). And the best part: the two-storey clubhouse – complete with gin terrace – is the perfect place to cuddle and mull over your game. Romance is dead? Not at Swingers!

Canary Wharf

Ice Rink

Canada Square Park,

Canary Wharf,

London E14 5AB

One of London’s best-loved winter traditions, Ice Rink Canary Wharf is less than 10 minutes’ walk from our local Point A Hotel. For 16 weeks, you can skate beneath twinkling lights to your heart’s content, gliding through the ice like Torvill and Dean; having around 1,200 square metres to work with, you and your partner will undoubtedly appreciate as much space as possible to practice your moves. Described by EIN News as the ‘most luxurious and exciting ice rink yet’, this experience is great for active couples wanting to be more ambitious with their autumn/winter date night ideas in London. Whether sticking close to the edge or heading straight for the heart of the action, you’re guaranteed a thrilling evening.

If you’re the kind of couple that likes doing multiple things on date night (we hear that!), then Ice Rink Canary Wharf is the place for you. With numerous eating, drinking, and shopping opportunities in the vicinity, you’ll have the time of your lives. So, what’re you waiting for? Get your skates on and prepare for a truly magical adventure you’re both bound to love.

Westminster

The London Eye

Lambeth,

London SE1 7PB

Close to Point A Westminster is the London Eye; an iconic city landmark that’s known the world over, this giant Ferris wheel is ideal for couples looking to (literally) take dating to new heights. Second only to the Shard as London’s highest public viewing point, your evening promises to be truly epic. A permanent fixture of the city’s skyline, the London Eye offers a new perspective on the UK’s capital, letting you take it all in at your own pace. The capsules are huge, and the ambience is warm and inviting – what more could you ask for when it’s chilly outside, but you still want date night to be special?

The experience itself is more affordable than you might think, which means you don’t need to worry about breaking the bank in the lead-up to Christmas. Put a twist on your usual date night plans and have a wheely great time atop the London Eye (sorry about the pun, wheel stop – starting now!).

King’s Cross St. Pancras

Canopy Market

West Handyside Canopy,

London N1C 4LW

Usually located under the historic West Handyside Canopy, just off Granary Square, Canopy Market is a short distance from our King’s Cross St Pancras hotel. Something of a hidden gem in the local area, it’s run by Real Food Festivals and brings together some of the UK’s best artisan food producers and street food sellers, as well as a whole host of other merchants and their quirky wares. From hand-filled cannoli to Harry Potter specs; ‘ghost brewery’ beers to graphic socks, you can find more than you ever dreamed possible at Canopy Market.

What better way to spend date night than discovering all this bountiful bazaar has to offer? There’s even live music to help create an extra romantic vibe. With so much to enjoy here, Canopy Market is a great choice for couples who love hopping between stands but want some shelter from the crisp evening air.

Paddington

Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park

Hyde Park,

London W2 2UH

Whether mythical creatures sculpted from ice and snow make you go hmm or you’d much rather ride rollercoasters at the fairground, Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland has something to ensure every evening stands out. Held typically from mid-November to early January each year, this extravaganza is a must for all couples stuck for cold-weather date night ideas in London. Launched in 2007, it’s attracted around 14 million visitors so far; don’t miss your chance to add to this impressive number! If date night’s around the corner and you’ve yet to make any solid plans, raise the bar with tickets to this fantastic event.

Naturally, Christmas is the best time to experience this massive tribute to festive fun, but if you can’t make it then, don’t worry; the magic lasts a little while into the new year, giving you plenty of time to join the party. For a date night that’s second to none, you can’t go wrong with Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park. What’s more, it’s super close to Point A Paddington. How’s that for convenience?!

Liverpool Street

Duck & Waffle

110 Bishopsgate,

London EC2N 4AY

 If you simply can’t shake dinner from your date-night repertoire, you might as well do it in style. Welcoming guests 24/7, Duck & Waffle is located on the 10th floor of 110 Bishopsgate – one of London’s tallest buildings. Serving from sunrise to sunset to sunrise again – and every hour in between – the views here are breath-taking at any time of day and should certainly be savoured by couples looking to treat themselves. Regarding décor, modern influences playfully offset the old-world charm of weathered wood, white marble, ceramic tiles, and more. Give date night the attention it deserves at this stunning, critically acclaimed restaurant.

When it’s cold outside, you can enjoy cuisine that’s up there among London’s best; prepared using only seasonal, sustainable ingredients, expect traditional British fare with strong European influences, which only enhance the deliciousness of each meal. Designed for sampling and sharing, dishes at Duck & Waffle are also accompanied by an innovative cocktail experience that complements the romantic ambience beautifully. If you’re both foodies and have a taste for the finer things, this is the perfect date-night destination. A stone’s throw from our Liverpool Street hotel, be sure to save your table soon.

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