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Discover the most unforgettable and romantic ways to celebrate your dating anniversary with our list of top things to do around London.


Whether you’re celebrating your first month, first year, or ten years together, recognising the milestones in your relationship is notably special. They’re an excuse for a bit of extra fuss, letting your significant other know how much you care, and making new memories together. If you’re planning to head to London for your anniversary but need a little bit of inspiration, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s our rundown of ten fun anniversary date ideas for you both to enjoy. 

Get Competitive With a Round Crazy Golf

a mini golf course with a green faux grass floor and a windmill in an upscale venue

Nothing says ‘I love you sweetie’ than thrashing your loved one at crazy golf. We don’t make the rules here. Whether you opt for our City or West End location, Swingers is the perfect setting for a fun and playful anniversary date. 

Unwind with a post-match tipple at one of our trendy bars, and then take your pick from one of the gourmet street vendors we have. Are you feeling burgers, pizza, or tacos? And for those with a sweet tooth, how about finishing off with a Crosstown doughnut? They’re made with sourdough and we can absolutely testify to how delicious they are.

If you’re really looking to take your relationship to the next level, they even have a range of wedding packages to choose from at Swingers West End, offering everything you could possibly want for your special day! Marriage at 12, Golf at 1? 

Spend The Day Exploring Spitalfields Market

a picture of the spitalfields market featuring a greens stall and a vintage looking market

Got a midweek anniversary? Well Spitalfields Market is on every day of the week. This popular market is undercover, so is perfect for rainy days, or when you need to escape the glare of the sun. You never know with the British weather… Find Local, independent traders selling fashion, jewellery, antique homewares and artisan food.  You could even buy a new piece of art together to celebrate your relationship milestone.

There are also more food options than you can shake a stick at with food trucks and food stands. We highly recommend Yumbun for some of the best bao buns of your life. Once you’re all shopped out, pop into cosy The Grocer for a glass of wine. Settle on one of the comfortable leather sofas and watch the world go by. Spitalfields Market is also a stone’s throw to Brick Lane, where you can check out some fantastic street art. Whether its your 1 month or 10 year anniversary, there is no sincerer love than the love of food.

See a Musical at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

a picture of an outdoor theatre with a large audience

The theatre, by nature, is pretty romantic. Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre dates back to 1932, and has all the vibes of a roman amphitheatre without stepping foot outside the UK. It’s just a ten minute walk from Baker Street, and is perfect for a summery evening spent together. You can go for a pre-theatre stroll around the beautiful Regent’s Park before settling down for the main event. There’s a varied programme of shows, from musicals to classic theatre, live music to comedy. Previous productions include Legally Blonde, 101 Dalmatians, and Once Upon an Island. You could make it even more special by pre-booking a picnic or a gin tasting for two.

Grab a Freebie with this Outdoor Cinema Experience

a picture of an open air cinema near kings cross on the river bank. many people are attending

Celebrating your anniversary doesn’t need to be an expensive affair. Screen on the Canal is showing classic movies on the banks of the Thames all summer long. So grab your spot at the tiered seating at Kings Cross, and enjoy! We recommend packing snacks.

This year’s movies include Elvis, Matilda, Grease, Top Gun: Maverick, Mamma Mia, Roman Holiday, Dreamgirls and Casablanca. There are also some independent movies on the roster, so do keep an eye on what’s coming up.

Coal’s Yard is a short stroll away, which is great for grabbing food when you’re both peckish. Plus, you can have a post-movie browse at independent shops. A great activity for those looking to actually Netflix ‘n chill.

Visit the Circus at Aeronaut

a picture of the Aeronaut drag bar in london

Welcome to the circus! Aeronaut is a bar with a difference, and if you ask us, a pretty romantic setting for an anniversary.  Enjoy live circus shows and drag performers as you enjoy the unique atmosphere. Think acrobats, aerial silks, hula, and fire dancing. You know, the sort of acts that make you both go ‘how does the human body even do that?’ There’s an extensive drinks list to take your pick from, as well as a tasty menu if you’re in the mood for a meal. Sit in the beer garden on warm evenings, or snuggle up in the cosy, intimate pub if it gets a little chilly.

Dip into Fondue at The Cheese Bar

a running cheese bar in the style of a sushi bar

Sweet dreams are certainly made of brie. Or cheddar. Or gouda. The Cheese Bar is not for the lactose intolerant, but if you and your love are cheese heads – you’re in for a proper good anniversary. Celebrating all things British cheese, there are a couple of cheese bars across the big smoke. Go for the classic cheese bar experience at Camden, eat cheese from a Sushi-style conveyer belt in Seven Dials, or go all out with the Cheese Barge experience in Paddington. Whether you share a raclette sharing plate or dip into the cheese fondue, there are plenty of cheesy treats to be shared.

Experience East London’s Wine Walk

a picture of a large wine rack featuring a wide selection of wines

Do you both know your Shiraz from your Chardonnay? If so, how about celebrating your anniversary with the East London Wine Walk? This self-guided experience includes three wine bar stops and small plates around East London. You’lll need your map reading skills for this one, but don’t worry too much – it’s all part of the adventure. Specifically designed for one to two people, this is a great experience to share with someone special. Bottoms up! This experience runs Thursday to Saturday, with vegetarian and vegan options at each location.

Put Your Skills to Test With Wildlife Drawing 

A living bird used as a model for a wildlife drawing class.

Channel your inner Bob Ross with Wildlife Drawing. Your subjects? Real animals. This will be a date to remember for both nature lovers and those with an artistic streak. Animals include wolves, jellyfish, and alpacas – pretty impressive, huh? Sessions take place in various locations across London, so do check your booking on where to head to.

Before getting your pencils out, you’ll be introduced to the animals, and then guided through how to draw them. You’ll also be provided with plenty of animal facts throughout your session. These classes are friendly and open to everyone, including beginners!

Rent a Hot Tug on the River Thames

a grill boat on the river thames with nine people on it

Yes, you read that right. Sail across the Thames in a Skuna Hot Tub Boat. This delightfully unique experience is just the thing for fun lovers looking to do something a little something different for their anniversary.

These hot tub/sailing boat hybrids have a comfortable 38 degree temperature all year long. If you’re feeling brave, this means you can go boating when it’s raining. Private bookings include 75 minutes on the water, space for up-to seven people (great if you’re celebrating a big milestone!), and two drinks.

Take a Candle Lit Tour Around Sir John Soane’s Museum

a picture of the john soanes museum in london. it features a lot of ceramic sculptures

This is something straight out of a costume drama. The Soane Lates programme includes discovering this beautiful museum after dark, where it is lit with romantic candle light. The previous home of noted architect John Soane, this museum is brimming with stories, secrets, and atmosphere.

Each month has a different theme to explore and enjoy. So learn more about the collection, and take in the glorious space in a new light. Perfect for a cultural anniversary trip!

Get Your Hands Dirty at a Pottery Session

a scandinavian minimalist venue that provides pottery classes

You know that scene from Ghost? It’s time to recreate it at SkandiHus. Founded by Danish ceramicist Stine Dulong, choose from three pottery studios with a whole host of workshops to choose from. Expect small classes with a relaxed atmosphere as you unleash your creative energy. Classes welcome beginners with open arms. Take your pick from a one day Pottery Taster Class, or for those who already have some experience, how about a multi-week course? Not that classes sell out pretty quickly, so if you’re interested, we recommend getting on the mailing list toot sweet! 

Swingers ~ The crazy golf club

We believe that life is more fun when there is an element of competition, and that competition is best enjoyed with friends.

Swingers, the crazy golf club takes the holy trinity that is crazy golf, street food and amazing cocktails and combines them all into one incredible social experience