Alternative London dating ideas for Summer

Whatever you have in mind for that ‘wow date’, the cosmopolitan city of London boasts a wealth of alternative activities that are sure to get you and your date hot under the collar.

Thrill seekers

Is your date into extreme sports? Do they love doing crazy things that other people wouldn’t even dream of? London, particularly in the summer months, has so many great destinations and opportunities to get the adrenaline pumping – here are our favourite picks:

Westway Climbing Centre

Westway Sports Centre, 1 Crowthorne Road, W10 6RP 

A brilliant climbing wall with great supervision and facilities, Westway Climbing Centre is a destination which can cater to people of all levels and abilities – so even if your date is a pro climber and you’re not, you can still enjoy it.


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Campaign Paintball

Old Lane, Cobham, KT11 1NH 

The perfect date idea for summertime – what could be more fun than paintballing? Only a short train ride from Central London, this makes for an accessible and unique date idea.


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London rib voyages

Elizabeth House, 39 York Rd, London SE1 7NJ

A definite unique and alternative date idea for the eccentric at heart, London rib voyages offers hourly trips along the river Thames towards Canary Wharf – and not only that, but they also employ actual comedians as their guides. Genius!


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Capital Karts

Rippleside Commercial Estate, Ripple Rd, Barking IG11 0RJ

There’s nothing more fun than a little competitive spirit. Capital Karts is the UK’s longest indoor karting circuit with an impressive 1,050m track to race around to your heart’s content. Is there a cooler date idea? We think not!


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Summer really is the best time for great dates in London, so set to impress and wow your partner with your brilliant date selection.

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