15 Quirky London Date Ideas To Enjoy This Autumn

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If summer is the season of love, let Autumn be the season of awesomeness with these 15 quirky date ideas.

It’s tough to admit, but Autumn is almost upon us.

The long weekends of sunbathing, the warm summer evenings spent outside with friends. Music festivals, hot pants, impromptu picnics. They’re all fading away to memory for another year.

Soon enough, they’ll be replaced with raincoats, colds and commutes in the dark.

But that doesn’t mean there’s not a ton of awesome events to enjoy across London.

If summer is the season of love, let Autumn be the season of awesomeness with these 15 quirky date ideas.

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1. VISIT THE Moscow State Circus

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It’s arguably the world’s most famous circus and it returns to Clapham Common for just under a fortnight from October 19.

2. experience THE Hooray Cabaret

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Expect comedy, burlesque and all-round ridiculousness, although no two shows are ever the same. The next performance will be held at The Moth Club in Hackney on 15 September.

3. chow down on SCHOOL DINNERS

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Relive your awkward teenage dating years at this school-themed restaurant in Battersea. The menu is centred around classic school dinners and ’90s craft beers. Grab a treat from the tuck shop, then top your evening off with a snog behind the bike sheds.

4. TRY THE MAXWELL’S Freakshakes

The naughtiest desserts this side of Covent Garden. There’s an abundance of flavours to choose from, yet creators Maxwell’s are still encouraging customers to recommend new recipes.

5. MUNCH ON Rainbow Bagels

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These bagels are adored in New York, and proving equally popular this side of the pond. Head down to the Beigel Shop to get your hands on one. (Image credit: Instagram @pineapple_mvndy)

6. Avacado Burgers in Covent Garden

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Love them or hate them, you have to admit that these avacado burgers are a stroke of genius. They’re available now at Joe’s Southern Table and Bar.  (Image credit: Instagram @joesoutherntable)

7. DRINK AND DINE IN A PUBLIC TOILET

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Pizza and cocktails and in a former public toilet. This Clapham Common bar is cheap, cheerful and way more romantic than it sounds.

8. SKETCH THE SALACIOUS SIRENS 

If you’re date’s a creative, get down to the Antelope in Tooting and show off your sketching skills with the Salacious Sirens. This life drawing class takes place every Thursday from 20.30.

9. free alcohol tasting

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What’s your tipple? Whiskey? Tequila? Vodka, Beer or Wine? Either way, a cool craft producer will be hosting free weekly tasting sessions at Charlotte’s Bistro in Chiswick.

10. enjoy a round of crazy golf 

Release your competitive side on what is arguably the most creative crazy golf course ever invented. There are three courses to choose from at this Brick Lane attraction, with the fourth set to open on 19 September.

11. TAKE ON THE HOSTAGE HIDEOUT CHALLENGE 

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This escape game is as challenging as it is fun, but it can be completed by a team of two. See our review for more information and a 25% discount on the Do Stuff Escape Games Hostage Hideout.

12. TRY SOME Fried Chicken Doughnuts 

So wrong that it’s satisfyingly right. We never dreamed that these two guilty pleasures would fit together, but this dish is delicious. Visit your nearest Bird restaurant branch to see for yourself.

13. TAKE A Craft class at drink, shop & DO

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The craft classes at Drink, Shop & Do look super cool. This all-day Kings Cross cafe also hosts regular quizzes, dance classes – and there’s even a special Disney brunch on September 25.

14. Sip cocktails on the Thames

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Sunset, speedboats and cocktails while soaring across the UK’s largest river. This is as romantic as it gets, with an adrenaline rush thrown in. What’s more, the price has been reduced for the whole of September.

15. Watch a film under the stars

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Dozens of classic films will be screening across several rooftop venues in September. Take your pick from the screenings in Shoreditch, Shadwell, Stratford or Peckham. (Image credit: Instagram @rooftopfilmclub)

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