5 Cheap January London Date Ideas

Feeling a bit broke after splurging at Christmas and NYE? Been asked out by Bumble hottie? Check out these fun 5 dates under £20 this January. Because who said January had to be boring? Book on DesignMyNight.



This sounds right up my street! And perfect for a first or second date. You don’t have to worry about awkward silences being an issue and I’m sure you’ll both come out of your shells and not having to think of “shit what do I ask next?” and who knows, you might find you both have a fond passion for Madness. AND I forgot to mention – Happy Hour from 7pm – 8.30pm. WIN

When? Thursday 11th January

Location: Pop Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Road, London, SW9 8PQ

Cost: Free Entrance (Skating £10 sold on-site)

Nearest Stations? Brixton (Victoria Line & National Rail)

What Time? 19.00 – 22.30




SkyLight London

Are you ready to bid farewell to Christmas yet? No? Me neither. So get yourself and your hot date to Skylight at the Tobacco Docks until the 13th January and feast yourselves on a cute ice skating rink, cocktails from £8 (I’ll have Spiced Espresso Martini Please) and delicious Greek food from Yiro. YUM

Open until the 13th January

Where is it? Tobacco Dock

Cost: Free Entrance (Skating £10 sold on-site)

Nearest Stations:

Tower Hill (District/Circle Line)

Shadwell (Overground/DLR)

Wapping (Overground)

What Time?

Thurs/Fri: 17.00 – 23.00

Sat/Sun: 12.00 – 23.00





One to tick off your London bucket list and one for the Instastory. If you’re looking to impress a date, the Sky Garden is a good option this January. Enjoy a hot cocktail in the alpine setting or opt for a Moet & Chandon glass of Champagne and you’ll also receive a bauble to take home. Don a fur coat and your heels and flirt your way at the Sky Garden Winter Pop up.

Open until the March 2018

Where is it? Sky Garden, 1 Sky Garden Walk, London, EC3M 8AF

Cost: £10

Drinks Menu – https://static.designmynight.com/uploads/2017/11/SKY-POD-EVENING-2811-nocrops.pdf

Nearest Stations:

Monument (Circle, District & Northern Line)

What Time?

Times vary from 19.00 – 01.00 to 21.30 – 01.00 (please check under TICKET INFO & DATES/TIMES)

Book here: https://www.designmynight.com/london/event-space/city-of-london/the-sky-garden-20-fenchurch-street/dj-nights-at-the-winter-bar


 Cheese Town

This is totes a cheat night indulgent date you NEED to go to. Obvs check they’re not dairy intolerant first though. The cheese fest originally ran at the end of November and is back by popular demand. The ticket includes entry, a drink and cheese tasters/ board. So if you’re a foodie like me, head down to Cheese town and whip out a cheeky cheese pun “I know it’s cheesy, but I think you’re grate”.

When is it?

Thursday, 11th Jan

Friday, 12th Jan

Saturday, 13th Jan

Sunday, 14th Jan

Where is it? Brixton Rooftop, Pope’s Road Brixton, London, SW9 8JH

Cost: £10 – £12

Nearest Stations? Brixton (Victoria Line & National Rail)

What Time?

17.00 – 23.00


Check out the YouTube vid here: https://youtu.be/In2N38u8hlc


Village East January £10 Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting

Located at the New York inspired brasserie Village East, take your date for a spot of mid-week wine tasting. Because #WednesdayWineday is the new #ThirstyThursday, right? £10 for a sample of 5 Spanish wines you can flirt over whilst practising your espanol.

When is it?

Wednesday, 24th Jan

Where is it? Village East, 171-173 Bermondsey Street, City of London, SE1 3UW

Cost: £10

Nearest Stations? London Bridge (Northern and Jubilee Line and Nation Rail)

What Time?

18.30 – 20.00




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