Romantic Bars in London

If you're looking to up that date night game with something more special than the cinema or a trip to the latest immersive experience, these intimate hideaways are here to inject a little allure into proceedings. From chilled out basement bars for cocktails and conversation, to rooftop spots that are sure to have the perfect aphrodisiac effect, we've rounded up the most romantic bars in London.

Last updated on 8th September 2020

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34 user reviews 5

Based in a former launderette, the exposed brick and low-lighting of Rehab creates a stripped-back, intimate vibe on Well Street. A nice little after-work spot, book yourself a table and go for some of the best vegan grub in East London.

68 and Boston

979 user reviews 4

Aperitivo Hour (Ground floor and lower level only of 68) and 8 other offers

Three key players of the industry have united to create 68 & Boston, a charming spot for a London date night in the heart of Soho. Start by sharing a bottle of wine from the carefully curated list and pick at a few bar snacks from the restaurant next door, before making your way upstairs to the 'Boston' lounge to finish with a few high-quality signature cocktails.


8 user reviews 4

Doused in chrome surfaces, dramatic interiors and a luxurious atmosphere, Quaglino's is the ultimate romantic destination for you and bae. Swoon over the dark interior and saturate the senses with the exquisite array of European eats and classic cocktails on offer. 


2673 user reviews 4

A mainstay amongst some of the best cocktail spots in London, Nightjar is the antidote to the more boisterous bars that litter Old Street. Considered by many as the ultimate speakeasy experience in London, Nightjar sets the mood for romance by combining quality cocktails with attentive table service and a vibrant live music schedule.

Heads + Tails

147 user reviews 5

Sometimes, there's nothing wrong with a timeless classic like dinner and drinks. On the drinks side of things, we're leaning towards this NW6 number; split between two distinct floors, Heads + Tails offers a plethora of mouthwatering sips and creative concoctions.


803 user reviews 5

The masterminds behind the successful Nightjar bar have now turned their attention towards Covent Garden, offering London's many young couples a great date night in the form of bar Swift. Think carefully crafted cocktails, all served in double-quick time.


11 user reviews 5

Inspired by Soho's heyday, Disrepute is an intimate and plush drinking den that's got some stories to tell. Set in the former home of The Pinstripe Club - the starting point of one of politics' most outrageous affairs- the bar commemorates 60s hedonism with gorgeous decor and potent drinks.


6 user reviews 4

A blink-and-you'll-miss-it spot tucked away beneath Ravey Street, Found is home to some of the finest cocktails in the area. With a short but sweet menu of unique drinks offering a novel take on classic concoctions, hide yourselves away in one of their cool alcoves and enjoy some much needed one-on-one time.

Head to Old Street where Upper 5th is bringing you one of the suavest date night spots in East London. With sweeping views over the city and tropical cocktails aplenty, this elegant rooftop bar is set to impress whether it's your first date or your 25th anniversary.

Looking to impress that special someone? This gorgeous Bloomsbury bar is the place to do it. Decked out in vibrant 1920's-inspired interiors, and boasting a menu of clever cocktails, it's ideal for a date night with a difference, or a special night out with the other half.