Summer Date Night in London

The sun is shining, the weather is sweet and you're on for a special evening with your number one; the only question is where are you taking them? In a city filled with romantic rooftop restaurants, quirky events and intimate wine bars, there's almost too much choice. Luckily we've rounded up our favourite spots that are guaranteed to make for a memorable summer date night in London.

Last updated on 4th August 2021

Looking for some summer date night inspiration around London? Head over to Earls Court where the famous Underbelly purple cow is setting up camp to bring you and your partner a season of comedy nights and entertaining live music events.

Lay the romance on thick with a trip to one of Vision Cinema's outdoor movie screenings. Pick between films such as Tenet and Wonder Woman 1984 and catch all the action while snuggled up on bean bag chairs and tucking into waffles and cocktails.

A night of

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If you're looking for the ultimate summer date night, there's no better place to start than one of A Night Of's incredible live music evenings. Paying tribute to everything from Neo Soul to Whitney Houston, it's perfect for any musos looking for inspiration.

Cocktails in the City 2021

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Looking for summer date night ideas? Cocktails in the City is back for 2021 and they're pulling out all the stops. Head over to Bedford Square throughout June, July and August and taste your way around some of the capital's best bars.

Surprise your beau with an evening of beers and theatre at Fuller's Shakespeare in the Garden. Pick the pub and play of your choice and get ready to spend an evening snuggling under the stars as you watching actors performing right in front of your eyes.


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This West London gem is ideal for an afternoon of craft brews and sunbathing in their bold circus-themed beer garden. However, when the sun goes down the party continues as Aeronaut transforms into an impressive spectacle of cabaret and burlesque performances.

Rivoli Pop up Cinema

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Looking for summer date night ideas in London? Rivoli Pop up Cinema should be firmly on your radar. Oozing romantic vibes with its scarlet interiors, plush seating and tasty refreshments, this place will have you swooning over some legendary movies in no time. 

London Craft Beer Cruise

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For the ultimate summer date night in London, take to the Thames, where the London Craft Beer Cruise Company will be hosting a four-hour trip, complete with drinks from the likes of Hackney Brewery, Signature Brew and The Five Points Brewing Company.

Near & Far Peckham

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Embracing Peckham Levels' creative theme, Near & Far is a gorgeous bar bringing you stylish interiors and potent cocktails. Grab a seat in the retro den and take in panoramic city views as you quaff on concoctions featuring locally-sourced ingredients. Find yourself there at the weekend? Raise a glass at their Mexican-inspired bottomless brunch. 

Rooftop Film Club

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Take your summer date night to the next level (literally) with Rooftop Film Club. This amazing pop-up cinema experience will have you curling up under blankets with the stars above you, as classic movies like Legally Blonde, The Sound of Metal and Jurassic Park play on the big screen. 

Midnight Apothecary

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For a truly gorgeous date night in London? Swing by Midnight Apothecary where tasty botanical sips and stunning views come as standard. Entry includes table service all night long, with the option to order food from the gastropub across the road.

  The Southbank BBQ Club

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Among the coolest outdoor date ideas, The Southbank BBQ Club is an open-air restaurant that's letting you cook up your own dinner on table-top grills. Open for couples from this summer, the riverside spot is known to pack out, so book fast if you're looking impress that special someone.

The Hackney Social

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If your idea of the perfect summer date night involves live music, pop-up film screenings and comedy nights, let The Hackney Social be your first port of call. Showcasing some of the best creative minds in London, this venue is a must-see for all quirky couples. 

Pop Up Screens

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The ultimate summer date night has arrived. Kicking off from early July, Pop Up Screens are taking up plots in parks across London to bring you outdoor film nights dedicated to films old and new, including The Greatest Showman, The Craft, Dirty Dancing and Pretty Woman.


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If it's fun summer date nights you're after, The Courtyard is sure to impress. Not only is it a haven for watching the biggest and best Euro matches, but it really amps up the wow-factor with its live Wimbledon matches which come with a delicious afternoon tea offering. 

The Luna Cinema - London

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Pack a blanket, some snacks and a bottle of bubbly for a night spent snuggling under the stars at The Luna Cinema. The outdoor movie dons are taking over green spaces all over the city for evening screenings of all the classics.