Go for something quirky this summer, with a date night outdoors, as Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing is performed in a cosy pub garden as it was intended: informal and with a drink in hand.
Summer Date Night in London
The sun is shining, the weather is sweet and you're on for a date night with that special someone; the only question is where are the best places for a London date in summer? Luckily we've rounded up the cutest rooftops, the cosiest cocktail cruises and the prettiest bars that guarantee a winner for a summer date-night in London.
As if watching movies under the stars wasn't romantic enough, Nomad Cinema is doing it in some of the city's most stunning locations. Catch classics in a cemetery or new Oscar-winners in Hyde Park Lido for an unforgettable cinema experience.
Setting off from cooler than cool Crate in Hackney Wick, Alfred Le Roy is bringing the big guns when it comes to dating in the summer. The bright blue canal barge pootles along the waterways of East London, all while serving up fresh cocktails, sharing boards and chilled vibes.
Set on Brunel Museum's rooftop, Midnight Apothecary is doling out summer romantic vibes in spades. Sit among the greenery, toast marshmallows over the fire, slurp cocktails made from foraged ingredients, watch the sunset over the Thames; the list is endless...
Get real deep on this summer date night as London Aquarium opens its doors for adults only, taking you to the depths of the ocean. Gaze at the tanks, sip prosecco and saunter through this under water world at your own pace.
It's a summer date night all year round at Swingers West End, at this seaside promenade-themed crazy golf shack, complete with nine holes, two special bars, and a wooden boardwalk serving all kinds of street food.
Can you think of anything more romantic in summer than sailing through the Hackney Wick canals? Hop aboard this boat, where you'll start at Number 90 and set sail to Granary Square, all while enjoying Wood's cocktails.
One of the City's newest rooftop destinations, Jin Bo Law is a great place for a summer first date in London. Inside, the bar is snap-worthy with Asian-inspired interiors, while on the roof terrace the London views are unbeatable.
Head underground this summer for a unique supper club, where you will make your way through the quirky vault venue before sitting at communal tables and feast on a Mexican four course meal designed to challenge and intrigue your palette.
If you're looking for the ultimate summer date night, there's no better place to start than one of these stunning live music nights. Paying tribute to everything from Neo Soul to Whitney Houston, it's perfect for any musos looking for inspiration.
Set in the completely stunning St Martins-in-the-Fields, this series of candlelit concerts are a perfect introduction to classical music. A renowned conductor is leading things while London Musical Arts Orchestra brings the music of Vivaldi and others to life.
Properly taking in Peckham Levels' creative theme, Near & Far is a great place for a summer date night, with delicious cocktails and bar snacks to indulge in while sat in their unique retro kitsch interior, or gazing out the window at their panoramic views of the city.
King of the pop-ups and king of our hearts, Jimmy Garcia is back in London for summer date-night perfection. Head to his shack along the Thames for cook-it-yourself BBQ dishes, gorgeous sunsets and icy G&Ts.
This summer, enjoy a wonderful dinner together, as the Dinner Ladies take you aboard a private barge and treat you to five delicious courses of sustainable seafood, as well as oysters and a welcome cocktail.
Get your floaties ready, because we are giving you access to Brockwell lido after dark. If you don't fancy a swim, you can lounge on striped sun-beds and sip on cocktails or snack on a tasty street food selection.
With seaside themes and West London style, Fulham Beach Club is back for a second year. The summer pop-up has got loads on this year, from bottomless brunches to cuddling up in cute beach huts.
Perfect for a summer date night in London, head to the Malmaison hotel for some great films and very fancy snacking as the Gourmet Cinema Club kicks of for a season of great viewing and even better munching.
One of New York's best bars is popping up on the roof terrace of the swanky Ham Yard Hotel and you're invited to get a taste of their undisputed creations.
Perfect for a summer date night, this series of delightful pop ups at Waterloo's Florentine are the perfect place to pitch up for some delicious food and few rounds of British wine or craft beer.
Does anything shout London date-night in summer like a rooftop bar? Skylight in East London is one of the cooler spots to hang out; challenge your date to a game of petanque or croquet, with the London skyline as your backdrop.
Gin and canal boats - can you think of a better London date activity for the summer? We can't, which is why London Gin Cruise is ticking all our boxes with a three-hour cruise, gin and tonics, nibbles and a goodie bag to take home.
Enjoy the sunshine in style on this central London rooftop. Icon Bar and Lounge are putting on a special deal on their outside terrace, with an introduction to Laurent-Perrier Champagne which includes three glasses of the good stuff.
Located near London's iconic Hampstead Heath, this north London Italian is a perfect spot for summertime dining. Feast on sharing dishes like egg yolk ravioli and sip on fabulous wines and grappa cocktails before digging in to dessert.