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.
Last updated on 11th April 2018
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.
One of the most epic experiences whatever the weather, Secret Cinema is bringing the murky world of Blade Runner to life. Spend your summer date night wandering through downtown LA, searching for replicants, working out who the bad guys are and watching the iconic film.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.