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.
This one's bound to make for a clucking great summer date night. London Wing Fest is back and bringing you an evening of axe throwing, beer guzzling, bourbon drinking and chicken galore at Stratford's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
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.
Taking place in Peckham this July, Ciderama has over 100 unique finds and fresh pours to try. Join the city's cider-lovers for a fun-filled day of exploring over 30 creators with street food vendors and DJs soundtracking your adventures.
Get out of the heat and head down into the cool cellars of Bedales Wines. Offering a roster of great activities throughout the summer, the bar hosts a number of cracking evenings such as cheese-pairing workshops and a nefarious pub quiz for wine buffs.
Serve up the charm offensive with an evening at Vagabond. Tuck into a plethora of small plates and a fabulous collection of wine at this chic South London bar, oozing romantic vibes and intimate corners to boot.
Get ready to don your glad rags and shake what your mama gave ya at this 1940s-themed bash. Set in an authentic air raid shelter, The Blitz Party is delivering a night of live music and swing dancing for you and your bae, washed down with a healthy dose of vintage-inspired cocktails.
Giant Robot is a sky-high eating and drinking mecca in Canary Wharf. Along with a wraparound terrace touting unparalleled vistas across the city, the East London venue hosts four street food vendors and three bars, dishing up an eclectic range of fare and craft brews, spirits and wines.
Outdoor film maestros The Luna Cinema are offering you something a little different to shake up your dating game. The ultimate wingmen are hosting a season of movie classics in romantic locations across London, so all you have to do is bring a blanket, a bottle of fizz and your 'A' game.
Score a bullseye with your other half at this fairground-themed social darts den. Boasting lashings of old-school ornaments and mouthwatering pizza platters to keep you fuelled up all night long, Flight Club is putting a fun spin on the competitive game.
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.
With refreshing cocktails and views over Wimbledon, 601 Queen's Road is - quite literally - a top spot for a romantic date. All you have to do is take your pick between a leisurely weekend brunch, midweek drink or dinner of sustainable nosh and let the all-day restaurant and bar do the rest.
For those looking to push the boat out, look no further than Aviary, a luxurious East London rooftop. Expect jaw-dropping views, botanical sips and a menu of swanky plates in the form of artichoke risotto and truffle arancini.
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.
For those looking for something a little different, Swingers West End is a hole in one. Delivering the fun all year round, this seaside promenade-themed crazy golf shack is complete with 18 courses, two special bars and a wooden boardwalk serving all kinds of street food.
Head underground this summer for one of RANDE's unique and unforgettable supper clubs. During the eventful evening, you and your boo will venture through the quirky vault venue before sitting at communal tables and feasting on a Mexican four-course meal designed to challenge and intrigue your palates.
Set in the stunning St Martins-in-the-Fields, this series of candlelit concerts are the perfect introduction to classical music. A renowned conductor is leading things while London Musical Arts Orchestra brings the tunes of Vivaldi and others to life.
One of the City's best rooftop destinations, Jin Bo Law is a no brainer for a summer first date in London. Inside, the bar is sure to impress with snap-worthy Asian-inspired interiors, whilst the terrace features unbeatable views across the capital's skyline.
The immersive cinema dons, Secret Cinema, are back with a unique take on cult classic Dirty Dancing. Grab the Baby to your Johnny and take a nostalgic step back in time to '63 and explore Kellerman's resort, with exciting adventures just waiting to be discovered.