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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Open from Thursday to Sunday throughout summer, Skylight at Tobacco Dock is a sprawling roof terrace offering mega views, cosy private booths and quintessentially British lawn games - in other words, it's the date night destination of dreams.
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.
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.
When it comes to summer in the city, there's no better way to spend a balmy evening than by tucking into top quality cuisine in the buzzing Borough Market. Arthur Hooper's offers some of the tastiest Mediterranean plates around, washed down with fruity spritzes and fine wines.
Knock the socks off your date by taking them to Vauxhall Food & Beer Garden, the stunning outdoor drinking den that comes complete with street food, cocktails and live entertainment. And for when you're watching the pennies? There's a generous happy hour with 2 for £10 cocktails and discounted fizz.
Bringing you a whole host of fun film nights, Pure Cinema is taking over Pitch Stratford a series dedicated to nostalgic flicks and cult classics. With popcorn and a drink included in your ticket, you'll be able to get cosy in front of some cracking movies.
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.
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.
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.
An epic summer date night idea in London, this fun food festival is perfect for the couple that loves to eat together. Head over to the Olympic Park where Wing Fest is letting you feast of delicious chicken, sip on bourbon and catch some excellent live acts this July.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Spend a romantic evening onboard a charming Dutch boat, courtesy of Barge East. Fawn over the historic features whist the kitchen cooks up a selection of delicious fusion dishes such as Szechuan aubergine and 'nduja Scotch egg.
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.
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.
An evening spent dancing and drinking cocktails at a retro holiday resort? Sounds like the perfect date night to us. Join Secret Cinema as they immerse you into the world of Dirty Dancing. Along with a fabulous setting and instructors teaching you how to cha cha, there'll also be a few hidden parties you may uncover...