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Top 10 Places To Take Your Boyfriend
You've coo'd and you've woo'd, but where next for you and your favourite boy shaped beau? If you're done scoffing chocs in front of Netflix, and he's already had an inappropriate rollick with your parents over a game of Scrabble, it's time for a new dating venture. From juice joints that will having him reeling over succulent ribs, to beloved city boozers and cracking events, here are the top 10 places to take your boyfriend in London.
With all manner of activities to enjoy throughout the spring and summer months, this new Fulham beach pop up is one of the best places in London to take your boyfriend. Alongside beer pong, shuffle board and mini golf, you'll also find some awesome food, drinks and DJs.
With a stunning range of live music events, this Mayfair jazz is a top spot for date nights any day of the week. Serving delicious food and drinks alongside it's fabulous musical acts, it's a hub for an keen jazz fans.
Enjoy date night with your boyfriend in London at the 99 Club for a whole host of comedians, some of whom have featured on shows like Have I Got News For You and Mock the Week – and there's club entry afterwards.
This one, we'd call it a shared excursion if anything. A dazzling adventure in all things tassles, your beloved beau will be bewildered by the stunning show, and just how smokin' hot you look under those speakeasy inspired lights. From cabaret cavorting and powerful performances to three course dining, his Dickie Bow will finally see the light, of the burlesque night.
Having achieved a remarkable level of success with the White Lyan in Shoreditch, Ryan Chetiyawardana now tunrs his attention to South London, opening the equally vibrant Dandelyan on the first floor of the Mondrian Hotel. Drenched in marble and a smattering of elegant antiques, its stunning riverside views of the Thames and diverse cocktail menu makes it an ideal place for an intimate date. Treat your boyfriend to a few smooth, elegantly crafted cocktails and swoon in everything this spot has to offer.
A change to the regular scene down in swanky Bank, Core is a bit of a haven for cool cocktails and chilled out vibes making for the perfect place to take your boyfriend in London. Their basement lair comes complete with neon lights, newspapered walls and furniture that gently nods to the 50s. The food and drink also come at affordable prices so he doesn't have to be a baller to buy all your drinks.
So, your boy shaped beau laps up local ales like he's breathing in London's deliciously cultured air? Looks like he needs a slap up destination where he can woof those drinks away. With their stellar selection of ales and really rather lovely, riverside location, he'll be brimming with hops and heart shaped thoughts about you after a venture to The Union Tavern.
Let's be honest, yer main man is a carnivore, so how to bend to his needs while still knocking back cocktails like it's anyone's business? With their menu of meaty, mouthwatering treats in tow, Blues Kitchen Shoreditch is your siren call. From bayou inspired burgers and bubbling beef brisket, to risque spicy ribs alongside craft beer, he'll be more of a belly bulge than a boyfriend. But he'll be happy.
If he's into beer and decent food, chances are he'll love this tasting. Sample rare brews, specially selected by Brixton's Ghost Whale, learn about the history behind them and dig into Nanban's delicious Japanese pub snacks.
Looking to show your fella a little treat? Head to Chiswick where Fuller's run hour-long tasting sessions of their great beers every Thursday and Friday. Alongside sampling some great brews, you can learn the history of London's last remaining independent, family-run breweries.
If he's in to beers, burgers and competitive sports, take your boyfriend to Queen's for a day of ice-karting. Think Die Another Day meets The Fast and the Furious, as you race around a rink made of ice and give a new meaning to drift racing.
Get creative in public together as you learn the arts of flag making and wood-carving at these awesome workshops, where acclaimed artists and makers will help you become creative in public.
Treat him to something a little different, with this indulgent afternoon tea in celebration of game season. Try rare treats like meat fruit, hare scones, partridge and bilberry muffins and plenty more, all washed down with a flight of cask ales.
So, he's a sporting sweetheart? Then to the Dug Out you must banish him (go with him, you're not cruel, you're involved). A seriously sports orientated destination where beer pong, beer bottles and foosball reign supreme, it's time to don those earplugs for an evening of haggard sporting screams, cracking bottles of booze and an atmosphere that he'll love.
A unique opportunity to explore the inner workings of one of London's most well-respected microbreweries, this tour and tasting session at Southwark Brewery is the perfect place to take your boyfriend in London if he likes knocking back a beer or two. Expect talks, tastings and the chance to have a few drinks in the brewery's bar post-tour.
Honest Burger have a simple ethos, and that is to make delicious burgers using the best quality ingredients. There Soho outpost is an intimate and simple restaurant that is perfect for pulled-pork topped patties and ice-cold beer.
A pit stop tour of Bermondsey's best microbreweries, this tasting tour stops at four of London's best brewers, promising tastings, Q&A sessions and showcases the brewery's most interesting equipment. Win some major brownie points with this top-notch destination to take your boyfriend in London.
Thinks he's a funny chap, taking videos of you to send to his mates, and Snapchatting some truly laudible moments to your Mum? Time to show your favourite chap the true essence of funny. A Shoreditch romp that will have you two tickling funny bones before the night is out, tuck into some independent comedy in the heart of London's most trendy ends.
Definitely somewhere that will get you brownie points with your chap, Brewhouse & Kitchen in Angel washes down an impressive collection of craft beers with a menu of hearty British classics and BBQ meats. You need look no further for somewhere to take your boyfriend in London: beer + pie = winning.
You guys competitive? Good, you'll be right at home at All Star Lanes, the bowling alley with a cracking American restaurant and cocktail bar on the side. Naturally it makes sense to start with a couple of rounds of bowling, before heading on to enjoy some towering burger and fried chicken goods. There's an intimate bar serving up inventive cocktails, craft beers and hard shakes, too.
This pit stop tour of East London's most popular microbreweries is sure to impress the main man in your life. Well, if he likes beer that is (if not, probably skip to the next item...). With stops at Five Points Brewing Co, The Cock Tavern, London Fields Brewery and Redchurch Brewery, you can expect expert commentary, take-home bottles and of course, plenty of tastings along the way.
If you're looking for somewhere a little different, take your other half to this immersive virtual reality experience. Transport to faraway places, conquer new challenges and explore other worlds.
Fact: Boys like beers; and because of the close connections that 'History' has with guns, war and all of that other super-masculine stuff (lads, lads, lads), most men have a bit of a soft spot for that too. Ergo, impress your man by combining the two - take bae on a tour of The Fuller's Griffin Brewery. Dating back all the way to 1828, this place is flooded with riveting stories to tell - discover them all. And while you're there, sample a few pints of London's pride in the place where it was born!
With its sustainable ethos and delicious beer, Long Arm Pub and Brewery is a great choice for a pub night. The venue brews all its own beer on site, with a range of six to choose from.
Treat her to a private cocktail experience with a private booking at this secret bar. Hidden within Merchant House, you'll have London's smallest bar all to yourself, with the addition of your own personal bartender of course!
Absurd Bird has opened in Soho to feed Central London their brand of delicious Southern American food. From crispy chicken to jalapeno Mac'N'Cheese, the restaurant puts on a feast no boyfriend will be able to resist. Kick your evening off with some delicious cocktails created by Soulshakers in the secret basement bar before heading upstairs for a mouth-wateringly good dinner.
Let's face it, there aren't many guys who don't like a booze-fuelled evening, so what better way to treat him than with a whisky masterclass? Led by the experts at Chivas Regal, you can soak up tasters and create your own blend to take home.
A haven for those bumping about East London, your home-spun hottie will love the sweet sounds of garden cavorting and Sunday roast plates brimming. The kind of place to bring that petite pooch that you both awkwardly invested in, People's Park Tavern host everything from cracking pub grub, brewery boozin' and babes. By babes, we mean you.
For the ultimate date night in London, take your boyfriend to this festival celebrating all things beer. You'll both get a festival glass, a house-brewed beer and access to brews from over 40 suppliers, alongside a curated menu.
If you're looking for a buzzing haven of shareable plates and some of the best Mexican inspired street food in the city, Wahaca has to be your go to. Of all places to take your boyfriend in the city, we're pretty confident he'll love the casual dining vibes of this place where they stock tequila by the bar load and there's even swinging, hanging chairs to cotch in.
Your boyfriend will really enjoy Swingers, where you can battle it out on their 18 hole crazy golf course, all while enjoying the seaside-themed paradise complete with themed bars and a wooden boardwalk offering all kinds of street food.