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.

Last updated on 11th October 2018

22 events @ Boisdale of Mayfair with 37 upcoming dates from 17 Oct 2018 until 04 Dec 2018

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.

Proud Cabaret City

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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. 

7 events @ 5 venues with 350 upcoming dates starting on 18 Oct 2018

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.

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. 

@ Fuller's Brewery on Various dates from Friday 19th October 2018

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! 

2 events @ Quaker Street with 42 upcoming dates from 19 Oct 2018 until 29 Nov 2018

If he's a gamer that doesn't scare easily, this is just the thing for him. This immersive VR experience has spine-chilling courses that'll be pretty darn terrifying, whether he chooses the Chinese zombie apocalypse or Victorian-era haunted house. If you're feeling competitive, have a go yourself and show him up with your unstoppable gaming skills. 

@ Meet inside the Marquis of Wellington Pub on Every Saturday

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.

  Beer Tasting + Brewery Tour

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@ Crate Bar & Pizzeria on Various dates from Saturday 20th October 2018

If your boyfriend just so happens to be in the know when it comes to the London beer scene, there's another event that's sure to get him going in the city. Join Hackney's Crate as you head on round for a tour of the brewery alongside tastes, bites and fun aplenty. 

All Star Lanes Holborn

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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.

  Southwark Brewery Tours

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@ Southwark Brewery on Thursday 8th November 2018 and 7 other Thursdays

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. 

@ Fuller's Brewery on Various dates from Friday 19th October 2018

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.

Blues Kitchen Shoreditch

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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.


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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.  

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.

Absurd Bird Soho

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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.

@ Meet at White Hart Brew Pub on Saturday 27th October 2018 and 9 other Saturdays

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. 

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. 

Comedy Cafe

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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.

7 events @ DNA VR with 293 upcoming dates from 17 Oct 2018 until 21 Dec 2018

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.

Long Arm Pub & Brewery

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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.

People's Park Tavern

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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.

  Great British Fry Up

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@ MEATliquor Kings Cross on Sun, 4th Nov 2018 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)

Got a meat-lover on your hands? Treat him to the best breakfast (other than yours) as Great British Fry Up takes place at MeatLiquor in King's Cross. A MasterChef runner up, the founder of The Fry Up Police, and two renowned chefs are taking charge, so expect one hell of a big breakfast.

Union Tavern

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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.