Best Places to Take Your Girlfriend in London

'The old ball and chain', 'the other half' or just 'the woman'; Girlfriends get the best of nicknames, so we thought it's about time you showed them some real love and started taking advantage of one of the greatest cities in the world. Beat them to the punch for date night activities and get ahead of the game with our top places to take your girlfriend in London that'll get you that all important gold star. Come on guys, we'll show you how it's done.

Last updated on 29th April 2022

Ballie Ballerson Shoreditch

4273 user reviews 4

If you really want to treat her, Ballie Ballerson is a must. Ditching the boring old dinner and drinks, themed cocktails, a giant ball pit and all the adult fun awaits at this Shoreditch favourite. So get down to this dreamy spot ASAP.

If you can't take your girlfriend to Paris, this is the next best thing. For just a couple of nights, French band Benoit Viellefon are bringing their musical talents to the gorgeous Ronnie Scotts, so head over for a night revelling in 1930s jazz.

163 Upper Street

4 user reviews 4

Take your girlfriend to 163 Upper Street for an unforgettable date night in North London. This contemporary cocktail joint in Angel will have you sipping signature mixes named after 80s pop tunes, with a succinct collection of bar snacks to pair with your drinking. 


108 user reviews 4

Travel back in time, as Gin-House Burlesque take over this private members club for a series of slinky burlesque nights. Brimming with circus acts, cabaret performers and live music, this is a top choice for cool and quirky nights out in London.

The London Cabaret Club

315 user reviews 4

Treat your girlfriend in London to an unforgettable night of live entertainment with London Cabaret Club. Their unique shows take inspiration from the rich cultural heritage of Britain, and combine original choreography, amazing production values and the finest stars from London's West End to create a show like no other. You'll also be treated to an exquisite meal while you watch.

Dona Bar

84 user reviews 5

Decked out in plush pink velvet, with a menu of equally swoon-worthy mezcal cocktails behind the bar, Doña is a dream destination for your girlfriend. Head over this autumn for the chance to sample their signature concoctions, with a mega schedule of exciting events lined-up.

@ Brewery & Visitor Center on Various dates from Friday 20th May 2022

Is your girlfriend a beer lover? If the answer is yes, then have we got the event for you. Meantime Brewing Company are giving you and your other half a tour around their Greenwich factory, showing you all the steps that go into making the imbibe and plying you with tasters along the way.

The Gibson

793 user reviews 5

If you want to take your girlfriend to a cocktail bar, why don't you expand her palate to a cocktail that has been neglected since Edwardian times: The Gibson. Expert mixologists have been desperate to make the cocktail popular again and have combined East London flare with masterful experimentation to create a list perfect for the dark, intimate and extravagant venue.

Perfect for shaking up any dull date night, this unique cocktail experience in Hackney will have you shaking and cooking up a molecular storm. Don your hazmat suits and head for the RV where you'll be furnished with some very impressive mixology skills.


104 user reviews 4

The clue is in the name with this one. Head over to Clapham's pinkest watering hole for the chance to get stuck into their gorgeous selection of eye-popping cocktails, which are as delicious as they are impressive, and some very swish interiors.

The Candlelight Club

24 user reviews 5

Redefining dinner by candlelight to extravagant and Golden Age inspired heights, The Candlelight Club are a capsule of 1920s charm and flapper style taking their events to brooding, secret locations across London. If you're partial to a bit of Gatsby pizazz, this is the ultimate night out for you and your girlfriend in London to experience the Jazz Age in all its beaded, sequinned and tilted trilby glory. 


280 user reviews 4

Champions of masterful mixology and exquisite cocktail craft, Purl make drinking into something of theatrical art. Smoking potions, flaming elixirs and vintage tonics in trinkets are their speciality. This 1920s speakeasy bar is an intimate den of drinking delights, perfect for a weekend tipple with a touch of pure splendour. Drinks with your girl just got a whole lot more interesting. 


76 user reviews 5

Your girlfriend is something of a gem and you're treating her to a night out in London? Too right. Coming up trumps in the speakeasy department, Found is the perfect date night alternative thanks to romantic corners and high-end mixology.

Take your girlfriend to experience Sherlock: The Official Live Game for a date night to remember. Whether you're racing around the set following instructions from Benedict Cumberbatch or trying your hand at the Mind Palace's immersive cocktails events, it's not to be missed. 

The Big Bakes

1474 user reviews 5

The Big London Bake is a food event in London that will challenge the city's amateur bakers in new and exciting ways. You'll take part in a number of testing challenges... do you have what it takes to choux away the competition and rise to the top?

If you're really out to impress, The Punch Room is a charming reservations only bar tucked away in the London Edition Hotel. Handsomely adorned with oak panelling and with a playlist of vintage soul, ragtime, doo-wop and blues filling the air, cosy up with one of their signature punch bowls for two and embrace an atmosphere evocative of a nineteenth century private club.

Megaro Bar

87 user reviews 4

Beautifully decorated and offering a stellar cocktail menu, Megaro is a basement bar in Kings Cross full of charm and character. The venue's expert mixologists have really pulled out all the stops, curating a menu of signature creations and spirit infusions. Treat that someone special to a Borsh Mary, made using the venue's homemade hot sauce, or perhaps a sweet tea and tequila infused Lost Steps cocktail.

The Luggage Room

60 user reviews 4

Looking for something to knock her socks off for a change? A dabble at The Luggage Room will get you some serious respect from your girl as you take her to one of London's best hidden gems and an ultimately exclusive place to drink. Knock on the black door, wait to be let in and discover the 1920s elegance of the intimate and oh-so atmospheric Luggage Room. Your drinks are waiting, sir. 

Blingo - Hip Hop Bingo

268 user reviews 5

Looking for fun activities for couples in London? Blingo is serving up an entertaining evening of hip hop hits and wild games. Prepare for a night of potty mouthed bingo, dance offs and lip syncing galore that'll have you both smiling from ear to ear.

Ceviche Soho

841 user reviews 4

With a dedicated Pisco Bar and a delicious Peruvian menu, there's a whole lot to love about Ceviche in Soho. The popular spot has been delighting crowds with fresh and delicious seafood and grill dishes; grab a spot in the quirky, brightly-coloured venue for a fun date night.