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.
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.
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.
The ultimate date night with a difference, a journey aboard The Murdér Express will be different to any train you've taken before. Tuck into a luxurious four-course menu and sip of 1930's-inspired cocktails as chaos unfolds and a horrific crime is uncovered, meaning you must help the detective to identify the culprit.
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.
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.
Treat your other half to a date night with a difference and whisk her off to this quirky gin school in Camden. Over the course of the evening, you'll be whipping up your very own bespoke spirit, with tastings along the way.
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.
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.
If your girlfriend's a lover of all things hoppy, then this Camden Town Brewery Tour is bound to be right up her street. Not only will you get a behind the scenes look at how your favourite beers are made, but you'll also get to try some samples fresh from the tank.
With kitsch decor, plenty of neon and a hot list of cocktails Simmons Euston Square is a stellar choice for date night. Settle into their quirky venue and work your way through a happy hour that includes £2.50 bottles of beer and 2 for £10 cocktails.
If she's obsessed with all things gin, vodka and whisky-laced, this is just the event for her. Treat your girlfriend to an entire month of special events and exclusive experiences as London Cocktail Week kicks off this October, bringing a wide array of £7 signature serves with it.
The Big London Bake is a food event in London that will challenge the city's amateur bakers in new and exciting ways. Taking inspiration from one of Britain's most iconic tv shows, the event will see guests take part in a number of testing challenges in order to find out who London's true star bakers are. Do you have what it takes to choux away the competition and rise to the top?
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.
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.
Treat your girlfriend with a trip to the seaside right here in the West End, as you enter this seaside promenade paradise complete with two themed bars, 18 original holes, and wooden boardwalk filled with street food.
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.
Earn serious brownie points by taking your girlfriend to this absolute stunner of an eatery in Soho. Cuddle up in Heritage Restaurant's alpine-style setting, then tuck into tapas, raclette or fondue, all washed down by pretty and delicious cocktails.
Treat your wonderful girlfriend to an evening of style and opulence at the Mayfair Pizza Co. Nestled away on the 1st floor of a Mayfair building, the restaurant is beautifully decorated with quaint furnishings and an impressive stack of wine-filled shelves. The menu here is definitely worth its weight in salt. With an array of thin pizzas topped with succulent cuts of meat and mouth-watering ingredients all available, you'll definitely leave feeling full and with a smile etched across your face.
Boasting a stunning garden terrace and an impressive selection of drinks - think pomegranate mezcalitas and craft beers - The Phoenix is bound to go down a storm with your girlfriend. The Shepherd's Bush beauty also has a wide selection of street food to tuck into.
Treat your girlfriend to a night of fine dining and move classics at Curzon. The Aldwych hotel is screening everything from Monty Python's Life of Brian to Bridget Jones's Baby in its swanky 30-seater cinema room. Plus, there's also serving a three-course meal before.
Without a doubt, one of London's coolest venues, Backyard Cinema is one amazing place to take your girlfriend in London. With pop-up bars and kitchen's from some of the city's most beloved vendors, including Honest Burgers' Test Kitchen, it's sure to sweep her off her feet.
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.
Looking for a casual date night venue? Signature Brew Blackhorse Road is a modern brewery and taphouse, with a sprawling outdoor terrace in the heart of East London's Beer Mile. Swing by for live music, artisan brews and a selection of street food vendors.
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.
Looking for the best places to take your girlfriend in London? Apothecary is offering you and your boo a fun Sunday of soul tunes and sushi at its Shoreditch izakaya. Plus, if you fancy pushing the boat out, you can also opt for bottomless cocktails.
Looking for a great place in London to treat your girlfriend? Head up to Sky Garden where they're programming an incredible lineup of musicians every Tuesday to Saturday night, while the talented bar team are on hand to sort you out with delicious cocktails.
If you're looking for a fun birthday bar, then this one hidden and Merchant House is the perfect option. You'll have the whole place to yourself... well, with the addition of a private bartender who can whip you up cocktails, unless you'd like to try yourself!
A great idea for a daytime date in London, this fun tour of Fuller's Brewery is one to add to the list. Head over to Chiswick and enjoy behind the scenes access to the brewhouse, followed by a tutored tasting in the facility's on-site taproom.
If you're looking for fun places to take your girlfriend in London, head to Electric Shuffle. With its Instagram-ready interiors, tasty cocktails and bites to eat, this unique spot will have you battling it out over rounds of high-tech shuffleboard from one of the venue's ten tables.
If you're looking to go all out when it comes to impressing your girlfriend in London, not many places will fit the bill quite like Searcy's. Head to the top of the Gherkin for stunning views of the city set alongside a roster of high end cocktails and champagne.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Brought to North London by the very same brains behind Callooh Callay is a wonderland of stunning cocktails, and unique spaces. The perfect destination to take your girlfriend in London, head on down for romantic nooks along interesting interiors and amorous notes.
Get your lady down to Brixton where the coolest cocktail spot in town is offering this unique masterclass that will have you shaking up three unique drinks, alongside a welcome glass of prosecco and a farewell shot of Limoncello.
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.