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 20th October 2021

Ballie Ballerson Shoreditch

3602 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'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 Murdér Express

1024 user reviews 5

@ Pedley Street Station on Various dates from Thursday 21st October 2021

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.

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.

Dona Bar

29 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.

  The Big London Bake

938 user reviews 5

@ The Castle Tooting on Various dates from Thursday 21st October 2021

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?

The Gibson

700 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.

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. 

@ Brewery & Visitor Center on Various dates from Friday 22nd October 2021

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.

Mews Pizza Co

5 user reviews 4

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. 

Film And Fizz with Curzon

89 user reviews 5

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.

The Luggage Room

25 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. 


158 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. 


27 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.


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

293 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.

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.

Blingo - Hip Hop Bingo

251 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.