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 November 2019




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 and Soho favourite. What are you waiting for?

@ The Chocolate Cocktail Club Pop Up on Various dates from Thursday 19th December 2019

In the market for some brownie points? Take your other half to The Chocolate Cocktail Club and experience one of the sweetest date nights London has to offer. Indulge in choco-flavoured creations at this Leather Lane based pop-up bar up until the 21st of December.

  The Murdér Express

607 user reviews 5

@ Pedley Street Station on Various dates from Sunday 15th December 2019

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.

Film And Fizz with Curzon

65 user reviews 5

Head to the private screening room of One Aldwych where all this season they'll be laying on some of the biggest film hits of the year. Catch all the ones you missed, from The Lion King to The Goldfinch, complete with a delicious meal and chilled glass of the fizzy stuff.

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. 

The Luggage Room

12 user reviews 5

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. 

The Candlelight Club

23 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. 

  The Big London Bake

546 user reviews 5

@ The Castle Tooting on Various dates from Sunday 15th December 2019

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?

@ HALF HITCH Micro-Distillery on Various dates from Monday 16th December 2019

This Autumn, gin-lovers from all over the capital can take part in a stunning masterclass that's taking place at the famous Half Hitch Micro Distillery in North London. Starting with a tasting of the distiller's best spirits, guests will then learn all about the history of this famous drink, before making their own bespoke gin using flavours and ingredients that they've brought from home. This is the perfect place to take your girlfriend if she loves all things juniper berry related.

68 and Boston

908 user reviews 4

Aperitivo Hour ( Ground floor and lower level only of 68) and 8 other offers

Anywhere that hosts a dedicated wine bar and then stashes a fine cocktail bar in its midst certainly makes the cut when it comes to places to take your girlfriend in London. 68 and Boston is an intimate Soho favourite perfect for date night vibes and somewhere you can enjoy a glass of wine from specialist labels, as well as knock back some super creative cocktails. 

@ Moonshine Saloon on Various dates from Tuesday 17th December 2019

Don your finest fringing and head to Fulham for this immersive Wild West cocktail experience. Sneak in your favourite bottle of moonshine and watch as the talented mixologists whip it into a tasty cocktail for you.

@ Sky Garden Bars on Various dates from Sunday 15th December 2019

Treat your lady to a night at the prettiest winter pop-up in the City. Head over to Sky Garden where they'll be teaming up with Moët & Chandon to bring you the ultimate luxury Christmas experience. From fine Champagnes to faux furs and fir tree foliage, it's the perfect way to do date night this season.

Purl

23 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. 

We all know you boys love to play with your food, so have the best of both worlds and get all grubby mits with your girl at Christabel's Edible Playground. Show her the fun of playing with food and get creative building whatever you fancy out of yummy, scrummy goodies, Think Lego chocolates, Jenga jelly and even snakes and ladders. Such sweet bonding. 

The Gibson

479 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 London Cabaret Club

183 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.

If you're looking for a gorgeous winter date location to take your girlfriend, Jimmy's are on-hand with two exceptional spaces. Choose between riverside pop-up snow globes or the cosy Alpine lodge, and you can cosy up with steaming hot fondue in a unique setting. 

Head underground together at this unique supper club, hosted underground in an East London vault, you can enjoy a delicious four course Mexican menu made from British ingredients and designed to challenge and intrigue your palette.

Festive Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea and 3 other offers

Got an anniversary dinner coming up? Maybe it's your girl's birthday? Or perhaps you're just the kind of don that takes his girlfriend to some of the best restaurants in London all the time. Either way, you've gotta check out the Restaurant at Sanderson, where the globally-inspired seasonal cuisine is cooked up using inventive techniques and the best produce, and a menu of artisanal cocktails awaits for afterwards.

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.

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

80 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.

If you're looking to seriously impress the missus then this stylish Shoreditch spot is the place to go. Not only is it a hotel, restaurant and live music venue but it also hosts a tonne of events across the year, including rooftop screenings, craft sessions and special guest evenings.

Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club

414 user reviews 5

Take a step out of your comfort zone and head to the Lautrec Jazz Club in South London. This Spring, artists such as Roberto Manzin, the Gin Trap House band and Florence Joelle will all be performing on the venue's coveted stage, alongside many other jazz and funk&soul artists. Better still, the bar and kitchen staff work as a team here, pairing traditional French dishes with fine European wines. This is perfect for anyone looking for a quaint French restaurant in London.

The 99 Club

52 user reviews 4

Take your girlfriend to the 99 Club and you are guaranteed a good time. Not only does this award-winning comedy club feature comedians from shows like Mock the Week and Have I Got News For You, but it includes entry into a club after.

GIN-HOUSE BURLESQUE

81 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.

Mews Pizza Co

2 user reviews 5

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. 

The Luna Cinema - London

39 user reviews 4

Gain some major brownie points with a night at one of Luna Cinema's festive film screenings, taking place at Kensington Palace. With a plethora of options to choose from, including The Holiday, Elf and The Greatest Showman, they've even got a pop-up bar selling mulled wine and other booze and comfy chairs to snuggle in.

  The Brig

62 user reviews 5

@ Merchant House on Various dates from Wednesday 18th December 2019

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!