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 13th August 2019

Ballie Ballerson

1533 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. What are you waiting for? Book your spots now.

@ SEA LIFE London Aquarium on Friday 6th September and Friday 18th October 2019

Think you've seen all that London has to offer? If you haven't experienced this LATES edition of the aquarium, then you really should. Treat her to prosecco, cocktails and a late night opening where you can see the turtles, sharks and more without any kids around.

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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. 

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.

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 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. 

Ceviche Soho

841 user reviews 4

Express lunch menu. 1 big plate £8 | 2 courses £10 | 3 courses £12 and 2 other offers

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.

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.

The Luna Cinema - London

36 user reviews 4

Whether she loves a rom-com, blockbuster or cult classic, this is the ultimate date destination for your film-loving girlfriend. You'll get to snuggle up under the stars with a giant screen before you, in a truly idyllic location this summer with the UK's top outdoor experience. 

Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club

300 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.

Wringer & Mangle

260 user reviews 4

Based in a former industrial launderette close to London Fields, Wringer & Mangle offers up healthy (and, more importantly, delicious) modern British cuisine. The venue offers an artistic edge and one of the best alfresco terraces out east, and inside it's all about casual neighbourhood dining. Pick between lighter bites, grilled chicken or steak options, and don't forget to hang around afterwards for a few of their classic Collins cocktails.

@ Pedley Street Station on Various dates from Thursday 22nd August 2019

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Treat your girlfriend to a trip on the Murdér Express for an immersive dining experience you won't forget. You'll meet all kinds of characters on board, enjoy drinks from the Seven Sins Bar, and feast on food from MasterChef winner Laurence Henry at their latest show, Jewel of the Empire.

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. 

@ ABQ London on Various dates from Thursday 22nd August 2019

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.

The Gibson

419 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.

68 and Boston

804 user reviews 4

Aperitivo Hour and 6 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. 

One of London's most iconic landmarks is paying host to a unique summer pop-up, and your girlfriend is sure to love it. Revel in foliage and luscious greenery while sipping botanical cocktails, grazing on seasonal British dishes and chilling in the Champagne garden with live music. 


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. 

Casita Andina

631 user reviews 4

Express lunch menu. 1 big plate £8 | 2 courses £10 | 3 courses £12 and 2 other offers

Based on Great Windmill Street in Soho, Casita Andina is a Peruvian restaurant that's been turning heads with its fresh ceviche and traditional recipes. Coupled with the restaurant's selection of hand-crafted cocktails and the overall rustic aesthetic, it's perfect for anyone looking to spoil their girlfriend on an intimate date night in London. 

The Luggage Room

11 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 Brig

44 user reviews 5

@ Merchant House on Various dates from Thursday 22nd August 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!

Megaro Bar

71 user reviews 4

Sunset time 2 Watermelon Spritz for £10.00 and 1 other offer

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.

@ Moonshine Saloon on Various dates from Thursday 22nd August 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.

The London Cabaret Club

128 user reviews 4

Discounts available on certain events

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.

  The Big London Bake

450 user reviews 5

@ The Castle Tooting on Various dates from Thursday 22nd August 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?


65 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 99 Club

45 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.

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.

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.

@ HALF HITCH Micro-Distillery on Various dates from Thursday 22nd August 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.