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 24th August 2022




Ballie Ballerson Shoreditch

4603 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.

Blingo - Hip Hop Bingo

281 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.

The Big Bakes

1673 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?

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. 

Sky Garden

1581 user reviews 4

Fancy an evening at Sky Garden? Impress your other half with a visit to the tourist attraction and check out their music-themed nights. You'll get to listen to tunes from resident DJs while sipping on a complimentary cocktail or Champagne.

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.

Found

90 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.

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.

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. 

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.

@ Savile Row Gin Experience on Thursday 29th September 2022 and 13 other Thursdays

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Savile Row Gin Experience is ideal for impressing your girlfriend, especially if she's got a special love for juniper. The pair of you will get to whip up your own batch of the spirit from botanicals you select, all while drinking expertly crafted cocktails.

The Luggage Room

70 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. 

@ Brewery & Visitor Center on Various dates from Friday 30th September 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.

GIN-HOUSE BURLESQUE

109 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 Gibson

796 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.

Purl

314 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. 

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.