Top 20 Date Ideas In London

Forget Paris, London is the most romantic city in the world. From the natural beauty of the Thames, the opportunity to find a wonder on any street, to the sheer amount of activities to do, if you have someone you care about, the city has something for you. And with all the weirdos and cool people packed into our capital, it’s easy to see why we have everything from sophisticated rooftop restaurants to a ball pit with cocktails made of school sweets, making sure there's pretty much a date idea for everyone. So if you’re stuck, here's our list of top 20 date ideas in London.

Last updated on 17th September 2019


26 user reviews 4

Taking your date to ICEBAR London definitely won't make things frosty between you. Carved out of pure ice and maintained at -5C, you'll be wrapped up in thermal capes and gloves, as well as it giving you an excuse to get close and personal. The cocktails are great too, so why not visit one of London's coolest bars on your date?

Inamo Camden

109 user reviews 4

Unlimited Asian tapas & sushi with free-flowing wine or beer £42 per person

Headed to North London and looking for a unique idea for a date in the city? If you're partial to dinner with a difference, join Inamo Camden not only for their interactive tables where gaming and touch-point ordering comes as standard, their Pan Asian dining is heralded.

Barge East

441 user reviews 5

Bottomless Brunch on a boat (Saturday only)

Spice up your dinner plans with dinner and drinks on this gorgeous boat. The 114 year-old barge has been transformed to the ultimate romantic drinking and dining destination with delicious British fusion dishes and dreamy views, made even better by its sunset across the river. 

68 and Boston

820 user reviews 4

Aperitivo Hour and 6 other offers

Hide away into the intimate setting of 68 and Boston and soak up the good time together. The professional mixologists can create a number of drinks for you and your date from a selection of international spirits, spices and fruits, or you can chose to drink one of their many wines. This is the best date idea in London for a relaxed atmosphere, quality drinks and amazing conversation.

Drink Shop & Do

604 user reviews 4

Keep your date thoroughly entertained with Drink Shop Do, a café by day and bar by night, where you'll never run out of things to do. From the bottomless brunches to a wide range of fun entertainment like 'Play With Clay 80s Style' and 'Dot-To-Dot-To-Disco', all while sipping on their amazing drinks of speciality teas, cocktail jugs and a huge gin list - it's perfect for big kids and party animals alike.

The Grand

515 user reviews 4

Free Birthday Bubbly! (Saturdays Only)

The cinema is the quintessential date idea, so why not join a fantastic venue with classic films. The Grand plays some great throwbacks in their Victorian-era listed building and, after the flick, the venue hosts amazing DJs playing some great tunes, which makes it an ideal place to spend all night with your date.

Inamo Soho

104 user reviews 4

Unlimited Asian tapas & sushi with free-flowing wine or beer £42 per person

Even if you are the conversationalist of the year, sometimes you need a bit of assistance from a venue like Inamo Soho. The interactive ordering system is beamed onto the table, where you can choose your meal, see the chefs at work and even play battleships, which helps make it one of the best places to take your date in London whether it's your first date or your fiftieth. 

Flight Club Victoria

727 user reviews 5

Book a lunch table for a group of 6 or more & we’ll treat you to a bottle of prosecco!*

From the state-of-the-art technology to the delicious pizza, Flight Club has got what you need for a date with a difference. Check out their third venue in Victoria for an added outdoor terrace and even more ochre than before.

Six Storeys on Soho

117 user reviews 4

The Six Storeys offers, you guessed it, six floors of fun. Serving bottomless brunch on the weekend, with lunch and dinner throughout the week, the bar's many different faces caters for a variety of different moods. This is perfect to give off that private members' club impression without actually being a member, as well as a bit of fun alone time.

Jazz Cafe

20 user reviews 4

Drink For Free On Your Birthday!

The Jazz Café is the perfect date idea in London for the partner who loves music. The place has hosted names as famous as Amy Winehouse and continues to be one of the most fun Jazz experiences in the capital. You have the choice of getting down and dirty on the dance floor or sitting down for a meal on their mezzanine restaurant, or make a whole night of it and do both!

The Magic Hour

104 user reviews 5

They say love is magic, so why not bedazzle their heart further at The Magic Hour. Something really different for your date, expert magician Sonic will melt the heart of even the most skeptical non-believer with a variety of shocking tricks, all while you enjoy it in the fabulous St James' Theatre. 

Upper House

765 user reviews 4

Bottomless Chicken Wings for £10 and 2 other offers

This venue is a whimsical affair, taking inspiration from the whacky world of Roald Dahl in such a charming way that you'll be entertained by the aesthetics alone. However, its interesting nature extends to the food, with dishes like pigs head croquettes with romesco will keep the conversation flowing all night.