A canalside spot he may not have sussed out yet, Notting Hill's Union Tavern offers a summertime buzz you won't find anywhere else in West London. Head down for a daytime excursion to sample some excellent local ales and stick around for a romantic dinner next to the water.
Top Places To Take Your Boyfriend
Maybe you're looking to mix up the date night game? Maybe you're looking for where to take your boyfriend for his birthday? Maybe you'd just like to do something other than drag him to places that you like? Either way, we've rounded up a whole host of excellent bars, experiences and activities to make your next couples time more about your man. From craft beer brewery tours, to immersive dining and actual go-karting, these are our pics for the top places to take your boyfriend in London.
Taking it back to those cheesy first date days, Swingers is letting you battle it out across their 18 holes of their hilarious and actually quite hard crazy golf course. On top of all that very serious putting action, you'll be able to stuff you faces with delicious street food and reviving cocktails.
The perfect way to see London, the London Craft Beer Cruise Company combines top-notch craft sips with expert beer sommeliers and a four-hour boat trip past London's most iconic sights, from Tower Bridge to the House of Parliament.
Treat him to a private cocktail experience with a private booking at this secret bar. Hidden within Merchant House, you'll have London's smallest bar all to yourself, with the addition of your own personal bartender on hand to whip up whatever his heart desires.
Give your man a tasting and he'll drink for a day. Give him a whole blending workshop and he'll walk away with a bottle of bespoke whisky made by his own hand. Treat your boyfriend to the hands-on workshop at Black Rock where they'll learn how to craft their very own dram with help from some of the city's best whisky experts.
With its sustainable ethos and delicious beer, Long Arm Pub and Brewery is a great choice for a more casual night out to the pub. The venue brews all its own beer on site, with a range of six to choose from, and also offers juicy burgers and and live sports if that's his bag.
An ex-servicemen's members club in the heart of Hackney, this unique bar and events space has always got something on for those who run with a creative crowd. From live podcast recordings and comedy, to niche club nights and live music from some of the alternative scene's biggest names.
You guys competitive? Good, you'll be right at home at All Star Lanes, the bowling alley with a cracking American restaurant and cocktail bar on the side. Naturally it makes sense to start with a couple of rounds of bowling, before refuelling with towering burgers, fried chicken and hard shakes.
If the two of you like an excuse to get a little dolled up, Proud City's cabaret nights make a fun and mostly budget-friendly opportunity to do just that. Decked out like a decadent speakeasy you can grab dinner and a show every weekend, with talented performers across live jazz, burlesque and comedy.
Whether your man is a Spurs fan or just loves football overall, this is one fantastic idea for a day out. Treat the boyfriend to an exclusive look at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with an interactive tour featuring multimedia sets from Harry Kane, Hugo Lloris, and plenty more footie stars.
Learn how to craft a cocktail like a molecular mixologist at this Breaking Bad-inspired experience in Hackney. Head for the ABQ motorhome where they'll be bringing you some stunning drinks within a totally immersive environment complete with bright yellow hazmat suits and great tunes.
Definitely somewhere that will get you brownie points with your chap, Brewhouse & Kitchen in Angel washes down an impressive collection of craft beers with a menu of hearty British classics and BBQ meats. You need look no further for somewhere to take the boy because this place has got beer, burgers and roast dinners.
Mixing cocktail bar quality with pub cosiness, this Essex Road hideaway is the ultimate date night spot to take your boyfriend too. Fronting a huge selection of Irish whiskies, clever concoctions and, naturally, a very good Guinness pour, it's a cool spot to show him off.