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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One for the beer nerds and the history boffs in your life, this insightful tour of Fuller's Griffin Brewery offers more than just the chance for a few tasters. You'll get to spend an afternoon going behind the scenes in the brewhouse, learning the background of the brews and how they come into being.
Looking for fun things to do with your boyfriend in London? Head to Camden where Blingo is treating you to a fun-filled night of dance offs, lip syncing, witty humour and bingo galore. If that wasn't enough, there'll also be a DJ on the decks spinning the best in hip hop.
Want to give your boyfriend a night out to remember? London Cocktail Week is returning for 2021, bringing an entire month of special menus and immersive drinks experiences to the city. Of course, leading bars will be participating once again, offering £7 serves to wristband holders.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If your partner is a bit of a vintage music buff, they'll absolutely love to see Benoit Viellefon is full jazzy action over at Ronnie Scotts. Throughout the evening, they'll serenade you with romantic and swinging tunes from 1930s Paris.
Located in Shepherd's Bush, The Phoenix is a brilliant street food venue and bar to take your boyfriend to in London. Along with a wide array of delicious dishes and a pretty garden terrace, the place also stocks a bunch of craft brews, including Budvar Tank Beer.
On the 22nd of October, St Anne's Church will be showcasing some of the best short adventure flicks around. You and your boyfriend can sit back and relax with at-seat bar service offering you food and grub, with the opportunity to toast some marshmallows on the campfire.
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.
Entertainment Golf is one unmissable place to take your boyfriend if he's partial to a few good rounds of golf. The Greenwich spot features top-quality systems that'll take you across the globe from your fingertips., providing an incredible experience in a unique setting.