Date Night in London

If romance is on the cards then the capital is absolutely the place to be. Blessed with beautiful parks and gardens, breath-taking views and amazing nightlife entertainment, there’s no shortage of great places to take a date in London. We’ve narrowed our favourites down to the following recommended date-night bars, packed with interesting choices offering something for everybody when looking for fun date ideas in London. 

Last updated on 20th April 2018

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Head to May Fair Bar for a swanky experience which combines tasting, testing and learning. The swanky bar will be teaching you how to mix three cocktails, as well as a selection of canapes and the option of dinner.

16:30 - 18:00
Classes, Food & Drink, Daytime
Background Music
Mayfair
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2 events @ St Martin-in-the-Fields with 2 upcoming dates starting on 26 Apr 2018

Experience the sounds of Vivaldi and Handel in one of the most beautiful settings in London, as the London Musical Arts Ensemble bring the songs to life with the help of talented director John Landor.

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5 events @ The London Cabaret Club with 62 upcoming dates from 21 Mar 2017 until 22 Dec 2018

Spend a night witnessing London Cabaret Club’s amazing performances, with shows that celebrate the rich heritage of Britain with unique choreography and great production value and a delicious dining experience.

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Forget going to the cinema for your standard date night, Secret Cinema is here to take things to the next level. The immersive events company is throwing the ultimate party, rebuilding the set, casting characters and taking you deep into dystopian LA.

18:00 - 00:00
Theatre/Arts, Something A Little Different, Fun Time Partying, Film Screenings
Electro
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3 events @ Tobacco Dock with 150 upcoming dates from 03 May 2018 until 22 Jul 2018

For cool and quirky London date night idea, why not indulge in a little croquet? Head to this cool and summery rooftop bar at Tobacco Dock for skyline views, great drinks and a chilled atmosphere.

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Purple Bar Sanderson Hotel

10 user reviews

Draped in purple velvet curtains and filled with atmospheric tea lights and Venetian mirrors, Purple Bar is well known for being one of London's hottest and most intimate meeting points. Hidden just off the main reception in the Sanderson Hotel and with room for only 20 seats, the bar is self consciously intimate making it the ideal date destination.

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West End

Kitty Hawk

586 user reviews

Kitty Hawk fuses New York style with the coolness of London set over two floors. With wooden furnishings setting a homely tone juxtaposed against industrial flourishes creates one of the coolest places to drink in the city. Their wine list is extensive and even features selections from the Rothschild Estate, and there’s a wonderful list of craft beers and cocktails as well.  

Happily Affordable ££
Liverpool Street

For an evening of stunning jazz from renowned English saxophonist, head to The Dead Dolls House in Islington for a great London date night.

18:00 - 04:00
Live Music, Something A Little Different, Fun Time Partying
Jazz
Angel
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With summer date night written all over it, this production from Pandemonium Productions is taking story-telling outside. Join the gang as they bring The Wizard of Oz to life in the beautiful Abney Park in Stoke Newington.

20:00 - 21:30
Theatre/Arts, Something A Little Different
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Ray's Bar

41 user reviews

They say going to dinner for a date is a bit cliché now, so why not treat that special someone to a three course liquid lunch. Hidden beneath Voodoo Ray’s is a secret hideaway made to look like a back-street Tokyo bar, and filled with delicious mixed drinks. They offer up three courses of cocktails – starters, mains and dessert – all made from handcrafted spirits, fresh fruits and bespoke bitters.

Happily Affordable ££
Dalston

Restaurant Ours

4 user reviews

Date night in London doesn’t get more romantic than Restaurant Ours. Channelling a relaxed yet modern chic approach to interiors, there’s exposed brickwork matched against greenery and simple wooden furnishings. Once you’re won over by the inside, prepare for your taste buds to be wooed by a wonderful list of delicious European food.

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Kensington

A charming space designed around the theme of 'Gangster Tequila Paradise', this one serves up spectacular cocktails in a sweet, urban setting. Plus, with the launch of their Flat Pack Cocktails offering, you can craft delicious cocktails at your table, Ikea style! Alternatively, book in at one of their cocktail masterclasses, and you two lovebirds can learn from the very best!

Happily Affordable ££
Soho

With live music, American style BBQ plates and punchy whisky cocktails, Blues Kitchen Camden always makes for a fun date night in North London. This May the bar is bringing Amy Winehouse's music to the forefront with a night of her most famous songs, performed by the Beekays.

21:00 - 02:30
Something A Little Different, Festival, Live Music
Rhythm and Blues
Camden
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Deptford Esquire

6 user reviews
Deptford Esquire
Free Portion Of Gol Gappy and 1 other offer available.

A great date night restaurant in London, Deptford Esquire brings a taste of Lahore to the lower half of the city. With delicious Pakistani/British fusion cuisine and some killer cocktails it's one of the most exciting new restaurants in London.

Drinkonomical £
Deptford

Celebrate the coming summer with this awesome Suckling Pig Dinner, where you can tuck into four courses of seasonal produce (and a delicious whole pig), and enhance the evening with an optional wine flight.

19:30 - 22:00
Food & Drink
City of London
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Hoxley and Porter

68 user reviews

Somewhere in amongst the hustle and bustle of Islington’s Upper Street lies Hoxley and Porter; a dream of a date night destination promising an experience completely different to the norm. Escape to this lair of intoxicating liquors and discover the fineries of a venue styled as an opulent first-class train carriage from a bygone era.

Happily Affordable ££
Angel

Plan your next date night at The Cheese Bar in Camden for a night of natural wine and cheese tasting. Treat your significant other and indulge in a pairing of five of the best British farmhouse cheeses with natural wine from London-based importers, Les Caves de Pyrene.

19:00 - 22:00
Food & Drink
Camden
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12 events @ Rivoli Ballroom with 12 upcoming dates from 16 May 2018 until 26 Oct 2018

For a cute and quirky South London date night, catch one of your favourite movies at the Rivoli Ballroom. Snuggle down with some popcorn and a bottle of wine and enjoy any number of iconic films, such as Pretty Woman, Pulp Fiction and Clueless.

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Balans Soho Society Soho

31 user reviews

Balans is the perfect date restaurant thanks to its moody candlelight and tasty menu of European dishes – and if you get carried away, you can stay until the early hours of the morning too.

Happily Affordable ££
West End

McQueen

20 user reviews

Head over to Shoreditch venue McQueen as they host nights of impressive live music. With professional musicians, the events will include tribute bands to some of your favourite artists.

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Dokke

16 user reviews

One way to impress your date is to take them to Dokke. This all-day restaurant boasts a seasonally-led sharing plate menu, curated using progressive Asian fusion cuisine created using British ingredients and showcasing new-world flourishes.

Happily Affordable ££
Wapping
5 events @ Top Secret Comedy Club with 250 upcoming dates starting on 22 Apr 2018

For a long time, the Top Secret Comedy Club has steered clear of the radar. Delighting crowds in the know with their utterly hilarious - but very elusive - comedy nights, we felt it was time to bring this end of the week comedy extravaganza to the masses. Bring your date if they’ve got an awesome sense of humour, you’ll be laughing all night long and there’s wallet-friendly drinks flowing from the bar.

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Give your date a magical makeover at this amazing show; Sonic the magician is bringing the golden age of magic back to life with a dazzling show in Mayfair.

20:00 - 21:45
Something A Little Different, Theatre/Arts, Themed Nights
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Lost & Co Putney

16 user reviews

Enjoy delicious cocktails and few yummy bar snacks at this great date night bar in London. A stone's throw from Putney station, it's a cool and comfortable location for a couple's night out.

Happily Affordable ££
Putney

The Basement Shoreditch

12 user reviews

Perfect for anyone that's bored of brushing elbows and awkwardly bumping into people at packed out bars, The Basement Shoreditch is a venue that combines expertly-made cocktails with attentive hosting and an unbeatable music playlist. Perfect for anyone looking for a date night in London's that's a bit different, this is one night your partner's not likely to forget in a hurry.

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Enjoy a night of delicious cheeses paired with five different wines at this pairing night, where one of the best cheesemongers in Paris ‘La Fromagerie de Paris Lefebvre’ will send the cheese, and VSF Wine Education will teach you all the basics.  

18:30 - 20:30
Food & Drink, Drinks Tasting
Background Music
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You've got limited time to enjoy this secret espresso martini pop-up. Around for only six weeks and with 1.45 hour reservations, The Espresso Martini Society is bringing London the biggest espresso martini menu ever.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Pop-Up, Food & Drink, Drinks Tasting, Something A Little Different
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Blues Kitchen Camden

16 user reviews
Blues Kitchen Camden
£5 Cocktails and 1 other offer available.

Date night in London needn't be a cutesy affair. For a livelier option, check out the synonymous Blues Kitchen Camden for authentic Texan BBQ eats, a bolshie list of bespoke cocktails and a heady roster of live music, all throughout the week. 

Happily Affordable ££
Camden

Enjoy the wines of New Zealand’s sunny Marlborough region in this fun tasting event, where you’ll sample five different varieties while enjoying a selection of Zetter snacks.

18:30 - 20:00
Drinks Tasting, Food & Drink, Date Night
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Burlock

156 user reviews

As well as a collection of more than 200 types of rum, Burlock serves up a menu of authentic Cuban and Caribbean food to complement its cocktails. This is a cavernous cocktail bar promising a great atmosphere in Marylebone, with a unique happy hour offering deals from open until close and a Grasshopper Challenge donating £1 from each sale to human rights organisations.

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Marylebone
1 events @ Sky Garden with 1 upcoming dates starting on 24 May 2018

Enjoy a very special date night at the Sky Garden, as they invite world-class wine producers to discuss the complexities of the craft, while you enjoy wonderful specially chosen wines alongside a delicious dinner.

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Nightjar

1191 user reviews

Sometimes, there’s so much hype surrounding a bar that the experience fails to match your expectations. With Nightjar that is absolutely not the case. Constantly celebrated as one of the best drinking dens in the world, it’s the irresistible set-up combining beautifully mixed drinks with soothing, serenading live music that makes this prized bar so good if you’re pulling out all the stops for date night.

Splash the Cash £££
Shoreditch

Prosecco House

32 user reviews

The Prosecco House is the perfect place for a date night, as you can indulge in prosecco itself, or glasses of bellinis, spritzes and other prosecco cocktails. After eating some Italian meats, cheeses and small plates, why not take a bottle home to enjoy?

Splash the Cash £££
Central London

Sky Lounge

11 user reviews

Located in Spitalfields, this sky bar is bringing views of London and a swanky penthouse atmosphere. See London from the sky, enjoy a glass of Champagne and woo a date with the intimate atmosphere.

Happily Affordable ££
Liverpool Street

Clerkenwell & Social

134 user reviews

This fancy joint is the perfect spot to get cosy with your sweetheart. With elegance and style, this joint will welcome those intimate conversations, those intertwined legs under the table and the candle lit hand holding of a romantic evening.

Happily Affordable ££
Farringdon

Get into giggling fits with bae every Thursday night as Aeronaut delivers a night of side-splitting comedy with the Laugh Train Home event. Here, you'll get to watch some of the best comedians from the circuit, including the likes of of Marcel Lucont, MC Robyn Perkins and many more. Plus, with great food and drink served up here too, whet your whistle whilst you both wet yourself laughing!

20:30 - 22:30
Comedy, Date Night, Food & Drink
Acton
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Rehab

30 user reviews

Based in Hackney, Rehab is a charming cafe and restaurant that's based in what was a dilapidated laundry shop. Serving a selection of cocktails, craft beers and vegan food, it offers a cosy spot for London's young couple to swoon and unwind in. 

Happily Affordable ££
Hackney
8 events @ 6 venues with 351 upcoming dates starting on 23 Apr 2018

Laugh together at this award-winning comedy club, as they welcome all kinds of hilarious comedians who have been on shows like Mock the Week and 8 Out of 10 Cats, six days of the week.

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The Luggage Room

11 user reviews

Putting all other trap bars and hidden liquor parlours to shame comes The Luggage Room. Somewhere behind an inconspicuous black door, you approach, knock, confirm your booking with a voice on the other side and in you go... who doesn't love a bit of tense mystery as you take your date night in London into the unknown?

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Mayfair

A great London date night activity for couples with international taste, this Japanese whisky cocktail class will provide a fun and informative introduction to the spirits. 

14:00 - 17:00
Classes, Daytime, Food & Drink, Hen Party
East London
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Ditch the salt and lime and enjoy this tequila masterclass, where you’ll enjoy welcome bubbles, light nibbles, and then the fascinating history of tequila, before enjoying three premium tequilas and two cocktails – one of which is made yourself.

13:00 - 17:00
Classes, Food & Drink, Drinks Tasting
Background Music
East London
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There’s nothing more romantic than wine, and no one does it quite like Humble Grape. Come here for a date and you’ll be treated to 30 glasses and 400+ bottles of biodynamic wine, as well as a variety of British small plates.

Happily Affordable ££
Liverpool Street

Spring Sundowners

11 user reviews

Enjoy a night on Ham Yard Hotel’s private roof terrace with amazing views of the city skyline, as you drink a series of cocktails inspired by their own fresh grown produce, craft gin and tonics, and biodynamic wines.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Pop-Up, Date Night, Something A Little Different, Food & Drink
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Swift

307 user reviews

The masterminds behind the successful Nightjar bar have now their attention towards Covent Garden, offering London's many young couples a great date night in the form of Swift bar. Using an arsenal of international spirits, fruits and spices, and promising a quick turn around for each drink, the expert team of mixologists serve both classic and inventive cocktails to its guests. 

Happily Affordable ££
Soho
2 events @ 2 venues with 65 upcoming dates from 21 Apr 2018 until 16 Aug 2018

Perfect for a date night in London, Bar Rumba will be playing host to fantastic comedy acts every Thursday - Saturday night in Leicester Square.

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With three cocktails, a masterclass, the option for dinner afterwards and even a certificate, Leicester Square Kitchen is teaching you how to make the perfect margarita in style.

15:00 - 16:30
Classes, Food & Drink, Daytime
Background Music
Leicester Square
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Based in Castle Tooting in South London, The Big London Bake is a fun summer event that's perfect for the city's many foodies. 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?

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Something A Little Different, Hen Party, Date Night, Food & Drink
Tooting
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Rumpus Room

4 user reviews

Inspired by the lavish lifestyle and illicit activities of the age of the Bright Young Things, this is one stunner of a spot for cocktails with a view in London. Make your way to the 12th floor of Mondrian where you’ll uncover a rooftop bar with bags of style, promising masterful drinks and a playlist that fuses jazz age favourites with a sweeping vantage point of the skyline.

South London

Iron Bloom

0 user reviews

Perfect for an East London date night, this stunning bar and restaurant in Shoreditch offers seasonal British small plates to swoon over, stunning cocktails and you might even catch some live music if you time it right!

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Shoreditch

Set in a sexy little jazz club, this comedy evening is delivering on all fronts. Head over to Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club for some of the biggest names in comedy, from Abandoman to Sion James.

19:00 - 20:15
Comedy, Student Night, Food & Drink
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The Gibson

186 user reviews

Try something new for date night in London as The Gibson bar is a venue dedicated to the creation of the Edwardian cocktail. Expert mixologists have been experimenting with the recipe to create a list perfect for the dark, intimate and extravagant East London bar.   

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

BYOC Camden

107 user reviews

Your first task on the next London date night is finding this luscious drinking spot; once you descend downstairs be embraced by BYOC lavish venue complete with black jack tables, vintage roulette and the expert bartenders.

Happily Affordable ££
Camden

A great idea for a fun London date night, this cool supper club sees clever chef team Chateau Marmot prepare a five course tasting menu inspired by Our/London Vodka.

19:00 - 22:30
Pop-Up
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10 events @ One Aldwych with 17 upcoming dates from 21 Apr 2018 until 29 Jun 2018

Add a little Hollywood glamour to your next date night in London with one of the stunning luxury movie screenings. With a complimentary glass of fizz, and three course meal included in the price, it's got all your date bases covered.

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Jin Bo Law

4 user reviews

Jin Bo Law is one of the City's hottest additions; head up to the 14th floor of Dorsett City Hotel in Aldgate to find this rooftop gem. With Asian themes, bright decor and a roof terrace, the spot has all sorts of wow factor.

Happily Affordable ££
City of London
2 events @ Jazz Cafe with 4 upcoming dates from 04 May 2018 until 01 Jul 2018

Head over to Camden for an impressive array of musicians as The Jazz Cafe consistently hosts the hottest talent around, from award-winning DJs to famous artists.

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The Four Sisters Townhouse

28 user reviews

With one successful Islington bar already under their belts, Simon Bastable and Andrew Green have taken their Four Sisters name to the St Paul's area. The wood panelled floors, beautiful wall hangings and quaint antiques provide the new city-based venue with the small amount of edge that it needs to succeed. However, it's the cocktail list that really steals the limelight. Really making their drinks stand out, the team of bartenders make use of a range of homemade bitters and syrups. 

Happily Affordable ££
St Pauls

The Den

2 user reviews
The Den
National Burger Month

Leather sofas, warm lighting, interesting artworks lining the walls; The Den certainly ticks a lot of boxes when it comes to creating a romantic ambience. Bring your loved one to this hidden hotel bar and take in the relaxed yet sophisticated vibe; they serve up a divine Afternoon Tea experience or there’s a bespoke G&T menu to sample if you’re just coming for drinks.

Happily Affordable ££
Central London

Ruby's Bar and Lounge

11 user reviews

In a nutshell; Ruby’s is one of our favourite subterranean spots in the whole of London town. Offering something completely different in Dalston, this is a positively charming cocktail bar serving delightful drinks with table service in an atmosphere that just oozes with intimacy. A must-try if you’re looking for a cosy date night destination in east London.

Happily Affordable ££
Dalston

Old Tom's Bar

24 user reviews

Wanting somewhere snug in the heart of the city for an after-work date night? Meet Old Tom’s; an elusive gem in Leadenhall Market with 19th century wall tiles and bundles of charm. Find yourself a cosy corner and settle in for an evening of cheese, meat and wine, or just prop up the bar where the first-rate choice of craft beer needs checking out.

City of London

The perfect date night for those easily seduced by seafood, this fun East London supper club will be serving the very freshest fish, from potted shrimps to whelks and winkles.

19:30 - 22:30
Supper Clubs, Food & Drink, Pop-Up
Live Music
Clapton
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68 and Boston

427 user reviews

A bit of a schmoozing playground where expert sommeliers are on hand serving fine bottles of wine and top rated mixologists blend top class cocktails behind the bar. 68 & Boston is the answer to all of your where to go for date night in London qualms. Check in for intimate drinks, a relaxing yet cosy atmosphere and bartending of every measure. 

Happily Affordable ££
Soho

Cigalon

3 user reviews
Cigalon
Test Drive - 5 Courses Menu £29.50 per person and 1 other offer available.

Head to Chancery Lane for a taste of authentic French cuisine and clean cut lines as Cigalon present the perfect date night in London for you. Inspired by the finest Provençal dishes, Cigalon has suppliers in the South of France to keep their food offering classic, seasonal and fresh.

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Central London

Go together to this supper club and make new friends on the communal tables at this underground venue, before feasting on four courses of Mexican-inspired treats that promises to be both challenging and intriguing.

19:00 - 22:00
Food & Drink, Pop-Up, Date Night, Hen Party
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Trailer Happiness

15 user reviews

Oozing intimacy and serving a first-class choice of tiki cocktails, Trailer Happiness is a winner for romance on Portobello Road. Head underground to uncover this exotic wonderland of delectable dim sum, flamboyant rum cocktails and a quirky, off-beat vibe.

Happily Affordable ££
Notting Hill

There's a lot more to Shoreditch than first meets the eye, you know. Found somewhere amongst the countless trendy hangouts and quirky pop-ups is the Whistling Shop - a seductive cocktail venue featuring vintage seating, table service and all of the charm of a Victorian gin palace.

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Shoreditch

Tequila Mockingbird Clapham

61 user reviews

This cute and quirky cocktail bar in Clapham makes for a lovely date night location. Whether you're stopping in for a couple of beers, or going all out with one of their cocktail masterclasses, it's a great place to spend some time with someone special.

Happily Affordable ££
Battersea

From Purple Rain through to When Doves Cry, Brendan Reilly is serenading you with all of Prince's most famous hits. Through in an iconic London venue, three-course meal and bubbles, and you've got yourself date night sorted.

21:00 - 22:30
Live Music
Live Music
West End
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The Icon Bar & Terrace

1 user reviews

Date nights are made for overlooking the most iconic spots in London from a the sanctuary of a stylish French inspired bar. The Icon Bar & Terrace is such a place with crimson clad sofas, vintage mirrors and fine mixology that will serve you up killer cocktails, classic and new. This is definitely one if you're trying to get an edge to impress... 

Happily Affordable ££
Leicester Square

Atlantic Soul Orchestra are taking over Jazz Cafe in Camden for a serious of Sunday night concerts. With delicious cocktails, hearty Southern American dishes and a buzzing atmosphere, this is the perfect place to spend a Sunday.

17:00 - 21:00
Food & Drink, Live Music, Fun Time Partying
Funk & Soul
Camden
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6 events @ Reverend JW Simpson with 6 upcoming dates from 24 Apr 2018 until 03 Jul 2018

On your next date night, try learning a new skill, or just a new cocktail, at this great Central London cocktail class. Sample a new twist on your favourite spirit then mix one up yourselves. 

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4 events @ 2 venues with 112 upcoming dates from 21 Apr 2018 until 18 Dec 2018

Bored of the usual dinner-date night? Fancy pushing the boat out a little? The Boat Show Comedy Club is made for you! Climb abroad two of London's most prestigious vessels - the Tattershall Castle or the Hispaniola boats - and watch as Britain's brightest comedy stars show off their many talented on stage.

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10 events @ 6 venues with 18 upcoming dates from 27 Apr 2018 until 23 Nov 2018

Treat each other to a Hix Event, where you could be eating at Mark Hix’s kitchen table, learning how to cook incredible food as you eat it, or listening to amazing talks from famous chefs, who will run you through their own food. The perfect way to eat and learn at the same time.

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Little Bat

123 user reviews

Angel’s neighbourhood cocktail bar is a sure-fire way to impress on date night. To start with, it’s from the same guys as Callooh Callay, so you can expect a banging list of cocktails made with great skill and imagination. The place offers a super chilled out vibe with cosy seating and attentive staff, and with Alice in Wonderland themed quirks never too far away, this is a must-try for date night close to Islington’s buzzing Upper Street.

Happily Affordable ££
Angel

SO.UK Clapham

17 user reviews

Let those smokey aromas waft you into a romantic bubble in this Arabic haven of cosy cushioned booth seats and ornate lanterns. With fine food to choose from and the best in classy cocktails, play footsie under the tables and lean over the table tops in sultry surrounds. 

Happily Affordable ££
Clapham

GOAT

267 user reviews

Surreptitiously tap in a secret code to gain entry to The Chelsea Prayer Room, then lead your wide-eyed date up to this most exclusive Chelsea cocktail bars. With George Moorland inspired mural fades on the walls and leather Chesterfield sofas beckoning you inside, who couldn't be impressed? Book via DMN for entry to this normally members-only haunt.

Happily Affordable ££
Chelsea

Basement Sate

194 user reviews

Whoever thought of pairing the world's two most loved indulgences is an absolute hero. Leading the craze of dessert bars in London, Basement Sate plates up Parisian chic interiors to a backdrop of patisserie desserts that are quite literally melt-in-the-mouth moments. Get your fix of exquisitely crafted cocktails and divine desserts for your London date night. 

Happily Affordable ££
Soho

NOLA

95 user reviews

Based right in the heart of Bethnal Green, NOLA is a love note to the culture and history of New Orleans. Jazz and blues tunes fill the air as a divine list of cocktails are mixed with great skill and imagination, seek out NOLA for that intimate feel and delicious Creole and Cajun cuisine.

Happily Affordable ££
Bethnal Green
Bourne and Hollingsworth Buildings
Lunch Set Menu and 2 other offers available.

Standing out in the crowd thanks to its iconic black exterior and with a reputation for serving some of London's most refreshing cocktails, the Bourne and Hollingsworth Buildings is a quirky bar based just a short stroll from Angel station. With a sleek bar serving all the signature cocktails that have made the B&H name famous over the years, the venue's idyllic greenhouse and airy cafe offer prime spots to unwind in with mates. Soak up all the vintage and carefree vibes at this quirky bar in London. 

Happily Affordable ££
Islington

For a truly unique date night in London, this seasonal supper club at Benk & Bo will be showcasing the best spring flavours prepared by chef and food writer duo Sprit & Salt.

19:00 - 22:00
Food & Drink, Supper Clubs, Pop-Up
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Shaker&Company

50 user reviews
Shaker&Company
Happy Hour and 5 other offers available.

For a more relaxed date night in London, Shake and Company invites you in for a great array of craft cocktails and delicious dirty burgers. And if you want to level up your night, head to their basement bar Nineteen Eighty Something for 80s tunes, cocktails and video games.

Happily Affordable ££
Fitzrovia

Scout

2 user reviews

Tiny, cute and very intimate, Scout in East London is perfect for a date night. The bar serves an ever-changing mix of cocktails that use seasonal British produce, while downstairs there's a laboratory where you can see how the magic happens.

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

If you're seeing someone who has a love for gin, this Elephant Gin tasting is a must for date night. Master the perfect serve, learn what tonic and garnishes are the best additions to your drink, and of course, try some gin at this tasting event.

18:30 - 21:00
Classes, Food & Drink, Drinks Tasting
Putney
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Opium

571 user reviews

Yep - that's a wall filled with ornamental teapots right there. Opium is one of London's true hidden gems, discretely tucked away behind an otherwise unassuming green door in the heart of bustling Chinatown. Come for seasonal Oriental themed cocktails and dim sum plates in a quirky speakeasy styled bar - it's basically got the ideal set-up if you're really looking to impress someone with your nightlife knowledge.

Splash the Cash £££
Soho

Perfect for a fun London date night, this cool pop up restaurant on the South Bank promises interactive tasting menus, complete with DIY grilling and marshmallow toasting.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Food & Drink, Something A Little Different, Pop-Up, Date Night
Background Music
Waterloo
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The Arts Theatre Club

3 user reviews

The search for a solid date night in London can sometimes prove to be quite long and arduous. Put an end to the headache, and settle in for a drink or two with your beau at Soho's The Arts Theatre Club--a Prohibition-style speakeasy complete with dazzling vintage touches such as private tables and a constant flow of classic crooners coming from the DJ booth.

Happily Affordable ££
Soho

Bring a bit of Mexican flavour to your next date night as Wahaca's kitchen welcomes Chef Jonathan Zaragoza to show guests the best of Mexican cuisine. You and your significant other will be in awe as you try Chef Zaragoza's signature dish, slow-cooked traditional birria.

 

 

19:00 - 23:00
Date Night, Food & Drink, Pop-Up, Supper Clubs
Background Music
Shoreditch
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Coin Laundry

73 user reviews

When it comes to a date night dinner in London, it's important to find somewhere cool, somewhere charming and somewhere downright delicious, and that's where Coin Laundry come in. Join them for Shoreditch-esque interiors, international plates, classic 70s inspired chicken kievs and plenty more. 

Happily Affordable ££
Farringdon

The Light Lounge

163 user reviews

One of Soho's more secret spots, The Light Lounge is a contemporary-cool cocktail treasure den featuring that members only bar feel for utmost exclusivity. Chuck together a few chums and shoot down to this glam go-to and peruse through the fruity, fun cocktail mix as you revel on the d-floor to the upbeat assortment of disco-funk tunes.

Happily Affordable ££
Leicester Square

View 94

13 user reviews

Treat that special someone to a special night at View 94 – head up to their restaurant to a fine dining, candlelit venue and a menu packed with tasty European treats or head downstairs for more relaxed drinks, all while enjoying their panoramic views of the Thames.

Happily Affordable ££
Putney

Eve

105 user reviews

You’ll find a piece of Eden in Central London in the form of Eve, a place of temptation and indulgence. Their cocktails are theatrical and delicious, their surroundings are luxurious and the atmosphere is some of the best in the centre.

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Covent Garden

For the perfect feel-good date night in London, this spunky new musical at The Vaults is just the ticket. Bursting with energy, it's one of the best new theatre shows in London.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Theatre/Arts, Live Music, Themed Nights, Date Night
Live Music
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The Bloomsbury Club Bar

295 user reviews

The Bloomsbury Hotel harbours secrets behind hotel rooms galore, but their bar also harbours a treat too. Twinkled in lights, propped up by comfortable seating and washed down with some of the finest cocktails in the business, this romantic date night in London will be hard to beat. 

Happily Affordable ££
Soho
1 events @ One Aldwych with 1 upcoming dates starting on 12 Jun 2018

For a lovely London date night in winter, enjoy one of these great screenings at One Aldwych. With three course meal and a chilled glass of champagne in hand, settle down in front of The Nutcracker, The Winter's Tale or Swan Lake. 

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25 events @ Kansas Smitty's with 25 upcoming dates from 22 Apr 2018 until 20 Sep 2018

Looking for something a little bit cute and a little bit quirky? Kansas Smitty's in Hackney is a top choice when it comes to date night, with their rocking roster of live bands and strong selection of cocktails.

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Hopscotch

2 user reviews
Hopscotch
Buy one get one free

You can start your night out in London with a lovely meal in Hopscotch, where you can feast on Eurasian small plates that have been made with British ingredients. Then sneak downstairs to hidden bar The Drinking den. At this speakeasy, great drinks and cool vibes reign supreme.

Happily Affordable ££
Brick Lane
19 events @ 2 venues with 70 upcoming dates starting on 21 Apr 2018

Looking for a date night in London that won't be forgotten anytime soon? Take that special someone to the Lautrec Jazz Club in South London and soak up all the fun-loving vibes on offer. Showcasing the best jazz and funk & soul performers that the capital has to offer, the bar and kitchen staff work as a team, pairing traditional French dishes with fine European wines. 

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Le Bar

33 user reviews

Le Bar is the latest addition to Farringdon's diverse bar scene, pairing fresh cocktails and fine glasses of wine with seasonal small plates of French food. Created by the same masterminds behind the Michelin-starred Club Gascon, the team of expert mixologists and sommeliers will serve drinks that perfectly complement and balance out the flavours of the small plates.

 

Happily Affordable ££
Farringdon

Set in what was a former public conveniences, The Bermondsey Arts Club is as stylish and suave as cocktail bars come. Designed with art deco gumption and a contemporary persuasion, you'll find a bespoke space of unique furniture pieces where you can experience their hand crafted liquid extravagances in the form of their cocktail list. 

Happily Affordable ££
Bermondsey

Portobello Star

11 user reviews

If you want your London date night to be infused with some fabulous cocktails, head to the Portobello Star. This historic bar is oozing in atmosphere, as well as handmade liquors and in-house spirit infusions that create perfect mixed drinks.

Happily Affordable ££
Notting Hill

Horatio Street Social Club was made for date nights. Located beneath the streets of Bethnal Green, you’ll find a monthly changing and expertly curated cocktail list, mood-setting music, an unbeatable atmosphere, and lighting dim enough to make the sexy eyes you make at each other real sensual.

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Bethnal Green

The New York Bar

41 user reviews

For a date night with a side of elegance, check out the luxe-as-you-like New York Bar, located a stone's throw from Buckingham Palace and set within the beautiful Rubens at the Palace hotel. Think bespoke cocktails, mood-setting champagne and some relatively refined interior design at this sure-to-impress hotel hangout.

Splash the Cash £££
Westminster

Found

3 user reviews

Nothing beats date night in London like a secret drinking hideaway unbeknown to the general population. If you're looking to impress, Found is the key to your success (no rhyme intended). Once you've discovered this coveted cocktail club in Shoreditch, you'll return for a piece of the top mixology over and over again. 

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

As-seen-on-TV on great shows like 8 Out of 10 Cats, and on Netflix specials, prepare yourself for a night of amazing comedy from the likes of Aisling Bea, Lou Sanders, and double act Lazy Susan.

19:00 - 22:00
Comedy
Kings Cross
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Venn St. Records

45 user reviews
Venn St. Records
Cheap Date - 2 Pizzas and 2 Drinks for £19 and 1 other offer available.

Based in the heart of Clapham, Venn St Records is a venue that takes its love of music to the next level. Covered in tour posters, old NME covers and with walls lined with vintage records, the bar staff keep the mood light by serving flavoursome cocktails all throughout the night. Perfect for anyone looking for a quirky date night spot, this bar never disappoints. 

Happily Affordable ££
Clapham
6 events @ Karma Sanctum Soho Hotel with 140 upcoming dates starting on 15 Mar 2018

For a quirky and intimate date night, this boutique hotel in London offers delicious dining and drinks options perfect for a couples night out in Central London. 

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Megaro Bar

41 user reviews
Megaro Bar
Monkey Shoulder High ball cocktail for £5 and 2 other offers available.

Megaro is a basement bar in Kings Cross that's created a reputation for itself thanks to its stunning cocktail menu and quirky decor. The venue's expert mixologists have really let their creative side shine, curating a menu of signature creations and spirit infusion. 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.

Happily Affordable ££
Kings Cross

Craft London

8 user reviews
Craft London
£5 HOUSE COCKTAILS and 1 other offer available.

Treat your other half to a night out at Craft, where you can enjoy a delicious range of food in their restaurant ranging from grilled scallops to clay baked duck. The interiors are beautiful, but after your meal you should head upstairs to their bar, where you can enjoy cocktails and a beautiful 360-degree view of the Thames.

Happily Affordable ££
Greenwich

Charlotte's Place

0 user reviews

The charming Ealing eatery is one of the ultimate date night restaurants in London. Cosy and intimate, the interiors are almost as gorgeous as the food.

Happily Affordable ££
Ealing

Oriole

1001 user reviews
Oriole
Free Live Music & Reduced Price Cocktails and 2 other offers available.

Brought to London by the team behind the multi-award winning Nightjar, this is a sumptuous bar of global influence. Designed to tease all of the senses and take you on a journey of discovery, settle in at the Oriole and enjoy cocktails mixed with the finest exotic ingredients going. There’s similarly delightful grazing plates, and live entertainment comes in the form of live jazz, swing and blues music throughout the week.

Splash the Cash £££
East London

Want to have a special date you know you won't forget? Then Cellar Door's High Tea & Tease night is for you. On every Saturday night, it's a racy affair that's full of surprises and thoroughly entertaining. Amaze your date with a truly unique night that includes live performances, gambling, cakes, tea and of course, an abundance of alcohol!

14:00 - 17:00
Cabaret/Burlesque, Something A Little Different, Daytime
Burlesque/Piano
West End
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The perfect idea for a date night in South London, this fun drinks tasting and masterclass will teach you how to make three classic gin cocktails, paired with tasty dishes from the Rivington kitchen. 

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Drinks Tasting, Food & Drink, Classes
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Get a bit more hands on for your next London date night as Pizza Pilgrims bring a pizza-making masterclass to their West India Quay location. Learn to throw dough like a pro and sample the efforts of your labour at this great foodie event.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Food & Drink, Something A Little Different, Stag Do, Classes
Retro
East London
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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.

Happily Affordable ££
Central London

You can’t go wrong with two tickets to one of the most respected comedy clubs in London, can you? The Covent Garden Comedy Club are all about bringing the biggest names to the stage in a friendly and chilled out setting, and you’ll take in a line-up of 3 utterly hilarious comedians and a compere while you’re here. As if that wasn’t already enough, you’ll get 15% off at the Lulivo restaurant for dinner and free entry to Opal Nightclub if you fancy heading out afterwards.

20:00 - 22:00
Comedy, Date Night
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Maison Mekong

2 user reviews

Drawing influence from the countries that lie on the banks of the Mekong river, this charming Indochinese brasserie in St Paul's offers delicious food and lovely interiors, perfect for a romantic date night in London.

Happily Affordable ££
City of London

Victorian Bath House

74 user reviews

Experience the exclusive setting of the Victorian Bath House for a date night in London with a difference. Visits are made by appointment only so book your place and discover this decadent restaurant bar of Victorian excess and rich interiors inspired by period glamour. This one will be sure to turn heads if you're looking to make an impression. 

Happily Affordable ££
Liverpool Street

Head to Brick Lane for this one of a kind burlesque experience from Triomphe de Femme. Perfect for a quirky date night in London, you're sure to leave enchanted and dazzled by this fun and fabulous show.

20:00 - 23:00
Cabaret/Burlesque
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Circus

77 user reviews

Whether you're after classy cocktails or a full-blown meal, Circus will put the dazzle back into date night. Head to Covent Garden as they stylish venue serves up sharing Pan-Asian dishes, all while an amazing roster of entertainment shines on with acrobats, burlesque and fire-eaters the least you can expect.

Splash the Cash £££
Covent Garden

MyChocolate

0 user reviews

You know, they say chocolate is the most romantic food in the world. So next day night, why don’t you and the one you love get down to a MyChocolate event, where they combine creative, charm and great service to create a truly unforgettable night. Did we mention the event is all about chocolate?   

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Try something  a little different this date night with SEA Life After Dark, where you’ll be able to traverse the wonders of the London Aquarium after hours. Travel at your own pace, sip your complimentary prosecco and take in the wonderful conservation and all the nature it contains.     

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Something A Little Different, Date Night, Activity, Walks & Tours
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IceBar London

22 user reviews

London’s famous Ice Bar is simply something you’ve got to experience. It’s the UK’s only permanently frozen cocktail bar, where everything in sight is carved from the purest of ice sourced from the Torne River in Northern Sweden. Wrap up warm and enjoy something unique next time out, there’s ice-cool cocktails followed by dinner and drinks to enjoy in the downstairs restaurant.  

Happily Affordable ££
West End
The Restaurant at Sanderson
Mad Hatters Pink Champagne Afternoon Tea £65

Boasting a visionary design and an exceptional menu, the Restaurant at Sanderson is a true show-stopper for date night. A great choice if you’re toasting an anniversary or birthday, come by this swish pad inside this glamorous hotel for dinner and drinks featuring top-of-the-range seasonal fare and artisanal cocktails.

Happily Affordable ££
Central London

Climb aboard HMS R.S Hispaniola for a night of gin tasting and mixing. The boat has teamed up with HMS Spirits for a night of gin tasting, history and facts, as well as a cocktail class, in the most beautiful of locations.

18:30 - 21:30
Drinks Tasting, Food & Drink, Pop-Up, Something A Little Different
Background Music
Embankment
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