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 15th November 2023


One of the London's most romantic lookouts, Skylight offers an atmospheric drinking spot in the clouds. Head down to Tobacco Dock and enjoy an evening of drinks, views and even a game of croquet if you're feeling it, or during winter, there's gorgeous iceskating.

Vagabond - Various Sites

You've tried and tested a number of wine bars in London, but trust us you'll never find another quite like Vagabond. Dotted around the city, this unique collection of urban wineries provide a perfect date night location, with their handpicked selection of bottles you'd struggle to find elsewhere. 

The Brig

@ Merchant House on Various dates from Wednesday 29th November 2023

Go all out and hire your own private bar for something a little intimate. Complete with your own music selection and a personal bartender, you can explore whatever spirits take your fancy. Perfect as a double date spot, or for just the two of you - we've even heard rumour of proposals taking place here...

The London Cabaret Club

Elevate date night with a trip to The London Cabaret Club in Holborn. Grab your other half and enter this sultry venue for an evening of Gatsby-themed entertainment from some of the capital's best performers, all while quaffing Champers and enjoying fine dining-style plates.

Best Iberica Restaurants in London

If you fancy sharing plenty of mouthwatering tapas dishes on your next date night in London, be sure to check out one of Iberica's restaurants across the city. From crispy croquetas and salty jamon Iberico to tortilla, seafood and succulent meat, the menu is sure to impress.

Ayllu Restaurant

Treat your date to some stunning Peruvian and Japanese dishes at Ayllu, a gorgeous restaurant in Paddington. They offer indulgent tasting menus if you just can't decide on a dish, as well as bottomless food and drinks on weekends. 

The Murdér Express

@ Pedley Street Station on Various dates from Thursday 30th November 2023

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Grab your beau and check out The Murdér Express immersive dining experience. Not only does this involve plenty of top-notch entertainment, but also a mouthwatering four-course menu courtesy of a Michelin star chef.

Legendary Nightly Cabaret in London's West End

@ Phoenix Arts Club on Various dates from Wednesday 29th November 2023

The ultimate date night for musical theatre fans, The Phoenix Arts Club brings together a unique lineup of West End stars and cabaret performers every weekend, whether you're heading over for an evening out or enjoying afternoon tea and a side of striptease.

Megan's - Various Sites

If you're looking for a gorgeous location for your next date, Megan's various outposts in places like Islington, Surbiton, Battersea and beyond will be right up your street. While surrounded by pretty decor, get stuck into Mediterranean fare and tasty tipples galore.

The Boat Show Comedy Club

All aboard The Tattershall Castle for laughs abound, thanks to The Boat Show Comedy Club. Expect a range of brilliant names on the lineup, from well-known to up-and-coming, that are sure to make your sides split. And afterwards? There's a nightclub 'til 2am.

The Milestone Hotel and Residences

The Milestone Hotel and Residences are inviting you to join them for a special afternoon tea experience, as well as a James Bond-inspired dinner. At the latter, you'll get to enjoy canapés and Champagne on arrival, play casino games such as roulette, then tuck into a themed multi-course feast.


We know that it's sometimes pretty hard to spruce up date night, so here's where Paintvine comes in. Cancel those borin' boozer plans and join one of their fantastic events which incorporate painting and sculpture with a few glasses of tipple. 

Ricco London Events

Flaunting slinky velvet seating, intimate lighting and an enticing lineup of events, Ricco Lounge was simply made for date nights. Kick off your evening with a couple of cocktails paired with sharing nibbles, before enjoying cabaret, jazz, comedy or anything else.

Swift Soho

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. 

Little Bat

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.

The Big Bakes

With locations across London, The Big London Bake is a fun event that's perfect for the city's many foodies. Put your chops to the test as the event will see guests take part in a number of testing challenges in order to find out who London's finest bakers really are.

Backyard Comedy Club

If you and your beau love to have a little fun on date night, you'll certainly want to check out Bethnal Green's Backyard Comedy Club. Expect to laugh your socks off with a fabulous lineup of up-and-coming or established comedians in the laidback space.

The Rubens at The Palace

Offering a range of fun experiences for couples, this London hotel is going beyond the basic spa package. Join the Rubens team for cooking classes, gourmet dining nights and boozy afternoon teas throughout the summer.

Film And Fizz with Curzon

For the ultimate date night experience, snap up tickets to One Aldwych's Film and Fizz with Curzon events. Kick start with a luxurious three-course meal before heading to the cinema room to catch a screening of flicks like You've Got Mail and Oppenheimer while sipping Champagne.

Maltby Street Wine House

Oozing style and finesse, the Maltby Street Wine House is the ideal venue for those of you in need of date night plans. Head inside, to enjoy an array of first-class serves with your other half, all before devouring the epic selection of bar snacks, from olives to bruschetta and sharing platters.

Karma Sanctum Soho

Want to spruce up your boring ol' date night at your local boozer? Check out Karma Sanctum Soho's awesome range of events from Japanese afternoon tea, lunch menus to cinema viewings. This is the perfect place to take your beau.

Pasta Evangelists

Can you think of a better date night spot than a snazzy Italian eatery? Make your way over to Pasta Evangelists in Harrods for an evening of serious wining and dining. Tuck into elevated pasta plates, like salmon carbonara and spaghetti with clams.


If you fancy some live music for your next London date night, then DEBUT's secret concerts at hidden venues across the city are sure to wow. From museum rooftops to bohemian loft spaces, the settings for these shows are truly magical.

The Grill

For the ultimate date night dinner, make sure to nab a table at The Grill. Situated in Knightsbridge, this slick sensation is slinging out all manner of premium steaks. So, whether you fancy a classic sirloin or a luxurious Japanese A5 Kobe fillet, you're in good hands.


Date night with a difference comes in the form of The Double R Club, a destination for all things weird and wonderful. Expect everything from Lynchian cabaret and burlesque bolstered by twisted rock 'n' roll, to comedy or live music at this Bethnal Green hangout.

Davy's Wine Bars

Davy's Wine Bars have your back for all things date night, thanks to wine tastings complete with three-course dinners, cheese events and more across their venues. For romance and vino, there's no better place.

Hidden Jazz Club

Hidden Jazz Club is packed with sultry hits, up and coming artists and local musicians for you to listen to. If smooth sounds at pop-ups across town sound like your thing, then take your special someone here for romantic vibes galore.