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 27th June 2022




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.

The Luna Cinema - London

45 user reviews 4

The Luna Cinema is packing a punch when it comes to date nights in London. Not only are there showings across gorgeous spaces in the city, from Kensington Palace to Kenwood House, but there is a pretty epic lineup of top-notch films to be enjoyed.

If you're looking for fun things to do in London for couples, then Petersham Nurseries' offerings are just the ticket. From pasta masterclasses and florist classes to live music and food events in their restaurant, you can't go wrong when you spend time with your boo here.

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. 

Burlock

570 user reviews 4

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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 Marylebone spot also has a  nifty cocktail list, with a unique happy hour offering deals from open until close and a Grasshopper Challenge donating £1 from each sale to human rights organisations.

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.

Oriole

2104 user reviews 5

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.

Humble Grape

28 user reviews 5

If you want a date night at your local wine bar, look no further than hitting up Humble Grape. They've got plenty of events - from tastings of lesser-known wines to masterclasses in your favourite varieties - to tickle your fancy and turn you into a connoisseur. 

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.

Ricco Lounge Events

74 user reviews 5

An intimate basement spot in the hub of Kensignton, Ricco Lounge wins our vote for date night bars in West London. If the rich interiors and delicious drinks don't win you over, then the diverse range of events will.

The world's first fully-immersive molecular cocktail bar, ABQ is the only place where you'll be cooking up a storm inside a full-sized RV. Head to Hackney and prepare to flaunt those shaking skills across 2 unique drinks.

The London Cabaret Club

315 user reviews 4

Looking for a little bit of oomph for your next date night? The London Cabaret Club has got the stuff in spades as performers dazzle with everything from acrobatics to slinky burlesque shows. Make a real night and add in dinner and drinks.

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.

  The Brig

140 user reviews 5

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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...

ESQ

23 user reviews 5

Head to this secret bar in Kensington for subterranean sipping set to live jazz on the piano, sharing-style plates and a curious cocktail list showcasing sloe gin, house-aged bourbon, rosemary-infused tequila and more.

Swift Soho

828 user reviews 5

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. 

Paintvine

5 user reviews 5

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. 

Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club

1082 user reviews 5

Bringing a dash of Parisian romance to the heart of South London, Toulouse Lautrec is one of the quirkiest places in the city for a date night. Oozing with romance, this swish spot serves up the finest in French cuisine alongside a wide array of live entertainment. 

The Boat Show Comedy Club

379 user reviews 5

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.

Film And Fizz with Curzon

89 user reviews 5

Upgrade your boring ol' date night at Film And Fizz with Curzon. Located at One Aldwych, this top-notch venue offers a chic 30-seat screening room, with showings from Top Gun: Maverick to Elvis, all while serving tasting eats and glasses of Lallier Grande Réserve Champagne.

Nightjar Shoreditch

3388 user reviews 5

Sometimes, there's so much hype surrounding a bar that the experience fails to match your expectations. With Nightjar in Shoreditch and Soho 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.

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.

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Grab your beau and check out The Murdér Express Part Deux -Jewel Of The Empire an immersive dining experience. Not only does this involve plenty of top-notch entertainment, but also a mouthwatering four-course menu.

Hidden Jazz Club

166 user reviews 5

For live music on your date night in London, look no further than a trip to Hidden Jazz Club. Head to one of the quirky venues they've popped up in, whether that be a historic church or a railway arch, to groove to local musicians with your other half.

The Phoenix Arts Club

336 user reviews 5

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.

The Big Bakes

1545 user reviews 5

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.

Little Bat

423 user reviews 5

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.

From unique cocktail experiences and French film screenings to themed bottomless brunches, Chelsea Funhouse is bringing you a whole range of quirky date night ideas in London. Pick your poison and prepare for something a little different with your boo.

The Gibson

793 user reviews 5

Not far from Old Street roundabout, The Gibson is a dimly lit den of creative concoctions. Named after the cocktail, this small bar creates all sorts of weird tipples using seriously unusual ingredients; what's more, there's a live piano player on certain nights of the week.

Disrepute

229 user reviews 5

If you've got a date night on the horizon, impress them with a trip to Disrepute. The Soho bar echoes the hedonism and artistic expression of the Sixties, offering you a stunning list of cocktails and wines, which you can sip together while enjoying the buzz of snazzy jazz tunes.