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 3rd October 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.

28-50 By Night

1 user review 4

Sultry vibes? Yep. Live music nights? You bet. Make your way to 28-50 By Night on Jason Court for those ultimate date night vibes with your beau. Sink your teeth into a fabulous menu touting mouthwatering eats and Champagne pairings, while enjoying jazz or swing entertainment. 

The Phoenix Arts Club

339 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.

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. 

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 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.

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.

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.

The Tapas Room

9 user reviews 5

Head on over to The Tapas Room in Peckham for the Discover Rioja with Finca Manzanos. So, what's on offer? You and your date will be able to try some of the tastiest tipples from this classic winery, all while learning some cool stories from export manager: Rubén Quintana.

Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club

1155 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. 

@ Pedley Street Station on Various dates from Wednesday 5th October 2022

Save 10% on ticket Sunday Matinee Early 2.30pm with discount code DIAMOND10

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.


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. 

The Boat Show Comedy Club

446 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.

Nightjar Shoreditch

3496 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.

Little Bat

424 user reviews 5

Get 20% off when you pre order any small plates

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.

If you're after London date ideas where you can get a bit competitive, then Oche The Strand is the venue for you. Not only do these guys front Michelin-trained chefs and a lineup of expertly crafted cocktails, but also dartboards to get stuck into.

Callooh Callay

15 user reviews 4

On the hunt for fun date night activities in London? Callooh Callay's got a whole load of fun classes and workshops that are ideal for couples, from a fabulous Moet & Chandon Champagne tasting event to the chance to make your own candle.

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.

Run out of ideas for date night in the city? Purgatory Bar has got you sorted. Just a short distance from Victoria station, this suave spot is home to a plethora of tasty concoctions, all served with a side of theatre. If the sun is shining, enjoy each other's company on the outdoor terrace.

Backyard Comedy Club

82 user reviews 5

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 Brig

151 user reviews 5

@ Merchant House on Various dates from Wednesday 5th October 2022

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...

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.

When in need of date ideas in London, Vagabond Sessions are coming in hot with their Beginners Guide To Wine. You'll both be able to sip your way through plenty of bottles with some expert guidance, discovering new favourites along the way.

The Gibson

796 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.


245 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.


2158 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.


24 user reviews 5

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 Big Bakes

1675 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.


599 user reviews 4

Temptation Tuesdays - 50% Off and 5 other offers

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.


67 user reviews 5

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.

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.

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.