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 August 2021




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.

@ 56 Leadenhall Street on Various dates from Friday 6th August 2021

Based on Jeff Wayne's iconic soundtrack to War of The Worlds, this epic immersive experience is perfect for a date night like no other. Step in the midst of an alien invasion and spend the next two hours absorbed into a world of virtual reality, immersive theatre, and cutting edge technology, bringing you closer to the action than ever before.

Basement Sate

396 user reviews 4

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 sweets for your London date night. 

Swift Soho

827 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. 

Top Secret Comedy Club

231 user reviews 5

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. 

SOULENDVR

1 user review 5

Looking for something a little different to do with your other half? Head south of the river where SOULENDVR are serving up a series of quirky live music and creative nights. Alongside impressive sets, there'll also be film screenings accompanied by jazz bands who will be improvising the soundtrack.

  The Brig

99 user reviews 5

@ Merchant House on Various dates from Friday 6th August 2021

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...

Cocktails in the City 2021

1042 user reviews 4

A great date night idea for the London summer, Cocktails in the City is the seasonal pop-up you've been waiting for. Head over to their Bedford Square HQ where they'll be sorting you out with incredible drinks, live music and interactive entertainment.

  The Big London Bake

849 user reviews 5

@ The Castle Tooting on Various dates from Friday 6th August 2021

Based in Castle Tooting in South London, The Big London Bake is a fun 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. 

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.

ESQ

18 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.

The Gibson

660 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.

Little Bat

359 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.

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.

Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club

651 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. 

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. 

Ricco Lounge Events

5 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.

Oriole

1834 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.

Burlock

433 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.

Nightjar

2863 user reviews 5

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.

The London Cabaret Club

265 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.

Whether you're looking to snuggle up under an indoor tree or out in a beautiful garden, Megan's provide the perfect romantic setting for any date night. Choose from a number of divine locations and discover why it's a favourite among celebrity clientele. 

Fitz’s

98 user reviews 4

Looking for a little extra wow-factor? Fitz's boasts truly unique decadent decor reminiscent of the 1920s, with original stained glass windows and flamboyant art features. To top it off, the exquisite cocktail menu takes its inspiration from Bloomsbury's free spirits both past and present. 

The Tapas Room

7 user reviews 5

Treat your wine-loving partner to an evening dedicated to all things red, white and rosé at one of The Tapas Room's events. The Battersea and Peckahm bars will be playing host to a handful of suppliers who'll be discussing everything from orange vinos and sherries to bottles from lesser-known Spanish regions.

Found

15 user reviews 4

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. 

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.