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 12th November 2019




@ May Fair Bar presents: Belvedere + Ice on Saturday 16th November 2019 and 7 other Saturdays

Head to May Fair Bar for a swish 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.

Candlelight Concerts

14 user reviews 4

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.

  The Covent Garden Comedy Club

90 user reviews 5

@ Heaven on Various dates from Saturday 16th November 2019

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 4/5 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.

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.

Little Bat

229 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.

HIX Events

46 user reviews 5

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.

The Phoenix Arts Club

72 user reviews 5

Looking for a quirky new date night spot in London? Head to The Phoenix Artist Club for a night of debaucherous cabaret, intriguing Vaudeville and unique burlesque performances each Sunday, with tickets from just £15 each.

The Comedy Store

3 user reviews 4

Comedy shows have always been a date night staple, but this selection of events at one of London's most iconic venues is taking things to the next level with everything from amateur Gong show evenings to star-studded improv nights.

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. 

Coin Laundry

91 user reviews 4

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. 

Palatino

6 user reviews 4

Bottomless Pasta & a Palatino Spritz - £25pp and 1 other offer

If good food is the way to your heart, then Palatino in Clerkenwell is sure to have you head over heels. The smart restaurant cooks up fine Roman fare, from seasonal meats through to sugar-sweet sorbet, or indulgent panna cotta, with roasted figs and honey.

Cigalon

3 user reviews 5

Test Drive - 5 Courses Menu £29.50 per person and 1 other offer

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.

Top Secret Comedy Club

216 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. 

Lunch Set Menu and 2 other offers

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 & Hollingsworth Buildings is a quirky bar based just a short stroll from Angel station. From brunch through to dinner, this townhouse is pretty enough for all occasions.

ICE BAR London

28 user reviews 4

London's famous ICE BAR London 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 ice. 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.  

@ The Golden Hinde on Friday 6th December 2019

Treat your partner to a marine-themed night of blues, whisky, and mischief aboard The Golden Hinde ship this October. The Rhythm and Booze Project will be housing itself on the grand vessel, armed with an open bar to really get you feeling it. 

Film And Fizz with Curzon

54 user reviews 5

Head over to One Aldwych this season where this excellent cinema event has your date night plans all wrapped up. Tuck into dinner or brunch at one of the hotel's in-house eateries, then carry on to their private screening room for a chilled evening with a movie and a cold glass of fizz.

The London Cabaret Club

168 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.

Circus

924 user reviews 4

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 the stylish venue serves up sharing Pan-Asian dishes, all while an amazing roster of entertainment shines on with acrobats, burlesque and fire-eaters.

Rivoli Pop up Cinema

77 user reviews 4

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.

Basement Sate

287 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. 

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, with homemade bitters and syrups.

Craft London

23 user reviews 5

Craft London Dexter burger and a drink for £20 per person

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 gorgeous 360-degree view of the Thames.

Burlock

325 user reviews 4

Monday Rum Sessions and 4 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.

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.