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 edited by Izzah Kazi

Last updated on 20th June 2024




Paintvine

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 tipples.

The Phoenix Arts Club

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 dinner with a side of striptease, it's got you covered.

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.

May Fair Bar

Set Menu 2 dishes £25

Looking to impress your date with a trip to this exclusive neighbourhood? Then the May Fair Bar is a top choice, thanks to its stylish silver interiors and buzzing atmosphere. Their classy cocktail menu includes signature sips like the raspberry and cherry blossom sour or a pomegranate fizz, which you can pair with bar snacks such as cumin-spiced sweetcorn, grilled wagyu sliders and crispy habanero prawns.

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. 

DEBUT

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.

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. 

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, including a Japanese afternoon tea with a cocktail flight. Topping it off are the sultry interiors and private roof terrace.

Proud

Bored of all the usual date destinations? Then take your other half to a captivating performance at Proud Cabaret City. Tuck into a sumptuous two course meal and plenty of fizz or cocktails to accompany it, while you watch dark, sultry circus-themed shows or nab an exclusive seat to their secret burlesque society experience, with tickets starting from just £20.

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.

THE DOUBLE R CLUB

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.

Swift Soho

The masterminds behind the successful Nightjar bar are now 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 turnaround for each drink, the expert team of mixologists serve both classic and inventive cocktails to its guests.

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 laid-back space.

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.

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.

What's On at Laki Kane

Tropical Islington bar and restaurant Laki Kane is a great shout for date nights, whether you fancy a delicious Thai meal or something a little different. They offer couples cocktail making classes at £70 for both of you, or you can learn how to create your own rum instead. They're even offering romantic nights away at a discounted price, in a partnership with the nearby Double Tree Hilton.

The Brig

@ Merchant House on Various dates from Thursday 20th June 2024

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

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 intimate, secret venues across town sound like your thing, then take your special someone here for romantic vibes galore.

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.

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.

The BBQ Club - 2024

@ BBQ Club on Various dates from Thursday 20th June 2024

Date night in London never looked so good come summertime with The BBQ Club's six-course feasting menu. Head to this gorgeous riverside spot to soak up city views and tuck into some of the best artisan produce the city has to offer. Tickets are £60 per person, with an optional wine pairing for an extra £50, and include creative plates like maple-smoked chalk stream rainbow trout atop squid ink tartare sauce and passion fruit s'mores for dessert.  

Una at The Adria

@ The Adria on Various dates from Friday 21st June 2024

Want to spice up your usual date nights? Then wow your other half with tickets to Una at The Adria. This exclusive supper club experience is hosted by renowned chef Martin Milesi at the South Kensington venue, bringing you his shared table dining concept that's bound to take you on a culinary journey. Expect everything from wild bass ceviche to grass-fed Aberdeen beef on the five-course menu, alongside a welcome drink and wine pairings - all for £180 each.

The Milestone Hotel and Residences

The Milestone Hotel and Residences are inviting you to join them for romantic dinners, tasting menus and afternoon teas. Just make your way over to the gorgeous space boasting white table cloths and candlelight for the ultimate couples evening out.

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 at The Palace for cooking classes, gourmet dining nights and boozy afternoon teas throughout the year.

The London Cabaret Club

Discounts available on certain events

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.