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 6th January 2020




@ May Fair Bar presents: Belvedere + Ice on Saturday 25th January 2020 and 9 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

15 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

106 user reviews 5

@ Heaven on Various dates from Friday 24th January 2020

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.

  The Big London Bake

575 user reviews 5

@ The Castle Tooting on Various dates from Wednesday 22nd January 2020

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. 

Travelling Film Show

12 user reviews 5

The stuff of date night dream, The Travelling Film Show will return to The Shard this winter to host three exclusive screenings on the 69th floor. Tickets include a cocktail as well as plenty of popcorn and comfy seats for you to kick back and get all cosy. Hand-holding encouraged.

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. 

Film And Fizz with Curzon

69 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

202 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.

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. 

Prosecco House

4 user reviews 5

If your partner loves their prosecco, this city bar is the ultimate destination. London's first bar dedicated to the drink, Prosecco House, has launched a monthly tasting session complete with six samples from across the globe for the both of you to enjoy. 

Craft London

26 user reviews 5

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.

@ Ham Yard Hotel on Various dates from Friday 24th January 2020

Looking for a spot that's to leave a lasting impression? Then look no further than Ham Yard Hotel's Hot Gin Roof winter pop-up, created in collaboration with Sipsmith gin. Held on the hotel's gorgeous private roof terrace, the experience includes a carefully crafted menu of hot, cold, low and no alcohol gin cocktails and an accompanying selection of food pairings.

Lunch Set Menu and 3 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.

Basement Sate

306 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. 

Set in what was a former public conveniences, The Bermondsey Arts Club is as stylish and suave as cocktail bars come. Designed with art deco gumption and a contemporary persuasion, you'll find a bespoke space of unique furniture pieces where you can experience their hand crafted liquid extravagances in the form of their cocktail list. 

Nightjar

2457 user reviews 4

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.

ABQ London

1 user review 5

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.

Coin Laundry

94 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. 

Top Secret Comedy Club

225 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. 

Swift

716 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. 

The 99 Club

53 user reviews 4

Laugh together at this award-winning comedy club, as they welcome all kinds of hilarious comedians who have been on shows like Mock the Week and 8 Out of 10 Cats, six days of the week.

HIX Events

51 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.

There's nothing more romantic than wine, and no one does it quite like Humble Grape. Come here for a date and you'll be treated to 30 glasses and 400+ bottles of biodynamic wine, as well as a variety of British small plates.

Oriole

1699 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.

Comedy Carnival London

50 user reviews 4

Make your date giggle with the help of some professionals. Comedy Carnival is the weekly club night that takes place across London, with big names regularly taking to the stage - make a night of it and buy a dinner ticket.

  The Brig

66 user reviews 5

@ Merchant House on Various dates from Wednesday 22nd January 2020

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...

Hoxley and Porter

171 user reviews 4

Happy hour

Somewhere in amongst the hustle and bustle of Islington's Upper Street lies Hoxley and Porter; a dream of a date night destination promising an experience completely different to the norm. Escape to this lair of intoxicating liquors and discover the fineries of a venue styled as an opulent first-class train carriage from a bygone era.

Circus

1060 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.

Burlock

348 user reviews 4

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.

68 and Boston

941 user reviews 4

A bit of a schmoozing playground where expert sommeliers are on hand serving fine bottles of wine and top rated mixologists blend top class cocktails behind the bar. 68 & Boston is the answer to all of your where to go for date night in London qualms, plus they keep their bottles of wine at seriously affordable prices.