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 16th July 2019




@ Hidden location in Hoxton on Various dates from Wednesday 14th August 2019

Switch up your date night with a multidimensional dining experience courtesy of Gingerline. Here, you and your partner will navigate tricky tasks and mischievous characters while feasting on five courses of exquisite drinking and eating, it's sure to make for an evening to remember.

Candlelight Concerts

11 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

72 user reviews 5

@ Heaven on Various dates from Saturday 27th July 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.

Skylight

226 user reviews 4

One of the summer'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 spot of croquet if you're feeling it!

@ The Chocolate Cocktail Club on Various dates from Wednesday 24th July 2019

This quirky pop-up is perfect for coupes with a sweet tooth. Explore all the wonderful inventions from mint and mocha cocktails to chocolate wine and beer. Make sure to also try the signature Chocolate Chocotini, it's a real treat. 

Little Bat

218 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.

Comedy Carnival London

42 user reviews 4

Perfect for a date night in London, Bar Rumba will be playing host to fantastic comedy acts every Thursday - Saturday night in Leicester Square.

68 and Boston

784 user reviews 4

Aperitivo Hour and 8 other offers

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. Check in for intimate drinks, a relaxing yet cosy atmosphere and bartending of every measure. 

  The Big London Bake

423 user reviews 5

@ The Castle Tooting on Various dates from Tuesday 23rd July 2019

Based in Castle Tooting in South London, The Big London Bake is a fun summer 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. Do you have what it takes to choux away the competition and rise to the top?

Ruby's Bar and Lounge

13 user reviews 4

In a nutshell; Ruby's is one of our favourite subterranean spots in the whole of London town. Offering something completely different in Dalston, this is a positively charming cocktail bar serving delightful drinks with table service in an atmosphere that just oozes with intimacy. A must-try if you're looking for a cosy date night destination in east London.

Victorian Bath House

76 user reviews 4

Experience the exclusive setting of the Victorian Bath House for a date night in London with a difference. Visits are made by appointment only so book your place and discover this decadent restaurant bar of Victorian excess and rich interiors inspired by period glamour. This one will be sure to turn heads if you're looking to make an impression. 

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. Really making their drinks stand out, the team of bartenders make use of a range of homemade bitters and syrups. 

If you're looking to impress, then a trip to this charming spot wouldn't go amiss. With locations across the capital, from Fitzrovia to Heathrow, you can tuck into steak, lobster and delicious cocktails wherever you're stumbling.

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. 

Swift

603 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

44 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.

Hoxley and Porter

153 user reviews 4

Happy hour and 2 other offers

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.

@ Radisson Blu Grafton Hotel on Various dates from Friday 26th July 2019

Sometimes you just can't go wrong with dinner and drinks, but why not take things up a notch and head to Fitzrovia's Radisson Blu where this immersive experience will have you laughing, wining and dining with the likes of Rodney, Del Boy and south London's finest.

The Luggage Room

11 user reviews 5

Putting all other trap bars and hidden liquor parlours to shame comes The Luggage Room. Somewhere behind an inconspicuous black door, you approach, knock, confirm your booking with a voice on the other side and in you go... who doesn't love a bit of tense mystery as you take your date night in London into the unknown?

Craft London

22 user reviews 5

£5 HOUSE COCKTAILS

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 beautiful 360-degree view of the Thames.

Oriole

1519 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.

Portobello Star

41 user reviews 5

Complimentary Bottle of Prosecco or Bucket of beer when you pre-pay a £50 bar tab! and 2 other offers

If you want your London date night to be infused with some fabulous cocktails, head to the Portobello Star. This historic bar is oozing in atmosphere, as well as handmade liquors and in-house spirit infusions that create perfect mixed drinks.

Circus

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

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.

HIX Events

34 user reviews 4

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 London Cabaret Club

116 user reviews 4

Spend a night witnessing London Cabaret Club's amazing performances, with shows that celebrate the rich heritage of Britain with unique choreography and great production value and a delicious dining experience.

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.

@ Bourne & Hollingsworth Garden Room on Thu, 15th Aug 2019 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)

Make it a date night to remember as you wine and dine on mouthwatering spritz cocktails, lashings of wine and a Roman feast in the beautiful B&H Garden Room. Think botanical vibes matched with rooftop views and a hearty Italian feast.

HAPPY HOUR 2 4 £12 Cocktails 4:30-19:00 and 2 other offers

A charming space designed around the theme of 'Gangster Tequila Paradise', this one serves up spectacular cocktails in a sweet, urban setting. Plus, with the launch of their Flat Pack Cocktails offering, you can craft delicious cocktails at your table, Ikea style! Alternatively, book in at one of their cocktail masterclasses, and you two lovebirds can learn from the very best!

  The Brig

42 user reviews 5

@ Merchant House on Various dates from Wednesday 24th July 2019

Go all out and hire your own private bar for something a little intimate. Complete with your own music selection, a personal bartender and explore whatever spirits take your fancy. Perfect as a double date spot, or for just the two of you.

Burlock

282 user reviews 4

Monday Rum Sessions and 7 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 is a cavernous cocktail bar promising a great atmosphere in Marylebone, with a unique happy hour offering deals from open until close and a Grasshopper Challenge donating £1 from each sale to human rights organisations.