Take part in this thrilling immersive experience for a truly memorable date night. You'll be thrown into the world of espionage with the Secret Cinema crew, sipping martinis while bringing down terrifying criminal organisations, just as Bond would.
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.
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.
Head to May Fair Bar for a swanky 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.
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.
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 top date night venues in London, this cool and romantic jazz bar in Bishopsgate offers stunning food, great wines and a fabulous programme of live jazz, blues and soul.
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!
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.
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.
Perfect for a date night in London, Bar Rumba will be playing host to fantastic comedy acts every Thursday - Saturday night in Leicester Square.
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.
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?
Take your special someone out for a date night that they'll really impress as this Blackfriars favourite hosts an exclusive supper club complete with a 6-course menu washed down with aired wine and cocktails. With space for only 8, it's bound to be a romantic affair.
One of the most unique cocktail experiences in the city, this quirky bar in Chelsea brings you vintage-inspired interiors and the chance to play code-breakers in a fully immersive environment.
This utterly cool cocktail joint is sure to make for an impressive date. Enjoy bodacious cocktails in tap under kooky collages and neon signage, with plenty of perfect mixes to choose from.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jin Bo Law is one of the City's hottest additions; head up to the 14th floor of Dorsett City Hotel in Aldgate to find this rooftop gem. With Asian themes, bright decor and a roof terrace, the spot has all sorts of wow factor.
One way to impress your date is to take them to Dokke. This all-day restaurant boasts a seasonally-led sharing plate menu, curated using progressive Asian fusion cuisine created using British ingredients and showcasing new-world flourishes.
The Bloomsbury Hotel harbours secrets behind hotel rooms galore, but their bar also harbours a treat too. Twinkled in lights, propped up by comfortable seating and washed down with some of the finest cocktails in the business, this romantic date night in London will be hard to beat.
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.
Try something new for date night in London as The Gibson bar is a venue dedicated to the creation of the Edwardian cocktail. Expert mixologists have been experimenting with the recipe to create a list perfect for the dark, intimate and extravagant East London bar.
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.
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.
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.
Enjoy delicious cocktails and few yummy bar snacks at this great date night bar in London. A stone's throw from Putney station, it's a cool and comfortable location for a couple's night out.
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?
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.
The ultimate date night destination, Puttshack brings you great food and drink and one of the best mini golf experiences in London. With a state-of-the-art golf course that takes you through some mad twists and turns, you'll be making it a regular outing.
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.
Enjoy a very special date night in London with Nobu. You can feast on a selection of delicious Japanese food that's known throughout the world, or sit within their stunning bar or intimate outside area and enjoy a fantastic array of signature cocktails.
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.
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.
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.
Perfect for jazzing up a date night, head to Camden where FEST will be bringing in Birdcage Cabaret every weekend for a night of hilarious comedy, seductive burlesque and great musical numbers.
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.
This cute and quirky cocktail bar in Clapham makes for a lovely date night location. Whether you're stopping in for a couple of beers, or going all out with one of their cocktail masterclasses, it's a great place to spend some time with someone special.
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.
Based in Hackney, Rehab is a charming cafe and restaurant that's based in what was a dilapidated laundry shop. Serving a selection of cocktails, craft beers and vegan food, it offers a cosy spot for London's young couple to swoon and unwind in.
Cool, cosy and inviting, this charming bar and restaurant in Camberwell boasts a unique wine selection, cocktails and craft beers alongside a tasty selection of small plates and a cheese and charcuterie counter.
Perfect for a date night in London, this gorgeous bar and restaurant offers tasty food and stunning cocktails that are sure to impress your dining companion whether it's a first outing or a 50th anniversary.
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.
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.
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!
Coupette really delivers when it comes to sophisticated date nights in London. The bar is an intimate hideaway in Bethnal Green, housing some of the world's finest bartenders creating unique cocktails inspired by French regions as well as a kitchen full of talented chefs serving authentic French delicacies.
Perfect for an East London date night, this stunning bar and restaurant in Shoreditch offers seasonal British small plates to swoon over, stunning cocktails and you might even catch some live music if you time it right!
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.
Perfect for jazzing up your date night experience, this unique after-hours tour of the London Aquarium will let you get up close and personal with your favourite sea beasties while you sip on a crisp glass of prosecco.
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.
Date night in London needn't be a cutesy affair. For a livelier option, check out the synonymous Blues Kitchen Camden for authentic Texan BBQ eats, a bolshie list of bespoke cocktails and a heady roster of live music, all throughout the week.