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 13th September 2019




  Gingerline's Chambers_

1 user review 5

@ Hidden location in Hoxton on Various dates from Wednesday 18th September 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.

@ May Fair Bar on Saturday 21st September 2019 and 14 other Saturdays

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.

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

79 user reviews 5

@ Heaven on Various dates from Friday 20th September 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 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!

A Taste Of LIMA

1 user review 5

Offering some of the most delicious Peruvian food in the city, LIMA and sister venue Floral are a must-visit for your next date night. With tasty small plates and a stunning cocktail list, its sure to impress the other half.

HAPPY HOUR 2 4 £12 Cocktails 4:30-19:00 and 3 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!

@ Radisson Blu Grafton Hotel on Various dates from Friday 20th September 2019

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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.

Coin Laundry

90 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. 

68 and Boston

819 user reviews 4

Aperitivo Hour and 6 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. 

Prosecco House

3 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. 

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. 

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?

The Basement Shoreditch

13 user reviews 3

Perfect for anyone that's bored of brushing elbows and awkwardly bumping into people at packed out bars, The Basement Shoreditch is a venue that combines expertly-made cocktails with attentive hosting and an unbeatable music playlist. Perfect for anyone looking for a date night in London's that's a bit different, this is one night your partner's not likely to forget in a hurry.

Nightjar

2206 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.

Victorian Bath House

77 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. 

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 and Hollingsworth Buildings is a quirky bar based just a short stroll from Angel station. With a sleek bar serving all the signature cocktails that have made the B&H name famous over the years, the venue's idyllic greenhouse and airy cafe offer prime spots to unwind in with mates. Soak up all the vintage and carefree vibes at this quirky bar in London. 

The Comedy Store

1 user review 3

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.

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. 

The 99 Club

47 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.

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.

Comedy Carnival London

44 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.

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.

The London Cabaret Club

138 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.

The Little Yellow Door

58 user reviews 5

50% off the food bill for up to six people and 2 other offers

If you're in the mood for a quirky date night, head to Notting Hill's Little Yellow Door where The Flatmates are whipping up cocktails, flavoursome dishes and non-stop party vibes. Expect to feel right at home in the cosy surroundings, and to just have fun with your partner. 

Rivoli Pop up Cinema

76 user reviews 5

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.

Restaurant Ours

10 user reviews 4

Go Bottomless for £25pp (Ts&Cs apply) and 2 other offers

Date night in London doesn't get more romantic than Restaurant Ours. Channelling a relaxed yet modern chic approach to interiors, there's exposed brickwork matched against greenery and simple wooden furnishings. Once you're won over by the inside, prepare for your taste buds to be wooed by a wonderful list of delicious European food.

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.

ICEBAR London

25 user reviews 4

London's famous ICEBAR 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.  

Shaker&Company

75 user reviews 4

Complimentary Wulled Wine or Glass of Fizz and 2 other offers

For a more relaxed date night in London, Shake and Company invites you in for a great array of craft cocktails and delicious dirty burgers. And if you want to level up your night, head to their basement bar Nineteen Eighty Something for 80s tunes, cocktails and video games.

Cigalon

3 user reviews 5

Test Drive - 5 Courses Menu £29.50 per person and 2 other offers

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.