Where To Take Your Husband in London
When you're married, you probably know your husband better than you know yourself, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get some help for date night once in a while. Instead of going to the same old pubs and bars you’ve been visiting for the last however years of marriage, take a chance on everything the capital has to offer. From fabulous burlesque to whisky tastings, this is where to take your husband in London to really improve your next date night.
Last updated on 20th February 2017
It’s hard to find a really great bar in the West End that hasn’t been overrun by tourists, so the Balls Brothers Mayfair Exchange will be your new favourite gem. Found in the heart of Mayfair, this bar combines a modern, suave aesthetic with a bubbling atmosphere and a bar stocked with wonderful wines and spirits. Bring your husband to this West End bar for the delicious British and Continental food, stay for the ambiance that’ll keep you chatting all night long.
On the outside, it looks like a typical London boozer (in a Grade II-listed building), but its insides tell a different story. What was once ‘just a pub’ is now a wonderful gastropub, crafted from homely, wooden furnishings, delicious European food and fine wine. Alongside a playful cocktail list, their wines are organic and biodynamic, and their food takes inspiration from hearty Nordic cuisine.
Fusing prohibition-era glitz with a high-end dining and entertainment experience, Proud Cabaret City is the perfect way to spend a great evening with your husband in London. The low lighting, comfortable seating and chic décor creates that 1920 aesthetic, while the talented hosts will put on a show of spectacular cabaret, jazz and burlesque during your meal.
The Jazz Café is the epitome of a fun date bar for your husband in London. The legendary venue has been home to some of the most respected artists in the world, including Amy Winehouse, Roy Ayers and Bobby Womack, and it continues that commitment to music now. But not only can you get down on the dancefloor to listen to some top quality music, book a table on the mezzanine floor and enjoy a menu packed with fantastic global street food.
The fantastic selection of beers, brewed in the huge vats only feet away from you, is reason enough to take your husband to this London pub. However, if your other half is a true fanatic, you can book him into one of their beer masterclasses, which involves tasting a range of interesting ales and lagers from around the world with the help of their master brewers. Or, if you really want to spoil him, get involved in a Brewery Experience Day, where they could even get involved with brewing their own beer.
We’ll let you in on a little secret: you can get world class comedy for just a fraction of the price, but only if you go to the Top Secret Comedy Club. If you and your husband want an unforgettably funny night, bring him down to this hidden location, where you could see top comedy stars like Mickey Flanagan or Jason Manford, for only a few pounds, making it a wonderfully cheap date night.
Slick and stylish, The Jones Family Project is an amazing place to take your husband in Shoreditch if you’re after interesting aesthetics and great meat. The venue is open all day, offering meals from brunch to dinner, with a menu serving delicious dishes from ‘The Land, Air, and Sea.’ But they don’t skimp on the booze either, with over 100 wines on their list, as well as a fantastic offering of cocktails and local beers.
Sometimes it’s the simple things in life that make it great, and it's here that The People's Park Tavern is king. They serve a wide range of tasty beer, their food is hearty and delicious (the roast, in particular, is renowned), and they even have crazy golf to keep your other half entertained. But the crowning jewel is the beer garden, making it an ideal London pub for your husband during one of those lazy summer evenings.
If, like the majority of people on the planet, your husband is a fan of delicious chicken, then we've got just the place for you. The Holy Birds is all about serving top-quality poultry, which will satisfy even the most fussy husband. But they’ll also be extra pleased with the groovy sixties aesthetic that inspires everything from its psychedelic décor to its extensive cocktail list.
It’s a universal fact that most men like beer, so if your hubby is one of those, then there are few better treats than Southwark Brewery tour and tasting. The knowledgeable staff will talk you through the brewing process, with a Q&A for those enthusiastic souls, before getting to taste the selection of delicious beers. This is a great little London event to take your husband if you’re both beer lovers.
Do you feel like your partner deserves the luxury of a private member’s club but you're put off by the hefty joining fee? Mews of Mayfair solves this problem by having all the opulence with none of the hassle, bringing four floors of beautiful bar and restaurant alongside a menu of premium British cuisine, Champagne, and cocktails.
Unleash your hubbies inner-wide-eyed-child with the 1920 Bar, a venue packed with four full-sized American tables for you two to compete together. The venue is decked out like a New York Pool House from the 70s, making it perfect for those couples who met during that decade, and alongside a decent selection of cocktails and beers, there’s the self-proclaimed ‘greatest burger in London’. If you want a fun place to drink with your husband, you should pop down to the 1920 bar.
Just because you’re married doesn’t mean you stop trying to impress each other, so show off some of that London knowledge by taking your husband to Opium. Hidden off the streets of Soho, you must find the nondescript green door before being greeted by an amazing Chinese paradise. The décor combines traditional Chinese aesthetics with modern, London twists, creating a slick yet fun drinking environment. They serve a range of delicious Dim Sum and great Asian cocktails, making it a true gem to take your husband to in London.
The London Cabaret Club combines exquisite dining and wonderfully innovative live cabaret to create a truly memorable experience. Shows fit for your husband, they take inspiration from Britain’s rich cultural history, with themes like The Best of British Pop – a tribute to glory days of British music – and London Never Dies, a dramatic, unique story inspired by James Bond and the capital.
Add extra romance to your marriage with a trip to Urban Coterie, a restaurant bar with one of the best views London. Located 17 floors high inside the M by Montcalm Hotel, the venue has both a sophisticated interior and a view over one of the most bustling districts in the city. The kitchen will deliver on classic, seasonal British flavours, which you can enjoy while sipping on one of their classic cocktails or a glass of Champagne. Date night in London doesn’t get quite as romantic as this.