Where To Take Your Wife In London
You’ve married the perfect woman, you spend every day together and you know each other inside out, but sometimes date night gets caught in repetitive cycles. Stop taking your special lady to the same old places in the capital – the city is packed full of romantic trips, excellent plays, and more restaurants than you could ever count. So whether it’s an anniversary, birthday, Valentine’s Day or you just want to treat her to something special, this is where to take your wife in London if you want to have a really good time.
Last updated on 28th June 2017
Walk into The Sanderson in the heart of Oxford Circus and you’ll find a deluxe, luxurious haven of lavender. The Purple Bar is an intimate venue that only hosts twenty people, ideal for those nights with your wife where every conversation is important, while the chic furniture adds a hint of high-end comfort to proceedings. Topping it off is the cocktail list, delivering a series of deliciously mixed drinks for you to sip on all night long.
Romantic places to take your wife shouldn’t just involve sitting at a candlelit table amongst beautiful food – it should involve that and a restaurant packed full of dancers, cocktails and Arabic bands. Levant has all of this, supplying tasty Lebanese/Middle Eastern cuisine while you dine in a comfortable, romantic location. Once the evening rolls in, so does the entertainment, and you’ll soon be dancing on the tables together showing off your best belly moves in no time.
This luxurious venue set on the ground floor of the Modrian Hotel, with front row views of the Thames, is enough reason to take your wife to this London bar. But the Dandelyan is the creation of one of London’s leading cocktail authorities, Ryan Chetiyawardana, and like his other bar the White Lyan, this fantastic cocktail bar offers a range of creative treats for you and your partner to sip on. The menu changes seasonally, with different themes ranging from the four elements to ‘hunter-gatherers’ – making sure every trip is a unique experience.
With the name paying tribute to one of France’s most flamboyant artists, Toulouse Lautrec is the ideal place for your next date night. It’s one of those bars where you have to come as a couple, with a menu packed with delicious French bites and an extensive wine list served by the glass, carafe and bottle just scratching the surface of the fun. The venue is ma premier live music venue, bringing you everything from jazz to soul funk, to French Chansons to Latin Salsa. So pack your dancing shoes, because you’re about to have a swinging date.
The Restaurant at Sanderson is where you need to take your wife in London for a fabulously romantic meal. The venue mixes the visionary design of its interior with a cocktail menu made of artisanal mixes and a seasonal food menu of delicious British cuisine. The heritage courtyard garden makes the trip all the more worth it, granting you beautiful views while you dine.
Thirty-five years after the original Broadway production, Dreamgirls is back on the West End with their sensational musical about female singing trio ‘The Dreams’ rocketing to success. Superbly choreographed and directed by Tony and Olivier award-winner Casey Nicholaw, this is the perfect show to see with your wife in London for an empowering, entertaining night of excellent music.
The Punch Room is a reservations-only venue crafted from fumed-oak panels to evoke the luxury of the capital’s 19th Century private member’s clubs, making it the perfect hideaway bar to take your wife in London. Their carefully curated music playlist maintains an intimate backdrop while you both make yourself comfortable with one of ten speciality punches.
Available by appointment only, the Victorian Bath House is a lavish bar nestled in a Grade II-listed building in Bishopsgate. The luxurious interiors maintains elegance of its 19th Century Turkish Bath House origins, and the menu follows suit with a series of delicious Victorian style cocktails with a modern twist. This bath house is the perfect bar for your wife if you want to sample a bit of historic decadence in the city centre.
A fantastic view in one of the most iconic locations in London is bound to get you some serious brownie points with your better half. Take her to Searcy’s Bar at The Gherkin – which you’ll have exclusive access to thanks to a certain DesignMyNight – and you’ll be treated to world class food and drinks, including a wonderful list of cocktails and Champagne.
Sometimes, the only place you want to go with your wife is a good pub, but that doesn’t mean you should settle for any old boozer. The White Swan manages to combine gastropub sentimentalities with the atmosphere of your local pub. Upstairs is the dining room, away from the hustle and bustle, where you’ll be served mouth-watering British dishes in a fine-dining environment. The downstairs is a hive of activity, serving up your favourite in European wines, draught beers and cocktails to keep you laughing all night long.
Dalloway Terrace is a beautiful, tranquil place to eat with your wife in London. Named after Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway, the venue carries a distinctly British, elegant charm throughout, while the kitchen serves up delicious treats from breakfast to brunch to Afternoon Tea. Even better is that the ‘indoor-outdoor’ concept of the terrace means that it’s a gorgeous spot for the summer months, and once winter rolls around, it’s delightfully heated.
The Six Storeys offers a whole date's worth of venues into one building. You’ll be welcomed into The Lobby Bar and the first-floor Parlour, where you can sip on a glorious range of cocktails, wines and beers in a vintage setting. If you’re feeling extra fancy, the cocktail lounge on the third and fourth floors (The Lounge and The Decantery) are available by appointment only, and the final two floors are for private hire, should you want to celebrate a bigger occasion.
It’s a fact that fantastic views are the peak of romance, but add in the luxury interiors and delicious food of Urban Coterie, then you’ve got one of the most romantic destinations in London. Located 17 floors above one of the capital’s most vibrant neighbourhoods, the restaurant bar offers a wonderful array of cocktails, wines and champagnes to sip on while you feast on the food menu created from seasonal British flavours.