With the hot weather almost-definitely-maybe-possibly on its way, new romantic hotspots are popping up all across London, making for a bevy of brilliant date destinations. From alfresco film screenings to intimate rooftop hideaways, here are the top 10 places for an amazing date this Spring and Summer.
Taking place over various dates between June and September, The Luna Cinema is setting up camp at several alfresco locations across London. Pack a picnic, a bottle of fizz and a blanket, and treat your date to a classic film under the stars.
Located on the rooftop of Brunel Museum, this romantic sky-high hideaway features live music, campfires, and unique cocktails made-up with ingredients grown in the surrounding garden. Think sunsets, roasting marshmallows and delicious grilled treats at the Midnight Apothecary.
This former members’ bar and restaurant is now open to the public, and sitting 17 storeys high atop one of Shoreditch’s trendiest hotels, easily makes our list of amazing date locations in London. Come here for brilliant views of East London, fine dining cuisine and a super-stylish interior.
You can forget about any awkward silences at Drink, Shop & Do in King’s Cross; their roster of events and craft workshops will give you plenty to talk about. Boasting anything from Lego robot-making sessions to papier mâché competitions, this activity-focussed hangout is also famed for its delicious bespoke cocktails.
A colourful alfresco space (with cover if the weather isn’t playing ball) located slap bang in the centre of Old Street Roundabout, this magical date night spot features delicious food and a hefty drink selection. Access via their secret entrance within the station, and treat your date to an evening at one of London’s most unique hangouts.
Transport your date back to 1980s Miami at this interactive summer pop-up. Taking place throughout May and June, a Brixton rooftop will be completely transformed into a retro, beach-styled playground of street food and ice-cold cocktails.
A celebration of all-things-cocktail coming to London at the end of July, this alfresco pop-up festival features offerings from only-the-best of the UK’s cocktail bars. You and your date will try and test the best drinks in the business, washing them down with some equally-tasty street food and live music.
This two-hour cruise of the River Lea not only promises industrial views of East London’s most prominent landmarks, guests of the boat are also treated to expertly mixed cocktails whilst aboard, with the extra option of a slap-up meal. Purpose-built to handle any type of weather, this floating date destination is sure to impress.
Looking to dazzle your date with a grandiose setting? The Victorian Bath House is a secret (formerly private) bar fronting old world glamour and decadence aplenty. Located beneath a Grade II listed building in Bishopsgate, be sure to sample their bespoke, Victorian-inspired cocktails.
There aren’t many places in London where you can enjoy bottomless pic’n’mix and cocktails served in teapots; which is what makes Little Nan’s Bar so special. Impress your date with a quirky choice in date destination at Little Nan’s, where cutesy ornaments, 90’s memorabilia and old-school tunes reign supreme.