If you’re dating in London and looking for something a bit more special than a night in your local, the best of London’s cocktail bars are definitely worth hunting down and trying out.
Here are our favourites, which we’re sure will impress your date:
Inside the infamous Savoy, the opulent Beaufort Bar is beautiful spot for anyone who’s dating in London.
Sleek and chic, this romantic cocktail bar is decorated in smouldering black and gold with plush velvet furnishings. The lighting is low and sure to set the mood for the perfect date.
As for the cocktails, well, what a treat! Served in elegant, crystal glassware, our top tipples include the Smuggler’s Reward, a tropical concoction of Mount Gay rum, plum, pineapple and honey, and the Enchantador which is said to have been inspired by the room in which you sit.
Hoxton Grill is a swanky space in Shoreditch and is the perfect place to meet if you’re dating.
Despite having a bar, lounge and outdoor seating area, Hoxton Grill is a surprisingly intimate haunt. The décor is contemporary, with exposed original brickwork, leather seats and rustic fireplaces.
The bar showcases a seemingly endless selection of spirits and mixers. Watch as your experienced mixologist shakes you up a cocktail of your choice; choose from classics such as the Pina Colada, or try a sparkly favourite such as the Hoxton Love Potion, a tasty concoction of Grey Goose vodka and prosecco. There’s also an all-day menu, should you wish to add a little dinner to your date.
Perched atop London’s iconic Centre Point Tower, Paramount offers the two of you a breath-taking backdrop of the city which captures the Gherkin, London Eye and Big Ben.
The sophisticated bar serves decadent vintage drinks and delightful champagne cocktails such as the Roseberry Fizz, a lychee liqueur based tipple mixed with fresh lemon juice and raspberries and topped with Canard-Duchene champagne.
For an added hint of romance, try dating at sunset and be prepared to be at a loss for words as the sun sets the London skyline aglow.
When it comes to dating in London, it doesn’t get much more dazzling than at the magnificent Booking Office.
The drinks menu is undeniably British and has been carefully created by some of London’s finest mixers. The list boasts bespoke punches such as “Charles Dickens Memorial” and “Garrick Club” as well as an extensive selection of wines, beers and spirits.
Housed within the magnificent Kings Cross and St Pancras Station, Booking Office epitomises Victorian glamor throughout. With exposed brickwork and soft furnishings, this spectacular bar provides the perfect setting for a relaxed and unforgettable London dating experience.