BEST OF THE BEST

London's Best Low-Key Date Spots

Surprise a first date or keep things interesting with your plus one at these London locales.

  • The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town
    • Cocktail Bar
    • Spitalfields
    Atmo.
    26
    Decor
    25
    Service
    23
    Cost
    VE

    A fridge door marks the entrance to this dimly lit lounge with exposed brick and several specialty cocktails to create that classic speakeasy feel.

  • Bush Hall
    • Live Music Venue
    • Shepherd's Bush
    Atmo.
    25
    Decor
    23
    Service
    22
    Cost
    E

    See a show at this intimate music venue, known for its chandeliers, large decorative mirrors and ornate molding.

  • Books For Cooks
    • Notting Hill
    Food
    25
    Decor
    17
    Service
    20
    Cost
    £21

    For the couple with a taste for cooking, this shop has thousands of cookbooks, a daily changing menu, demonstrations, and workshops to feed the chef within.

  • Proud Cabaret
    • Bar
    • City
    Atmo.
    24
    Decor
    24
    Service
    18
    Cost
    VE

    Enjoy dinner and a show at this cabaret modeled after a 1920s speakeasy.

  • Queen Of Hoxton
    • Bar
    • City
    Atmo.
    22
    Decor
    19
    Service
    17
    Cost
    E

    For one-on-one - or group, if you fancy - dates, this three-floor bar has art, games, music, dancing, film screenings, and a rooftop for summer outings.

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