London's Best Low-Key Date Spots


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

  • Cocktail Bar Spitalfields
    The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town Map 12-16 Artillery Lane, London, England | 020-7078-9639
    Atmo.26 Decor25 Service23 CostVE

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

  • Live Music Venue Shepherd's Bush
    Bush Hall Map 310 Uxbridge Road, London, England | 020-8222-6955
    Atmo.25 Decor23 Service22 CostE

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

  • Notting Hill
    Books For Cooks Map 4 Blenheim Crescent, London, England | 020-7221-1992
    Food25 Decor17 Service20 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.

  • Bar City
    Proud Cabaret Map 1 Mark Lane, London, England | 020-7283-1940
    Atmo.24 Decor24 Service18 CostVE

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

  • French Spitalfields
    Les Trois Garçons Map 1 Club Row, London, England | 020-7613-1924
    Food23 Decor26 Service21 Cost£61

    This converted Victorian pub is now elaborately decorated with taxidermied animals, hanging crystal chandeliers and handbags. Though not traditionally romantic, you and your date will have a lot to see and discuss while dining on French fare.

  • Bar City
    Queen Of Hoxton Map 1-5 Curtain Road, London, England | 020-7422-0958
    Atmo.22 Decor19 Service17 CostE

    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.