Impress your date at the elegant Gilbert Scott, one of the best cocktail bars in London.
This grand bar has a magnificent bell chandelier and ornate décor and there is an excellent cocktail menu to match.
You will feel as though you have entered the world of James Bond and rightly so, Ian Fleming used to frequent Dukes Bar and apparently this is where James Bond’s Vesper Martini originated.
Artesian is a sleek and sexy bar that will add a little West End glamour to your date with its luxurious interiors and renowned cocktails.
Recently voted the world’s best bar, Artesian boasts 50 types of run and experimental cocktails that can only be found here.
For those who want to see something classical without all stuffiness that goes with it then look no further. Based in East London, The Little Orchestra hosts relaxed and informal classical concerts in an unclassical setting where you can sit up close with the musicians in an intimate and atmospheric space, ideal for a date!
There are many decisions when it comes to a first date…what to wear, what to talk about, where to go? Here is our pick of the best bars for a first date in London to take the stress out of the occasion, leaving you to concentrate on the conversation flow and securing date number two.
The understated glamour of The Punch Room, hidden at the back of the London Edition, makes for an intimate and cosy first date.
Impress your date with your insider knowledge when it comes to this discreet, oak panelled room and its punch menu, but be sure to book in advance.
If you are looking to impress your date, look no further than The Coburg Bar in one of London’s hotel greats: The Connaught.
The warm and homely atmosphere will do wonders for settling first date nerves and if you need a little more to relax, the cocktail menu is impressive, showcasing the finest drinks throughout history.
Pull out all the stops and take your date up to the glamorous atrium bar at Aqua Shard.
This enchanting bar makes for a romantic setting, especially at night, when you and your date can admire London’s landmark monuments glinting below with a glass of Champagne in hand.