There are plenty of venues in the capital conducive to a romantic ambience, so the next time you're looking to liven things up with a prospective partner, try our recommended list of romantic bars in London. From intimate establishments to stylish outfits, our guide to romantic bars in London is an essential companion.
More Romantic Bars in London
The 1707 Winebar offers visitors the chance to sample any of the wines from Fortnum and Mason's extensive selection, making it a charming option for a date.
Fortnum & Mason, 181 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LE
0845 602 5694
Anise is the delightful companion bar to the Cinnamon Kitchen restaurant from the team behind the renowned Cinnamon Club.
9 Devonshire Square, The City, London, EC2M 4YL
(020) 7626 5000
Aviary is a luxurious rooftop restaurant and terrace bar located on the 10th floor of the Montcalm Royal London House Hotel. Aviary offers a modern British menu and fantastic views of the City's skyline.
Montcalm Royal London House, 10th Floor, 22-25 Finsbury Square, City, London, EC2A 1DX
020 3873 4060
The Avista Bar is located within the Millennium Hotel and provides a tranquil environment in which to enjoy a cocktail or two with a loved one.
Avista Restaurant, 39 Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, London, W1K 2HP
(020) 7596 3399
145 Knightsbridge, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7PA
(020) 3667 5222
Buddha Bar brings Oriental flair to London's dining scene, blending a sumptuous menu of pan-Asian cuisine and world-class cocktails, DJs playing the best of chillout and lounge from around the world - all set against a striking, contemporary interior.
The Coburg is a luxurious bar located within The Connaught Hotel.
The Connaught, Carlos Place, Mayfair, London, W1K 2AL
(020) 7499 7070
Dalloway Terrace is an all-day dining destination named after a character created by Virginia Woolf. Located within the The Bloomsbury hotel, Dalloway Terrace offers a tranquil setting to enjoy Modern British cuisine in. Alternatively the bar area is a great spot for a quiet retreat, the small plates menu is available daily and is the perfect accompaniment to a crisp glass of wine or crafted cocktail for those looking to escape and impress in equal measure.
The Bloomsbury, 16-22 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1B 3NN
(020) 7347 1222
35 Earlham Street, Seven Dials, London, WC2H 9LD
(020) 7240 5142
The Escapologist concentrates on creating a great atmosphere with unique drinks in an engaging space. From the brains behind Adventure Bar, this popular Covent Garden bar offers a menu of expertly created cocktails and high-quality pizzas.
Champagne, great views and...shopping! You can't get more romantic than Harvey Nichol's top floor bar.
Harvey Nichols, 109-125 Knightsbridge, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7RJ
(020) 7235 8771
From the people who brought you Lost Society comes the intoxicating Lost Angel on Battersea Park Road.
339 Battersea Park Road, Battersea, London, SW11 4LS
(020) 7622 2112
37a Curzon Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 7TX
(020) 7629 2211
Slide into this Moroccan wonderland for some spicy and exotic cocktails with your lover.
MBER is a stylish venue accommodating up to 150 people and is located a stones throw from Monument. At MBER you can expect a varied selection of both classic and signature cocktails as well as pan Asian sharing boards and platters.
1a Pudding Lane, City, London, EC3R 8AB
(020) 7608 6545
Antiques aplenty, including an 18th Century chandelier, set the opulent scene for romantic drinks. Impress in Mayfair.
10 Lancashire Court, New Bond Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 1EY
(020) 7518 9388
Ninetyeight is a luxurious lounge and bar located on the ground floor of the grand Morrell House. The venue offers an evolving drinks menu and hosts entertainment including mixology classes, burlesque shows and vintage high tea parties.
Morrell House, 98 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3AF
(020) 7729 4141
If money is a bit tight then Nordic Bar is worth a try. A winter wonderland all year round makes couples snuggle on furs whilst gazing at twinkling fairy lights.
25 Newman Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 1PN
(020) 7631 3174
With fantastic views of London, an inventive take on the classic cocktail menu and delicious sharing platters, the Oxo Tower Bar is great for a romantic date.
OXO Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London, SE1 9PH
(020) 7803 3888
Sanderson Hotel, 50 Berners Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 3NG
(020) 7300 5588
Step into the Phillipe Starck-designed Purple Bar and you will enter a jewel box space with ornate mirrors and plush velvet decor. Discreet, luxurious and popular with high-rollers, a trip here is bound to impress.
Radio Rooftop Bar is a destination bar on the 10th floor of ME London. Boasting stunning views and stylish surroundings, Radio Rooftop Bar also hosts a monthly cocktail party with DJs, cocktails and finger food.
ME London, 336-337 Strand, Strand, London, WC2R 1HA
(020) 7395 3440
Sofitel London St James, 6 Waterloo Place, St James, London, SW1Y 4AN
(020) 7747 2238
St James Bar is a sophisticated bar within the Sofitel London St James hotel on Waterloo Place.
Inspired by Coco Channel's 1920 Paris apartment, expect decadent interiors where vintage and signature cocktails can be enjoyed. St James Bar also offers a food menu offing light meals and sharing plates.
Playboy Club London, 14 Old Park Lane, Mayfair, London, W1K 1ND
(020) 3553 7733
The Tale Bar is a cocktail bar within the Playboy Club that is inspired by the clubs history and features vintage imagery. There is an impressive range of drinks available at the Tale Bar that are served by the club's iconic Bunnies.