For A Cosy Corner: The Punch Room at The Edition
Looking for some luxurious date-night ideas? With old-school oak-panelled decor, retro soul tracks on the speakers and a touch of high drama in the air, this bar to the rear of the London Edition hotel is your luxury date-night spot. Especially if you get a spot next to the roaring fire.
Start with a complimentary sherry glass of the ‘punch of the day’ on arrival, like a swinging ’70s house party; then choose from your classic cocktails or more adventurous concoctions to sip in the candlelight. That’s how to pack a punch.
For A Swift Drink: Swift Soho
Swift is split in two: a buzzy, casual-yet-sparkling bar on the ground level and a dark lounge below. Upstairs, the look is faintly Italian, mirrored in a menu of affordable aperitivos. This includes an unmissable sgroppino – a thick and frothy prosecco-based drink with lemon sorbet floating on top.
If you know they’re not the one, stay in the standing bar where you can keep it Swift. And, if it’s going well, take it downstairs. The basement is candle-lit and private, perfect for when your romance gets a little public. Swift makes a great date spot – no matter what your end of night verdict is.
For A Best Kept Secret: Tea Rooms at Bun House
Buns are always a great idea. But if you want to take your date a little bit further head downstairs at Bun House, to enjoy the Hong-Kong style speakeasy. Boasting a drinks menu packed with Chinese spirits and flavours – mango and chili cocktail anyone?
Lit by the glow of Cantonese lettering in green neon, which bounces off luxurious red drapes, this bar is all about the drama. The menu is printed on a newspaper and a jukebox loaded with vintage vinyl sourced from Taipei, Singapore and Hong Kong warbles out ’60s tunes, although a bold sign warns punters to look but not touch.
For A Little Luxury: The Long Bar at The Sanderson
Why not be swept off your feet at Long Bar? This glamorous venue is around 80-feet in length, located in the luxurious Sanderson Hotel. A perfect hideaway from the busy streets of London, think bright, light and airy with glowing onyx interiors, trendy floral displays and hanging plants.
Treat your date to a range of classic to innovative cocktails off their cutting-edge menu while resident DJ’s spin the decks on selected nights, a perfect recipe for a date-night to remember. And if your date doesn’t sweep you off your feet, then at least you’ll be leaving with some insta-worthy shots of one of the most opulent locations in London.