With such an expanding list of drinking holes in the capital, it is easy to feel spoiled for choice. We've combed through the best bars you can take someone to that cater to all plans and price points, come rain or shine.
Here are 10 spots all within Zone 1, so you don't need to worry about a £42 Uber home from the Irish pub at the end of her road in Walthamstow.1 | For a cosy atmosphere: Charlotte Street Hotel Don't be afraid of suggesting a hotel meeting on the first date, just make sure she knows you mean the bar.
Charlotte Street Hotel is bang in the middle of the bustling road that shares its name but has its own quiet lounge at the back where you relax on a sofa, order a drink and - crucially - actually hear each other.
Drinks aren't cheap but it's a good place for a classy drink to kick the evening off.
But don't be put off by the whiff of just another gimmicky cocktail bar, the drinks here are seriously excellent.