The Most Romantic Spots For Music Lovers In London

Will Rathbone

 Love is in the air! Why not indulge in a little romance? London has many a cosy, intimate venue nestled in among its winding streets, so you’re bound to discover the perfect setting for serenading your beloved.

Servant Jazz Quarters
Located on Gillett Square in Dalston - also home to legendary jazz venue The Vortex - Servant Jazz Quarters is a prime location for date night. Not only do they program well (each featured artist is well and truly on an upward trajectory, without being so buzzed that you can’t get a seat) they also bring their A-game when it comes to the drinks menu. New twists on old favourites, like the Mezcal Old Fashioned, rub shoulders with classy inventions - try the Tarte Tatin with Calvados and Caramel & Apple Liqueur - to make for a truly special occasion.

Royal Albert Hall - Elgar Room
First impressions are important, and turning up at the Royal Albert Hall is a decent way of making an impact. It’ll land even more smoothly when you escort your partner past the main auditorium to the smaller (but just as plush) Elgar Room for some late-night jazz. It’s a candlelit table affair, and with regular gigs from the excellent Women in Jazz alongside musicians from across the globe you can be assured of the quality. Dust off the glad rags for this one. 
Sevilla Mia
Tucked underneath the hustle and bustle of Tottenham Court Road, Sevilla Mia transports you to the flamenco bars of Spain the moment you descend the tiny staircase to the venue below. Arriving early is advised if you want a seat, otherwise prepare to get acquainted with the crowd as you embrace the passion and flair of Spanish music and dance. There’s nowhere quite like Sevilla Mia in Central London - the perfect way to forget the British winter outside.

Orlando Bonzi trio @sevillamialondon

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The Slaughtered Lamb
Bear with us - the name is easily the least romantic on this list, but The Slaughtered Lamb itself is a beauty. The traditional pub setting upstairs makes for a great ice-breaker before heading below decks where you’ll find a small-table set-up that strikes a fine balance between casual and cosy. The music is a mix of acoustic, traditional and singer-songwriter that’s in keeping with the laid-back nature of the venue. Located in Clerkenwell, the Slaughtered Lamb makes for a great low-pressure date night.

Strong cymbal game tonight ✨@theslaughteredlambpub @thesurvivalcode ��

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Windmill Brixton
A sultry evening of sweet nothings whispered into the ears of a lover while a piano tinkles softly in the background isn’t necessarilyeveryone’s idea of a perfect Valentine’s Day. So, if you prefer the thought of cutting loose, throwing yourself around and bellowing those sweet nothings to the sound of a scuzzy overdriven guitar then the Windmill in Brixton is the place for you. We exaggerate slightly for effect, but if you want a raucous atmosphere and the possibility of catching the next big thing - something you can both reminisce over - then head down South for a proper alternative date night.

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