Living in a vivacious and intrguing city such as London there are so many things to do. That can make choosing a date venue difficult. Where do you start? Read on to discover where to go whether youre on a first date, a tenth date or even if youre going on a date with the city itself!
1) Head first
A first date is nerve racking at the best of times so a relaxing and quiet place with plenty of atmosphere is hot on the list of where to go.
Yauatcha is a unique restaurant serving delicious Dim Sum from midday and also boasts an all day tea house serving 150 varieties of tea.
Opening hours are Mon-Thurs: 11am-11.30pm, Fri-Sat: 11am-11.45pm and Sun: 11am-10.30pm.
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2) Too cool for school
Out to impress someone special? Taking the bull by the horns and checking in to an exclusive London bar is sure to score you ample brownie points.
Uber trendy bar Milk and Honey in Soho is an exclusive bar open to members only but it (graciously) allows non members to book in advance by telephoning them.
You can find all of their details here
3) Nice n Easy
If youre looking for a local pub which is cosy enough to talk but cool enough to stay for afters, The Bobbin in South West London is erm…right up your street.
With delicious traditional food (think bread and butter pudding) and enough character to rival tea at the palace, youll be glad you went.
If youre feeling highly intelligent and want to impress your date, Wednesdays is quiz night. Just dont get too competitive, you want your date to stay until the end!
Clicking here will provide you will all of the important info.
4) Ducking and diving
You might find yourself in a position where youre bored of the standard pub crawl and are after a more quirky, fun filled date. If so, a London duck tour could be the date youve been searching for.
Not only will it give you the opportunity to see London in an overt and interesting fashion, it will also show your date that youre willing to think outside the box and enjoy yourself.
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5) Show stopping
A trip to the cinema has often been the choice of dates for many, many years. And now you can go traditional with a twist!
The Exhibit in Balham is a boutique cinema which offers romantic seating for you and your date. Housing just 24 people, its the perfect choice for a cuddle (and a sneaky kiss) for the ultimate in intimate cinema experiences.
Essential details can be found here
6) Monkey business
If you know your date pretty well (and more importantly, you know that theyre an animal lover), a trip to London Zoo can provide a unique, fun day out with plenty of opportunities to take cheesy photos!
Its the only date where youll be able to meet monkeys, amble through the Gorilla Kingdom and marvel and the beautiful Butterfly Paradise Tunnel.
If you want to be really cute, you can take your own picnic and enjoy the view on the many open spaced grassy areas.
Details can be found here
7) Brick a brac
With curry being the nations favourite dish, it would be simply criminal to not enjoy one now and again. And where better to do so than home to the largest Bangladeshi community; Brick Lane!
Sheba restaurant is one of the most popular restaurants which has claimed its fifteen minutes of fame by featuring in Peter Kays John Smiths commercial.
With its modern décor and delicious food, youre definitely on to a winner and we can guarantee that your date will think so too.
To view additional information and to book at table at Sheba, click here
Not only is visiting the theatre incredibly cultured, you always leave feeling as if youve had a fun day out. With summer fast approaching, what better way to spend a date than at an open air version?
Regents Park provides the ground with the sky as your ceiling. With different plays being shown from now through to summer, including the infamous Lord Of The Flies and an outdoor bar open unitl midnight, youll be spoilt for choice.
For details of how to book and more information, click here
9) Towering love
Self contained buildings with restaurants, bars and brasseries all under one roof are a convenient one-stop-shop to have a great time. Cue the Oxo Tower located on the one and only South Bank of London. With a 250 foot terrace, youll be so consumed by the breath taking views, youll forget why youre there.
The retaurant and brasserie also offer innovative dishes with vegetarian and vegan options available.
Details can be found here
10) Simply London
Finally, if money is a bit tight but your heart is not, taking a stroll along the wondrous River Thames with a couple of sandwiches and carton drinks can take you back to your teenage street romance years. Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament set the scene and the glistening of the river will leave you all soppy and romantic for that perfect midnight kiss.
The best thing about such a city as London is that the amazing views are always open and are free of charge.
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…And if you ever find yourself at a loose end with no one to meet, remember that the city of London is the perfect date. Youre never alone!