Couple up at one of these 10 best places for a date in London! Visiting one of these quirky haunts will be more thrilling than sharing a bottle of red at your local. Although, it goes without saying that several of the 10 top places for a date in London listed below do include you and your ‘friend’ clinking the odd glass or two. It would be rude not to…
1. Ice Bar Soho
Break the ice with a 40-mintue slot sipping signature cocktails in London’s only -5°C Ice Bar. You’ll feel like two lavish Eskimos drinking inside a cool, enchanting igloo, wrapped in thermal capes and gloves to maintain warmth and blood circulation. The beverages, served in glasses skillfully sculpted using frost from glistening Swedish waterways, will numb your senses further.
The Ice Bar comes equipped with an adjoining (toasty) restaurant and cocktail bar, for hot, post-freezer fun, guaranteed to continue thawing any getting to know you nerves. This is why it’s one of the best places for a date in London!
The Ice Bar interior is transformed yearly to offer a fresh newfangled vibe.
Tickets range from £13.50 – £16.50.
Challenge your date to a crazy game of a golf like no other in this weird and wonderful junkyard-themed venue. Hit holes in Pablo’s Jungle, run away from Bozo’s Circus together or choose to maneuver through Bruce’s Movie Mash Up. Each kooky course promises to shake up your date with a different whirlwind adventure, even if your designated caddy doesn’t let you win. It’s so unique, which is why it’s one of the best places for a date in London!
Reserving your spots ahead of time is advised:
Sun – Weds: £9.50
Thurs – Sat: £11.50
Showing Blade Runner: The Final Cut from 21st March – 10th June 2018, Secret Cinema London is your chance to slip into a covert, immersive hideaway worth shouting about.
Known for grassroots film screenings in abandoned London buildings and large-scale productions in spectacular spaces, why not experience an out-of-worldly Secret Cinema date in London?
Screenings of Moulin Rouge, The Shawshank Redemption, 28 Days Later and Dirty Dancing have captivated, awed and terrified attendees in the past.
Located on one of Central London’s loveliest date streets (Charlotte), create chemistry joining the Head Chef for a burger-building experience date in BOBO’s Science Laboratory every Monday and Saturday.
Don glad rags and lab jackets to enjoy a meat tasting and wine pairing starter, before sparks fly sampling Kangaroo, Alligator, Camel, Ostrich and Rare-Breed Beef. BOBO’s is the perfect place for a date in London with a gastro-science-inspired twist.
Better book in advance, because classes are popular and, yes, that is a peanut butter burger above!
5. Flight Club
Dating with darts is now a knockout, thanks to Flight Club’s alcoholic slushies, sharing plates and fun rounds of throwing. Think frozen margaritas, plates of fiery chicken and deep-fried treats.
Flock to a Flight Club branch in Shoreditch or Bloomsbury for a carefree or competitive date in London, depending on how many drinks you stake per game. Each iconic, themed venue hosts vintage furniture, electronic scoreboards and a carousel-esque bar.
Score a game for two at £15 an hour.
6. South Bank Saunter
Take a scenic, hand-holding stroll around London’s cultural South Bank during afternoon or early evening. Simply cross Waterloo Bridge, Hungerford Bridge or a bridge of your choosing on a non-grey day.
There’s plenty of Thames-lining, touristy hotspots to take in while wondering with your date, including the London Eye, the Southbank Centre (home to Royal Festival Hall), BFI (graffiti ’art’-incrusted British Film Institute) Jubilee Gardens, the Tate Modern, the Old Vic Theatre, Lower Marsh and Oxo Tower Warf.
This one’s a freebie.
Tap toes in time to lively beats sounding from Camden’s jazziest bar and eatery. Whether you’re dancing dirty down at the bottom level or watching the performance seated in the relaxed restaurant upstairs, this place for a date in London will win hearts and tantalise taste buds.
Friday is No Miracles at Jazz Café, a Hip Hop night, and Saturday is home to Soul Power; an eclectic mix of soul and disco. Fingers crossed your date has only the one left foot!
Note: To make a dinner reservation, you must also purchase tickets to the live show taking place that night.
8. Catch a West End Matinee
This bustling bit of London is never a dull place find yourself alone with a date. So, be bold. Rock up to Leicester Square in the middle of the day, date in tow, and browse daily ticket offers at the array of stalls and stands selling discounted seats to The Lion King, Wicked, Dream Girls, The Book of Mormon, Kinky Boots and other musical masterpieces to behold from £15.
Alternatively, look out for matinee deals online or use an app, such as TodayTix, to track cheap tickets before leaving home. A West End show is always a special place to share a date in London.
Remember the fold-away ping pong table in your cousins’ back garden you used to rally on? Well, it’s time to dust off your table tennis skills and aim bouncy balls at your partners face. Or team up together to partake in a recently-launched, electronic ‘Wonderball’ challenge.
Termed ‘the home of social ping pong’, Bounce is London’s best, boozy, racket-wielding date night in town. The amount of time you need to bag a table in advance says it all.
10. After Hours London Attractions
London’s beastliest attractions, such as earie yet infamous celeb wax works is on display at Madam Tussauds and daunting London Dungeon, bringing horrors from British history back to life. Meaning, you and your date night partner in crime can visit all kinds of hot spots after hours, possibly with drinks in hand. Assuming you avoid hurling gin at the Sweeny Todd impersonator when he jumps out at you. Although, any excuse for an ‘arm around moment’, which doesn’t involve your date yawning and stretching across you during another Matt Damon movie at the local Vue, is a tick in our books. This is easily one of the best places for a date in London!
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Ashleigh Lauren is a freelance writer and blogger, specialising in travel and lifestyle content. She has a 1st-class BA in English Language & Communication with Publishing from Oxford Brookes. Read about her adventures drinking tea and exploring the world with her best friend at Tearavel.blog (https://tearavel.blog). Ashleigh co-founded Tearavel at the start of 2018, with the aim of inspiring would-be, twentysomething, female adventurers to pack their bags too.