The rise of online dating means we’re going on more dates than ever before. Even those of us in long term relationships are making date nights part of our relationship routine.
So just how do you keep those dates fresh and interesting?
1) Enjoy Alfresco Theatre
The Open Air Theatre in Regents Park is a spectacular way to take in a show. Offering a handful of performances each summer, enjoy a picnic for two before the action starts.
2) Take a stroll around the National
A must for art buffs and novices alike the National Gallery houses some of the most impressive paintings in the world. Enjoy Van Gogh’s Sunflowers hand in hand.
3) Visit the Opera
It’s hard not to feel romantic in the grand setting of the Royal Opera House. A visit to the Opera is always an event to remember and lends a traditional charm to a modern date.
4) Discover a Hidden Bar
Nothing is quite as romantic as an undercover affair and you’ll certainly feel like secret agents at Evans and Peel Detective Agency in Earls Court. This clandestine bar, hidden behind a bookcase is part speakeasy and part romantic hideaway.
5) Take a Winery Tour
Londons one and only winery offers regular tours showcasing the winemaking process alongside a free sample or two. Impress your date with your London wine knowledge and get to know each other over a glass.
6) Golf like Gatsby at Swingers
This is a crazy golf course like no other. Two 9 hole courses designed around a 1920’s theme include street food stalls and a luxury club house. Come and enjoy a round or two with cocktails and nightly DJ’s.
7) Watch Burlesque at the Savoy
Enjoy a sensual show in the timeless setting of the Beaufort Bar at The Savoy. Enjoy a range of small plates inspired by classic Hollywood alongside cocktails for a glamourous date with a twist.
8) Rediscover Romance at Keats House
A perfect date for poetry lovers, explore the life of John Keats at the house where he himself found love. Complete the day with some of Keats own poetry and a stroll across Hampstead Heath.
9) Visit London’s most Romantic Restaurant
Clos Maggiore in Covent Garden is famous for its canopied room of indoor blossom. Voted most romantic restaurant in the world, your date can’t fail to be impressed by the sumptuous interiors.
10) Visit a Park with a View
The Dalston Rooftop Park comes to town each summer bringing with it a great bar and relaxed vibe. Enjoy a summer date in the sky at this cool venue.
Don't settle for dull London dating. Be inspired with our list of romantic local activities.