Finding a person to date in London is hard enough as it is, let alone finding a suitable place to take said person. We’ve gathered a selection of date ideas and spots in the city below. So whether you’re on a first-time, potentially disastrous Tinder date or going somewhere fancy with your lover of multiple years, there’s certainly somewhere that will ‘win over your heart’ (we’re also happy to help with some cheesy lines).
This incredible view over the capital is certainly one way to make an impression. High up above Trafalgar Square lies the elegant Vista Bar, located within the Trafalgar Hotel. Despite being an ultimate hot-spot, food and drink is seriously affordable. You can get lunch and a beer for only £9.99 here on Fever. And if you book and pay in advance, it’s no fault of your own if your dates thinks you’re splashing around the big bucks…
2 Spring Gardens, SW1A 2TS
An open-air cinema epitomises summer romance. What could be cuter than curling up in front of a movie, out in the fresh air, under a blanket and beneath the stars? Luna Cinema – a leading producer of open air cinema events – are showing a wide variety of films across UK venues. They’re bringing Top Gun to Fulham Palace on 21st September. Advance tickets are only £15 on Fever.
If the ever-elusive ‘they’ say that the way to someone’s heart is through their funny bone, then taking your date to see the Book of Mormon will have them falling in love so hard and fast that you may want to Google ‘what do to when someone goes into cardiac arrest’… Just to be on the safe side. Before you think theatre tickets to see West End’s funniest musical are going to cost you an arm and a leg, you need to check out how much Fever are selling them for here. Hint: it’s from only £27.50.
4. Red Market: Last Days of Shoreditch
Sometimes an intimate restaurant or bar puts waaay too much pressure on a date and leaves far too many opportunities for awkward silences. Instead, head to a vibrant and atmospheric night market, where you can wander around perusing various stalls. If conversation is dull, at least you can spend time discussing your favourite food types in depth, laughing at someone else trying to eat a sloppy hot dog or head to Last Days of Shoreditch’s crazy golf course, run by Junkyard Gold Club. It runs until 17th September, so it’s your last chance to impress 😉
What better way to show off in front of your potential lover than flaunting your extensive knowledge of vino? If you have any, that is. Vivat Bacchus have regular blind wine tasting championships, in which you can get drunk on both God’s sweet nectar and love. You’ll also be in with a chance of winning a bottle of wine or fizz (and what a great excuse to move the evening back to your place). It’s £15 per person – you can book in advance here.
47 Farringdon Street, Holborn, EC4A 4LL
6. Clos Maggoire
This one is definitely a spot for something a little more serious than a Tinder date. There’s a reason this French restaurant is continuously voted the most romantic restaurant in London – and it’s largely down to the room pictured above. With a glass roof showing off a starry night sky and enough twinkly lights and greenery to make you feel like you’re eating in a fairy kingdom, it’s not surprising that a meal at Clos Maggiore often ends with an engagement ring…no pressure. When you book, be sure to specify if you want to be seated in the fairy room, otherwise you may be disappointed.
33 King Street, WC2E 8JD