Want to impress a mate or show off to a date? We’ve handpicked a few ideas for you because we know it can be hard to think of things to do and places to go…
One of London’s best kept secrets (until now), The Piano Bar is a place of sanctuary just a tiny stroll away from the manic bustle of Oxford Street. Walk through the inconspicuous doorway into the candlelit bar, sip on a cocktail and listen to some live jazz. It’s intimate ambience makes it the perfect spot for a cosy date night. Entrance is only permitted if you have a booking or a Club Membership, so we suggest you book through our pals at Fever to avoid disappointment and feel like a VIP.
16 Carlisle Street, W1D 3BT
2. Plonk Golf
A date doesn’t have to stop at dinner and drinks, and a bit of friendly competition is always good on a date; whether it’s the first, fourth or four hundred and forty fourth. But, we don’t want to exclude all you merry singletons so, by all means, take a friend instead. Plonk have tiki huts and UV and stuff so it’s certainly no ordinary crazy golf — it’s even crazier crazy golf. Have a plonk about at one of their trendy locations, like Hackney pub People’s Park Tavern, and you’re guaranteed to have a ball (har har). To book for Victoria Park click here, or for Dalston click here.
People’s Park Tavern, 360 Victoria Park Road, E9 7BT / Efes Bar, 17B Stoke Newington Road, N16 8BH
Sorry but we’re going to make the ‘Wicked is wicked’ joke… there, it happened. Seriously though, it really is an absolute must. Wicked is the global musical phenomenon that tells the untold story of the Witches of Oz. If you haven’t seen it yet, or even if you’ve seen it a thousand times over, we recommend that you invite a mate (or a date) and they’ll think you’re wonderful (that’s a reference to a lyric from the musical, which you’ll understand if you go and see it *wink wink*). Book your tickets here.
17 Wilton Rd, SW1V 1LG
Whether you’re a yoga bunny or a yoga newbie, the rooftop at Santa Monica SkyLounge is the ideal setting for your first or fiftieth time. Led by Simon Hoten from Yoga360, yoga with stunning views of the city is the perfect way to start your Sunday. The SkyLounge is modelled on a chilled Californian seaside promenade, except you’ll be staring out at the Gherkin and the Shard rather than the ocean. (Trust us, it could be worse). Enjoy a bit of a fresh air, as well as a fresh and healthy juice, and you’ll feel ready and raring for the week ahead. Book your 75 minute session here.
7 Pepys Street, EC3N 4AF
If you’re looking for a romantic evening of food then we reckon you should try out this great offer of a seven course tasting menu at London Michelin star restaurant Pied á Terre. (Though, let’s be honest, anything to do with food is pretty romantic — no partner needed). The menu is seasonal and therefore changes fairly regularly, but examples include seared yellowfin tuna, glazed duck and a chocolate mousse with honeycomb and salted peanut ice-cream. It’s meant to be £75, but you can grab it for £49 on Fever. If you don’t call that a bargain… then you’re wrong.
34 Charlotte Street, W1T 2NH
Feature image: Santa Monica SkyLounge
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