Art dates, dinner dates, romantic dates, mate dates… you get the picture. Break out of your date rut (the Tate, bowling, brunch… sound familiar?) and try something new with one of these fun date ideas in London. You might have a fun date and like it. Or even better, you might like the person you’re with. Sign Up. Get More.
on Jan 15, 2017 at 9:33am PST • Get lost as you explore ’s collection of antiquities and exquisite paintings by candlelight. • Snuggle up on ’s front row bed, as you watch your favorite films while sipping a glass of red wine. • Go on a cultural date with one of London’s exciting . • Take your date to see a ballet or a classic romantic opera at the magnificent . • Sip on a glass of chilled bubbles at one of London’s best . • There’s nothing more romantic than taking a stroll along the river on the , with the magnificent view of the Houses of Parliament and the Coca-Cola London Eye as a backdrop.
Fun date ideas • have an old-fashioned charm that makes for a fun and alternative date night. Choose retro for its unique vintage features, or for cocktails. • Spice up your date with some competition at : a crazy golf hub boasting 9-hole courses, five cocktail bars, and three street food vendors. • Show off with a game of ultraviolet table tennis at . Enjoy a slice of pizza between matches and dance the night away to live DJs.
• Venetian gondolas might seem romantic, but why not try something more exciting? Take an exhilarating down the Thames instead. • Go together through Hyde Park. Best date restaurants A photo posted by David Jenkins (@davidjenkins75) on Jan 8, 2017 at 12:46pm PST • Dine at , one of the most extravagant restaurants in town or splash out at two-Michelin-star in the same building.
• Feast on oysters at , or go celeb-hunting at oyster bar. • Soak up breathtaking views from as you taste refined dishes combining the flavours of Japan, Peru and Brasil.
• At , you can order bubbles without losing eye contact with your date, by pressing a champagne button. • Treat your date to a Michelin-starred dinner at legendary , on the 28th floor of London Hilton on Park Lane. • Spend a magical evening at ’s heated rooftop orangery, with a menu featuring finger food and grill specials. • Dine in a greenhouse, surrounded by luxuriant plants and flowers at . Find more in London. Cheap dates A photo posted by @gybzygirlyberry on Jan 10, 2017 at 4:40am PST • What’s more romantic than a in one of London’s most beautiful parks?
Hampstead Heath, Greenwich Park and Primrose Hill offer some fantastic views of London, for free. • Browse stunning flower displays hand-in-hand at . Will you go for red roses? • Catch some Shakespeare at the wonderful . Standing tickets cost just five pounds. • Hire a and cycle around London’s most beautiful hidden . • Sip a flat white as you spend some quality time together at one of the capital's .
• Share some mouthwatering from one of London’s many stalls and vans. • Go on a lunch date at , and share small bites from different vendors. • Stroll around one of London’s gorgeous . • Glide above the Thames and enjoy amazing views from the . • Go deer-spotting in . • Visit for free and be amazed by the wonderful view of London’s skyline. Cool places for a first date in London A photo posted by OneTripADay (@onetripaday) on Dec 3, 2016 at 12:31am PST • Take a journey back to the Prohibition era at speakeasy cocktail bar , and enjoy live swing and jazz music performances.
• Hear some live jazz at the legendary . • See a show at fascinating , the world’s oldest and last surviving music hall. • Enjoy cocktails in the summer at cool rooftop bar in Peckham. • Feast on champagne and cheese at bistro.
• Star-gaze, touch a 4.5 billion-year-old asteroid and straddle different hemispheres on the Meridian Line at . • Show off your sensitive side as you coo over the cute animals at a . • Drink in an atmospheric cave at . Unusual dates A photo posted by Paper Latte (@paper.latte) on Nov 13, 2016 at 8:31am PST • Take your date to a special ’s spookiest spots.
• Head to , and discover the aquarium's most magical sea creatures. • Gaze into far away galaxies between gazing into each other's eyes at . • Explore the conservatory’s hidden tropical oasis on a Sunday, and indulge in an unusual afternoon tea.
• Magic up some romance at . No need for love potions. Date activities • Embark on a cruise in a 108-year-old canal boat from Little Venice to Camden with . • Go indoor skiing at .
• For a special occasion, fly over the London’s iconic sights with . • For an adrenaline-fuelled date, climb up the famous entertainment centre and enjoy amazing views with .
• Trust your partner with your life at indoor rock climbing centre . • Hire a pedalo on Hyde Park’s beautiful . • Climb the 311 steps up to the top of the and take in spectacular views of London. • Take your partner to a . For more romantic ideas, check out our or take a look at our options for in London.
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I would like to receive trends and interviews from fashion, lifestyle to travel every week by email Continue Already have an account? The phrase ‘there’s an app for that!’ never rendered itself more true than when applied to the current dating scene in London. After the phenomenal success of Tinder, there are plenty of new developers quickly programming their own spin on tech-based courtship. The concept is so simple you’ll kick yourself that you didn’t think of it first: It collates other users who fall within your specified age range and are within a certain distance of your location, letting you know if you have friends in common on Facebook.
You then decide whether or not you like the look of a person based on their profile picture and description. If you're both interested then Tinder's messaging function offers you a virtual private location in which to chat and get to know each other better.
Very much like being introduced to the ‘people you may know’ on Facebook, without the awkwardness of asking a mutual friend to set you up. Tinder: the online dating app everyone's still talking about Happn The French app plays on natural serendipity by flagging mutual interest in real time.
It works as simply as this: every time you cross paths with someone in real life, their profile shows up on your timeline. If you like what you see you can hit the red love heart and if the feeling is mutual you have a 'crush' and can start messaging.
It captures other Happn users within a 250m radius of your own smartphone, giving you a cross section of the Londoners around you - meaning you can retrospectively approach the person you crossed glances with in a coffee shop but didn’t have the courage to speak to. Read more • • • OK Cupid With 30 million users and over 1 million daily logins, there are plenty of fish to be found on Ok Cupid. The dating monolith’s app has, basically, all the functions of their website in mobile form, including building your profile, checking out and rating other profiles and answering personality quizzes - the more of them you answer, the more likely it is you will find a match.
Slightly addictive, strangely accurate. Tinderly No patience for Tinder? Tinderly, an offshoot of the app, describes itself as an ‘auto liker’. The app takes the pain out of scrolling through each profile and instead lets you ‘like’ potential partners in bulk. You can then sit back and wait to see who gets back to you - rather like putting your eggs into multiple baskets.
Great if you’re the Tinderly user, frustrating if you’re on the receiving end of an autobot like. It also lets nostalgic users see a back catalogue of all previous Tinder users you’ve liked. Grindr Before there was Tinder, there was Grindr.
Having first launched in 2009, the app is credited with being the precursor to the current swathe of digital dating apps. Things to note: it’s an all-male dating app for both gay and bisexual men, it uses your mobile device’s location-based services to show you the guys closest to you who are also on surfing the app and it’s most popular in London, meaning your living in the best city to try it out.
Grindr helps you to find gay, bi and curious guys around you Tastebuds What if there was a dating app that provided potential matches based on musical listening preferences? Now there is: Tastebuds acts as a social music network that pairs you up with people who regularly listen to the same bands as you.
Using the same API as Last.fm (remember that?) Tastebuds scans your local music library, adding your ‘favourite’ artists to your account. You are then matched with others users based on the artists you both like. It’s all perfectly simple – you like the Pixies and Suede? Well, here are a bunch of other people that do too. Take your pick. How about we Don’t want to spend hours ‘getting to know’ potential dates over messenger?
Tell How About We you’re up for a date, and the apps Tonight feature instantly provides you with a list of matches who are also available to meet up for a drink. If you like one of the proposed singletons, it will send you both an introductory message and suggest that you arrange your date, encouraging you to get offline and meet new people face to face.
Tickr Sounds like Tinder, but Tinder it is not. Tickr operates under the USP of a video-dating app, and was created 40-year-old divorcee who found he was regularly misled by heavily edited profile pictures on other dating apps.
The app lets users upload videos of up to 30 seconds long that other people can “tick” for yes and “ick” if they are not interested. If two people tick each other, they can then start video chatting. Great if you’ve been fooled by a flattering photo in the past, bad if you’re painfully camera shy. Tickr: The video-only dating app Wing Me According to the creators of this new app, no-one knows your taste like your friends… hence why they’ve launched a platform where you can discuss profiles that catch your eye with your designated wingmen.
Rather like scanning a busy bar with your friends, but from the comfort of your bed. Plus, if you’ve lost all motivation in phone-based dating, your wingmen can scour through the app for you and suggest potential winning dates.
Bristlr Do you like beards? Do you own a beard? Do you exclusively date men with beards? Then listen up, because this is the app for you.
Bristlr is basically a niche dating pool of exclusively bearded men, and people who want to date them. People of all genders and sexual orientations are welcome. It’s even open to those who are simply beard-curious. Yes, it’s official: we have officially reached ‘peak beard’. Follow us on Twitter: More about: | | | | | | Community Guidelines • You may not agree with our views, or other users’, but please respond to them respectfully • Swearing, personal abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia and other discriminatory or inciteful language is not acceptable • Do not impersonate other users or reveal private information about third parties • We reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts and ban offending users without notification You can find our Community Guidelines in full
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