The advantage of dating in London is that there is plenty to do no matter what your interests, and no matter what your budget. Here’s an eclectic mix of just a few options for a date:
1. Pedalos in Hyde Park
The sun’s shining, or at least it’s not raining, and you are pedalling away with your date in the gorgeous Hyde Park. Plenty of time for conversation, and romance.
2. Movie at the Aubin Cinema
Cinema with snuggles. Get comfy on couches with blankets, buy food and drinks from the bar, and cosy up with your date to enjoy the movie.
3. Somerset House
Open air cinema and concerts in the summer, ice-skating in the winter, and quite a few things in-between. Somerset House is a perfect venue for dates. At Christmas, it’s practically magical.
4. Smell the Perfumes at L’artisan Parfumeur
This date provides a perfectly legitimate excuse to keep smelling each other in public. It’s fun, and bit quirky. Just make sure your date isn’t allergic to perfumes.
5. London Rib Voyages
Exhilarating speedboat ride on the Thames? Clinging to your date for dear life? A little bit of thrill and adventure goes a long way towards spicing up a date, and London Rib offers you just that.
6. Get Lost in the Maze at Crystal Palace
And if the date isn’t going too well, maybe you can get lost by yourself.
7. Explore Museums
For culture buffs, London has no shortage of museums. Take your pick. The classic favourite British Museum, the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum are just some of the picks. Don’t forget the National Portrait Gallery or for more specific tastes, Imperial War Museum and London Transport Museum. Combine it with a brunch or dinner, and you’ve got a low-key day out with romance.
8. The Shard
It may not be no standard student budget, but if you’ve got cash to spare then go up the Shard to take in the view of London. Afternoons tend to be the most crowded. Just before sunset is relatively less crowded.
9. Explore Brixton
Perfect for hours of strolling, eating your way through market stalls, and exploring at a slow pace. Enjoy a relaxing tea in Brockwell Park, check out the Brixton Art Gallery or listen to some jazz.
Take your pick from period dramas, musicals to edgy and modern. People come from all over the world for London theatre, so take advantage of what’s on your doorstep. For a classy date, you can’t go wrong with dinner and a show.