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10 Date Ideas in London

Got a hot date but not sure where to go? Lucky for you, London really is a lover’s playground, with no end of things to see and do in order to notch up the romance factor. So, without further ado, here we bring you our definitive guide to dating in the capital city.

1. Gordons Wine Bar


Simply put, Gordon’s Wine Bar is a beautifully dreamy bar, lit by candlelight and housed in a secretive feeling underground cellar. It’s the oldest wine bar in London and the years here really seem to have stood still, with the exposed brickwork and impressive wine list it will certainly get you in the mood for romance.

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2. River Cruise

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Arrange to meet your date at Embankment station before you hop aboard a Thames Clipper boat, all ready for a romantic cruise. See the thrills and spills of London’s skyline from a completely new perspective, prompting you to fall in love with the city all over again – as well as with your date! You’ll bob slowly passed the London Eye, the Houses of Parliament, Somerset House, the Globe Theatre, the Tower of London and Canary Wharf so sitting outside is a must. If it’s cold, you can snuggle into your date of course!

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3. Museums

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London is host to a number of world class museums so you’ve hit the jackpot on this one! Explore the wonders of the V&A or find your inner child at the interactive Science Museum. With the Tate Modern, The British History Museum and The National Gallery all on London’s doorstep you’re sure to have a successful date!

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4. The Breakfast Club

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Brunch is everyones favourite, so why not take your date to the fun, trendy and vibrant The Breakfast Club, with multiple locations across London you won’t be disappointed by the excellent menu- think american style pancakes, breakfast burritos and the Champion of the full english. The decor and friendly staff will have you at ease and conversation certainly won’t fall short!

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5. The London Eye

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This is a magical city and it needs to be explored! What better way than from 394m high. The London Eye is set on the river Thames and gives you a breath taking view of the city and the famous landmarks, with extras such as chocolates and champagne available you and your date will be sky high!

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6. Maltby Street Market

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A hidden gem buried within Bermondsey, this market is a delicate take on the bigger markets such as Borough and Portobello making it perfect for getting to know your date. Intricate detailing line the streets and a variety of stalls and cove style hang outs are home to a gin bar, serving up the finest of cocktails, antique yards and mouth watering, quality street food. The secret feeling and calm atmosphere make this the perfect date idea.

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7. Parks

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London offers multiple lush green parks, a great place to picnic. Regents Park presents large, beautifully kept gardens and Primrose Hill gives spectacular views over the whole of London, you’ll feel like you’re on top of the world. Dining al fresco with a bottle of bubbles? Cheers to that.

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8. Open Air Cinema

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Cinema dates are definitely back in season thanks to open air cinemas surfacing across the city. Somerset House hosts a beautiful setting, or perhaps a Dalston rooftop is more your thing? Complete with deck chairs, popcorn and a starlit sky above you, this cinema date will be unlike any other. For a list of all the best open air cinemas London has to offer visit

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9. Climb the 02

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Want a memorable date? Want to see one of London’s landmarks? The O2 gives you the chance to climb to the 53m peak where you will see stunning views of the Shard, Olympia, Thames Barrier and Canary Wharf. Hearts will undeniably be racing on this exiting date!

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10. Bike Ride

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Boris bikes line the streets of London and when the sun is out there’s no doubt this will be a fantastic date idea. Ride along the river, pass the towering architecture and soak in the views and culture with the wind in your hair. Stopping off in one of the parks or for a spot of lunch will make your date even better and with route maps readily available online you can plan your date with ease.

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Want to meet singles in London?

If you still need a partner, we can help! There’s a number of good online websites for London Singles – just sign-up for free on WeLoveDates and then you can start meeting local singles and get planning for your first date!