Brits are romantic at heart so we have taken a look at the romantic hotspots on these shores. Whether you are looking for a drink under the city lights or overlooking rolling waves, the UK has it all.
Talking a stroll along the Thames in London will always have its own unique charm. Stop off at cafes, pubs and/or bars for time to chat to your date and, if needed, let the cityscape backdrop do the talking!
If you are wanting to show your date how cultured you are, take them to the Tate that sits on the Southbank. A majority of the exhibits are free to enter and view so you don’t need to fork out to enjoy this. This is particularly good tip if you’re an older women dating younger men!
A great way to avoid an awkward first date is to find an event to go to that you both enjoy. If nothing else, at least you got to see/do something good on your date! Check out listings on sites like Time Out and filter by the type of activity you are looking for. Music, theatre, sports, film, art and more are all listed and kept up to date.
When it comes to dinner, you are spoilt for choice in the big smoke. If you want something casual then consider a chain restaurant that are never more than a street away in the city. Looking to impress your date? Dishoom or the German Gymnasium should be considered (and booked to avoid embarrassment upon arrival).
If you want to drink late in to the evening then head to Soho for as much choice as anyone could want! The party never stops and you can dance the night away (and worry about the headache the next morning).
It is worth a bit of pre-planning to make sure that you choose bars and restaurants that are easily accessible by tube or train if you don’t want to find yourself in the middle of nowhere and unable to drive! If the date isn’t going to plan, you are only one, “I need to get my train” away from an exit! With London’s extensive transport network, this small tip won’t limit your choices of where to eat and drink at all.
Tip: download CityMapper on to your phone to make moving around the city as easy as can be! You don’t need to do any of the planning and spend time focusing on the date instead.
Whilst these tips are helpful for people who have someone to take out for dinner and drinks, it isn’t particularly useful for the very single people out there! If picking up people in pubs isn’t your thing, try out sites like My Cougar Dates to find that special someone. What are you waiting for?
One great thing about the above ideas for a London date is that you are in busy public places which really helps improve your personal safety. Of course, a majority of people who date online are who they seem but any additional layers of personal safety you can add in is worthwhile!
Whatever your plans for your date, have a fun and safe time!