Have an upcoming first date? Are you looking to do something more than the standard dinner or cinema?
We say settle those jitters with a fun type of date – something exciting or unusual to break the ice.
Fortunately, there are tons of different places to go, and things to do in London. The capital is full of hidden gems if you’re in-the-know.
So here are our best first date ideas for you to try in London.
Go day drinking in the sun
What’s the best way to skip first date awkwardness? A few alcoholic beverages, of course. How else would us Brits know to break the ice?
Day drinking is the perfect first date idea – especially if it’s a day full of glorious sunshine. Pick a spot in a pub garden and you’re onto a winner. Here are some of the best restaurants with outdoor drinking spaces. Chin-chin!
Take a stroll around Kew Gardens
Fancy something slightly more civilised? How about a wander around Kew Gardens in Richmond? With 500 acres of woodland, a visit to the Royal Botanical Gardens is a lovely place to introduce yourself to each other. Take a stroll and chat away.
Learn some new facts at the Natural History Museum
A trip to the Natural History Museum is a fun date if you’re a history buff. Impress them with some facts and figures as you have a look around its various exhibitions. Intelligence is sexy.
Enjoy a glass of champagne on top of the 02 Arena
Are you a secret thrill-seeker? If your first date nerves aren’t enough, how about truly getting your adrenaline pumping on top of the 02 Arena?
You can book a climb over the 52-metre high structure and enjoy some sunset views together while you’re at it. Don’t worry – there’s a well-deserved glass of champagne waiting for you at the top. You’re gonna need it.
Have a spot of healthy competition at Puttshack
There’s nothing like a competitive game of mini-golf to stir up a lover’s tiff. See if you’re destined to make it with a few swings at a super cool tech-infused golf experience like Puttshack. Just no cheating!
Tackle an escape room together
Ready to take on the challenge? Test how well you work together as a team under pressure – this will matter later on down the road! Just have a few pre-escape room cocktails to loosen up a little.
Tuck into a picnic at Primrose Hill
Primrose Hill is one of the best, most romantic spots in London. You sit over 60 metres above sea level, meaning you get some fantastic views of London’s skyscraper-filled skyline.
It’s the perfect setting for an old-fashioned romantic picnic. Pack a blanket and a basket full of goodies, then sit and watch the world go by with. Best bit? There’s no hefty bill on your table at the end.