Some of the web’s most talented bloggers share their favourite London date ideas.
London has an abundance of dating venues. It really is easy to find 7 fun, unique date ideas for our email list each week.
This week, I asked some of my favourite bloggers to share their recommendations for dating venues across the capital.
Read what they have to say, subscribe to their blogs and stalk them on social media. Doing so may make your life that little bit better.
THE LONDON DATER (@LDNDATER)
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The London Dater says: “Tooting Tram and Social is just round the corner from my house. They have great acoustic open mic nights on Mondays and a retro gaming night on Sundays.”
I met Bostjan a couple of times while he was based in London, but now he’s answering a ‘call to adventure’ all over the world and blogging about it at bosslifehacks.com.
Bostjan says: “St. James´ Park is by far London´s top date venue for me. Meet a girl at Leicester Square, but don´t tell her where you´re going. Just lead. If she insists, tell her you´ll show her the best view in London. That´s the little bridge in the middle of the park – you can see London Eye and the Shard from there.
“Chill and sit on numerous benches, or if you require more privacy for naughty things feel free to take her up on the hill where the trees provide some cover. You can even bring some drinks, or a cigarette/joint. Obviously its best when it´s warm outside, but even good for a walk in the cold. It´s better to cuddle after being out and about for a bit. Best thing? It´s completely free and casual, so both of you can relax and be yourselves.”
KATY HORWOOD (@KATY_RED)
Katy won ‘Blogger Of The Year’ at the 2014 UK Dating Awards. She discusses sex and dating for Metro, The Huffington Post and on her personal blog. In a response to one of my previous Buzzfeed articles, Katy waxed lyrical about The Wolseley in Mayfair.
Disagreeing what my advice that you think of an imaginative first date than a restaurant, she said “Clearly never been to The Wolseley. Or how about a combination of both, rock climbing and the Wolseley? Nope, still prefer The Wolseley.”
first date purgatory (@FIRSTDATEPURG)
Dating advice and adventures from The Blonde and The Brunette. The girls are currently based in Canada, although The Blonde was based in the UK for a year.
The Blonde says: “The London Eye is a big tourist destination but I’d imagine looking over London with someone you fancy would be pretty romantic (although I hear you there is a pretty amazing view from The Shard and there’s probably less tourists up there). I think that London is such an amazing city to explore and I taking a river tour or bus tour with someone you liked would be romantic. Hyde Park is my number one though, I’ll never forget that day when I just enjoyed the beauty of it all.
Craig rogers (@CRAIGROGERSNYC)
Craig Rogers is a dating expert who blogs about relationships, moving past break-ups and finding the perfect date on his blog.
Craig says: “I’m a New Yorker, but when I was in London last month, a local woman knew how to impress a visitor. For our date, we had pints on the deck of Tattershall Castle.
“It gave the backdrop of Big Ben and the Eye. It was amazing!”
Caroline Brealey (@MATCHMAKER_MISS)
Caroline was voted Matchmaker Of The Year 2014 at the UK Dating Awards and is head judge at this year’s event. She blogs at carolinebrealey.co.uk.
Caroline says: “I would suggest heading down to Mudchute on a lovely sunny day. They have a great little farm and café down there which is quite rare for London – a city farm!
“After having a mooch around and feeding the animals, walk under the Thames and you’ll find yourself popping up at Greenwich where you can wander around the market and take the walk up to the Royal Observatory where the views across London and the docklands are stunning.”
Claire Isabelle (@WHATIKNOWNOW1)
Claire speaks from the heart about her dating experiences on her intimate blog whatiknownowblog.com
Claire says: “The Effra in Brixton on a Sunday. It’s a proper pub but with live music. It’s well lit so you can actually see what your date looks like but no harsh lighting so it’s intimate. It’s an unpretentious crowd and actually a mixture of locals and hipsters so you feel at home. Drinks are reasonable and there’s often live music which gives you a good grasp of your date’s taste levels!”