Hattie Lloyd 27/03/18

Best Date Ideas in Victoria

Victoria’s a great spot for bringing people together…

…and then sending them away again, on a number of well-connected transport routes.

But despite its reputation as a mere commuters’ hub, there’s a number of secret nooks and excellent date ideas in Victoria that only the few know about.

Which will make it even more impressive when you suggest meeting there to…

Go For a Six Hour Brunch at Timmy Green

Timmy Green - bottomless brunch London

They serve it till 3pm. Do your worst.
Details: Open daily | Nova Food, 11 Buckingham Palace Road, SW1E 5DJ

Pour Each Other Wine Samples at Vagabond

Playing “guess the wine” = world’s most effective ice breaker.
Details: Open daily | Nova Food, 77 Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W 0AJ

See Wacky Art in the Tate Britain

Decide definitively whether it is, or isn’t art.
Details: Open daily | Tate Britain, Millbank, SW1P 4RG

Dress Entirely in Green, See Wicked

And make all the other couples emerald with envy.
Details: Performances Monday – Saturday | Apollo Victoria Theatre, 17 Wilton Road, SW1V 1LG

Make the World’s Fanciest Picnic at Sourced Market

Get a bottle of organic wine to help you browse.
Details: Open daily | Nova Food, 85 Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W 0AJ

… Then Take It To St. James’s Park

St Jame's Park - Flicker Colin
Flicker: Colin

Bonus points for finding a spot by this ridiculously romantic cottage.
Details: Open daily | St. James’s Park, SW1A 2BJ

Watch the Pelicans’ Feeding Time

St James Pelicans

Pelicans. IN A PARK.
Details: Daily between 2.30pm and 3pm | St. James’s Park, SW1A 2BJ

Go and See Hamilton

Hamilton best theatre London now

Not just because it’s great, but your unerring dedication to scoring tickets will score major date points.
Details: Lottery tickets released daily | Victoria Palace Theatre, 126 Victoria Street, SW1E 5EA

Be Tourists For the Day

Buckingham Palace_Flikr Travel Junction
Flickr: Travel Junction

Play high-stakes bogies in the state rooms.
Details: 21st July – 30th September, plus selected winter dates | Buckingham Palace, London, SW1A 1AA | £24

Have a 3am Date at the Goring Bar

Goring Bar

…Start with espresso martinis.
Details: Open 24 hours | 15 Beeston Place, SW1W 0JW

Walk Through the Rafters of Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

They’ve been closed to the public for 700 years… and reopen this summer.
Details: Opening June 2018 | Westminster Abbey, SW1P 3PA

Go For a Drink in Full Tartan at Boisdale


See how many euphemisms you can make about your sgian-dubh.
Details: Open daily | 15 Eccleston Street, SW1W 9LX

Climb the Tower at Westminster Cathedral

Westminster Cathedral

You can only see like, ALL OF LONDON.
Details: Open daily from 9th March | Westminster Cathedral, 42 Francis Street, SW1P 1QW | £6

Catch a Show at The Other Palace

The Other Palace

And discuss it over dinner and wine at The Other Naughty Piglet.
Details: 12 Palace Street, SW1E 5JA

Have a Mooch around the Queen’s Gallery

Queen's Gallery

Featuring a castle-shaped salt shaker encrusted with emeralds, a slightly terrifying bust of Henry VIII as a young boy, and van Miereveld’s classic “A Bearded Old Man with a Shell”.
Details: Open daily | Buckingham Palace, Buckingham Palace Road, SW1A 1AA | £11

Take a Boat to Greenwich


Well… you just can’t ignore those transport routes.
Details: Every 40 minutes | Westminster Pier, SW1A 2JH | £12.50


Main image: Westminster Cathedral Triforium

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