Whether you live, work or just like to play in Shoreditch, it’s an area of London which provides many a dating hotspot and we aren’t just talking about bars – although they’re not a bad place to start…
Play table football at Bar Kick
Decide which country you’re going to be from in your ‘world cup’, and only drink booze from there.
Create mini street food tasting menus for each other at Dinerama
You have a dozen traders to pick from…
Go stargazing on The Culpeper’s rooftop
Try to keep Uranus jokes to a minimum.
Grab one of the sofas at the Electric Cinema
Break the decency laws when the lights go down…
Learn how to fly at the National Centre for Circus Arts
Make sure you’re comfortable wearing tights around your prospective partner, then possibly wetting them.
Go to Flight Club, invent the rules of Flight Club
Rule number one: you can actually talk about Flight Club.
Go to Porky’s for beer pong
Beer. Pong. Erry Wednesday.
Go on a self-guided street art tour
Just don’t add any new work…
Drink the most ludicrously cool cocktails at Nightjar
One of them is served in a seashell. It’s this one.
Hit the Comedy Café Theatre
Take scientific measurements of your mirth-levels before and after coffee.
Play a little table tennis at Bounce
Then invent victory dances.
Get whatever the bartender recommends at Happiness Forgets
They know more about what you want to drink than you do.
Make as many bowling puns as you can at All Star Lanes
Strike up a conversation. Knock back a couple of drinks. Then split the bill.
Be the only couple dancing to the band at The Blues Kitchen
You’ll have to get there early though. It’s always pretty toe-tapping.
Start a book club at The Book Club
There’s food, coffee, a ping pong table and a dance floor too.
Go upstairs at the bridge, lie on the chaises longues and psychoanalyze each other.
Just don’t mention your mother.
Do EVERYTHING at Shoreditch Townhall
There’s theatre, dance, comedy, and of course, one of the world’s best restaurants.
Explore Boundary Estate together
It’s the world’s oldest Council Estate – grab a coffee and cake from Leila’s Shop or Arnold & Henderson and head for the Grade II listed bandstand that sits within Arnold Circus.
Hit White Lyan & The Hoxton Trust Community Garden
Get your cocktails to go (they come pre-made in bottles) and head 2 minutes up Hoxton Street. Enjoy your award-winning cocktails in an award-winning garden.
Win a pub quiz at The Ten Bells
Open since the 17th century, The Ten Bells is a *proper* London local. And every Tuesday they put on a quiz…
Do a pasta making workshop, eat the results together
Book an evening session, buy your accompaniments from Burro e Salvia’s shop and head straight home to cook up your handmade pasta.
Main image: Flight Club
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