Fact: Islington has the most single people of any borough in the entire of London.
Which means that its various date venues are either the worst in the city or – more likely – so good, that its residents simply can’t stand the thought of never taking someone to them for the first time again.
And judging by the abundance of great potential date ideas, we’ll assume it’s the latter…
Book a table for two at Alsatian brasserie, Bellanger
Try to speak only French, or failing that, German. It’s a very romantic language.
Take them to the Everyman Cinema
And hope it’s far from ordinary.
Shop for wool at Loop
It will make you a tight-knit couple.
Browse the independent shops along Camden Passage
Buy gifts for eachother. It’s like a compatibility test, only you get a gift at the end, so everyone wins.
Serenade one another at Lucky Voice karaoke
It definitely won’t be a bum note
Feed each other oysters at Prawn on the Lawn
Your love will last longer. We promise.
Watch the next generation of British actors tread the boards at the Almeida Theatre
Re-enact your favourite moments at home
Go on a pub crawl down Upper Street
We recommend knee pads
Take on the three chilli challenge together at Meat Liquor N1
Expect some tears, and possibly some wounded pride
Brunch at Sunday café…
They serve it from Thursday onwards, and it’s amazing
Have a laugh at the Angel Comedy Club
It’s free! No, that’s not a joke.
Make a song and dance over each other at Sadler’s Wells theatre
Then go to Barrio Angel, and recreate the moves as authentically as possible on the dancefloor
Visit Islington Farmers markets
Buy the ingredients for an intimate feast
Take a joint lesson in Afghan cuisine by eating it together at Afghan Kitchen
Order only things you haven’t heard of before. Won’t be difficult.
Share a cocktail at Dead Dolls House
And race to the bottom
Go for a performance at the Kings Head’s upstairs theatre
Then go for a drink at their downstairs theatre (AKA the bar)
Order the wiener schnitzel at little Austrian café, Kipferl
Show off your ‘Geheimtip’
Take them to the sea-side of Upper Street for fish & chips at Vintage Salt
Then walk it off by having a…
…Wander along Islington’s waterway
Follow the New River Path for great views of the local pubs
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