The Ultimate London Date Night
Imagine how impressed you’d be if you took yourself out on your own favourite date.
Should you want to impress someone else to an equal effect however, the following date spots have been scientifically proven (by us) to do so.
Friday Late at The V&A | Dimly lit, dark cornered cultural institutions are romantic. They’re even more romantic at night with live jazz, red wine and boutique exhibition openings. | Cromwell Road, Kensington, SW7 2RL
The Hour Before Sunset at GŌNG, The Shard | Level 52 of the EU’s tallest building houses London’s highest bar, GŌNG. In which, you can be among the last people in the city to see the orange button dip. | London Bridge St, Southwark, SE1 9SG
The Royal Observatory | Picnic and a bottle of wine in Greenwich Park, late night stargazing at The Royal Observatory and a riverboat trip back into the lights and heart of London. At which point you can go to bed, or to Quo Vadis. | Blackheath Ave, Greenwich, SE10 8XJ
Quo Vadis (The Private Room) | It’s a private room. At Quo Vadis. You didn’t know? Thats because it’s private. But you can book. | Dean Street, Soho, W1D 3LL
NOTE: This seductive little spot is called ‘the snug’. It seats up to 8 people and so is perfect for those ever so common quadruple dates, a booking for any number of people below 6 however includes a variable cover charge.
Gordon’s Wine Bar | London’s oldest wine bar in a low arched, candle lit, rock walled cavernous cellar with an award winning wine list. And London’s oldest wine bar, period. | Villiers St, Temple, WC2N 6NE
Wilton Music Hall’s Monday Musicians | Sailors and love makers have been frequenting The Mahogany Bar at Wilton’s since 1725. On Mondays, croonworthy pianists type catalogues of bedroom music all night for free. | Graces Alley, Tower Hamlets, E1 8JB
The Palomar | Meet in Piccadilly. Buy cheap last minute theatre tickets from a dodgy vendor. Go to The Palomar for an early dinner showered in ‘shaloms’, rhythmic dance music and Modern Jerusalem cuisine. Attend the theatre. Pretend it was your idea. | Rupert St, Soho, W1D 6DN
Borough Market and Red Cross Picnic Garden | Spend the morning perusing the finest and freshest wholesale food, wine and coffee London has to offer. Stock a wicker basket with your delectable discoveries and eat al fresco up the road in Southwark’s beautiful Red Cross Picnic Garden. | Southwark St, Southwark, SE1 1TL
The Wolsely | Brunch dates: if you click, you still have the whole day; if you don’t, at least you just had brunch. | Piccadilly, W1J 9EB
Pop Up Screens | An outdoor moon lit cinema showing a selection of classic cult films like Dumb and Dumber, Forrest Gump, Dumb and Dumber, The Goonies, Dumb and Dumber and Dumb and Dumber. | All Over London
(Image: Gordon’s Wine Bar)
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