Deciding where to go on a first date can be difficult. You want to impress without being over the top, avoid maxing out your credit card whilst not seeming too stingy and show that you have put thought into the location but not too much thought! Who said the dating game was easy?
The difficulty of choosing somewhere for your first date is only increased when it is taking place in our capital city!There are so many places to choose from in London that it is easy to just go to the first place you come across. However, as if first dates aren’t stressful enough already, ending up in the wrong place could potentially ruin his/her first impression of you instantly.
Here are eight locations for your first date,which will all but guarantee you a second one – the only problem might be trying to top it!
- London Zoo
What better way to break the ice than over the penguin enclosure? If your date is in the summer the zoo opens its doors after hours, so you can enjoy a drink or two as you take a look at the animals and enjoy the entertainment on offer.
- The Sky Gardens
Unlike The Shard, this is a view of the capital city that won’t cost you a penny. Whether you go up early for a coffee, later for a cocktail or to enjoy a meal – do it all while taking in the magnificent skyline at London’s highest garden. Don’t forget to book in advance as this new location is extremely popular!
The cinema is a typical location for a first date – but you won’t be going to the Odeon! London is full of quirky cinemas – from open air, to rooftop and even those in hot tubs – this will be a date to the cinema you won’t be forgetting in a hurry!
- Cabaret des Distractions
There will be no need to worry about making awkward small talk as you gasp in awe and roar with laughter inside Café De Paris. This 1920s ballroom is home to an action-packed event of cabaret, musical theatre and circus acts, every Friday.
- Duck and Waffle
Located atop a 40-storey skyscraper in the city of London, Duck and Waffle boasts a vibrant atmosphere. Enjoy an array of dishes designed for sampling and sharing, whilst overlooking the likes of the Gherkin.
- ICEBAR London
Take your date to a bar with a difference! Don your thermal cape and gloves (provided) and enjoy a cocktail from a glass made entirely of ice at a table made entirely of ice, leaning against a wall that, you have guessed it, is made entirely of ice!
- Primrose Hill
Pack up a picnic basket and rug and make your way to Primrose Hill. Get away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy this wide-open green space amongst the concrete jungle that is London. Enjoy spectacular views whilst you and your date devour the tasty treats you have packed.
- Up at the O2
Looking for a bit of adventure for your first date? Climb over the 02 and enjoy the view – it will definitely be a memorable one!
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