Whether it’s a first date with a new flame or a romantic night with a long term love, date night in London is always a good idea! If you’re looking to turn up the charm and impress this summer, check out our top unique date spots in London below.
1. Watch the sunset over the city
Nothing screams romance more than watching the sun go down behind London’s iconic skyline on a warm summer’s evening. Best of all, it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg either. Fill a rucksack with a blanket, a few nibbles, a Bluetooth speaker, a cheeky bottle of wine and head hand in hand to Parliament hill. Stick some romantic music on and watch the night draw in – lovely. P.S it’s best to avoid the cheesy love songs on a first date!
2. Kayak down the Thames
If you’re looking to add a bit of excitement to your date then a spot of kayaking will certainly do the trick – nothing impresses a date more than a bit of action and adventure! To add another layer of romance, we recommend booking an evening session. As the sunlight fades, you’ll be in for a completely different kayaking experience, with the rivers being quieter and the city lights twinkling, it’s a magical experience.
3. Wine with a view at Skylon
If you’re a big fan of wine and you’ve got a significant other with a head for heights, treat them to a wine tasting sessions at Skylon. Here you’ll be able to wine and dine in style whilst enjoying some of the best views of the Thames that the Southbank has to offer. The wine is top-notch and if there a whole host of delectable bar snacks to tuck into.
4. Cool off at Hampstead Ponds
Admittedly, donning a swimsuit and going for a swim is potentially a bit of a strange thing to do on a first date. However, if you and you’re partner have been together for a while and you’re past that awkward first few months of a relationship then you can’t go wrong with a quick dip together in the chilly waters of Hampstead Ponds. Just make sure you check the weather first!
5. Catch a flick at Paddington’s Openaire Float-in Cinema
Going to the cinema for a date is by no means a unique thing to do, but catching a flick while bobbing about in your own private boat will definitely be a night to remember. After a roaring summer of success in 2020, the crew from GoBoat London and Merchant Square have teamed up with Openaire to bring London’s first-ever float-in cinema back for another year! Unfortunately, a captain’s hat isn’t included but you can bring your own.
Make the most of London this summer and experience a cute date night in the capital! Why not make your stay extra special and book a stay at the newly refurbished Clink78? With affordable rooms right in the heart of the action, you’d be crazy to miss out!