Creative date ideas in London

Long gone are the days when dinner and a movie counted as the perfect date. When planning a romantic outing in an exciting city such as London, you’re spoilt for choice with new and creative activities. Here are five fun London dating ideas, sure to produce some chemistry with that special someone.
London Eye

1. Enjoy champagne on the London Eye

If you’re looking for romantic days out in London, the London Eye offers breathtaking views of the picturesque city skyline. There’ll be no shortage of conversation as you marvel at many of the city’s most iconic landmarks, from St Paul’s Cathedral to Buckingham Palace.

You can make the experience even more special by enjoying the sights with some champagne poured by your very own host. Priority boarding also means no waiting in long queues. Paris might be the city of love, but the spectacular view from your own private London Eye capsule makes for an excellent romantic date.

2. Dinner – with a twist

There’s no shortage of dining options to choose from in London, from Michelin-starred restaurants to cheap takeaways and everything in between. Yet for a special date, why not think outside to box and try something a bit more quirky and memorable?

Step back in time with a four-course medieval banquet, complete with duelling knights, magic, mead and serving wenches. If history isn’t your cup of tea, another new trend is called ‘dining in the dark’. By eating in blindfolds, the experience helps you to appreciate the range of flavours on the plate, not to mention overcome any first date nerves.

3. Cruise the Thames

London is a big city and trying to see all of the sights on foot can be exhausting. One great way to experience London on a romantic date is by cruising down the historic Thames by boat. Not only will you see the attractions from the comfort of the deck, you can also experience a delicious three-course meal.

Enjoy wine and exceptional food while taking in the city’s iconic landmarks, from Big Ben to Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.
Picnic at Thames

4. Enjoy the great outdoors

London is full of beautiful parks and grassy areas that are perfect for a lazy picnic. Leave behind a stuffy restaurant and instead pack a rug, fill a hamper with delicious snacks and find a comfy spot under a tree.

Read a good book together and enjoy some delicious hand-made food. Hyde Park, Richmond Park and Victoria Park all make perfect date locations. This is a great way for couples to relax and spend some quality time together.

5. Do something luxurious

There are countless luxury experiences available in London to spoil your partner on a date and show them that you really care. Food is a great way to indulge someone special, and London has countless stores that specialise in treats from wine, to chocolate and artisan cheese to speciality beers.

Find out what your partner really enjoys and surprise them with one of the luxury gift experiences on offer.

Pictures – Thanks to

Jim Bahn, http://www.flickr.com/people/gcwest/

Jeremy Noble, http://www.flickr.com/people/uberculture/