Still on the theme of Romance and London – well it is almost Valentine’s Day!
London is a stunning and vibrant city, offering a plethora of entertainment venues, tourist attractions and eateries. But even in London, deciding on a suitable location for a date especially that all important first-date can be a difficult decision. What is your idea of a good date?- Busy or quiet and intimate? Laid back or action-packed? All can be found in London, you just have to know where to look. Here are just a few examples of what London has to offer.
For many, the obvious choice for a first date is a trip to a wine bar or similar – it allows time to get to know each other in relaxed surroundings, and doesn’t come with the same time restraints as a sit down dinner.
There are many great bars in London but why not try a swanky cocktail bar in one of the city’s many luxury 5 star hotels? Try The Dorchester, The Ritz or the Connaught for world class cocktails and decor which is sure to impress.
If you’re looking more something a little more low-key and relaxed, Ruby’s in Dalston is quirky and offers an original style and a number of traditional cocktails on the extensive menu – you can pre-book a candlelit table to ensure your night goes exactly as you have in mind, by beating the nasty queues.
If food is more your thing, and you want to really get to know your date over food, wine and candlelight, booking a romantic table for two can save you from the worries of cooking, and allows you more time to spend getting to know each other. Try one of the many Michelin Starred Restaurants in London, Our favourites are Petrus, Hakkasan and Maze. Scott’s in Mayfair is always a great hit too.
Day trips with your date can be great fun but even more of a daunting task to plan; but in London there are so many options to choose from. A personal favourite is a trip to Hyde Park, ensuring to remember to pick up a lovely picnic (from Fortnum & Masons) and to hire a rowing boat on the Serpentine – an intimate and romantic setting guaranteed! And if you want to go even further out of central London, take a trip to Richmond Park and enjoy the tranquil setting, while maybe catching a glimpse of one of the many deer that thrive there.
Second dates should be tailored to learn even more about your date – you will win them over by really showing them you have listened to them; if they mentioned they enjoy history, take them to the Tower of London, they have never seen the impressive views from the London Eye, book a private pod with a bottle of chilled champagne!
The most important thing when choosing a date is to consider what you already know about your date, and take advantage of this. This will really show them you care and let them know you are interested and interesting, which in turn, will spark their interest in you.