Kew Gardens – Spring

If you’ve never been to Kew Gardens then now is the time – though Kew Gardens is beautiful in all the seasons, it’s Springtime when some of the most beautiful flowers start coming out making it the perfect place at the moment for a date. Here you’ll see the stunning beauty of flowers including snowdrops, crocuses, bluebells and daffodils.

Kew Gardens in Spring

Image courtesy of RBG Kew

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Valentine’s Day Date Ideas 2014

Valentine’s Day is upon us once again, if you’re feeling the pressure to come up with something extra special for Valentine’s Day – don’t panic. We have some of the best Valentine’s Day date ideas in London so read on for inspiration and solutions to make you’re Valentine’s day the most romantic, intimate and enjoyable yet.

Valentine's Day 2014 Date Ideas

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A Date with the Lates

London’s museums and galleries are great for a date, most of them are free, there are loads of them so there is something to suit everyone and they have regularly changing exhibitions, but what could make the experience better… how about going at night, listening to live music, relaxing with a drink and wandering the halls of the exhibits without any screaming kids getting in your way. The museums and galleries of London open their doors late for special fun evenings which make great date nights. Read on for our list of when and where they are.

Natural History Museum Central Hall

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Dates Ideas for Halloween 2013

All Hallows’ Eve is approaching, time to get dressed up and spooked out. What better way to get close to someone than when you’re petrified or drinking a novelty Halloween cocktail. Trick or treat you date to London’s best original Halloween nights, and to save you the research we’ve got the list right here. Read on for our top Halloween 2013 date ideas in London.

London Dates Ideas for Halloween 2013

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Zoo Lates

One of my favourite London dates, Zoo Lates takes place at ZSL London Zoo every Friday night throughout June and July. This event gives you the chance to visit the animals after hours, see animal feeds, hear talks and see live entertainment like comedy and cabaret and take part in a silent disco. There’s over 750 different species at London Zoo and while in the daytime it’s still a great date venue, Zoo Lates is just that little bit more special.

ZSL Zoo Lates

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Somerset House

I’ve been on many a date to Somerset House so I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to include it. Believe me, it truly deserves its spot here on LDG.

This beautiful historic palace is an arts and cultural hotspot and handily sits right on the Strand. Whatever time of year you visit; you won’t help but be impressed by the sheer size and beauty of the place. In summer there are dancing fountains in the courtyard whilst in the winter you’ll find one of our favourite ice rinks in London.

Somerset House

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Horniman Museum and Gardens

Sitting atop a hill near Forest Hill station is The Horniman Museum and Gardens which provided the setting for a recent daytime date of mine.

Horniman Museum Centenary Gallery

Picture by Joel Knight courtesy of The Horniman Museum

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Top 5 Dates for Dry January

Contrary to popular belief, not all good dates involve getting drunk on cheap red wine. If you’re doing a Dryathlon or just cutting down on your booze for the New Year, here are some date ideas that will make you forget you even need vodka in order to make a move…

The LDG cow is done with drink

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Five London Winter Date Ideas

Winter has now hit with full force with the temperature dropping to freezing levels. But don’t let this put you off from making the most of London on your dates. Winter can provide some of the most romantic settings and there’s no better place to do this than London.

So where is there to go on a date in London in winter? Read on to find out some of our favourites…

Tower of London Ice Skating Winter Date Idea

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition 2012

I’m embarrassed to admit that in all the years I’ve been living in London, I’ve never been to see this exhibition before. Now I’ve been to this year’s, I can imagine how much I must have missed.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year at the Natural History Museum - Our Entry - Cow in the City

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Three of the Best London Museums for a Date

The are so many museums in London and we’re so lucky that most of them are free. However lots of them are huge and we know it can be really tiring wandering around them on a date and sapping your energy. Fear not though, there are some much smaller museums which are brilliant for dates and are intriguing and a bit different – here are three of our favourites.

Wellcome Collection - image taken from Wellcome Collection Website

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A Wapping Date in London

A hidden gem just east of Tower Bridge, Wapping provides a great setting for a date.

If you’re meeting in the daytime we’d recommend starting your date in one of the lovely pubs that sit right on the Thames giving you picture perfect views of Canary Wharf. The Prospect of Whitby is a charming little pub that gives that air of times past and cosy chairs to get comfortable in. Or if you fancy going that bit cheaper, the Captain Kidd is a Sam Smiths pub so you can afford to treat your date to a few drinks, without compromising on the views. However if it’s lunch you’re after, the LDG wouldn’t recommend either for food. Instead we’d recommend taking a walk by the river heading towards Canary Wharf and treating yourselves to a meal at Gordon Ramsay’s The Narrow. This serves fantastic choices of British dishes at affordable prices.

The Captain Kidd in Wapping

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