The Southbank for a Date

The Southbank is an electric part of London, popular with tourists and Londoners alike, all enjoying the atmosphere, sights and entertainment that happens every day and night alongside the river.

With so much to see and do along the Southbank it’s one of the best places in London to go on date. Read on for all the information you need for a date on the Southbank…

Southbank for a Date

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London’s Winter Ice Rinks 2013 / 2014

London’s Winter Ice rinks have appeared again so it’s time to get your skates on and enjoy a date on the ice. There are ice rinks all over London so there’s plenty of choice and if it’s a first date skating is a great way to break the ice (sorry, couldn’t resist). Set in some fabulous locations and decked out to get you in the Christmas spirit London’s ice rinks are perfect for a date. Read on for the full list of London’s winter ice rinks.

Skating at Somerset House

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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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Oblix at the Shard

I’ve been slightly cynical about the Shard since it’s been open. Believing it to be over-priced and over-hyped I’d resisted going up. This came to an end last weekend when my date insisted we go up to one of the bars for one drink to see the view.

Oblix  at the Shard

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Autumn Walks in London for a Date

It is often said that the crisp breezes of early autumn in London usher in an air of romance. While the city centre does indeed offer a number of attractive amenities for the enamoured couple, a quick stroll in the surrounding environs will provide a sense of peace and tranquillity that is sure to leave a lasting impression on those who have a few spare hours on a weekend afternoon. Although the sheer number of walks around london is considerable, there are certain areas that have become quite famous for exuding a feeling of subdued romance. Let us have a quick look at a handful of these quaint, unforgettable destinations.

London Autumn

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The National Theatre Propstore

I went here for the first time last week and I wish I’d been here sooner. Set right on the riverfront, the Propstore pops up every summer and is literally built of old props from National Theatre productions whilst also using them as decorations all over the bar. It’s open as a cafe bar, with seats indoors and then spilling right out onto the South Bank.

National Theatre Propstore

Image taken from National Theatre Website

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Best Bars in Waterloo for a Date

Waterloo is one of my favourite areas of London, sitting right by the river with a multitude of bars and restaurants and the occasional pop up market. Plus it’s within easy walking distance of the west end. Unfortunately a lot of other people think the same about Waterloo, especially those pesky tourists. As such this popular tourist area usually comes complete with steep tourist prices. However before you run screaming from Waterloo please don’t panic – it still has loads of bars that aren’t extortionate and are perfect for a date. Here are some of our favourites that have never let us down.

Concrete Bar at the Hayward Gallery in Waterloo

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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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5 Great Date Ideas for Halloween 2012

Here at London Date Guide we love Halloween, and London always provides the very best Halloween dates around. With club nights, ghost walks and exclusive movie screenings, there’s so much happening this year in the capital. But don’t fear! We’ve picked our five favourites, guaranteed to deliver a winning Halloween date.

Rocky Horror Picture Show Lips Halloween Dates

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Date ideas in London Bridge

With a rich history, it’s no surprise that London Bridge has some of London’s most popular tourist attractions in London. The London Dungeons or London Bridge Experience can be good fun to kick off a date but be warned, they’re both quite expensive so we wouldn’t recommend going unless you have a 2 for 1 deal or love hanging out with a coach load Spanish kids. However away from the overpriced bars on the river and the throngs of people queueing for the London Dungeons there are some great places to go on a date.

Shard at London Bridge

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A Date at the BFI

If you fancy a cinema date but are looking for something a bit different, check out what’s on at the BFI. A trendy and stylish setting, the BFI plays new and old classics.

Start your date at the quirky BFI bar which has a 1970s feel to it with stand up lamps and sofas that you sink into. It gets very busy at the weekends but it’s big enough that you can usually find a seat if you want to.

BFI Bar, Great for a Date in London - Image taken from Timeout London

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IMAX Waterloo

We wouldn’t advise going to the cinema if this is your first date but if you’ve been going out for a while or have a long term partner then the IMAX is a great place to go to, especially as the double seats allow you to get a little closer.

The IMAX at Waterloo boasts the biggest screen in Britain and believe us, it is massive. If you’re a fan of the cinema, you will be especially impressed.

BFI IMAX at Waterloo

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