Date Night Ideas; Dates for the Diary!

06 Mar

Sometimes we can be a little stuck for imaginative dating ideas. Dating doesn’t have to be dull and you can surprise your love with something different. What about those first afternoon or evening dates when you’d like to do something that’s different? Worried that you’ll feel shy about conversation? Here’s some of ours that will literally put a spring in your step.

If you’re out and about near Bond Street shopping, impress your date with a coffee pit stop at the Sotheby’s café on Conduit Street. Picasso with your cappuccino? Caffeine and art fix rolled into one. The Open Air Theatre in Regent’s Park is a gem of a date night, but tickets are gold. Book now for “On the Town” for a bit of old Hollywood with a champagne picnic beforehand, and a stolen kiss under the trees as you stroll out later. Go urban Safari with a meet the animals experience at London Zoo and then zip into Primrose Hill for lunch afterwards in the garden at the fantastic Michael Nadra restaurant. Become a member of Curzon Cinemas and invite your date to cinema Q&A with the actors or directors. If it’s a bit of French cinema, keep the theme going and dine at one of the capitals most romantic restaurants Close Maggiore in Covent Garden. If you need some fresh air head to Richmond Park and take a rented bicycle ride round and spot the deer. A delicious lunch awaits at the nearby and very stylish Dysart pub. Take your sweetheart to William Curley and learn how to make salted caramel or chocolate truffles together, life can be a box of chocolates. An evening of up close cabaret followed by classic French dining at crazy low prices all round? Can’t go past Le Crazy Coqs and Brasserie Zedel. What’s the soundtrack to your romance? You can’t beat a classical music concert to inject a dash of class into a date night, it’s the best excuse to sit and hold hands. As you’ll be at Cadogan Hall with the Royal Philharmonic, it’s an easy taxi transfer to food heaven at Elystan Street where you’ll find fine dining with a completely relaxed open collar vibe. Finally instead of a flower delivery, join the Hoi Polloi at Hoi Polloi for brunch   before strolling into Columbia Road where you can buy armfuls of flowers for the object of your affection.

Dating can be dazzling when you put your mind to it – contact your matchmaker for date ideas tailored to you!

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by Rachel Vida MacLynn

Founder & Managing Director

Rachel Vida MacLynn – Vida’s Founder and Managing Director – is reputed as being a world-leading matchmaking and dating expert. Registered as a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society, Rachel advocates a professional matchmaking approach based on psychological principles and professional consultation. Rachel also sits on the Board of Advisors for the Matchmaking Institute.More by this author