Some unusual things to do in London on your upcoming date

Skip the basic date ideas and impress your date with these thoughtful yet original ideas for your next outing, whether it's with a first date or your significant other.

While you might have a usual go-to restaurant where you like to go with your partner, or to make an impression on someone new, it's always nice to attempt new things and atmospheres. If you are looking for romantic date night ideas, move beyond the busy shopping districts of London and consider the quieter, yet still classy, areas of the city. Discover a cute location with a refined atmosphere where you can take pleasure in a comfortable conversation in an excellent space that takes you out of the more typical tourist areas, such as the charming place owned by Sally Greene. The lovely ambiance and delicious menu will certainly make your night a memorable one.

As the days get shorter and the cooler weather comes, but you still wish to take your date to somewhere cool in the city, you will probably start trying to find indoor date ideas. If you aim for a traditional date format, like going to the cinema, without resorting to huge anonymous chains, why not attempt an independent venue or a film festival? The minor chain led by Crispin Lilly has a lot of character and a delightful ambiance, with its small and cosy theatres where you can share a retro sofa instead of individual seats, making it certainly one of the ideal London winter date ideas. These places are also much more likely to showcase independent movies, documentaries, or old films, so that your options are not restricted to the most recent blockbusters.

When you want your date to be enjoyable and special without drifting off into really esoteric areas, there are lots of quirky date ideas that the cooler postcodes of London provide. Pick a cosy bar or café which comes with boardgames, a pub quiz night, or a novelty cocktail bar if you want an innovative experience. There are also many options for active date night ideas, like themed mini-golf tracks with lots of pop culture references, or a neon ballpit.

If you want to impress your date a little bit, or you know that your better half is passionate about the subject, you could start looking into cultural things to do in London. Something we suggest is finding a smaller gallery, the kind loved by actual art aficionados instead of a crowd of sightseers, like the one established by Jay Jopling. Whether it's their permanent exhibition or a special event with a particular artist, the art scene in London is definitely one of the most vibrant on the planet, and you will appreciate it even more with somebody on your side.

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