Dating in London: unusual date ideas for London singles!
28 Apr 2017

Dating in London: unusual date ideas for London singles!

If you’re single in London you’ve probably got a favourite pub or restaurant that you take your tinder dates to. In a world of a multiple dating, taking your date for a pint and a packet of pork scratchings down your local isn’t going to cut the mustard.

We all know London is a large, vibrant 24-hour city with many fun and interesting things to do but it is all too easy to do the same old tired things. Whether you’ve met someone speed dating in London or you’ve bonded on a dating app you need to impress. I hereby give you some new and unusual dating ideas to take your date to.

Ballie Ballerson
79 Stoke Newington Road, Dalston, N16 8AD

Think ball pits are just for kids? You thought wrong! Grab your date and dive into a glow in the dark ball pit whilst DJs spin funk and ragged house! Have a drink, have a laugh and get up close and personal in the adult play pen.


Tickets from £15

Drawing the Star
Star by Hackney Downs, 35 Queensdown Road, E5 8JQ

Drawing The Star is a weekly untutored life drawing ‘class’ held in the heart of creative London. Show your date your creative flair whilst secretly bonding over laughing at the models aubergine! (so mature!! ;o).


Go Ape
Battersea Park, SW11 4NJ

Instead of swinging from the chandeliers you’ll be swinging from the tree tops at Battersea Parks Go Ape. An adventure playground high up in the trees of the London Royal Park, there are a number of knee-knocking crossings including the Zig Zag Bridge which all lead to the ultimate ending on the zip wire course! What’s more it’s the perfect excuse to grab hold of your date’s hand!


Tickets £35

Puppet Theatre Barge
Little Venice opposite 35 Blomfield Road, W9 2PF

Put simply it is a barge that has been converted into a teeny tiny theatre facing a stage on which stringed puppets enact enchanting plays. It really is magical! Show your date your inner child at this very unique London experience and you’ll be sure to impress.


Tickets £12 per person. (open Summer only)

Highgate Cemetry
Swain’s Lane, Highgate, N6 6PJ

A date in a cemetery might not be everyone’s first choice of date venue but you’d be missing out on a gem of a location. It is the home to the final resting places of famous people including Karl Marx, George Eliot, Malcom McLaren and now more recently George Michael (RIP). Not only is it known for the people that are buried there but also its de facto status as a nature reserve. It certainly will be a date to remember!

Entry £4

Mayfield Lavender
1 Carshalton Rd, Banstead SM7 3JA

Hop on a train from Central London and within half an hour you can be enjoying a family run certified Organic Lavender Farm. Situated in the lovely North Surrey Hills you and your date can wander the field and enjoy its scent followed by a cup of lavender tea in their al fresco restaurant.

White Water Rafting
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority, Station Rd, Waltham Cross EN9 1AB

This is one for those looking for some action and adventure on their date! You’ll find gallons of fun at Lee Valley White Water Centre, from white water rafting on the Olympic course to the more chilled out paddling on their lake. To round off the day you can turn the romance up with a glass of wine and bite to eat in their terrace bar and café.


Prices start from around £5

Street Art London tours
East London

Take a street art tour and you can get an up-close introduction to East London’s incredible street art scene. Your date will think you’re a hipster before you know it!


Prices start from £12

Just remember - unique dates are the best dates!

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