With the weather changing, we’ve noticed love is in the air too, or at least our pursuit of love and team Amaliah were thinking about our ideal dates. All being dwellers of the London, we came up with a list of most romantic things to do with bae in the city. Whether you’re foodies or explorers, we’ve got something for every couple. Of course we’re not making any assumptions about your relationship status so feel free to show yourself some love, and do these activities alone.
Makan & Portobello Market
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It’s difficult to suggest a date night that doesn’t include food. Makan – Although it isn’t a culinary dining experience in terms of the atmosphere and ambience there, the food is AMAZING. We would recommend the char kuey teow, the roti kanai and the banana fried dumpling things. Makan is located off Portobello Road, with a back drop of colourful terraced houses, portobello market and cute quaint coffee shops – what’s not to love.
Walks in London’s Green Spaces
But not everyday eating. Somedays get to know each other without stuffing your face. If you love a good old walk with the other half go wandering through Hampstead heath, Primrose Hill, Little Venice and down South Bank. And if you’re feeling particularly active, jump on a boris bike around Hyde Park. But the rule is – no phones. Not even to take a picture of the London skyline in Primmy Hill or the ducks at Hyde Park.
Galleries and Museums
If you’re feeling creative why not explore one of London’s many art galleries or museums? One we would recommend is the Victoria and Albert museum where you can get lost in the beautiful fabrics and tapestries of the past. Or head over to the National Gallery overlooking trafalgar square. Once you’re finished enriching your minds with famous paintings, jump up on one of the plinths and do some people watching.
Workout with a View
This is one for the early risers. London has some incredible views and they’re the best early in the morning. Watch the sunrise from a rooftop or even enjoy some morning yoga at the Sky Garden. Grab a coffee and some breakfast after. The best part is you’ve still got a whole day left to spend time together and explore some more.
Kensington Roof Garden
If you’re looking for a cosy date-night, visit Kensington roof gardens in the evening, sit outside with pillows blankets and heaters and watch the sun go down. The view of the moon and the city is absolutely glorious. End the evening with a nice night breakfast, anything you fancy at VQ cafe in Notting Hill open till 3am on a weekday.
Sunrise and Waffles
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If 24 hour fine dining and views to match are your kind of thing, why not head to Duck and Waffle in Liverpool Street? Take in the the majestic view of London, preferably at sunrise or sunset, whilst enjoying a serving of warm waffles with cinnamon ice cream.
Looking to escape the concrete jungles? Visit the botanical gardens at Kew. A lovely place to walk without being overly exposed to the elements. It’s picturesque so it’ll invite good conversations and makes a great photoshoot location too.
Popcorn and Movies
Go old school and book tickets to the cinema. Whats more romantic than sharing a bucket of popcorn in the dark? Check out the Backyard Cinema or the Everyman for their quirky laid-back vibes. They’re both much more interactive than normal cinema experiences, so you’re not cut off from boo or drained from being uncomfortable.