Dating in London
Find the best singles nights, romantic restaurants and date-friendly venues in the capital
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Even with eight million people to choose from, dating in London has never been simple. Setting aside the small matter of finding someone willing to spend an evening in your company, you've also got to sort out somewhere to meet your date, some kind of mentally stimulating activity and, of course, a romantic place to eat.
But don't panic. These days, the variety of weird and wonderful dating events in London (done speed dating? Try silent dating) is mind-boggling, and there are enough intimate pubs and restaurants to keep even the most prolific player busy. Go forth and mingle, people.
If you want the evening to result in a great meal rather than a marriage proposal, look no further
Turn up the heat and treat your date to a meal at one of London's most intimate eateries
Let the food do the talking and take your date to one the capital's hottest restaurants right now
Dating can be an expensive game – drinks, dinner and days out can really dent the wallet. Check out cheaper eating options here
Great places for a first meet
A little bit of liquor is guaranteed to loosen you up on a first date
Get to know your companion whilst sipping on some of London's tastiest tipples
Spend hours chatting over a coffee or two, or simply get yours to go...
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Date-friendly events and activities
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