Whether it’s a long-term relationship you’re after or a casual fling, there’s no better place to pull than London. But if you think meeting other singles is all about standing around in swanky bars, think again. Here are some ideas to up your chances of meeting a special someone. Or just an okay anyone.
It's currently the capital’s exercise du jour, so when it comes to choosing a studio, the rule of thumb is the hotter the talent, the better. Go Go Yoga on Columbia Road in east London will guarantee you get your sweat on – and with an inch between mats at the busier classes, even if you don’t meet the date of your dreams, you can treat yourself to an eyeful for an hour and half before work on a Monday. You can’t say fairer than that.
Berkley, Bedford, Bloomsbury, Brunswick… where better to eat a sandwich and grab some fresh air on your lunch break than in one of London’s public squares? You might just share a bench with a future date.
Playgrounds on a Saturday afternoon
London has some amazing playgrounds, which means if you've got any kiddies, you can enjoy a couple of hours on the pirate ship at the Diana Memorial Playground in Kensington Gardens and look out for some major single-parent eye-candy. Double win.
From Chelsea to Stoke Newington there's barely a borough in London now where you won't find a decent bit of high-quality nosh on a Saturday morning. A decent farmers’ market not only means you’ll be able to blow the budget on some coriander chutney and a wedge of double gloucestershire but you’ll be able to debate the pros and cons of organic farming with some socially conscious hotties, too.
Kebab shops at three in the morning at the weekend
Because let's be honest, this is the place where you'll probably be drunk enough to actually start up a flirty chat. And at least you'll both smell of garlic sauce.
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