Are you a foodie? Is your date a foodie? If the answer is yes and yes, then a first date won’t get much better than a good mosey around Southwark’s glorious Borough Market. Grab a flat white from Monmouth Coffee Company, before oohing and aahing over kaleidoscopic fruit and veg, giant wheels of cheese, cured meats and mouthwatering pastries... You’ll be united in hunger and greed.
So, you’ve WhatsApped, FaceTimed and Googled each other: now it’s time to meet in the flesh. But where to go and what to do? There are so many options, so many locations, so many possibilities for awkwardness.
Let us calm your anxiety with our guide to London’s best first-date spots. From a cosy fire-lit pub and a romantic Italian bistro to a quirky rock-climbing venue, open-air film screenings and a peachy picnic spot, we’ve rounded up some cute ’n’ classy date venues and activities guaranteed to ease your nerves and stimulate conversation. What happens next is up to you.
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