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 Hinge messaged, WhatsApped, FaceTimed and Googled each other: now it’s time to meet in the flesh. But where to go? What to do? For a first date, London has so many options, so many locations, so many possibilities for awkwardness.
Let us calm your anxiety with our guide to this city’s best first-date spots. From cosy fire-lit pubs and intimate Italian bistros to quirky rock-climbing venues, open-air film screenings and peachy picnic spots, 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.