Spring is here! Make the most of the sunshine and long hours with our extra special first date ideas. From adventures on wheels, to cinemas under the stars: we’ve got the date for you.
1. Street feast–Lewisham
Street Feast’s Model Market hits a double jackpot of vibrant atmosphere and a gob-smacking array of worldwide cuisines that’ll get any foodie lover excited. Following their recent success at Hawker House, Model Market’s indoor and outdoor street food night market will run May till September, 5pm till 1am. Enjoy craft beers, and scrumptious snacks in an informal and relaxed atmosphere.
2. Roller skate the streets– Central London
Want to add some adrenaline to your date? London Friday Night Skate LFNS departs from Wellington Arch at Hyde Park Corner every Friday at 8pm. Led and staffed by professionals this unique event is completely free and bags of fun! For a slower pace, the Sunday Stroll departs from Serpentine Road in Hyde Park every Sunday at 2pm, or for a laid back rendezvous, why not check out The Easy Saturday Skate for two chilled laps of Battersea Park. Just turn up, and let the good times roll! If you don’t own you own skates, Slick Willies offers roller and in-line skates for daily hire at £10 including all the safety bits.
3. Game of Thrones LIVE– Dalston
Caught the eye of a fellow fan? Let The Three Compasses be your window into the Seven Kingdoms as they get set to screen Series 5 every Monday LIVE at 9pm on the biggest projector in Dalston. Snuggle close to watch the drama unfold and sneak a flaming Sambuca for every dragon you spot!
4. Kayak London– Windsor
Get some fresh air this spring and enjoy London Kayak Tours’ 2FOR1 water excursions. Take a trip to Windsor and check out the spectacular view of Windsor Castle, the oldest inhabited Castle in Europe. A one hour session on the waterway guided by a British Canoe Union instructor for two people is just £29.99, including all equipment. Or try your hand at a 90 minute ride past Regent’s Canal. You’ll be sure to get hearts pumping!
5. Get Creative!– King’s Cross
Drink, Shop & Do on Caledonian Road offers everything you need for a flawlessly fun craft filled evening getting to know each other. Create your own project, or work together, and feel the buzz as your creations get judged for drinks prizes! Events include: Curating your own Lego Robots, making your own Papier Mache Monster Mash or our favourite, Lionel Rich Tea: an evening of Lionel Richie portraiture where you can pipe your Lionel likeness onto the biscuit classic. Most events are Free before 7pm, with judging between 9-10pm. They also offer fantastic cocktails!
6. Lunch Time Meet Up?– King’s Cross
KERB behind King’s Cross offers street food like no other. Every Tuesday- Friday between 12-2pm pick up something extraordinarily tasty and lounge in deck chairs with grassy steps overlooking the canal. Add some pizzazz to the lunch time meet up and make it a date to remember.
7. Get Rural–Vauxhall
Get up close and personal at Vauxhall city farm, a little piece of the countryside in central London. Come face to face with pigs, horses, rabbits and alpacas. Open 10:30-4, Wednesday to Sunday. Admission is free, just bring your sense of adventure.
8. Night-time Day-time – Hackney
Oslo serves up food and drinks in the heart of Hackney Central. This gem’s secret arsenal is that if you’re hitting it off, you can stay and watch the bar steadily turn into a great music venue. Oslo offers a fantastic music programme in a unique space of a redeveloped railway station. Watch your dinner date effortlessly turn into drinks and dancing.
9. Luna Outdoor Cinema–Various
Luna’s mission is to cuddle up with your date from a dating website in enviable locations at sunset with a picnic and a movie. Running from May to October at incredible venues such as: Kensington Palace, Regent’s Park and Kew Gardens enjoy cinematic masterpieces and cheesy classics: from Birdman to Ghostbusters, , The Grand Budapest Hotel to Casablanca and many many more. Season opens at 10am on the 9th April. Book early to avoid disappointment.
10. Spice Night– Notting Hill
Give your date some sizzle on the second Friday of the month at the Museum of Brands in Notting Hill. On the 10th April they’ll be firing all cylinders with a tour of all things spicy. Expect Mariachi music, a free themed cocktail and fiery snacks. This one will be sure to heat things up. Quote MATCH when booking online with Museum of Brands to receive 2FOR1 tickets for the 10th April.