If you are looking for an alternative London dating experience, then why don’t you add a little culture to dating?
We have selected our top five museums to visit with the hope of diversifying your London dating life and impressing your date. Not only is this an exciting alternative to the usual drinks and dinner, but it will also introduce you to interesting cultural gems within your own city. London is renowned for its cultural heritage – it’s time to use this when dating in London!
The British Museum – Great Russell St, London, WC1B 3DG Nothing is embedded so deeply in British culture than the British Museum. The Museum exhibits works originating from all ages in history, so you will definitely find something that will interest both you and your date. The British Museum is open until 8.30pm on Fridays – perfect if you’re going on a date after work. You can browse the exhibits at your own leisure, or for something a little more informative you can take part in the free spotlight tours of the collections. After you have looked around the museum you can visit the Court Restaurant where you can wine and dine your date in magnificent surroundings. Best of all, entry is free.
Tate Modern – Bankside, London, SE1 9TG Set against the beautiful backdrop of the River Thames, the Tate Modern is Britain’s national museum of modern and contemporary art. The art museum features world-class modern and postmodern exhibitions which will definitely impress your date. You can even download apps to guide you through the various exhibitions! After looking at the exhibition you can browse the shop, and we recommend going for dinner at The Restaurant at the Tate Modern. They have an exciting wine list based on innovative producers, and the wonderful views of the city provide the perfect setting for dating in London.
The National Portrait Gallery – St.Martin's Place, London, WC2H 0HE The crowning glory of Trafalgar Square, London’s National Gallery is an intimate space which houses a collection of wonderful portraits. The museum is different to any other, as it not only gives details of the artists, but also provides fascinating insights into the lives of the people who are actually in the paintings. The gallery is really diverse and interesting, and reading through the lives of people who have featured in paintings over the last 600 years is sure to provide a great talking point for you and your date.
The Science Museum – Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2DD If you and your date are fanatical about science then the Science Museum is the perfect place to visit when dating in London. The diversity of the exhibits will get you and your date debating issues ranging from the basic workings of the world to the benefits of space travel! Go and explore some of the major scientific advances which have occurred in the last 300 years, expanding your own knowledge whilst getting to know your date better. After visiting the exhibitions you can be further astounded by going to catch a film at the IMAX 3D cinema, a truly unforgettable London dating experience!
The Southbank Centre – Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX The Southbank Centre is one of the most attractive cultural hotspots for dating in London. The Southbank caters to a wide spectrum of interests, housing music events, visual art exhibitions, theatre shows, and literature events, so there will definitely be something there to interest both you and your date. After visiting an exhibition or show, you can find some great, reasonably priced restaurants where you can get to know your date better. For a something a little more sophisticated we recommend the Skylon bar/restaurant which has fantastic views over the River Thames.