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Our Top Free Dating Ideas in London

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Our Top Free Dating Ideas in London

Revitalise your dating life with these free dating ideas! Meeting and getting to know someone shouldn’t have to cost the earth; it’s the person not the activity we want to get to know after all. Make the most of what your city has to offer; from parks, hills and gardens to monuments, museums, galleries, events and exhibitions, there’s always something going on if you know where to look. Here are my personal top free dating locations:

Regents Canal:

Regents Canal Free Date Idea

Jump off the tube at Warwick Avenue and head north to the calm waters of Regents Canal. Located in the heart of London’s bustling metropolis the canal is an unexpected peaceful highway through the city. Dotted with colourful houseboats and oftimes lined by magnificent stately homes head East towards Camden; if you’re lucky you might even catch sight of the hyenas and birdlife as you wander through Regents Park and London Zoo – all for free!

Natural History Museum:

Take your date to the Natural History Museum for free

The world-famous Natural History Museum is the perfect location for an interesting date set amongst some of the most beautiful architecture in the city. Perfect for a rainy day, this free museum has something to delight, inspire and give you an easy way to get to know one amongst the relics of bygone eras. Also home to eye-opening exhibitions, keep your eye out for new events and free Friday night openings.

Richmond Park:

Go for a free date in Richmond Park

Head out of the city air and into London’s biggest park in West London for a fun, free date out on the Heath. Easily accessible on the tube and nestled beside the picturesque town of Richmond, breathe a breath of fresh air with your date as you stroll or cycle around the 2,500 acre sanctuary, home to herds of deer, ponds, streams and ancient elegant buildings. Pop back into Richmond for a wander, and if you’re peckish go for a bite in one of the numerous cosy cafes dotted around the town.

The National Gallery:

Wander around the National Gallery for free with your date

Standing proudly in the heart of the city and overlooked by Nelson’s column, take your date to admire the work of masters including Raphael, Constable and Rubens at the National Gallery. A varied and inspired collection will satisfy every visitor as you gaze into visions of the past. Entrance is free. Be sure to not miss the iconic Sunflowers by Vincent van Gogh as you meander through rooms and halls full to the brim with colour and mastery.

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