1. Dans Le Noir: This is the ultimate blind date, whereby you are blind folded and can not see your food or company. A great experience but the dangers are more chance of clumsiness and wandering hands that may cause confusion as you are seated with other people. Perhaps you want to see your date any way!
2. Thorpe Park: A date at an amusement park is always a winner unless one person on the date is scared of heights and vomits all over you.
3. Richmond-on-Thames: take some bread and feed the ducks surrounded by the beauty of the Thames and some excellent waterfront bars. Fingers crossed your date won’t be bitten by a duck. The Pitcher Piano beer garden is a picturesque location that should add to the romance.
5. Battersea Park: Picnic and rowing on a summer day followed by heading to Clapham for drinks afterwards. Lets hope the boat does not capsize and your date does not drown (unless of course they are not the right person for you anyway). You may even pop into Battersea dogs home. The Magic Garden or Lost Angel Pubs are both funky bars nearby or head into either Clapham Common or Kings Road Chelsea for a drink.
6. Tattershall Castle at Embankment: Having a drink on a boat on The Thames in central London in Summer could make it a Kate Winslet and Leonardo Decaprio Titanic experience without the dangers. (Unless you drop her into the Thames) It is also easy to head into Covent Garden from there to enjoy the many bars and restaurants. Nearby Gordons wine bar is a winner if you can get a seat downstairs in the romantic cave like structure.
7. London Zoo, Parliament Hill Hopefully your date will find you more attractive than an orangutan as you get close to the animals while strolling through London Zoo in Regents Park. Walk up Parliament Hill for a romantic view of London followed by dinner in Camden.
8. Visit an Arts Gallery There are 100′s to choose from in London and it is a great way of looking like you are quite deep. To impress your date “keep saying you preferred their earlier work.”
Quirky/Interesting Dating Story...
Richard Curtis is probably the most famous writer/producer of London based Rom/Coms, think classics like Notting Hill, Love Actually, Bridget Jones Diary, Four Weddings and a Funeral. In every one of these films (and many of his other TV shows/movies) he makes sure there is an unpopular character called Bernard who is named after conservative MP Bernard Jenkins who stole the heart of his former girlfriend who is now Bernard Jenkins wife. In Love Actually Bernard is the part played by Alan Rickman.