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The 21 Loveliest Places To Go For A Date In London

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1. A walk on the Southbank.

Stroll along the Thames, thumb the used books on sale, watch the skateboarders and pretend you own the city. There are plenty of places to stop to have a bite to eat, as well as loads of bars including the BFI and the National Theatre.

Tube: Waterloo, London Bridge or Southwark


3. Pedalos in Hyde Park.

Skip the row boats and relax with pedal power. The pedalos are hired by the hour, and during the summer there may be a queue. There are few more pleasant ways to spend a hot afternoon than by slowly splashing around a city centre lake.

Tube: Green Park or Hyde Park Corner

5. The Trocadero.

Hear me out. Sure it's not glamourous. But what could be more fun than a tenner's worth of tokens, a bag full of jelly sweets and the chance to win a massive teddy bear for your boo?

Tube: Piccadilly Circus or Leicester Square


9. The Aubin cinema.

Snuggly and cosy - with blankets and couches, the Aubin is a cinema with a difference. You can also bring in wine and food from their bar, making it perfect for a low-key date night.

Tube: Shoreditch High Street Overground


10. A drink at Sager and Wilde.

Sager and Wilde is still quite new, but it knows exactly what it wants. Low-key and quietly sophisticated, they serve perfect grilled cheeses alongside even more perfect wine choices.

Tube: Hoxton or Cambridge Heath Overground


15. Have a picnic on Primrose Hill.

Grab your picnic basket and a rug, and take to the Primrose Hill. When you're not pointing out the skyline, keep an eye out for local celebrities like Gwen Stefani and Harry Styles.

Tube: Chalk Farm or St John's Wood


17. King's Cross and St.Pancras Station.

A train station? Not just any train station. Follow in Harry Potter's footsteps at Platform 9 3/4's, sip on champagne at the bar, and recreate the opening of "Wannabe" at the next door St Pancras Hotel (where the video was filmed). And if you're feeling flush, the Eurostar is right next to you.

Tube: King's Cross St Pancras

18. Lunch in Brixton Village followed by a Brockwell park walk.

Nibble your way around Brixton Market (we recommend dumplings at Mama Lan's and then a burger at Honest Burger) before walking it all off at Brockley Park.

Tube: Brixton