Awsome dating ideas
Next gig is Mar 22 Comedy for the thinking couple — UCL researchers try their hand at stand-up. Free, Abney Park N16 Avoid the crowds at Highgate and head for a walk at another of London’s beautiful graveyards. £20/hour, 2a Worship Street, EC2 Win your date over with a beer and a bullseye. So you’ve met someone nice and you’re contemplating the possibility that they might be worth taking a punt on. Spending a fortune at this early stage will dent your bank balance and come across either as flashy or too intense, too soon.
Every Tuesday Trust each other (and the chef) for a blind experimental tasting session. £12/hour, Ewer Street SE1 See if your pot luck runs out on the pool table or in conversation. Next lecture is Feb 23 Find out if your date has a taste for the weird and wonderful at this bizarre treasure trove. Next class is Mar 19 Get to know the food of love a little bit better with an oyster expert talking you through molluscs from around the British Isles. 1a Goldsmiths Row E2 An unexpected haven from the hipsters — and you can buy some freshly laid eggs for breakfast the next morning. Address the obvious romance of the season but resist accompanying hysteria by viewing alternative classics at the Barbican’s cinemas, or embrace the inevitable misery of love at the Prince Charles cinema’s screening of Weekend.
If you’re ballin' on a budget, this date is for you.
Have fun and go kart racing for only per driver.
Sundays only (12-4pm) Get back to nature with an afternoon tea with more than 2,000 types of fish, plants and trees at the Barbican’s tropical oasis. Either way, neither motive should be laid on the table at this point so romantic hotspots are to be avoided, especially since the good ones were booked weeks ago.
If you are having your first date with someone over the Valentine’s Day weekend, then you either scheduled it accidentally or are feeling pretty confident that they might be worth making an effort for.
Every Thursday and Friday After dark culture every week with talks, live music, DJs and film screenings. If anything, the second date is more of a minefield than the first.
But there are ways to succeed in romance without really trying.
In a weekend saturated with soppiness it can be difficult for new couples to find a compromise between the heart-shaped chocolates and a thoroughly unromantic trip to Wetherspoons.
And then the worst possible scenario: the engagement announcements.
Every Wed-Sat Head through the secret wardrobe door for the two of you to try some of London’s best cocktails in top secret. “The boy done good,” some will say, with pictures of pesto pasta served by candlelight.