Whether you’re visiting London or living there, there are plenty of date ideas to keep you busy. However, when the weather is cooler, it can take a little more creativity to find something fun to do with your date. From watching a film festival while floating on the river, to ice skating and sipping on hot cocoa, I’ve curated a list of four fun winter ideas for London that keep you and your date on your toes.
1. Watch a Film Floating on the River
While this is a seasonal thing – happening during both the summer and winter months – the dates are rigid which means you may have to wait until next Winter for this cozy idea. Aptly named ‘The Floating Film Festival’ is hosted on St. Katharine Docks. The winter edition is particularly special as it’s right by a lit-up Christmas tree and numerous sparkling Christmas lights, only further adding to the special ambiance. You’ll need to purchase tickets in advance for this special event. While sitting outside in the dead of winter to watch a film might not appeal, there will be heating, and you’re encouraged to bring blankets to make it even cozier. If you haven’t yet found yourself a date and are headed to London soon, why not check out London Escorts for some company on your next business trip.
2. Dine in a Real-Life Snow Globe
This is definitely more of a splurge as your minimum spend needs to be at least £600, but it is so worth it. These beautiful glass domes feel like something out of a fairytale and are becoming quite a tradition on Southbank. If the minimum spend makes you a bit anxious, don’t worry! The pods can fit up to 10 people at a time, so it could be a great idea for a double, triple, or even quadruple-double date situation. Jimmy’s Lodge is a fantastic dining experience, made only more special by the novelty of dining in a snow globe. If you’re looking for a more creative dining date idea this winter, this could be it.
3. Visit an Alice in Wonderland Themed Cocktail Bar
If you’re heading out on a first date or want to bring a little bit more romance into your current relationship, a cocktail bar can be a great choice. Delicious drinks do wonders for taking the edge off, and for this reason, The Queen of Hoxton makes the list. There’s a wonderful rooftop bar that has enough heating to keep it cozy even during the thick of winter. The Alice in Wonderland theme is quirky, and the cocktail list is brimming with delicious drinks that are almost like desserts. I suggest trying the ‘Alice’s Awake Potion,’ a delicious chocolate salted caramel mocha cocktail.
4. Ice Skating
If you’re not sure how to break the ice, then this can be a really fun way to get to know someone. There’s something magical about ice skating in the thick of winter, especially when the Christmas lights are still on display. Alexandra Palace Ice Rink is one of the most popular ice-skating rinks in London, and for good reason. It’s nestled inside beautiful palace grounds, which are wonderful to walk around if the weather is warm enough. You can pop into the Lakeside Cafe and grab a hot chocolate for your walk, for a fun and romantic end to your date.
London is such a fun and exciting city to date in. Don’t let the cold weather keep you from exploring and having memorable dates. Hopefully, these four suggestions help you keep your dating life exciting even in the thick of winter.