Splashing out on your partner shows love but it can also upset your wallet. London has many romantic places where you can make an impact on your date without breaking the bank. This article on affordable dating in London will run you through some affordable but impressive London activities for you and that special person.
London Late is an initiative which allows adults to visit a choice of 15 unique cultural venues during the evening, usually costing less than £10. Couples can attend special talks, film screenings, workshops and late exhibitions in London. Taking part is The Barbican
, British Museum
, Design Museum, Southbank Centre
, ICA, Museum in Docklands, Museum of London, National Gallery
, National Portrait Gallery
, Royal Academy of Arts, Tate Britain
, Tate Modern
, British Library, Victoria and Albert Museum
, and Whitechapel. For more details, please visit www.lates.org
London is full of great music venues where you can entice your date. There is an overwhelming choice of gigs in London every night. To catch some awesome new bands and prevent awkward silences, the following London venues cost around £7: Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen, Islington Academy, Bull and Gate, University of London Union and Purple Turtle.
For those dates with a lot of class, why not visit Sir John Soane's Museum? The London museum features hundreds of great antiques and art that will keep you talking. If you want an extra special experience, visit on the first Thursday of the month for a fantastic opening by candlelight. Queues are likely but it's free to enter!
If you want to check out your date's sense of humour, take them down to one of London's excellent comedy clubs and break the ice. The 99 Club in London Leicester Square
constantly pulls in top comedians and costs just £5 on Thursday nights - make sure you book! The Chuckle Club has seen the likes of Jo Brand, Jimmy Carr and Robin Williams. It is based in the LSE student union so expect cheap drinks and tickets at £12.
For the bread and butter, traditional date; go for a meal and a movie! London is full of great cinemas
but for a more intimate experience, try out the Roxy Bar & Screen at London Bridge - Films cost as little as £3 and they serve fantastic Greek meze dishes for £2.50. If you want to split the eating from the viewing, try some of the many other good budget restaurants in the area such as TAS, Wagamama and Nandos.
You don't need to have an ultimate destination to enjoy London with your date. Wandering around the Southbank is an excellent way to see London's arousing skyline and Thames River. As you wander, you could drop in to Concrete Cafe in the Hayward Gallery for a delicious selection of home-made cakes and coffees. Foyle's bookshop is also in the area and the Southbank Book Market under Waterloo Bridge has a huge amount of second-hand classics.
After your day in London, why not make a night of it? London Town Hotels' central London hotels
will keep your wallet and your date happy as they offer fantastic value, amazing special offers and high-end services. The Coffee Republic Bar in Mercure London Kensington
is a perfect West-End base to meet and greet. Mercure London Paddington
has excellent transport links all over the city with the tube seconds from the door.
All the activities mentioned are cheap but exciting; there's no need to actually tell your date that you are keeping a tight grip on your wallet! Even if money is not a problem, all these activities can be fitted in around more extravagant pursuits.
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