London's Finest Date Spots with Collard

Travel guide to London United Kingdom by Collard
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London's Finest Date Spots with Collard

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It can be overwhelming to think about where exactly to go on a date in London. Soulful South London-based singer, songwriter and rapper Collard helps us all out though by sharing with us his favourite date spots. As a cultural hub, the city is packed with an amazing array of date venues and activities -- from museum hopping, to boutique cinemas and dining. Even when eating out, there are hundreds of restaurants and eateries to choose from, with each serving up a different cuisine. As a cultural melting pot, London's food scene is definitely not one to overlook when making date-night plans.


Collard's suggestions include places which encourage open conversation, perfect for when you're trying to get to know someone better and see if you really connect. From antiquated bars to new cafés and free activities, read to discover some of the chicest and the cheapest ways to spend time with your favourite person this buzzing city.

Cecconi's

Gorgeous Italian spot, candle lit and romantic as romantic can be. Forest green decor and seating for either an intimate date or group date. It’s usually pretty full in there so I’d advise you to book in advance -- but it’s worth it. Recommended dish: Lobster Linguini with a side of Quail Eggs.

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England's Lane Cafe

Perfect day time date spot in Belsize Park North London, a breakfast menu with a Persian influence. Lovely service, get to see a few actors and actresses that live around the area which is cool but just don’t be weird, practise your nonchalant “too cool for school, yeah whatever famous person”- nod in the mirror. Close proximity to Primrose Hill park also which is a staple date location. Recommended dish: Baked Eggs.

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La Petite Maison

The finest of fine dining, beautiful restaurant, decor levels on a thousand. Would recommend for relationship daters. Probably a bit over-blown for a first date experience unless the person you’re trying to court has a great pallet for French cuisine and loves a glamorous atmosphere. Recommended dish: Black-legged Chicken to share & Escargot for the side.

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The Thinking Spot

My girlfriend coined this spot “The Thinking spot” she took me there all the time and said it’s where she does all her best thinking. Pull up in the car and chat for hours in front of the bird decorated lake or take a stroll down the lake side. It really is a beautiful and calming spot inside such a popular Royal Park. I recommend going at night to avoid having to weave around large crowds.

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Polo Bar

This is the low key pre-drinks date spot you hit for if you’re about to go out for drinks (my Londoners know what I’m on about) -- the drinks before the drinks. Lounge-y and quiet, Polo Bar is perfect for conversation and shaking off nerves before you go out for the “after drinks” at a restaurant or club once were allowed back in them.

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Curzon

For the film enthusiasts the Curzon Bloomsbury is the perfect cinema for a movie date. It’s a smaller and more boutique feel as opposed to the usual cinema experience elsewhere. There’s a boatload of great restaurants and cafes in the Bloomsbury area to eat at before or after the film if it’s all going well, and if it’s not then it’s only 5 mins from tube station.

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