As if first dates weren’t stressful enough, the last thing you want to do is end up spoiling your evening with that special someone by going to the wrong places at wrong times. Nobody needs big dance floors and strobe lights when you’re looking for an intimate conversation from Speakeasy bars to something a little bit different I’ve got it covered. If you’re looking for the perfect place for your first date, here are my recommended best first date venues in London.
- Nomad Cinema
The Nomad, the intrepid, adventurous roaming pop-up cinema experience. On a meandering tour of London and beyond, The Nomad brings magical and memorable film events to an inspiring range of beautiful, unique and diverse screening locations, both indoors and outdoors, throughout the year. Me and my date once tried the nomad cinema and it was an incredible experience.
- Disappearing Dining Club
The Disappearing Dining Club delivers excellent food and drink in private, unusual spaces. Stuart Langley has brought his delicious concept to an array of quirky venues from lighthouses and launderettes to rooftops and railway arches. Head Chef and business partner Fred Bolin works his magic drawing upon his Swedish roots and time running kitchens in Stockholm, London and New York.
- Pop-up Screens
Ever wanted to experience the pop-up screens for a date? The pop-up screens for me is a really interesting experience. By the way, the pop-up screens is a pop up cinema attempting to bring cult movies to interesting places. Do embrace the glorious cinema with outdoor film screenings across London. Try it!
Barnyard is an enticing restaurant and bar in Fitzrovia, close to both Goodge Street and Tottenham Court Road underground stations. This agriculturally inspired eatery is the sister venue of Oskar’s Bar at Dabbous, with acclaimed restauranteurs Oskar Kinberg and Ollie Dabous at the helm. Their drinks are simple but delightful, with a range of milkshakes, beers, shandies and wines combining neatly with the cuisine for a well-rounded dining experience. Barnyard is a fine Fitzrovia establishment that offers a refreshing take on indulgent homemade produce and interesting drinks.
- Crab tavern
Pincers at the ready, an all-day feast of seafood extravagance is coming to Broadgate Circle. I myself am excited to have a date at Crab Tavern. I love crabs! It simply is my most favourite crustacean food. Well, make it my most number 1. Crab Tavern is quite literally an Oceania of fresh fish goods with the starring role as that favourite decapod crustacean. Bringing the dining style of the Big Apple ashore, you can expect plastic bibs aplenty, giant plates and a philosophy that’s all about good grub and getting messy.
These are just some of the best first date venues in London. Do try these places for your first dates. Even if it’s already your second, third and so on date, these places are still good. Don’t let the usual restaurant dinner date be your venue for a date. It’s actually quite tiring with the same restaurant venue thing for the date.