5 Best First Date Venues in London

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.

  1. 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.


  1. 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.


  1. 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!


  1. Barnyard

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.


  1. 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.





Grooming Up for Your First Date: Few Things To Think About

Getting excited and freaked out on your first dates is just a normal reaction. Now, to ease things down, you will have to think of several things that needs to be done before your date. To make it more savvy, you can write it down on a piece of paper and place it somewhere else where you can read it anytime. Now, here are the things that needed to be considered.

First is the free time schedule, and if you’re in still in high school you will have to select schedules during weekends. The best time to do the date would be in the afternoon, you know how parents work at this age so you better just choose afternoon rather than early evening. One thing also is to think about your pocket money, just in case the situation needs to call for it, so you better have some in your pockets, not that much but surely it will help.

Another to put in your list is the way you should groom up, so why care so much about dressing up or grooming? Remember, this your first date, so it must be perfect. When dressing up, try not to exaggerate everything by wearing tuxedo or business suit, you can choose three fourth sleeves and pair it up with black or white shirt under it. Simple, yet not trashy. For more tricks and tips, watch the video below.

First Date Dialogue

Life can be easy if you know how to keep things easy. You don’t need to be a charmer to make your date like you, if you know how to be nice and sweet. Once you understand how to be a good date every time, you should be on your way to figuring out what to talk about on a first date in no time.

What to talk about on a first date: THOSE FIRST FEW MINUTES


If you’ve always wondered what to talk about on a first date or the first few minutes after meeting her, here are a few pointers that you could use. And if you know how to work your way around these simple questions, you could probably have enough to talk about, for the whole day. And she’d love you and be impressed by you, definitely!


“I’m so happy to see you!”

So you bump in or pull a chair back for her on your first date, good. The first thing you elaborate about after both of you are ready to talk is this one line. I usually talk about how happy I am to see my date, or how nice it is to have bumped in to her. It’s just a sentence, yes, but one that warms both of us up for the good things to come.


“I love that!”

So she looks great. You’re all giddy with excitement to be around her. So tell her about it. Saying “you look great!” is a dull compliment. Go one step further.


“On my way here…”

Did you have a long day at work, or were you unexpectedly delayed? Or did you notice anything fascinating on the way to see her? A glorious sunset that reminded you of her beautiful face, perhaps? Talk about anything interesting that happened to you on the way.


“How was your day?”

Show your interest in her life within the first few minutes of the date by speaking about her day. Not only will that keep the conversation light and friendly, it can open up details for a lot more things to ask as the date progresses. And she would feel nice when she sees that her date is quite interested in her everyday life.


“Look around you…”

Likewise, talk about something that’s taken your fancy wherever you are, even if you aren’t at a restaurant. But don’t ever talk about other people who are around. That would only sound nosy and gossipy. That’s alright if you know her already though.


“Sweet memories…”

You do have to impress her, right? So recollect a few funny incidents that you could narrate to her, and maybe she too may have a few pointers to add. But never let that drawl on and on past the entrées, the main course, and the dessert. No fascinating anecdote should be longer than a minute or two, unless of course, her eyes have lit up like the floodlights at a football stadium!


On your next date, relax and feel confident from within. Keep these tips on what to talk about on a first date with a girl in mind… and go dazzle!

5 Sexy, Fun and Funny First Date Ideas

As a dude who has been on over 200 double dates, I’d like to think I know a thing or two about the art of the first encounter. A first date should be casual, but not so spontaneous that it seems carelessly unplanned. And a first date should allow partners to chat and get to know one another. So unless you’re a mind reader, save movies and live performances for date number three or four.

Most importantly, with greater risk comes greater reward: the more you’re able to wow a woman on a first date, the stronger your bond with her will be. Of course, work too far outside of your comfort zone, or overshoot your own abilities with a date too complex for you to handle, and you’ll be spending all subsequent evenings with your forearm of preference.


Behold, the 5 sexy, fun and funny first date ideas:


  1. Dinner

You might think that dinner is a first-date no-brainer, but guys mess it up all the time. I don’t generally recommend it for the inexperienced because it’s so easy to get the venue wrong. Avoid incredibly fancy restaurants, as your date will expect such five-star treatment on every date thereafter. And don’t take your date out for fast food, she’s a human being, not a garbage landfill. If you start out at a casual dining establishment with a pleasantly charming ambiance, you’ll set expectations and the mood at just the right place.


  1. Theme Park / Carnival

Fairs, festivals, and amusement parks can be wonderlands for a couple of crazy kids about to fall in love on a first date. But they are also obstacle courses of filled with roadblocks to romance, if not navigated properly. Daters face an endless barrage of fried food, wobbly rides, and startling surprises inciting attendees to vomit around and in every corner. Just be mindful of the place.


  1. Bowling

Bowling is a ton of fun and presents many opportunity for physical contact, making for a fairly simple first date with a high potential payoff. The only complications may come from coordinating the many working parts of the evening, but with a little advance research and preparation, your night should go off without a hitch. The plan is simple: find an alley, reserve a lane, rent some shoes, purchase snacks and drinks, and sit back and enjoy watching your date hurl large balls down a greased alley.


  1. Coffee

Meeting for coffee in the morning or afternoon with a woman provides very little risk: it’s an inexpensive outing, and fewer variables make this date less likely to end in utter disaster. Plus, either of you can escape quite easily if things go awry. Admittedly, it does take a bit of skill to pull off any daytime date, which often sets more of a “friendly” tone than a romantic one.


  1. Drinks at a bar

A dimly lit, quiet bar is one of the most perfect settings for casual date conversation. Although it certainly won’t win you any points for originality, I recommend embarking on this first date at least a dozen times before attempting anything beyond.


And these are the 5 sexy, fun and funny first date ideas that you should really try on doing. These are fun, I can guarantee that your date will have some fun too!



What Do Women Really See In You?

Hey there, I’m Rick Phenicie! I am currently in London and I’m basking in the dating scene right now! To be honest, there’s no place on Earth like London, well, because, not to be quite frank but some women are quite picky here. A real challenge for your loving dater.

But then again, women in London are no different from other women in different parts of the world. Come to think of it, women here are just direct and more in-your-face than in most countries I’ve in (sans France; French women can be very direct). If you had to know something about women, maybe it’s better if it came from a woman herself.

Marni here is one of my best buds. She’s also well-travelled and had played cupid for many common friends of ours. These tips about women dating is something that you should look at when you’ve got time!

I’ve got more tips for you in here if you stay around!