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The Best Date Spot in 12 London ‘Hoods

Dating in London can take you to some strange places, and not just emotionally -- it's just so damn huge, it seems impossible for anyone to be prepared for romance regardless of where they are. Well, consider this your cheat sheet for a dozen neighbourhoods...

Courtesy of Milk & Honey

Soho

Milk & Honey (address and info)
Why it's a great date spot: With no sign on the outside and an entrance via a buzzer, your date won’t see this one coming. Although technically a members bar, sneak in before 11pm with a reservation and hide in a deep booth with low lighting and enjoy expertly made classics.

Covent Garden

Gordon’s Wine Bar (address and info)
Why it's a great date spot: Get pleasantly lost in the maze of dark rooms and tunnels down by Charing Cross. The perfect place to swirl a couple glasses of wine and whisper sweet nothings to each other, it’s also super close to major transport links for when you want to go to the next level.
 

Brixton

Ritzy Picture House (address and info)
Why it's a great date spot: With massive cushy seats, a full bar, and a bunch of amazing parties (plus Q&As with star directors), this is a total black horse in Brixton.

Kentish Town

Ladies & Gentlemen (address and info)
Why it's a great date spot: Hidden in an old Victorian loo, this neighborhood bar feels like home. Unpretentious and easy with interesting drinks and great banter, it's a perfect spot to find a corner and settle in.

Shoreditch

Arnold Circus (address and info)
Why it's a great date spot: While hanging out in London’s oldest estate might not sound like the most romantic spot, the gazebo in the bandstand is absolutely stunning. Walk along Brick Lane on a Sunday, grab some food, and sit among the flowers.

Camden

Primrose Hill (address and info)
Why it's a great date spot: One of the higher points in the city, head up here to watch the sunset behind pretty much every landmark in town. Pro tip: make a picnic out of it.
 

Bethnal Green

Satan's Whiskers (address and info)
Why it's a great date spot: This place has the recipe for setting the mood -- top-notch cocktails, finger lickin’ good bar snacks, and old-school hip-hop tracks. When the lights are low and the candles twinkling, it's unbeatable.

South Bank

London Eye Drink Experience (address and info)
Why it's a great date spot: High above London, sit in a pod and drink some bubbles and try to recognize the tiny dots below. Best part -- you get to jump the insane tourist-filled queue and only have a limited amount of other riders in your pod.

Notting Hill

Electric Cinema (address and info)
Why it's a great date spot: Sure going to the cinema is a classic date thing, but this is next level. If features red velvet double couches, booze, and cinema snacks from the kitchen of the Electric Diner next door.

Kensington

Museum Lates
Why they're great date spots: Head to the V&A, The Science Museum, or Natural History Museum for some late-night learning and drinking. Check out dinosaur bones, dance at a silent disco, and experience live gigs all in the name of learning.

Hyde Park

Pedalo Hire (address and info)
Why it's a great date spot: When the sun is shining, hire a little blue boat and peddle out to the center of the the lake and catch some rays. Pack a bottle and a picnic and try not to fall in.
 

Angel

69 Colebrooke Row (address and info)
Why it's a great date spot: Tucked on a tiny side street, this award-winning bar is small, intimate, and seriously likes to play up on the noir vibe. The staff are attentive, yet discreet and will make sure you’ve always got the perfect drink in your hand.

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