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Things to do on a date in central London

From first dates to great date ideas for couples, we’ve got you covered…

Want to make a lasting first impression? Whether you’re making plans to cosy up to someone new or just need some fresh ideas to break up your date night routine, use our guide to guarantee they’ll start the date impressed – the rest is up to you.

Get ready for your date

  • While you don't need it, having fresh makeup can provide an extra boost of confidence so you're set up to impress. Look, but more importantly, feel your best with a makeup appointment at Kiko Milano
  • Can't get your hair to sit right? Refresh your do at neighbourhood barbers, Murdock or stop in Supply 91 in Quadrant Arcade
  • Show your style with a bright nail set from DryBy or Dashl Beauty Bar in H&M 

Things to do on a first date in London

  • Grab an iced coffee or visit one of Regent Street’s top coffee shops before wandering to balmy St James's Park to loop the lake and visit the pelicans
  • Need some dutch courage? Book a bottomless brunch at Aqua Kyoto and get the conversation (and bubbles) flowing

Things to do on a date night in London

  • Snuggle up watching the latest blockbuster and independent releases, or finally see that cult classic at Regent Street Cinema
  • Plan a date they'll taco-bout for weeks – inspired Mexican dishes? Check. Stunning views of sun-scaped London? Check. Madera at Treehouse has everything you need for the perfect evening out. Make a night of it with The Treehouse’s ‘London by Night’ offer and enjoy a £40 dinner credit with your booking
  • Sample latest concoctions from some of London's best mixologists at Artesian
  • Plan a wild night with live music and cabaret at The Crazy Coqs in Brasserie Zedel. Check their website for the latest lineup

Date ideas for special occasions

  • Looking for Valentine's Day ideas? Check out our Valentine's Day gift guide for how to celebrate your loved one 
  • Mark an anniversary or plan a date they’ll always remember with afternoon tea at Hotel Café Royal. Extend your plans to an overnight break and celebrate in one of London’s most romantic hotels
  • There are always certain wardrobe items that hold extra special value and make you get dressed with a smile. Ensure they smile thinking of you by designing a jacket together at Barbour or creating custom designs at Tommy Hilfiger’s Customisation Lab. Wrap up the perfect London date and get their new Burberry scarf monogrammed for free

Indulgent London date ideas for couples

  • There's no need to feel tense thinking up something new to do together – relax and save it for your paired massage session at Massaj
  • Pamper your partner with the ultimate spa day including couples’ massages and facials at Akasha Spa in Hotel Café Royal

Take your date plans up a notch with a stay at one of London’s best hotels. Or plan a nightcap at one of central London’s hottest bars.

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