Fun Date Ideas in London

London offers something for everyone, so it is easy to find date-friendly activities there. The hard part is choosing what to do from the myriad options. Although restaurants and bars are popular date destinations, England's capital city is brimming with exciting one-of-a-kind excursions couples are sure to love.

Tate Modern

A modern art museum is ideal for a first date, as the answer to "What does that white canvas with a blue dot on it really mean?" will tell you a lot about a person. The Tate Modern offers international modern art (defined as art dating from the year 1900) as well as British art dating from the year 1500. Works by such famous names as Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali are housed here. If couples need to recharge while exploring the museum, there is an espresso bar on the premises as well as a restaurant that offers what the Evening Standard called "one of the best views in London."

River Thames Cruise

For couples who want to see London from a different vantage point, a cruise on the River Thames can be a fun, educational and relaxing way to spend anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours soaking in some of the city's most popular sights. Sights include Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, the Houses of Parliament, the picturesque Tower Bridge and the London Eye. This is also a great way for couples to scope out other destinations they might want to explore after disembarking from the cruise boat.

The London Eye

Spending 30 minutes on the largest Ferris wheel in Europe is a fantastic way to get to know someone new or bond with that special someone. The London Eye takes visitors 135 meters (about 443 feet) above the city for breathtaking views. The Zen Cafe, next to the London Eye, offers drinks, sandwiches and snacks for guests who may be feeling peckish after their ride. For a very special date (perhaps an anniversary or proposal), couples can book a Cupid's Capsule, a private capsule perfect for sipping Laurent-Perrier champagne and nibbling on luxury pink champagne truffles. Please note that a discreet host will accompany riders in a Cupid's Capsule.

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