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5 Cool London Date Ideas This Weekend 17/6-19/6

Alexandra Palace street food festival 2016

I’ve been at a wedding in Croatia (I’m just at that age) and then the Euro’s all week (gloating) so I haven’t had the chance to do a weekly roundup. BUT, here are 5 cool London date ideas for this weekend instead as a consolation.

The “Takin’ it to the STREET” Date

When it comes to London street food, it’s all about a variety of stalls congregating all in one place….. Not on an actual street. This weekend’s street food festival at Alexandra Palace is no different. Take your date for some pulled pork and a craft beer whilst soaking up that lovely London sun.Great for a chilled first date.

The “Date You Can BANK On”

London is filled with “go-to” date places you can pull out of the hat at the last-minute. Well, look no further than a romantic stroll along Southbank – especially this weekend where the London Bridge Summer Festival is happening all summer. So much more than just a stroll – expect movies, food, comedy, live music and more. Oh, it’s also free. FREE!

The “My Type of GALlery” Date

Sticking with the whole Southbank theme, the new building at the Tate Modern opens on the 17th. Feel your date is a bit of a “culture vulture” (instead of just a regular run-of-the-mill vulture)? Why not take them to the Tate for a weekend of celebration with highlights such as 500  singers from community choirs around London, talks and cool installations but to name a few.

The “In Good TASTE” Date

Not sure where to take your date for a bite to eat? Head to Taste of London in Regent’s Park! Coined as the “world’s greatest restaurant festival” for a plethora of top foodie options. Tickets are from £16 – but don’t actually include any food, but don’t let that put you off as strolling around food-filled marquees in the London sun is great for a first or second date. Buon appetit!

The “HYDE and Seek” Date

Park dates are hit and miss. If you realise you have nothing to talk about there is absolutely nothing to do to try and stimulate a conversation. Fear not if you head to Kensington Gardens’ Park Nights at the Serpentine Galleries on the 17th for “Buffalo Head: A Democratic Storytelling “. The said storytelling is inspired by folk tales of beautiful southern Italy that immerses the audience. Maybe not one for a first date, but it sounds incredibly interesting.

Pic courtesy of Alexandra Palace.

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