Anyone from the countryside will hurl cyber abuse at me for likening the Parkland Walk to an actual stroll in the countryside, but it’s the best that London has, and you can’t deny that the view of London at the end of the walk is breathtaking.
Looking for a semi-active date with a bucketload of fun on the side? Miniature golf is the answer!
Impress your date and make like Rory McIlroy with a visit to Putt in the Park. The miniature golf course, located in Battersea, is one of the most fun ways to while away an afternoon.
When I was 10 years old, my mother thought it would be a great idea to send me to painting classes. My first piece – a lion next to a tree that was only slightly taller than the lion – is still the subject of many family jokes. Needless to say, my confidence in painting has been knocked, so when my date suggested Pop Up Painting, I was skeptical.
On a warm, sunny day, swarms of Londoners descend upon Brighton, and I’m no exception. However, there’s more to Brighton than fish and chips on the beach, or a spin on the pier’s rides (though they are a pretty good reason to visit too). Here are my favourite picks.
Ah, British summer. The phrase should be an oxymoron, but when the rare heat wave does come along, a trip to Hyde Park to pedal around the Serpentine is a must. And a GREAT mates date.
There aren’t many day trips that lend themselves to bad weather. Braving the rides on Brighton Pier is best saved for a sunny day, so if you want to get out of London when the weather isn’t playing ball, head down to Chislehurst Caves.
Warning: this date requires an open mind and some level of maturity.
Life drawing classes have popped up all over the capital recently, and it’s understandable to see why. If you can get past the mental block of having to draw a naked stranger, life drawing is a surprisingly enjoyable experience.
London’s street food scene is mushrooming, and for the real London foodie in the know, Maltby Street market is a must.
I know a guy (who will not be named) who bought an annual membership pass to the London Zoo. In an attempt to be original he would take his dates there for a fun day out – it’s more creative than going for drinks, right?
Education meets thrill seeking. This was a date I absolutely loved and would highly recommend. It’s not your traditional, touristy river cruise.
At Rib Tours London, you’re invited to make like James Bond and speed down the Thames on a rib, while also indulging in a mini history lesson at the same time (fear not, it’s not your usual Henry VIII had six wives lesson).