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Date ideas: Super affordable things to do in London


Sure, London’s one of the most expensive cities in the world, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune to have an awesome date night. With a little imagination, you can have a truly wonderful experience on any budget.

1. Little Venice

Water always adds a romantic touch to a setting, so head to Little Venice and grab a lovely spot by the canal. Set up your picnic and enjoy free romantic alfresco dining.

2. Bread Ahead

Take a masterclass on how to whip up a scrumptious sweet treat at the Bread Ahead workshop in Borough Market. From doughnuts, and croissants to New York bagels and pretzels, there’s a good selection of courses to choose from.

3. Skandihus

Channel your inner Demi More and Patrick Swayze at the Skandihus. Book a taster class and get your hands dirty crafting a masterpiece.

4. Borough Market

live love london Date ideas: Super affordable things to do in London

Grab an empty picnic hamper and head to Borough market. So that it’s a collaborative experience, you should both fill the hamper with your favourite food and treats.

5. Epping Forest

Enjoy some nature therapy by going for a romantic stroll through Epping Forest. You can attend the guided walks and learn about this incredible ancient forest or walk your path.

6. Stargazing at the Hampstead Observatory

If the weather permits head to the Hampstead Observatory for a spot of stargazing. You can’t get any more romantic than both of your staring into the starry night.

7. Bike ride through the Royal parks

Enjoy the great outdoors by taking a romantic bike ride through the Royal parks. Whether it’s Regent’s Park, St James’s Park or Kensington gardens, a bike ride through nature is a great way to connect with your date and have fun at the same time. Don’t forget to be mindful of the pedestrians as they have the right of way.