5 Perfect Places for an Afternoon Date in London

This is a slightly different post to my usual ideas but let’s face it... How many of us find it difficult to find a perfect place for an afternoon date, that isn’t just your standard grab a coffee, go for lunch or have a walk in the local park? Even if it’s your first date with someone new or just a special day out with your partner/friend, you want something that’s going to be fun, enjoyable and definitely memorable, for the right reasons! You want a location where you can spend time with your date, get to know them, experience something new, have a conversation and most importantly enjoy yourself and feel comfortable! 

Below I have featured a variety of locations where I believe the most exciting, relaxed and perfect dates can take place!
Covent Garden Vertical Chill
 Vertical Chill, an indoor ice climbing wall situated inside “Ellis Brigham's Tower House Covent Garden Store” is perfect for those who like a challenge! With chilly temperatures reaching between -5°C to -7°C, scaling this 8m ice wall is perfect for those who like an adrenaline fuelled and fun activity. The Vertical Chill wall ranges in a variety of steepness, ‘from a pleasant slab to a drastic over-hang with everything in between’, so ideal for a beginner or someone who likes a challenge. 
London Aquarium
The London Aquarium, located on the South bank of the River Thames is a great place to get up close and personal with ‘one of Europe’s largest collection of global marine life’. From sharks to rays to lobsters to jellyfish and piranhas, as well as penguins, clownfish, crocodiles, turtles, seahorses and coral, you’ll be able ‘to see thousands of sea creatures in over 2 million litres of water’. Amazing right?! If you want something unusual, surreal and pretty damn cool, a trip to the aquarium is the perfect attraction to make some amazing memories and experience something like never before. 
Thorpe Park
Thorpe Park, home to over 25 rides and attractions, is the perfect location for a fun and thrill seeking date. Face your fears, experience the unknown on the crazy loops and twists on Colossus, brave it backwards on The Swarm, experience extreme speed on Stealth and enjoy the wet and wild Tidal Wave! Share a scary experience, with non-stop adrenaline action at Thorpe Park, because dating is way more fun when you're both being big kids again and enjoying a roller coaster or two!
The London Eye
Built as part of London's millennium celebrations, this is a very popular tourist attraction located alongside the South bank. With the experience lasting 30 minutes, you will be able to view many famous landmarks, including Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, St. Paul's Cathedral and the Houses of Parliament. If you’re not scared of heights, and want to see London from a different perspective, this is definitely something for you!
All Star Lanes Bowling
If you want to experience an afternoon date with a difference, the All Star Lanes is definitely perfect for those who enjoy more of a casual, laid back vibe, as well as those who like a bit of competition! This location is perfect for a fun and relaxing afternoon date, having a couple of games of bowling, a few drinks and a bite to eat, this could potentially be an amazing first date idea, without an awkward silences and a boring experience.

Whether you’re looking for a relaxed and chilled out location for a date, or something more exciting and fun fuelled, hopefully this little guide of some of London’s more unusual, exciting and perfect afternoon date locations has inspired you. So ditch the coffee dates and lunchtime rendezvous, and go for something more action packed and adventurous, where you’re bound to have a great experience, an amazing afternoon and a date to remember!

Where would you go on an afternoon date? Have you been to any of the places I have featured today?

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