In the space of 3+ years, I didn’t visit London that often to be honest. When I did go to London, however, it was probably to meet someone for a date. What? I might be single for 5 years now, but I had my good share of dates. Too many, if you ask me, but I have been looking for The One, you know? *laughs* Anyway, I thought it would be fun to share with you my three favourite date spots in London. Let me know what you think about them and, please, do share your own favourite spots to date in London.
So once upon a time, I was dating a New Zealander and we went to the Greenwich Market, which is open 7 days a week from 10am to 5.30pm. I absolutely loved the vibe. I usually don’t like crowded places but people were relaxed and there was this bohemian energy all around. Street food was delicious and I have been wanting to go back there ever since. If you’re up for a foodie-kind-of-date, this a fun and great place to go to. Then you can always head to Greenwich Park and enjoy a spectacular view over the city of London!
Kyoto Garden in Holland Park
Once you get to the Kyoto Garden in Holland Park, you will forget that you are in London. You will be transferred to a small world of eastern beauty and simplicity. I loved the contrast between beautiful shades of vibrant green and tones of yellow and red. If you want a quiet and peaceful date, I strongly recommend you a visit to this unique part of Holland Park, next to Kensington area. It’s open from 7.30am until 30 minutes before dusk.
The National Gallery is probably my favourite cultural place to go to in London. I don’t mind going there over and over again. I may see the same paintings three times a year, but there’s just something about this place that leads me there. I think this is an interesting place to have a date, but not everyone is into paintings and victorian halls. I challenged a Portuguese guy to meet me there and if I had paid more attention to his behaviour I would have known that he was a player – and someone who isn’t much beguiled by aesthetic experiences. The National Gallery is open daily from 10am to 6pm and Fridays until 9pm.