So you have a date with a wonderful person you have met on Global Personals Dating Site but have no idea what to do or where to go on it in London. While you could do the tried and true “dinner and a movie” date, there are so many other options that you could choose. The trick is finding ones that will make you stand out when your date talks all about it with their friends the next day. Being such a large and diverse city, London has many opportunities for your date to be memorable.
Dining in the Dark
While it is true that Dans le Noir? London (london.danslenoir.com) is a restaurant; this is no ordinary dinner date. The twist here is that your entire meal is eaten in the dark. You first start in a lounge, where a drink can be ordered and the entire concept is explained to the group in detail. Then, you order from four different menus featuring different food types (meat, fish, vegan or chef’s choice), at which time you’d let the staff member know of any food allergies. Once this is done, you will be asked to put all bags and coats, as well as any objects that could make some sort of light (such as a phone or watch), into a locker kept in the basement. Once this is completed, your server takes you into the dark room to eat. As it is completely dark, they require your party to be led in and out of the room at all times by a server. After dinner is over, you are led back out, where you collect your things and see what it is that you actually ate. It’s truly an amazing experience, and lets you concentrate on the food and drinks solely with your senses of smell and taste only.
A Truly Killer of a Tour
For another interesting date (one NOT for the faint of heart), there is always Jack the Ripper tours. There is one outfit that puts on a truly unique spin, by not only taking groups on a guided tour of the actual areas in question, but using a video projector to showcase actual police photos and historical documents as well as putting on a performance. It is highly recommended to book reservations to this tour online (thejacktherippertour.com) as it is very popular. As mentioned, this tour does have graphic imagery, so it is not for the squeamish. But, if your date can stomach it, this date will be very memorable.
Harry Potter Walking Tour
If your date is a fan of the films, this would be the perfect way to show them some of the locations that were used in the films. You get to see such sites as Platform 9 3/4 at King’s Cross Station (the location Hogwarts students used to get to school), along with the buildings used for the Ministry of Magic and the Leaky Cauldron. Plus, this tour includes other well-known London landmarks, such as Big Ben, the Millennium Bridge and St. Paul’s Cathedral. The tour does include a short stint on a tube, so a Zone 1 travel card is highly recommended. There are two more London tours (a bus tour and a movie studio tour) in addition to the walking tour.