2020 has certainly pulled the rug from under our feet. Our hopes for a resurgence of the opulence and indulgence of the roaring 20s has undoubtedly been put to rest, but with lockdown measures starting to ease, we’re trying to appreciate the bright side… We’ve put together 5 outdoor date ideas to help you adjust to the new world of outdoors dating.
If there’s one thing we can be thankful for in London, it’s an abundance of beautiful parks. From the hipster-hangout of London Fields to the manicured shrubs of Regent’s Park – there’s a variety of choices when it comes to wooing the prospective ‘someone’ you’ve been texting 24/7 since the start of Lockdown (there really hasn’t been anything else to do!)
We don’t want to plunge you straight in the deep end, but with absence of alcohol, an activity like bike riding is a great way to take the strain off awkward first-date conversation. Thankfully with Santander Cycles you and your date can pick up a bike from most locations across London, with relative ease. Cycle the sights or ramp up the gear and head somewhere shaded for a little privacy.
If a little Dutch-courage is a must, then a picnic is your best bet – and if all goes pear-shaped at least you can console yourself in some cheese and crackers. Be sure to pack a blanket and avoid setting up camp near an ant nest (we’re quite sure that’s not the type of action you’re after)
Not everyone’s cup-of-tea, but if you’re part of the 1% of the population who have managed to maintain some resemblance of a physique during lockdown, then a jog might your best bet for flexing. Tip: Take it slow… Love is a marathon, not a sprint.
You might not be able to indulge in any elaborate gastronomic affairs, but the ice-cream vans and shops have already begun to open their doors. Head to your favourite hang-out and pick each other’s flavours for a little experimentation.
Nothing speaks romance like catching a sunset and surprisingly, there are a few spots in London that offer evening views to rival your favourite holiday destinations. Our destination of choice is Primrose Hill in North London. Come nightfall, climb the 213-foot tall hill and watch the sun set over the London skyline.
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