50 great date locations in London: part two. Here is your second installment of top places to visit/things to do in our cracking capital. Plenty of location ideas for you once you land a date on www.dates4us.com 🙂
11. Somerset House, The Strand
The arts and cultural centre boasts 55 fountains in the summer and a famous ice rink in the winter, and showcases numerous art and design exhibitions, free displays and guided tours. Amongst the venue’s current exhibitions is Return of the Rudeboy; a photographic collection that documents the swagger and sharply dressed style of ‘rudeboys’, as well as examining what it is to be a ‘rudeboy’ in the 21st century.
12. Cottons, Islington / Camden
Both branches of the popular Caribbean restaurant boast fine food in a relaxed atmosphere and both play host to different events, including dance classes, comedy events and poetry nights. On June 27, the Islington branch presents poetry night Come Rhyme With Me. Spoken word and fine dining – a winning combination.
Camden – http://www.cottonscamden.co.uk
Islington – http://www.restaurant-islington.co.uk
13. Natural History Museum, South Kensington
The famous museum is home to life and earth science specimens comprising some 70 million items. If you and your date are into ice age giants like mammoths, or fancy exploring one million years of human life, this is the place for you.
14. Hackney Empire, Hackney
Situated in east London, the theatre venue is well known for its diverse array of events. Currently running is a series of performances from The Hackney Empire Community Choir, and on June 28, US funnyman Bill Bellamy (pictured) will take to the stage with his unique brand of comedy.
15. Mama Calabar, Wembley
The popular London restaurant specialises in authentic African food and drink. Boasting a separate bar and relaxation area, the restaurant provides a relaxing atmosphere for diners to enjoy fine African cuisine.
16. Theatre Royal Stratford East, Stratford
Before the 2012 London Olympics shone an international light on the area, Stratford was bustling with artistic creativity thanks to Theatre Royal Stratford East. Currently, the venue is presenting The Afrovibes Festival, bringing some of the very best of South African arts to the UK.
17. Buckingham Palace
If you want him/her to treat you like royalty, why not acquaint yourself with the home of royalty? From the state rooms of Buckingham Palace (opening on July 26) to Clarence House, there’s plenty to see in the royal residence.
18. Broadway Theatre, Catford
The south London venue is well known for hosting both theatre and comedy events, so there’s always something to see. On July 27, reggae artists Peter Hunningale (pictured), Gappy Ranks, Sandra Cross and more will take to the stage for Reggae Summerjam.
19. Adelphi Theatre, West End
London’s West End is renowned for its theatre and the Adelphi is just one of the capital’s most popular venues. Currently showing is the critically acclaimed musical adaptation of The Bodyguard, now starring Alexandra Burke and Tristan Gemmill.
20. Prudential RideLondon, various venues
Enjoy a bit of cycling? Prudential RideLondon free cycle offers the chance for anyone to all enjoy an eight-mile mass participation ride. From 9am – 4pm, 50,000 cyclists will start their central London route on closed roads, passing some of the capital’s most iconic landmarks. A great way for you and your date to get fit and have fun at the same time.
In case you missed it, see part one of our guide here: http://bit.ly/1sqzOPQ