The weather outside may be frightful, but London will always be delightful – especially when it’s aglow with Christmas cheer. Make the most of it this year with these 5 festive date nights in the capital.
See in the new year at a pop-up ceildh
Celebrate New Year’s Eve the Scottish way…with a ceildh! With locations across London, Fiddle Paradiddle’s Pop-Up London Ceildh is the perfect excuse to show off those dance moves this festive season– all while working off that extra mince pie.
Find out more at popupceilidh.designmynight.com
Indulge in a festive feast at the Christmas Cookhouse
Dinners don’t get much more intimate than those hosted by the Christmas Cookhouse. In this series of pop-up feasts, diners get to enjoy an exclusive chef’s table experience with some of London’s best talent. With chefs including Petersham Nurseries’ Arthur Potts Dawson and Masterchef’s Tim Anderson, it’s guaranteed to be the most memorable meal of the season.
Find out more at cookhousechristmas.designmynight.com
Skate under the stars at Somerset House
It may be a first date cliche, but ice skating truly is the best way to, well, break the ice. While London has no end of ice rinks to choose from, Somerset House has to be the most romantic. With a gorgeous backdrop (and Fortnum’s Lodge just next door), it’s just the place to shake off those first date nerves.
15th Nov – 14th Jan 2018
Find out more at somersethouse.org.uk/whats-on/skate-somerset-house
Heat things up at the Finnish Rooftop Sauna
For a date night with a difference, head to the pop-up Finnish sauna at the Queen Elizabeth Roof Gardens. Each session lasts 70 minutes, and is run by a sauna expert who will be on-hand with advice and icy water buckets. Afterwards, wrap up in blankets, sip at a warming winter drink, and enjoy the gorgeous views of the Thames from the Rooftop Bar.
22nd Nov – 30th Dec 2017
Find out more at southbankcentre.co.uk
Feel festive at Clapham Common’s Winterville
Winterville encapsulates everything that is wonderful about this time of year. Mulled wine, twinkling lights, old-fashioned fairground rides and incredible street food stalls come together to create a festive playground of music, food and old fashioned fun. Feeling energetic? You and your date can even bond over a Yoga on Ice class. Brrrr.
23rd Nov – 1st Jan 2018
Find out more at winterville.co.uk