Leave your aldesko and date alfresco. Yup, despite what the rain may say, summer is here so make the most of the feel good season with 5 good reasons to head outside with your date…
Oliver Twist at Regent’s Park
Inner Circle, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4NR
Tube: Baker St
You simply cannot miss the chance to enjoy a great outdoor performance in Regent’s Park. If you can’t choose from the plethora of classic plays lined up this summer, pick one that your date will surely enjoy. Opening night is 17th July – until 5th August . Sneak in a blanket and a bottle of wine…
Sunbathe at Serpentine Lido
Hyde Park, London W2 3XA
Tube: Hyde Park Corner/Lancaster Gate
Ain’t summer the best time to tease your date with your new summer buff beach bod? Ok, knee length swimsuit anyone? Get out of the stuffy city and head straight to the Serpentine Swimming Club where you can enjoy a splash, a sunbathe and a view of the fab lake. Allergic or sensitive to chlorine? No problem, the lake boasts natural and clean water. A private sunbathing area with sun loungers will make your sunny randez-vous hotter still while a nice meal from Lido Café could be a great ending to a great date.
Make a splash at Oasis Sports Centre
32 Endell St, London WC2H 9AG
Tube: Covent Gdn
Love the water but not so keen on sand in your bits? This gorgeous outdoor pool in Covent Garden can become a great alternative to the beach and there’s no braving the icy waters either…the pool is heated people. This place is seriously popular among Londoners, especially on hot summer weekends but you can certainly have fun flirting in the water, floating on an inflatable shark or later, chilling on the deck of the nearby the café while enjoying a delicious summer ice-cream.
Westfield cinema at Night Market
Perks Field near Kensington Gardens Make sure you’re both hungry if heading to this one. At Night Market and its open-air cinema you can enjoy up to 50 London street food vendors have to offer – flavours from all over the world all gathered in one place – an international gourmet tour, in other words. And when you are full, happy and ready for another round – catch a flick at the Westfield open-air cinema. For 12 days you can enjoy a great choice of movies sitting in a deckchair, sipping a cocktail with wireless headphones to “La-la-land” and classics such as “Notting Hill” Bliss.
Wakeboarding at Box End Park
Box End, Kempston, Bedford MK43 8RQ
If you and your date can’t sit still or you’re both water babes at heart then head to Box End Park. Try your (webbed) feet at aqua-park, water-skiing, wakeboard sessions and once you’ve worked up an appetite, hit the lakeside bar and restaurant for some well earned refreshments.