When I’m at home and I’m not looking after my kids or doing housework I’m on the Internet devising my next Groundhog Day Escape (“GDE“).
One way of escaping Groundhog Day is going on a date night with your significant other. Its important to break the routine and mix it up a bit – both for your own sanity and your relationship! Also, you are living in London, one of the nightlife hot spots of the world. Just because you have kids, doesn’t mean you should miss out!
Here are my favourite websites for planning a great date night:
When you’ve got kids, date nights are few and far between. When you manage to find a babysitter and the stamina to go out you want to make sure that your date night is going to be worth the effort! Too many times my date nights have flopped due to lack of planning. Thankfully this website has done the work for you. Whether you’re after dinner and drinks, a bit of culture or even romance, you’ll find your night has been sorted here. Phew!
This is actually a dating site that sets out some great date ideas in London. I prefer the Great Date Guide website but if you run out of ideas, even though there is some overlap between the sites, you should be able to find something different here.
I discovered this website only recently. It’s a go to guide for the best bars, pubs, and nightclubs in London for “the discerning drinker”. If you’re out in London and you’re looking to quench your thirst, this site will give you the lowdown of the best places to go to in any given area and will also let you know your chances of getting in. If you would rather have a date night in than a date night out you can still enjoy a cheeky cocktail or 2 by knocking them up in your kitchen with their handy cocktail recipes!
Time Out is basically all things to all people. It caters for everyone – families with it’s kids section, foodies with its restaurants, fashionistas with its shopping directories and people like me that just have a need to know what’s going on. Time Out also do deals on restaurants, events and exhibitions in London which are also worth checking out before you venture out on your date night!
If you happen to be a London socialite and think you know every restaurant and bar to go to in London, then think again. The Nudge It features all the new restaurant, bar and club openings in London as well as all the pop ups. So if you’re feeling a little stale or want to impress with your insider knowledge, then this is the website to come to for something different.
This website covers most of the restaurants in London. You can search by area, cuisine, price, and even type. Once you’ve found your restaurant you can book a table and maybe even score a deal! You earn points through booking through the site and more points through reviewing the restaurant you went to.
This is similar to toptable above. It too has a handy “best for” feature so if you have no idea where to go but you know what kind of experience you want, chances are you’ll get it right here. You can also accrue points through booking through the site to reap rewards such as free dinners and even cookery classes!
So now you have no excuses! Get out there and enjoy, and if there are any websites you think should be added to this list, please let me know!