Dating 101: 22 May
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As celsius levels heat up, so too do London's outdoor dating locales. The mayoral office recently passed a law decreeing that spring-season daters must spend 60% of their overall dating time outdoors. Don't find yourself on the wrong side of the law; bring your boo to one of our suggested open-air spots.
Oh baby. Do you believe in love after rind? 'Cos the cheese wizards at Alpes do, and they're cooking up some coagulated goodness in the form of Alpine-influenced food at Pop Brixton. Grab a seat on the terrace and tenderly fork bites of gooey raclette into your bae's kisser - we hope you're not lactose intolerant, 'cos you're gonna be getting that dairy tonight.
Clissy is serving us wholesome pastoral vibes seven days a week. This sprawling park is the perfect spot for a hand-in-hand stroll with your maybe-soon-to-be boo. Do they like you the way you like them? Were they checking out your legs because they think they're hot or because they're pasty? Should you have worn trousers? You were just really feeling the spring vibes! It's all too much. Head to the Rose & Crown after for a little tete-a-tete.
Love is all about taking a chance, right? That gambling spirit is certainly at the centre of Regent's Park's Open Air Theatre season, where rain or blustering winds can strike at any moment. But like New Edition once crooned - can you stand the rain? If you're down to take a chance on romance, cop a ticket for you and your boo to one of the classic plays on the bill.
We're calling it: spring/summer 2018 is the season of the basic revival. That's right, we're sipping rose and 'gramming our cats all season, and no one can stop us. If you're picking up what we're putting down, then grab your bae and journey over to Bar Elba, where all manner of basicness awaits - a fairy-light-laden pergola, juicy burgers from Patty & Bun, and good choons to keep you and your boo bouncing.
There's nothing sexier than some serious cheffing skills. Seduce your date with your culinary prowess at one of Books For Cooks' cooking workshops. This bookshop regularly holds cooking demos based on recipes taken from the newest titles in their store. Participants work some magic in the kitchen before feasting on their bounty. What's for dessert? Ask your date - they may have something sweet under their belt.