In London, All You Need is Love
Updated: Mar 10
Valentine's Day is quickly approaching so whether you're visiting London or have lived here for years, gather inspiration from where we'll be spending our date nights in 2019.
Of course Kalo and I love to travel but we also enjoy exploring places in and around our home. London is such a diverse, bustling city and there is plenty to do if you're willing to branch out. We get asked for recommendations constantly from visiting family and other couples which got me thinking that I should share what is on our London checklist this year.
Below you'll see the shows we'd like to go to, the restaurants we'd like to eat at and all the other London hot spots we'd like to visit. So if you're looking for ways to break up the week or spice up your date nights, you've come to the right place.
Our Date Night Bucket List:
Let's See a Show
Get great seats to see Dear Evan Hansen, Broadway's latest must-see musical
Dive into the wizarding world and see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Listen to some of the best jazz in London at Ronnie Scott's
Transport ourselves back in time and see a show at Shakespeare's Globe
Snuggle up on Electric Cinema's front row bed to watch a movie
Meals for Two
Take the Eurostar into Paris just for the evening to grab dinner and drinks
Press our table's personal champagne button at Bob Bob Ricard
Admire the beautifully presented dishes at Frog by Adam Handling
Sit at the counter and taste the incredibly authentic tapas at Sabor
Have an epic brunch with a spectacular view of London at Duck & Waffle
We Need a Nightcap
Geek out over the potions and cocktails at The Cauldron
Order from the lengthy cocktail menu at Swift Bar
Listen to classic records while sipping on fancy craft cocktails at FAM Bar
Visit each of Mr. Fogg's funky bars
Enjoy the small plates, coffees and martini's at Bar Termini in Soho
Take lessons and play more tennis, maybe even attend some Wimbledon matches
Take a boat out on Hyde Park's serpentine lake
Pack more picnics to take to Hampstead Heath, Richmond Park and Regent's Park
Something Totally Different
Find "tastings" around London from chocolate and cheese to wine and beer
Take a class at Doughnut Time's Doughnut Academy
Bet on the horses at Ascot Racecourse
Get tickets to witness the Chicago Bears beat the Oakland Raiders in London
Rent a private karaoke room with a bunch of friends
There you have it, we made it to the end! Hopefully you've found a few items on our list that have peeked your adventurous spirit. I can't tell you enough how important date nights are to Kalo and I and we don't even have kids yet. Taking time for each other fuels our happiness and keeps us connected.
So this year, I challenge you to get creative and find activities in your own backyard. Be sure to send in any suggestions and stay tuned for my reviews of all these different places and fun experiences.