Single? Live in London? Well with 8 million people and most of them single too, then you’d think that the chance in finding ‘the one’ would be easy peasy. Think again. The odds of meeting your soul mate – if all left down to fate – are one in 394, according to ‘Countdown’ mathematician Rachel Riley, making the whole online dating frenzy a lot easier to understand.
Here at HOC, we’re career-minded women with busy social lives, a penchant for travel and an addiction to Netflix, so finding the time to date can be tricky. But, you know what they say, you have to be in it to win it, and by that we mean, date. With Tinder, Happn and Bumble acting as Cupid its never been easier to meet someone. So to help you out, we thought we’d share our top 3 London date places with you. Once you’ve swiped right, secured the date, you’ll already have a few bars up your sleeve to suggest.
68 and Boston in trendy Soho
After a luxe-but-not-too-luxe bar and dining experience? Then head to 68 and Boston in Soho. It is intimate but not too small or cramped, the staff are wonderful, the bar nibbles are divine and the prosecco is only £20 a bottle. Yes, we did just say £20 a bottle – they also have the most delicious espresso martinis.
4-5 Greek Street, London, W1D 4DD
Martello Hall in edgy Hackney
We would totally recommend this East London restaurant for a chilled second date or, a day date. Martello Hall shuts at 3am on Fridays and Saturdays, plus they boost an appetizing cocktail menu, so if one drink turns into 10 then you can both stay and dance the date away. Sounds like a great night to us.
137 Mare Street, London, E8 3RH
Rum Place in busy Central
Dark, intimate and a little bit mysterious, Rum Place is a great option for a first date. Positioned just off Oxford Street, it has a cool atmosphere with conversation-starting interiors and a wonderfully quirky cocktail list.
1 Duke St, Marylebone, London W1U 1LG, UK
They are all great little spots for a Christmas date too, look out for the mistletoe!