Days Out,  Family

London Date Day Ideas

Collaborative post.

Last year, Mikey and I had tickets to go and see Hamilton in London. Sadly, on the day of the show, I was suffering so badly from anxiety and feeling so poorly (having had a sick bug a few days before), that we couldn’t make it. It’s a real shame because I am absolutely dying to see the show and I’m always so jealous of everyone I meet who’s seen it – they all say it’s amazing! I wanted to spend the entire day in London with Mikey and visit all the usual tourist attractions with him. Because of me, I feel that we really missed out on spending some great quality time together, so I’m really eager to make it up to him.

Shows, events and activities.

Missing out on our day in London made me think about planning a little date day in the big city to make up for missing the show. Sure we might have missed out on Hamilton, but there are always great shows on at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and loads of other great shows and events hosted in central London. I think seeing a show or going to see an exciting live event is a fantastic way to have fun together and makes a great focus point for any date day. Booking tickets is easy enough and you can find loads of great events at bargain prices here so it seems crazy not to! Depending on the time of your booking, there’s loads of other things to do in London that make it ideal for some one on one couple time.

All the museums.

Can you really visit London for the day and not visit all the museums and galleries? Is that even legal? I didn’t think so. I haven’t been to London for a few years now, despite living only an hour’s train ride away. Since having kids it’s become really hard to find the balance and take day trips like this, so it’s definitely overdue. I really want to head to London and visit The National Gallery and The Science Museum in particular. I think The Science Museum is one of my favourite places in London and I know that it’s right up Mikey’s street too.

Food, glorious food.

The amount of food options in London is mind blowing. Mikey loves trying new foods so I know that whenever we go, he’ll find the most exotic food stall or restaurant. To be fair, I am okay with this. Usually I’m pretty boring with my food choices, but since lots more restaurants have started introducing vegetarian and vegan options to their menus, eating out has become a lot more fun and I now don’t feel anxious at all about visiting a new eatery.

Camden Market.

I love all of the different markets you can find in London. Obviously, one of my favourites is Camden. I could spend the entire day wondering around Camden Town and be completely, 100% satisfied. I’m fairly sure the last time Mikey went there was when we were younger and he was going for a night out. Obviously spending your late teenage years soaking in Camden’s night life is very different to visiting the markets with your fiancée, so it’ll be a refreshing change for him I think!

A walk in the park.

I’ve realised that whenever I’ve visited London, I’ve always gone to buildings or markets. I’ve never taken the time out to explore any of London’s many parks. Notably, I’d love to visit St James’s Park (waving to the Queen as we go past, of course!) and have a stroll around with Mikey. I love that, in such a huge city, you can find pockets of luscious green spaces.


Well, I am Cornish, so a day trip isn’t a day trip without a pasty! Whenever I go to London, I always visit the pasty shop in Covent Garden, so I hope Mikey appreciates that romantic lunch time meal.

Toursit Selfies.

Finally, a trip to London is not complete without some classic tourist selfies. You’ve got to get some pictures with The London Eye and you simply can’t forget the lions in Trafalgar Square! We have so many pictures of us from all our previous adventures that it only makes sense to get these classics printed out too.

I mean, there’s so much more that London offers and I know that you could spend an entire day there are hardly even scratch the surface of the ‘main bits’. There are so many hidden gems dotted around too that I’d love to discover with my family, but for now, I think a nice day in the city with my man is just what the Dr ordered.

Rachael is a 31 year old mum to 10 year old Luke and 5 year old Oscar. She lives in England and writes about family life, crafts, recipes, parenting wins(and fails), as well as travel, days out, fashion and living the frugal lifestyle.

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