Trawling through Timeout to find a fun romantic date-idea this Christmas? Don't panic, we've got your failsafe guide on places-she'll-love.
You can't argue - romance lies in the very fabric of the holiday season. Note the Mariah Carey classic “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” or the 10 love-stories of Love Actually (when Mark arrives outside Juliet's door on Christmas Eve with a cue-card-slide-show spelling out ‘To me, your perfect’) it's the most heartfelt declaration of love we've ever seen.
The mistletoe. Christmas, it seems, is competing with Valentine's Day for the most romantic holiday.
So cozy up - after all, it’s cold outside!
1. The Winter Night Garden - Winterville - Clapham Common
It so much more than just the movies. Prepare to take her through a magical wardrobe, down a secret tunnel of trees into a beautiful, enchanted woodland, and discover a cinema experience like no other. Cosy up on giant bean bags - or get the romantic sofa for to two. Sip on wine whilst catching her favorite Christmas movie, 'The Holiday' or 'Hole Alone' in a gorgeous, winter-grotto-setting. This Christmas, Backyard cinema have spots in Winterville and their hidden cave in Snow kingdom. Book now, you'll both love this one.
2. Rosewood London - Holborn
Twinkling lights, trees adored with decorations and the smell of freshly baked mince pies - It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Feel the festive wonder from the moment you enter the grand Edwardian courtyard and celebrate a magical festive season at Rosewood London. Stay in one of our sumptuous rooms and suites this festive season and enjoy a home away from home. Set in the heart of London, just moments from the cobbled streets of Covent Garden, it is the ideal location to explore central London during the festive holidays.
3. Restaurant Ours - Knightsbridge
"Simple yet stand-out, radical yet refined, Restaurant Ours brings the outside in to create an unexpected space hidden in the heart of Knightsbridge." Even if you don't come here to dine, the stunning space that is Restaurant ours is so worth a visit - It's beautiful. They don't lie when they say they bring the outside in - the stunning selection of trees and high ceilings in this gorgeous space is a must visit for a romantic date. She'll love the photo opportunity on the stunning catwalk too!
4. Skate at Somerset House - The Strand
Somerset House at Christmas transforms into a winter paradise ice rink, all thanks to Fortnum & Mason. Do we even need to tell you to do this one? Ice skating, it’s so much fun to do, it's romantic and definitely one of the few winter-date ideas that’ll get you cold enough to want to cuddle up after (try the whiskey-laced hot chocolates afterward). Guys, strap on those ice skates and take your beloved to Somerset House this Christmas. You'll be sure to catch her if she falls.
5. Bob Bob Ricard - Soho