Five London Date Ideas to Beat the January Blues

January 5th, 2023 | By Trelawney

The festive celebrations are over. January 2023 is upon us!

Why not forget about the grim weather and focus on a year of new opportunities for good times?

London is a wonderful place to date during any season. We have put together our top five London date ideas to beat the January blues!

Exclusive Dining at Kanishka

Kanishka, Mayfair

Kanishka, Mayfair

Enjoy classic cuisine from across India with a contemporary twist. This chic Mayfair restaurant is led by Michelin star chef, Atul Kochhar. Vibrant dishes are offered, celebrating the diversity of this mesmerising land.

Sommeliers are at hand to recommend by-the-glass wine and whiskey pairings for every dish, making Kanishka a truly indulgent experience.

There are excellent vegetarian and vegan choices, alongside an a la carte menu, grazing menu, taster menu and lunch menu.

We particularly love the Grazing Feast, which includes these fabulous dishes, among many others:

  • Angoori Aloo (potatoes and grapes)
  • Kaddu Aur Khumbi (yellow pumpkin and mushrooms with erissery seasoning)
  • Baigan Aur Saeb Ki Subji (aubergine and apple curry)
  • Panch phoran (yellow dal)

For a truly memorable date night, enjoy a Bollywood Dinner with a Bangra Twist (every last Sunday of the month).

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Musicals by Candlelight

Musicals by Candlelight

The Actor's Church,
Bedford St, London WC2E 9ED,

What could be more romantic than being serenaded by a live string quartet in the heart of London's West End?

Musicals by Candlelight offers dates during January and early February. Experience iconic numbers from the world of musical theatre by candlelight. The vibe is intimate and serene. Expect songs from some of the world's greatest musicals, including West Side Story, Les Misérables and My Fair Lady.

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Rom-Com at the Harold Pinter Theatre, Leicester Square

Rom-Com at the Harold Pinter Theatre

Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons is Sam Steiner's debut play about a couple trying to exist within a society where language has been rationed.

Sounds incredulous?

Well, it seems we are living in a time where anything could happen!

Jenna Coleman and Aidan Turner are perfectly cast in this short, quirky, romantic play.

We highly recommend this piece of theatre for a sweet, thought-provoking date night.

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Cirque du Soleil at the Royal Albert Hall

Cirque du Soleil

Imagine a thrilling combination of circus, steampunk and one of London's most iconic venues: this is Cirque du Soleil, 2023!

Inspired by Victoriana and written and directed by Michel Laprise, the show is a stunning extravaganza celebrating the best of international talent.

Dates are currently available throughout January and February.

We are finding it hard to imagine a more breath-taking date night!

To book:

Africa Fashion, V & A, Cromwell Rd, London, SW7 2RL

Take in a glorious celebration of this stunning continent through fashion, textiles, design and imagery at the V & A's fresh, new exhibition.

Africa Fashion will take you and your date on a fascinating journey from the 1960s to the present day.

Expect vibrant colours, moving images, organza, ribbon and salt-crystals.

This is our favourite unique and uplifting day date.

The exhibition runs until April 2023.

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