Top 3 ideas for winter date nights in London


With the weather cooling down, many of us are tempted to retreat for the winter in to the warmth of the indoors. While it can be lovely to stay at home during this time of year, it’s important to ensure you don’t fall into a trap and spend the entire months of December, January and February in hibernation mode.

If you’ve got a trip planned to London, it’s the perfect opportunity to ramp up your date night setting and have some fun in the big city with your other half.

London is full of romantic spots and exciting things to do, so there’s bound to be something for everyone to enjoy here. After you’ve spent the day or night enjoying each other’s companies in one of London’s best date locations, your luxurious room at the Grand Park London Paddington offers a perfect backdrop to let the romance continue. Before that though, try these ideas to sweep your love off their feet with a fun winter date…

Keep each other warm at the Electric Cinema

191, Portobello Road, London, W11 2ED

cinema in london

While staying at home on the sofa during the winter months is what a lot of us like to do, there’s nothing like mixing things up, and a trip to this fun film location will definitely do that. The Electric Cinema is a cosy space where you and your sweetheart will be able to snuggle up on large sofas and choose from a range of mainstream and arthouse films. With large leather seating and footstools also available, the Electric pays homage to the long history of cinemas. Feeling peckish? Choose from a range of delicious snacks and drinks to enjoy with your movie, then sit back and get comfortable (just try not to fall asleep!)

Once you are able to drag yourself from the comfy sofas, take an evening stroll back to your room at the Grand Park London Paddington, where a comfy bed will be waiting – and this time you won’t have to leave until the morning.

Get competitive at Bloomsbury Bowling Lane

38 Bedford Way, Bloomsbury, London, WC1H 0DG

Bloomsbury Bowling Lane

Still fancy doing something sporty despite the colder climate? Take your partner inside and challenge them on the lanes at this vintage-inspired bowling alley. With its old-fashioned feel and fully stocked bar serving a range of delicious cocktails, you’re sure to have a cracking night here, just try not to let the competition go to your head, it’s only a bit of fun after all.

When you’re all bowled out, make your way back to your room at our boutique hotel Paddington London. Either spend the night relaxing in your suite or get ready to hit the town; London is magical at this time of year after all.

Go Ice Skating at Somerset House

The Strand, London WC2R 1LA

Ice Skating at Somerset House

Nothing says winter like a few laps around an ice rink with your loved one, and nowhere could be better for it than Somerset House. Whether you go during the day or night, expect stunning views and loads of space to show off your skills.