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London Dating: Outdoor Dates For Sunbaked Days

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London Dating: Outdoor Dates For Sunbaked Days

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Midsummer evening at the Serpentine Pavilion. Photo by Conor Cotter via Flickr.

With the sun set to shine all week, there's no excuse for staying in on your own.

Kensington Roof Gardens

Where else in the world can you combine London rooftops, amazing views, 1.5 acres of exotic gardens, top quality cocktails and flamingoes? Sitting 100ft above the noise of the London streets are the Roof Gardens in South Kensington, an oasis of local and tropical plants combined with a top-notch bar.

Gorilla Circus

Want to see your date fly into your arms? Book a session with the Gorilla Circus Flying Trapeze School in Regent's Park this summer. Start with a few warm up moves, and you'll soon be performing tricks on a low bar before graduating to the high swing. Find an adrenaline junkie with the same tastes as you, and the two of you might even be able to run away and join the circus together one day...

Southbank Centre Real Food Market

Ditch your restaurant plans and head to the real food market on the Southbank for something delicious to eat by the river. Not only will you be able to impress with your tasteful devotion to craft beers, artisan cheeses and top charcuterie, but you'll also demonstrate your caring sustainable side, supporting local producers and small-scale farmers.

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

Prettier than any other theatre in the whole city, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre will wow your date with its secluded, fairy-lit charms before the actors have even appeared on stage! This summer's programme features winning romantic comedies like Pride and Prejudice and The Sound of Music, and a screening of Shakespeare in Love, plus live jazz and comedy too.

Serpentine Pavilion

Experience a unique date with a trip to the amazing, cloud-like Serpentine Pavilion in Kensington Gardens. Created by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto, the pavilion is a temporary installation, so you'll have to get there before October to enjoy its fascinating combo of art, artifice and architecture.

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Last Updated 16 July 2013

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