Discover London’s Best First Date Spots And The Hottest App For Dating In Real Life

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Discover London’s Best First Date Spots And The Hottest App For Dating In Real Life

This is a sponsored article on behalf of Inner Circle.

A man and woman enjoy a glass of fizz, seated at a table. The man, bearded, faces the camera while the lady has her back to the camera

Top restaurants, huge parks, hundreds of unique bars. London is a city designed for dating. But with so much choice, how do you choose a date spot?

Introducing: The Good Date Guide. Designed by Inner Circle — the app doing everything it can to free you from endless swiping so you can enjoy a date in real life  — these spots are the perfect place to be swept off your feet. We've even got a month's free membership for Londonist readers. So here's what you need to know.

How does Inner Circle work?

Designed for everyone looking for quality dating (in real life) Inner Circle is the underdog of the London dating scene, with a completely different approach to dating apps. Crucially, new profiles are screened by a team of real people to keep out scammers, catfish or anyone not willing to make the effort. The app's smart algorithm and extensive filters also ensure you only see profiles from people you have most in common with. It's all about giving you the best chance of finding your dream date.

So once you've found that date, where should you take them?

Sizzling first date venues, and the perfect person to take with you

A lady in a blue vest top chinks her champagne glass with the hand of a second, unseen person. They are in a dimly lit but busy bar

Inner Circle will not only match you to a like-minded person, they'll also suggest the perfect hotspots for that crucial first meeting. The Good Date Guide has hundreds of suggestions in London, tried and tested by a panel of Date Guide Gurus.

From dining in darkness at Dans le Noir, to strolling through flowers at Hyde Park's Italian gardens, to the totally Instagrammable Feya Cafe, there's something in the Guide for every vibe.

But, here's the really clever bit...

You can also match with potential dates based on the date spots that take your fancy. It works like a status update: add your favourite from the Good Date Guide to the "Who's up for?" profile feature to hear from potential dates who'd want to go there too. You can even search for your favourite spots in Inner Circle's Discover section to find a crowd of singles who feel the same.

We all know that first dates can be a little nail-bitey, so being somewhere you're both comfortable helps take the edge off those nerves.

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Inner Circle also hosts regular events, so you can mix and mingle with this growing community at some of London's most exciting venues.

FREE premium memberships!

To cap it all, you can bag a month's free premium membership. No hoops to jump through (unless you want a date at a circus-skills academy!). It's free for a month for all Londonist readers, so what are you waiting for? Ready to go on a good date?

Sign up to Inner Circle now to take your dating life offline and start meeting people IRL at the best first date venues in the city.

Last Updated 28 April 2022