• Helicopter view of London skyline

London: Best date venues for adrenaline junkies

Are those cosy coffee shops, trendy wine bars and strolls in the park starting to blur into one? Inject some adrenaline into your next romantic tryst, for a truly memorable encounter in the best city in the world…

Speed boat on ThamesTake a high-speed boat ride on The Thames

You and your date can take a long and leisurely cruise down the river, sipping a shandy and nibbling a cucumber sandwich as you take in the city’s most iconic sights… Or you can don your waterproofs, strap yourself in and make like James Bond as Central London speeds by in a blur of Thames-spray. Speedboat tours take in Canary Wharf, Tower Bridge, the O2 and the Thames Barrier. Waterproof mascara a must! www.thamesribexperience.com / Image: facebook.com/pages/thames-rib-experience

 

Ice Tower Covent GardenGet your thermals on for the most chilled date of your life

Your date will need nerves of steel, a sense of humour and plenty of layers to join you for an eight-metre hike up the vertical wall of ice at the heart of Covent Garden. A climb to its peak will certainly get the blood pumping. Warm up afterwards in one of the nearby bars and restaurants more de rigueur with everyday daters. www.vertical-chill.com / Image: © Red Letter Days

 

 

Bungee jumping in LondonFree on Saturday? How about jumping off a 160-foot crane with me?

Granted, it might not be the most romantic text message you’ve ever sent, but it’s certainly one that’ll be remembered! And if your date is up for an unforgettable, adrenaline-fuelled day out, nothing beats buckling yourselves together for a tandem bungee jump in London Greenwich. The leap will afford you panoramic views of the city skyline (less heart-attack inducing ideas for enjoying the best London views can be found in our blog on the most romantic cityscapes for lovers). www.ukbungee.co.uk / Image: Facebook.com/ukbungeeclub

 

Horseriding in Richmond ParkSee Richmond Park on horseback

One of the most beautiful parks in London, Richmond is a joy to explore on foot, but there’s something altogether more special about navigating its many twists and turns on horseback. Wimbledon Village Stables offer riding lessons and tours to take in the vast green spaces, flower gardens and deer plains. Romantic bliss! www.wvstables.com 

Image: Facebook.com/wimbledonvillagestables

 

Helicopter ride over London viewSweep your date of their feet with a helicopter ride

If you’ve cash to splash and a date to impress, why not take to the skies in a privately chartered chopper (cheaper options are available if you join the group rides). You’ll follow the curves of The Thames along a spectacular sightseeing route, which will give you unparalleled vantage points of Big Ben, St Paul’s Cathedral and The Tower Of London. Simply unforgettable. www.thelondonhelicopter.com 

Image & main image: facebook.com/thelondonhelicopter

 

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Author: Rebecca

Rebecca lives in London with her husband, daughter and dachshund. She hopes her dating blogs for Flame Introductions will inspire you to seek out the best London and UK locations for brilliant dates, and discover some tips along the way to help you find your perfect partner.

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