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The Most Unusual Date Nights in North London

Picture of Lizzie Thomson
London Writer
Updated: 9 February 2018
Whether you’re looking to impress a new date or find an interesting spot for an evening with a long-term partner, North London has lots to offer couples looking for dates off the beaten track. Here’s a round-up of some of the best unusual date night spots in North London.

Have a game of Bogan Bingo

If you think bingo is for old dears, think again. Bogan Bingo claims to take players back to the glory days when the game was untamed and was an alternative version of the game we know today. If you’re looking for an unusual evening packed full of laughs with an over-the-top atmosphere (and accompanied by a soundtrack of Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen) be sure to date your date here. Located in Camden’s market, expect quirky prizes and of course lots of alcohol.

Share a camembert at Camden’s Cheese Bar

If you know your date is a fan of cheese then why not venture to the Cheese Bar in Camden, where you can indulge in some delicious cheesy dishes. After all, nothing quite says romance like taking turns dunking bread into a baked camembert. With several enticing options on the menu to choose from, this spot is a cheese-lover’s paradise. Plus it’s the perfect opportunity to throw some cheese-related chat up lines into the equation.

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The Cheese Bar Camden | © Ungry Young Man/Flickr

Stock up a picnic basket at Hampstead’s delis

Hampstead has an incredible selection of independent delis, so it’s a great idea to load up your picnic basket and head to Hampstead Heath to enjoy the scenic views of London. Once it starts getting dark, (and if your date is going well) Hampstead has a variety of pubs to enjoy a peaceful evening drink in, such as The Horseshoe and The Gallery. Nothing quite beats an intimate picnic with exceptional food followed by a couple of beverages in a cosy pub.

Take a stroll through Highgate Cemetery

It may seem a slightly eerie choice for a date, however, Highgate Cemetery is actually one of London’s ‘Magnificent Seven’ (one of the seven largest cemeteries in London), and is known for its natural beauty. The stunning, gothic features provide ample talking points, which is great in case you’re worried about awkward silences. If you and your date love nature, the famous place of rest attracts all sorts of different birds and animals, making it an ideal setting for a romantic stroll.

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Highgate Cemetery | © Wikimedia Commons

Compete in a pub quiz in Primrose Hill

Show off your general knowledge by challenging your date to a pub quiz at Primrose Hill’s The Queen’s. Why not take a stroll through the park beforehand and admire some amazing views over London before settling down in the pub for an evening of quizzing. Either work together as a team or compete against your date and enjoy the laid-back, cosy atmosphere of the pub.

Watch the sun set at Alexander Palace

Admire the beautiful city skyline on the benches at Alexandra Palace and watch the sun set behind The Shard, The Gherkin and other iconic London buildings. You could even take a bottle of wine and enjoy the views stretching right across the city – plus it’s completely free! Afterwards, if you fancy it (and if you’re visiting on the weekend) you can take up the ice rink for an evening of skating.

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Alexandra Palace | © vgallova/Flickr