'Extra'' date night ideas in London

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Dating can sometimes become a little ho-hum. You can only go to a dinner and a movie so many times before it starts to get old. Special nights like anniversaries often pair well with a different and a pricier date. Although there are many fun inexpensive dates available in London, every once in a while you just want to splurge on a date you will never forget. Here are few date ideas that can be considered a little bit extra, but you won’t regret.

Skiing at Boler Mountain

Winter can be hard finding activities for a date. However, Boler Mountain offers skiing and tubing during the winter months. One of the more affordable options on this list, for $30 per person for skiing plus student discounts on Wednesdays. However, equipment rentals can add to that cost. Beginner area rates are $18 for four hours. If you have no desire to ski, tubing is another fun option. During the green season there are still activities to do. One of the more popular green season activities include Treetop Adventures. The Treetop Adventure includes zip lines, rope courses, swinging bridges, Tarzan swings, and pirate nets. For more information check out bolermountain.com.

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Catch a Game or Concert at Budweiser Gardens

Budweiser Gardens almost always has something going on. London Knights and London Lightning games are often a great date idea and tend to not be too expensive (depending on the seats). However, London also has many performers stop by at Budweiser Gardens. Although these tickets tend to be more expensive it’s often an enjoyable experience and more often than not, you’ll be glad you and your partner went.

Micheal's on the Thames

One of London’s hidden gems, Michael's on the Thames is an upscale restaurant with a reputation for amazing food and service. The restaurant also has live musicians on different nights of the week. One of the main attractions include their jazz nights on Thursdays. The atmosphere is often compared to the ’70s in the best way. One of their most known dishes is there amazing Caesar salad. This romantic restaurant is a great way to spice up going out for dinner out on the town.

Balloon Ride

What’s more extra and romantic than a balloon ride over the town? Sundance balloons offers a few differently priced vouchers cheapest going for $250. If you’re interested, be aware that flight bookings can be canceled due to weather. Be sure to call way in advance about the best times during flight season. The hot air balloon rides last about an hour but vary depending a few factors listen on their website.

Couple Photoshoot

London has some beautiful and scenic locations that are totally Instagramworthy. Couple photoshoots can be a very fun date idea. Not only can you make new memories but they are great way to preserve those memories. There are so many freelance photographers and photography companies. Depending on the photographer and whether or not you’re getting physical prints, the price can vary.