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Christmas date ideas in London.


Dylan Mitchell

With the festive season soon upon us, it’s a good time to plan the perfect Christmas date and make the most of the cosy and warm Yuletide vibes. If you’re thinking of places as the ideal setting for a romantic day trip, the capital city couldn’t be a better choice. The festive decorations, Christmas markets and iconic landmarks in the winter setting set the stage for the perfect romantic rendezvous. If you need some inspiration on what to do on your date in the big city, take a look below at our ideas for a Christmas date in London to help you out.

The ideal Christmas date in London with tastecard.

There’s no better way to enjoy the chilly festive season than taking some quality time to enjoy the Christmas atmosphere with your loved one. Of course, England’s ever-popular capital makes for a great choice of date location whether you’re lucky enough to call it home or you’re there for a short trip. 

If you’re looking for something cute to do with your partner in the coming weeks but just can’t seem to decide on what the two of you could do, fret not. At tastecard, we’ve got plenty of inspiration for great date ideas. Not only are the activities in this guide heaps of fun, but they all come with great discounts as part of our days out deals and restaurant offers when you subscribe.

These are our picks for Christmas date ideas in London that will make the holiday season extra special:

  • Take a Christmas lights tour
  • Grab a breathtaking view from the London Eye
  • See the sights by speed boat with Thames Rockets
  • Enjoy a romantic, festive evening meal
  • Have a cosy film night in
London Xmas Lights

Take a Christmas lights tour.

London is well known for its amazing sights. It’s one of the reasons why tens of millions of tourists take the time to visit each year! This is even more so the case in the festive season when not only do you have London’s year-round iconic landmarks to admire if you’ve yet to see them, but you also have the opportunity to explore London fully decorated with Christmas lights and decorations. The city’s famous spots such as Oxford Street and Covent Garden in particular are always worth a look with their marvellous display of lights. While you’re exploring on your Christmas date in London, you can keep warm with a scrumptious hot chocolate or festively-themed latte for less as part of our Coffee Club too.

Free for tastecard members, you can grab 25% off barista-made coffee at 1000s of coffee shops across the country with our Coffee Club.

London Eye

Grab a breathtaking view from the London Eye.

Famously one of London’s most visited and best attractions, the London Eye makes for the ideal Christmas date in London as you take your date sky-high. The world-famous Ferris wheel stands at an impressive 135 metres high and offers a 360-degree view of the capital. It’s one thing taking in the city’s festive atmosphere from down below, but seeing London from up above at this time of year is a sight not to be missed. If you’ve been unsure of where to go when thinking of Christmas date ideas in London, you can’t get much better than this.

At tastecard, we offer up to 28% off entry for London Eye tickets so you can see the incredible view for less.

Thames Rockets London

Catch a thrill on a Thames Rockets tour.

Ready to experience London's iconic landmarks from a whole new perspective? With Thames Rockets tours, you can take a thrilling speedboat ride along the Thames. Thanks to your tastecard membership, enjoy a fantastic 2 for 1 offer on the Ultimate London Adventure during Thursday, Friday, and Sunday morning sailings. It's not just sightseeing; it's an adrenaline-packed journey through the heart of the capital. Gear up for a festive date like no other, but don't forget to wrap up warm – it's going to be a brisk ride!

The Hercules Pillars Fish and Chips London

Enjoy a romantic, festive evening meal.

If you’ve spent the day with your S.O. exploring all that London has to offer, there’s no better way to cap your fun-filled festive day off than by taking them out for a divine meal. As you get out of the cold and settle into the warm and cosy atmosphere of your chosen restaurant, you and your partner can indulge in your favourite dishes at one of London’s many fantastic restaurants. Whether you fancy some classic British dishes at The Hercules Pillars or fancy going all out with the diverse dishes at The Bocca Lounge and Restaurant, there’s a restaurant for every couple in London. 

With our restaurant deals in London, you can get up to 50% off and 2 for 1 deals in countless restaurants in the capital and across the country by signing up today.

Friends opening Xmas presents on the sofa

Have a cosy film night in.

If you live in London and you feel like these ideas have yet to quite take your fancy, we have just the idea for you. If the hustle and bustle of the big city can get a little hectic for you and a partner, you can take your big night out and swap it for a cosy night in instead. Get wrapped up warm in comfy blankets, stir up some hot chocolates and get the TV on for a festive evening without having to leave the house. Choose your favourite Christmas film or binge-watch a load one after another. To complete the evening, you can order a mouth-watering pizza between the two of you for less with our pizza delivery offers.

As part of our pizza deals, you can get up to 50% off pizza delivery from all your favourite restaurants such as Domino's, Pizza Hut and Papa John’s.

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Now you’ve got some good inspiration for Christmas date ideas in London, try tastecard today and enjoy 2 for 1 meals or 50% off food, cinema ticket savings, and discounts on days out.

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