The Best Winter Date Ideas in London

Stuck for winter date ideas in London? There’s loads to get up to, from watching Christmas movies to ice skating!

Winter is here and baby, it’s cold outside - but don’t let that discourage you from getting out there and exploring London’s dating scene. From ice skating to a night out in the West End, there’s loads of fun and cosy winter date ideas in London to try.

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Check Out a Christmas Market

After all of our plans ground to a halt last December, this Christmas will see the welcome return of a few of our festive markets in London throughout November and December.

The best known of the bunch is Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, which is filled with fun rides and attractions, as well as warm food and drink spots, great for a cosy glass of mulled wine with your date.

Plus, you don’t have to worry about fines if you secure parking near Hyde Park with one of our Stashbee Hosts.

Winter market kiosk serving waffles and crepes with customers ordering food

Alternatively, take your significant other to the Southbank for a cosy winter date by the Thames. The gorgeous riverside setting offers sparkling lights and cute wooden chalets filled with trinkets and thoughtful Christmas gifts - you’ll practically be able to smell your way to the mince pies at the Christmas market!

And then to warm up before you leave, why not enjoy a decadent hot chocolate or glass of mulled wine as you gaze at the river.

Find a parking space in Waterloo, so you won’t have far to walk when heading to Southbank Christmas Market.



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Go Ice Skating at Somerset House

Looking for more active winter date ideas in London? Why not try ice skating at Somerset House? It offers a winningly festive combination of a romantic backdrop, great music, ice skating and delicious food and drink - everything you could possibly need for a great Christmassy date.

Skate at Somerset House has partnered with Moët & Chandon this year, who’ll be curating the Christmas decorations, alongside the centrepiece 40 foot tall Christmas tree.

If you’re planning on driving to Somerset House, you can find affordable and convenient parking spaces in Covent Garden. Plus, there’s a variety of places to go ice skating in London if you’re looking for somewhere a little more local.

Couple ice skating on a frozen lake on a sunny winter day

Take a Romantic Walk

Sometimes, it’s better to go for something simple for a winter date in London, especially if you’re meeting someone for the first time, and taking a romantic stroll together can be just the trick. There are plenty of huge parks in London to get lost in together, including Hyde Park and Regent’s Park.

But why not try Richmond Park instead? You can enjoy a lovely, crisp winter walk whilst observing the area’s most famous residents - the deer. From there, you can walk up to King Henry’s Mound, where you’ll find beautiful panoramic views all the way across the city, from Thames Valley to St. Paul’s.

And you won’t have to worry about finding a parking space in Richmond either - our Stashbee Hosts have got you covered!

Couple holding hands and running in a winter forest with a dusting of snow

If you’d love to explore more of London’s parks for winter date ideas, discover our favourite London parks to see the autumn changing leaves - they’re just as spectacular for a winter walk!

Watch a Classic Christmas Movie

Still stumped for winter date ideas in London? Why not go fully festive and take in a Christmas movie together at the cinema. And we’re not talking about a Netflix affair either.

Instead, get yourself and your date over to The Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Square, where you can catch all manner of Christmas classics throughout from Home Alone and Elf to Love Actually and It’s a Wonderful Life, among many others... And yes, that includes Die Hard.



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If you’re planning on making the drive to The Prince Charles Cinema, you can find a parking space in central London that’ll be within easy walking distance of the Leicester Square institution.

Couple eating popcorn while looking at cinema screen

Get to Your Winter Dates Easily

And there you have it - some of the best romantic winter date ideas to enjoy in London. If you’re hoping to cut down on the time spent driving around in the cold, booking a parking space with Stashbee is a simple, affordable and convenient way to save worrying about your car. You can park in prime London areas without having to pay the expensive fees or tickets that come with it.

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Updated 13th May 2024

Written 1st Dec 2021