5 Cool London Date Ideas This Week 18/2 – 24/2

We’ve got pretty much every kind of date you could think of, covered this week. From a classic play in the National Theatre, to a fab foodie cinema experience, to a moving exhibition about Nelson Mandela. Oh not to mention the craft beer event to crown all craft beer events EVER!

Make Mine a Crafty

Who even are you if you haven’t got caught up in the craft beer craze that has taken hold of London?! It’s not too late to redeem yourself if you haven’t, as from Thursday the Old Truman Brewery welcomes almost 200 crafty breweries through its doors. Apart from delicious tasting bevs, there’ll be DJ sets, food pop-ups and a number of talks from the experts – so by the end of it, you’ll definitely sound like you know what you’re talking about!


Empowering, inspirational, moving, revolutionary… are among some of the thoughts that spring to mind, when you think of this incredible man. This global exhibition is touring the world, so catch it whilst it stays in the UK. The exhibition delivers a fresh understanding of the people, places and events that made Mandela into the great man he became.

Gourmet Cinema Club

As Oscar season is looming, Jan and Feb just shout “cinema”! Buuut everyone has done the classic cinema date, it’s really not very impressive. So turn things up a notch and try something with that extra ‘je ne sais quois’ at the Gourmet Cinema Club! Showing Water For Elephants this weekend, you can ogle at Robert Patterson and Rese Witherspoon whilst dining on the most indulgent cinema snacks.

A Rumble in the Jungle

Not quite, but Kew Garden’s Orchid Festival is the closest you’ll get to a jungle – and there’s even I lifesize jaguar to spot! This festival will blow you away with its vibrant colours, magnificent architecture and Kew’s version of the breath-taking rainbow river Caño Cristales. Taking inspiration from Colombia this year, you won’t want to rush this!

All About Eve

If its escapism you want then we’ve got more! This time disappearing back in time to the 1950s glamour of show business with this classic play. With an incredible lineup, Lily James and Gillian Anderson star in Ivo van Hove’s new adaption of All About Eve. Showing in the National Theatre until 11th April.