5 Cool London Date Ideas This Week 9 July – 15 July

It’s coming hoooome! (sorry, we had to). It seems as if our entire nation has come to a standstill, with only football, football and Gareth Southgate’s stylish waistcoat on everyone’s minds.

Whether you’ll be watching the semi-final or loath all football related activities, there’s a little something for everyone this week.

London Shuffle Club IS BACK!

London Shuffle Club has returned and is proudly showing off its permanent home in Shoreditch. Quirky cocktails served with sprinkles and paper straws (points for caring about the environment!), shuffle lanes inside and outside, and a pizza kitchen that will make reaffirm your commitment to carbs.

World Cup Wednesday

Unless you’re a full-on hermit, Wednesday’s activities are pretty self-explanatory. But where’s the best spot to watch England beat Croatia? *knock on wood* Get the full atmosphere outside in the Enchanted Garden, Shoreditch. It’ll be loud, there’ll be drinks, you’ll have fun. To be on the safe side, you might want to bring some ear plugs…

Up for a lunch date? 

Drinks and dinner dates are all well and good, but sometimes you just want a casual luncheon that puts less pressure on the situation. Consider yourself a foodie? Then this Friday, there’s only one place to be – St Catherine’s Docks. Why, you ask? Street food experts, KERB is launching its latest (and greatest) lunch food market. From da ja kitchen to Makatcha, you can be a Greedy Khao.

Love can be boxed in

At least at Gunnersbury Park, it can. Lovebox has returned for summer with headline acts like SKEPTA and NERD on stage. There are still some tickets left, but hurry. And, don’t forget your glitter kit – this year’s festival trend galore.

Pop off to a Garden Party

If you don’t fancy shelling out cash to party it up with drunken revellers, you can try the free, more civilised version in north east London, instead. The Barbican, Create London and the local council bring you: Walthamstow Garden Party. Music, dancing, comedy and even circus performances!