When you want to spend some quality time with your partner, sometimes there’s nothing better than a quality date. Although, dates can be expensive and it can be hard to find a good location or venue on a budget.
There are great destinations to travel to all over the world for the perfect date, and who knows, it might just be the date that takes your relationship to the next level. Together with Angelic Diamonds, retailers of bespoke yellow gold engagement rings, we advise you on making the most of your date no matter where you are in the world, with hidden costs included.
London is there place to go if you and your partner want to be amongst the hustle and bustle of a cosmopolitan city. With the world’s best bars, shops, and restaurants London is the place to be for the young and hip. If you want to enjoy this city properly, then you’ll need to know where to go. When it comes to dates in this city, the world really is your oyster.
Living in style
Afternoon tea at a top London hotel is definitely not an experience to be missed if you want to feel like you’ve made it at the top. At £50 per person, you and your date could enjoy tea, scones and sandwiches at the prestigious Claridge’s Hotel, in Mayfair. If you are both enjoying the pleasures of luxury, then why not book a superior queen room at £690 a night?
For those who need to know everything
To soak up some culture, head to one of the city’s many museums; it’s not just about the swanky bars in London you know!
The Natural History Museum, the National Portrait Gallery and Tate Modern are perfect options for cultural visits that’ll get those brain cells exercised, and they’re all free to enter. Once you’re bored of the museums, head over to Westminster Bridge to see Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. This also isn’t too far from the Southbank, where you can pick up some delicious street food or take in the great views all around you.
The classic date
After gracing its red carpet for many years, Leicester Square has known many A-list celebrities – and it is known as one of the greatest cinema hot-spots in the world. If you’re not on the guestlist, then why not take your date to the cinema for £23? If you get hungry, you can always get a meal including wine and dessert for £66. Don’t forget to hit the bars on your way out, where a pint will typically set you back £4.41, and a cocktail will cost £9 – not bad when you’re living it up in the capital!
Architecture, culture, and art, Rome is full of 3,000 years’ worth of history, so try and see as much as you can when you’re in this prestigious city.
For the sport fanatics
If you’ve ever wanted to see a great football match when travelling abroad – then look no further than A. S. Roma. Head to game to get all the excitement of the Italian Serie A League at the grand Stadio Olimpico, where you can buy a ticket for €100 (£88.02). Just make sure you’re both football fans before you go, as it’ll be slightly awkward if one of you is bored when surrounded by screaming fans…
Hours spent people watching
Feeling romantic? Head to the Trevi Fountain and throw a spare penny in for good luck. Once you’re done, you could take a stroll to one of the many cafes nearby so that you can sit and people watch to your heart’s content.
The classic date
Why not try going for a classic cinema and restaurant date? In Rome, you can expect to pay €21 (£18.48) for your taxi and €57 (£50.17) for your meal for two in one of Rome’s fine restaurants. To top it all off, you can spend €17 (£14.96) on two cinema tickets.
As the city of true romance, Paris has been entertaining romantics for years. Tourists come from far and wide to have a great time with their significant other, and this could be you too. Home to many of the world’s greatest writers and artists, Paris oozes chic everywhere you walk through its many streets.
Living the high-life
If you want to present your date with unspoilt views of Paris, then look no further than the Eiffel Tower. On this day, why not try booking in at 58 Tour Eiffel? It’ll cost you around €120 (£105.63) for each person, however, if you’d like a seat in the window to witness the spectacular views, then you can pay the extra €30 (£26.41) to really take your romance to dizzying heights!
Taking in the views
Host to some of the greatest modern architecture in the world, Paris has impressed tourists’ imaginations for generations. As a symbol of their love for one another, many Parisians use padlocks and lock them to the Pont des Arts Bridge, throwing away the key into the water.
Your locks will only cost a couple of euros each, making this date one of the cheapest you’ll ever go on, what could be better? However, you should be warned, Paris officials are urging couples to stop so that the bridges can be protected; instead, why not take the lock home as a reminder of that great date you had together.
The classic date
If you’d like to escape the rain, or just rest your legs, then Paris is full of great little restaurants to sample delicious breads and cheeses. There, a meal for two including wine and dessert will typically cost around €65 (£57.21). Afterwards, if you head over to the cinema, it’ll cost you €20 (£17.60).