Friday, 22 August 2014

Time To Say Goodbye....

Dear GDG friends!

You may have noticed that we've been a bit quite for a while... That's because between the founders of the website we've managed to spread ourselves across 3 different countries and have 6 babies in the last year or so. These changes in circumstance have made it very difficult for us to keep managing our great website.

Therefore, we've come to the decision that we need to sell the site and we'd love to put it out to the Great Date Guide community first, before looking elsewhere.

So, if you are technologically minded, have a passion for London and enough time to dedicate to a website with real potential to grow then please do get in touch with us! Either contact us via the blog or email us at

We'd also like to take this opportunity to say thanks to everyone for your support over the years - it's been great!

Team GDG x

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Winter Warmers

With the nights drawing in and the jumpers going on it's time for some winter warmer date suggestions!

Fancy a cosy date in the pub? Then may way suggest the lovely gem of a watering hole, The Bobbin in Clapham with its roaring open fire and delicious food.

The Bobbin

Or maybe you'd rather be outdoors? In which case a perfectly planned winter picnic would make a great date option for any occasion... just make sure you wrap up warm and remember that it gets dark early!

Wonderful all year round, but especially cosy in winter is the gorgeous and scrumptious Bleeding Heart Restaurant, nestled in a quiet courtyard at the end of a cobbled alley.


Friday, 28 June 2013

Summer in London

Wow - there is SO much going on in London this summer! We can't catch up with all the fantastic events we're hearing about... 

So, first things first, take a look at our latest newsletter which has some great suggestions for things to do in town this month - my favourite has got to be the giant fruit salad lake at Kew Gardens! You'll have to read the newsletter to know what on earth I'm talking about ;)

Below is just one of the great listings that we simply didn't have space for on the newsletter!

Do you fancy celebrating Swedish midsummer in the heart of London? Well hurry up and book your tickets to the Rekorderlig Midsummer House. Nestled deep in the heart of east London’s Victoria Park from 21st June to 5th July, a pop-up Swedish hideaway sits overlooking the lake where you can enjoy delicious Swedish cider, the Rekorderlig Summer Cocktail Collection and a Swedish BBQ.

Lastly, don't forget our fantastic competition to win tickets to an outdoor screening one of the following classic films, thanks to our friends at Pop Up Screens. Click here to enter...

Jaws, Top Gun or Romeo + Juliet

Have a great July - let's hope the sun comes out to play!

Miss Mary xxx

Friday, 24 May 2013

Night Fever, Night Fever...

Listen to the ground: there is movement all around. There is something goin' down and I can feel it.

On the waves of the air, there is dancin' out there. If it's somethin' we can share, we can steal it...


Future Cinema are bringing Saturday Night Fever to life, launching on Saturday 15th of June and running until the 7th of July. So grab a date, dust off your gliterball, dig out your flares and start loosening up those hips!

Future Cinema will transform the Troxy, an art deco cinema in East London, into the most shaking and happening disco club of the 70s, the 2001 Odyssey, creating a fever amongst young Brooklynites every Saturday night.  The Audience is the youth of Bay Bridge Brooklyn, looking for a place to dance, to party and to get loose on a Saturday night.

Future Cinema will create the most colourful, sexy, dance-fuelled night since Studio 54, bringing to life the retro vintage feel of the 70s, with a gritty and glitzy club world through disco balls, amazing DJs, dance-offs and secret scenes brought to life all around the audience.

If you've never been to one of Future Cinema's incredible live events then now is the time to start. They will literally bring the film to life around you!

For more information, including a list of dates and ticket prices, head over to our website...

Tuesday, 14 May 2013


Yes, it's that time of year again, so prepare yourselves for the 10th anniversary of the truly wonderful foodie event that is Taste of London (Regent's Park: 20th - 23rd June).

If you've never been before (what, never?), it's basically your opportunity to sample the finest offerings from London's top restaurants as well as try and buy from hundreds of amazing food and drink stalls, all whilst rubbing shoulders with culinary greats such as Michel Roux Jr and Raymond Blanc.

We just can't get enough of this festival and urge you to get it in the diary prontissimo. Whilst you're at it, you'd better enter our competition to win a pair of free tickets to the Friday evening session....

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Will Sparks Fly...

Fab little app we've just discovered from the folks at eHarmony that's going to keep Miss Mary well entertained this morning. Help to solve three different dating dilemas on their facebook page, and you could be in with a chance of winning £400 worth of Virgin Experience day gift cards - which, as it happens, would make a great date!

Nothing like giving your twopence worth on someone elses dating dilemas....

To enter simply follow this link and try your hand at a bit of agony aunt /uncle-ing (trust me, it's very therapeutic) - you never know, you might even learn something along the way?

Friday, 19 April 2013

Do Something this Spring!

All this sunshine is making us giddy with excitement over at GDG towers. It may only be 10 degrees, merely flirting with the teens, but it feels like summer to us!

So, with this new found energy and zest for life we thought we better do something about it. And what better than teaming up with our pals at to help them compile their brilliant list of 50 Must Do Spring Dates?

There are loads of inspired suggestions, from some of London's top movers and shakers, but if you want to cut to the chase and read our pearls of wisdom (who'd blame you?) then here's a bit of a taster. Click on the pictures below to get the full story...

A little slice of the country in the City...

The perfect Spring Break in West Sussex...

Spring in a glass? Sounds like a plan... 

So go on, do something different this Spring - you never know - London might surprise just you!

Miss Mary x