Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Cinema… but not as you know it

If you're a longstanding GDG user, you'll have heard us harping on about The Firmdale Film Club before. There's no getting away from it, it's just one of the best darn dates there is. And given that we seem to be being reminded that it's not quite summer yet, this might be the perfect time to revel in the cosy world of cinema, only with a rather chic twist. Read our review here for full details and timings, but basically, if you like the sound of lunch, afternoon tea or dinner plus the most funky, boutique cinema experience of your life (and all for £35), make your booking pronto.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015


Whilst this may be the last day of our 'mini heat wave', the sun looks set to shine throughout the week - and if we're lucky, the weekend too. So quick, find yourselves a roof terrace or sunny picnic spot, crack open a bottle of something chilled, and remind yourself of what summer feels like.

After what has seemed like a REALLY long winter, I think we deserve this…

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....