3. Backyard Cinema
You can’t beat a classic date night at the cinema. But, what if you could take the cinema experience with the popcorn and the big screen and transport it to somewhere completely different? The Backyard Cinema does just this. Taking amazing London venues and transforming them into fully immersive cinemas, (cobbled Camden courtyards and candlelit churches are just some examples of previous ventures) the company’s first permanent site is located at Wandsworth’s iconic Capital Studios. Here, you can choose between two themed movie theatres and watch either new releases or classics such as Dirty Dancing and Moulin Rouge. Alternatively, soak up the festive season with a Christmas classic, such as Elf, The Holiday and The Grinch. A night at the movies wouldn’t be complete without drinks and snacks, so head over to the Studio Bar for nachos or a Backyard Pizza, cooked fresh to order.
4. Visit The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town
Seriously impress your date with this unconventional cocktail bar experience. Hidden away in the depths of The Breakfast Club on Artillery Lane is a secret venue that only a select few know about. Simply enter and inform a member of staff that you are “here to see the Mayor” and they will usher you over to a seemingly ordinary fridge in the corner of the room, in which you will need to climb through to get to the bar. Filled with vintage furniture and eccentric wall art, The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town boasts a relaxed and sociable atmosphere, perfect for date night. The cocktail menu bursts with a flourishing array of weird and wonderful drinks, including Tiki Do You Love Me, with Gosling’s dark rum and passionfruit, and Cherry Bomb, with Roe & Coe Irish Whiskey, cherry liqueur and honey.
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