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8 Date Ideas in East London

Who needs a reason to celebrate L-O-V-E – our range of date ideas for you, your live-in partner or even your house mates. Whether you want to keep it classic with fine dining or re-create that saucy Patrick Swayze scene from Ghost, these East London experiences have got you covered. 

Earl of East: Candle Crafting at Home

Is that love in the air, or the seductive aroma of essential oils? Whatever is, you’re in luck! Join Earl of East for their candle making workshops and make your very own personalised Earl of East soy wax scented candle to take home. £55 

Fiole: Find your Fragrance

Help your loved one find their signature scent this year with Fiole’s virtual fragrance finder, the first of its kind in the world. Ignite your senses with six carefully blended unmarked scents and embark on this aromatic journey to discover a new fragrance. £125

Dark Sugars: At Home Hot Chocolate Kit

Very few things scream sensual like melted chocolate does. Bring your sweet fantasies to life with Brick Lane based Dark Sugars’ indulgent hot chocolate kit. Each set includes traditional utensils and their rich chocolate, aka, everything you’ll need to whip up their silky smooth signature West African recipes at home. £59.95

Pom Pom Factory: Paper Peony Kit

Switch out supermarket bouquets for flowers that’ll stand the test of time and last the length of lockdown with Give your with Pom Pom Factory’s Paper Peony at home kit. £42

Officina OO: The Art of Pasta Making

Celebrate your two great loves – your partner and pasta, with Old Street based Officina OO. Get hands-on and learn the art of making artisanal pasta from scratch. From £65

East London Liquor Co: Virtual Gin Tasting

Check out the behind-the-scenes of East London Liquor Co’s distillery through its gin and whisky tours and tastings. Made in the heart of Bow, the legendary East London distillery are the masters of modern London gin, so who better to guide you through a tasting… Sample a selection of their most popular blends packed full of complex citrus, juniper and spicy notes, or if gin isn’t for you, give their range of rum, vodka and other spirits a go. From £35

Dusty Knuckle: Cookery School

Learn how to make knock-out bread from scratch at one of Dusty Knuckle’s weekend, all-day classes. Or ferment beautiful veg into kim chi, kraut and pickles at one of their evening classes.



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