According to our research, a whopping 70% of Londoners value good conversation during their first dates, while just under half aim to have a fun time. Delving deeper, our study explored various dating activities and people’s attitudes towards them and found that a traditional meal at a restaurant remains the top choice for over 60% of Londoners. However, a significant portion of Londoners (41%) yearns for more adventurous experiences, such as pasta/pizza making, ice cream tasting (36%), and cooking courses (33%).
Activity-based dates have numerous benefits, including breaking down barriers and fostering natural conversations, as reported by over half (58%) of Londoners. Furthermore, 89% of respondents stated that they are more likely to continue dating someone who plans a more adventurous date or meetup, as it helps alleviate those first-date jitters.
In response to this, we have launched Date Differently, a series of unique dating experiences throughout July and August. We have teamed up with various venues at The Yards, with each experience promising excitement and novelty.
As well as the fabulous shopping and unique restaurants at The Yards, there are regular exciting events and promotions. Watch this space to find out what’s happening at The Yards.
The Yards is a shopping and dining destination in the heart of Covent Garden. An urban oasis offering an array of unique fashion, beauty and lifestyle shops, and a selection of restaurants.
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Unwind after a day's shopping at one of the restaurants at The Yards. From modern kebabs to Italian classics, you'll find something to tantalise your tastebuds.Browse
The Yards is much more than just a shopping and dining destination.Browse