With the freshers week flings well and truly ghosted, maybe you’ve started to think about getting into some serious dating. Problem being, you’ve already spent most of the student loan on the pub, terrible nights out and takeaways! Now, you don’t have enough to woo your date with fancy meals. Well don’t worry, CLiKD is here to give you 6 cheap date ideas in London for you money savvy students that are guaranteed to impress. You’re welcome!
1) Sweet Serenading
Forget everything you know about cringey karaoke with overplayed 80s hits. Hip hop karaoke at The Queen of Hoxton every Thursday in trendy East London is the right place to have a drink, dance and maybe even impress your date with your rapping skills. Popular with students and with tickets being a steal at just £5, you can’t really go wrong.
For the culture buffs among you, Late at Tate Britain is the perfect student date in London (now online due to COVID-19 restrictions). The museum is open late on selected Fridays, providing free access to exhibitions, arty activities, along with edgy sounds and visuals. Show your date you’ve got some depth without having to reach deep into your pockets.
Details: Next events take place 5 October 2018 at 18.00–21.30 and 7 December at 18.00–21.30
3) Catch a movie
Going down the more classic date route, a movie is always a good idea. Especially if you’re a nervous dater who struggles with making the conversation flow. However, we all know how pricey the cinema can be and who wants to drop £20 on a trip?! Well, we’ve got you covered! Peckhamplex cinema in South London offers all the latest blockbusters for a cheap £4.99 per ticket, all day every day – student card not needed. Just remember to bring your own snacks!
Nothing screams romance like seeing some breath-taking, insta-worthy views with bae right? Why not take a ride on the Emirates cable car for a low-cost of £3.50. Take your date to new heights with the London skyline as your backdrop, you can even use your Oyster card – cheap and convenient.
5) Have a laugh
Ever heard of the phrase you can laugh someone into bed? Why not get a professional to do it for you? The Top Secret Comedy club in Covent Garden is the highest rated in London on Trip Advisor and with free nights and tickets starting from just £1 – it’s a cheap student date dream.
6) Treat Yo’self
For you fancier students who enjoy the finer things in life, why not treat your date to a pamper sesh at the spa? The Ironmonger Baths in Old Street boasts a thermal spa experience with saunas, a relaxation room and other amenities. Makes for a hot & steamy student date. Bag a couple of hours in the spa with your date for a low-priced £11.
Details: Call in advance to book and mention you have a student card
So, there you have it. 6 ways to woo your boo on a student budget, showing that a cheap date can make for a very rich love life. Now you’ve got the date ideas, find someone to take on CLiKD!