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Top 5 London Date Night Ideas

Top 5 Autumn London Date Night Ideas

Autumn is the perfect time to get out there dating, let’s face it, it’s that period of time between summer soirees and the inevitable winter hibernation. It’s the perfect window of opportunity to get out, meeting new people and love life potentials for a spot of romancing.

London is a great city full of hustle and bustle, but sometimes we can be stuck with so many options for date places, we wouldn’t know where to start to find a nice cosy spot to snuggle up and spark some great conversation with that special someone.

Take a look at these top 5 suggestions in order to make that all important date count…

Pergola On The Roof London
Pergola On The Roof – Television Centre, Wood Lane, W12 7RJ
Despite seating for 600 people this romantic spot will make you feel like the only two people on this rooftop. With two bars and self-service food from fab restaurants across the capital, this venue has the feel of cool along with casual. Free to attend but obviously food and drink not included, you can book if there are groups of four or more; so great for a double date too if you want to bring some friends along.

Gordons Wine Bar London
Gordons Wine Bar – Embankment, 47 Villiers St, London WC2N 6NE
Established in 1890 you must, must, must visit London’s oldest wine bar! Most certainly a romantic and ambient spot in London. Gordon’s looks after its customers very well, not only in terms of service and setting but its ever so extensive wine list. If your date is a lover of wine or great ambiance then this certainly is the place to go. Passed down through generations of the Gordon family, this wine bar isn’t going anywhere. Perfect for a first date…

Heron Tower Duck & Waffle
Heron Tower Restaurants – Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY
Taking your date to great heights, to whisk them off their feet. Ensure you both dress to impress! Drop in for a cocktail in the bar at Duck & Waffle or perhaps a spot of wining and dining in Sushi Samba if you’re looking to whisk your date off their feet! Heron Tower never ceases to amaze, with its great food, great atmosphere and indulgent date night views. Enjoy!

St Katherine Dock London
St Katherine Dock – St Katharine Marina, 50 St Katharine’s Way, London E1W 1LA
Tucked away just yards away from The Tower of London and the gorgeous Tower Bridge, St Katherine Dock is a beautiful little hideaway where you can grab a drink or two or a spot of dinner. Home to Gloriana, The Queen’s Rowbarge, you will find that this corner of London is quaint, quiet and perfect for meeting up with that certain someone.

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The Shard – 32 London Bridge St, London SE1 9SG
If you head up The Shard in the London Bridge Quarter you must take your date to the viewing gallery, on a clear day you can see all the way out to Greater London for up to around 40 miles! Apparently The Shard offers London’s best view (and I don’t doubt it) situated on floors 68, 69 and 72. You will find an array of fine restaurants with bars, I have often found live acoustic music, which is the perfect setting for an unparalleled date with that potential.

Wherever you decide to go for your autumnal date night, London is a beautiful city with lots to see and an awful lot to do whatever your budget and interests. Get out there and make the most of meeting up with your match before it gets a little too cold. Happy Date Night!

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Article by Sarah Ryan
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Ex-Files & Old Flames – Why Isn’t It Easy To Say Goodbye?

Ex-Files & Old Flames – Why Isn’t It Easy To Say Goodbye?

Saying Goodbye

The most compelling reason people continue to hold on to an old relationship is the fact that they have a shared history. The person who might be an ex-partner has a sense not only of who you are, but who you were with them and during your time together. To then say goodbye to them can also feel like saying goodbye to who you were during your relationship!

Things that can keep you hopeful, even if you aren’t happy right now, is the possibility that something will change and the good times you once shared and the positive aspects of the relationship will resume.

Another thing that can keep the glue between you from completely giving way is if one of you wants to hold on more than the other. When this happens the one who isn’t ready to finally end it might persist with calls, emails and texts, which can increase the doubts the other might feel as well as any guilt feelings he or she might have about ending the relationship in the first place.

The partner who wants to continue to be together might also make assertions that they will change whatever behavior may have led to the unhappiness between you. They might even start to do it, which can make the other person stick around with the hope that the negative behaviors will disappear completely. As a result a couple can often seesaw because even small changes can increase optimism and give someone the stamina they need to be willing to try to give it another shot.

In the case of a betrayal, when the initial and intense anger diminishes, there can be a willingness to give the person a chance to rebuild your trust. Also, when there are children involved there is often a desire to keep the family together for their sake. That can be one of the strongest driving forces of all. Whatever the case, certainly if a lot of loving feelings remain it is hard to imagine life without them in it.

The question becomes, how do you know if you are wasting your time, holding on with the hope that the happiness will be rekindled or the bad behaviors will change when there is the chance that neither of those things is likely? How can you know how much time to give it before reaching the decision to finally call it quits? Are there any strategies to employ for ending a relationship?

If you are moving forward with the intent to give your relationship a try and see if things can work out, it’s good to be clear about what specific changes you are looking for and how long you are willing to wait to see if they actually take place. For example, if you are looking to see if you can trust your partner again, the only real way to do that is to give them enough time to show through their actions that what they say and do is worthy of your trust. However if months go by and you continue to be disappointed because the promised changes aren’t happening, or they have happened once but were never followed up on, that can be a good indicator that things aren’t really going to be different from what had been upsetting you all along, and if you want to be happier it is time to let go.

If married or in a long term relationship you or your partner could look for counseling, which can help you either get your relationship back on track or help you reach the difficult decision that it really is time to say goodbye to each other!

 

Relationship Advice from Dr Jane Greer

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