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Romantic seaside picnic in London

Duration: 3-4 hours
Budget: Β£50-Β£100

This date idea is perfect for couples who love nature and stunning seascapes. In the heart of London, the beach of River Thames provides a perfect backdrop for your romantic picnic. Enjoy the company of your loved one as you watch the beautiful sunset on the sea, adding a stunning hue to your beautiful memories.

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  • Experience a surreal sunset by the beach which is right in the heart of London. This date starts when you arrive at the River Thames beach and find a nice spot to lay down your picnic blanket. As the evening commences, indulge in a picnic basket full of your favourite treats while basking in the stunning view of the sunset. The soft glow from the setting sun creates an intimate atmosphere, perfect for those personal, heart-to-heart talks.
  • Later, as the tide starts to come in, take a relaxing stroll along the beach to pack up your picnic basket and walk back home hand-in-hand. To end the night on a sweet note, savour an ice cream while reminiscing about the beautiful moments you shared.
  • This date idea is perfect for those evenings when you want to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and retreat into a peaceful oasis. There’s nothing quite like spending quality time with your loved one, creating memories that you can treasure forever.

Preparation steps:

  • For this date, preparation is key. First, select a day when the weather is pleasant, ideally not too windy or rainy. Pack a picnic basket filled with your favourite foods - sandwiches, salads, fruits, cheese, and wine might be an ideal choice. Don’t forget a comfortable picnic blanket and a couple of cushions for extra comfort.
  • Dress appropriately for the beach, but make sure you carry a light jacket or shawl, as it might get chilly in the evening. You might also want to carry a small portable speaker to play gentle music in the background, creating a perfect romantic ambience.
  • It would be helpful to check the tide times for the day of your picnic, so you can plan accordingly. Make sure to pack up before the tide starts to come in or the area you chose for your picnic gets flooded. Remember, safety comes first!

Some tips:

  • Try to reach the beach a bit earlier to find the perfect spot. Spaces might fill up quickly, especially on a sunny day. Also, an early arrival would provide you with enough time to set up your picnic spot.
  • Remember to clean up after yourself. Leave no trace, apart from maybe a cute message or two written in the sand. Preserve the beach's natural beauty so other couples can enjoy it just as you did.
  • Embrace the moment and enjoy each other's company in the relaxing atmosphere. Don't rush things, make every moment count. This is a date to cherish the simple pleasures of life - good food, stunning views and the person you love.

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