London is buzzing with history, culture and sights to see, it's easy to find plenty of things to do during the day (and as darkness falls) in the city, but what about if you're looking for date ideas? Unfortunately, London can be expensive, and an afternoon out can quickly turn into an afternoon of spending (and spending your evening looking at the dent in your wallet).
Start with a little culture and history at the British Museum. It’s totally free and open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. Its collection consists of over 8 million objects, including Cleopatra's mummy, Greek and Roman sculptures and the Rosetta Stone and it's easy to spend a whole day wandering around the collection. The best part? It won't cost you any more than the price of a coffee or lunch in the museum's cafe.
If your sweetheart is a foodie, head over to Borough Market. It’s one of London's oldest and largest food markets and a hot spot for food lovers everywhere. Whether you're looking for organic fruit and vegetables, Spanish olives or the finest Italian tortellini, you'll find food from across the world here. Many stalls offer samples, so a great day out can be had by wandering around, sampling food as you go - and all for free!
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, getting creative with your dates around London isn’t as hard as you might think. With a little research, you’ll find hundreds of great budget-friendly destinations across the map.