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Date Inspiration : Battersea

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(Top left to bottom right: Doppio, Four Thieves Game Room and Garden, Flour to the People Pizza)

Create your ideal date, south of the river.

Looking for inspiration for your next date ? Struggling to decide where to go and what to do?
Girl, we’ve got your back and it comes in the form of Battersea.
There’s a lot more to Battersea than unwanted pets and although the rehoming centre is adorable,
taking your beau to ogle at the homeless kitties may make you cry and that’s not ideal date territory…
So wipe those tears away and check out the below, we’ve got a packed list of things to do, see, taste, play and watch, providing your senses with all the stimulation you need to create a total dream date.  You can thank us later. Enjoy.


Get Brunch | Ben’s Canteen | 140 St John’s Hill, SW11 1SL
Since 2011 Ben’s Canteen has been satisfying customers with a hearty and delicious menu, including banana pancakes, breakfast burrito’s and full English. Ben’s has a chilled out vibe, where you can enjoy some top notch foods as well as some alcohol to accompany.
If you fancy coming here in the evening, for £35 per person you can have two hours of free flowing fizz and any burger or main course.  Sounds like it would be rude not to?
Sticking with brunch? Try the 27 ingredient Bloody Mary, more ingredients than you can shake an English alphabet at.

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Sourdough Pizza | Flour 2 The People | 573 Battersea Park Road, SW113BJ

Flour 2 The People is owned and run by LGBT, promoting an inclusive and relaxed atmosphere whatever your sexual preference. `
After 5pm you can get your hands on arguably one of the most delicious sourdough pizza’s that will ever pass through your lips. Flour to the People have totally nailed sourdough pizza’s which are made using locally sourced, free-range and organic produce and ingredients, combined with a lot of love.
Hand stretched, Neapolitan Pizzas take two minutes to cook in a gas oven fired up to 400 degrees…Hawt.
A great menu featuring around 12 pizza choices, offering a huge selection of toppings catering for all, including a vegan option.
So whether your girl has genuine intolerances or is just generally HM there’s a pizza for her.
These guys also do some awesome brunch.
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Grab a cocktail | Southside Cocktail Club | 56 Battersea Rise, SW111EG
Happy Hour: Tuesday- Thursday 5pm- 10pm and Friday- Saturday 5pm- 9pm
An intense cocktail menu and several hours of happy hour, you’ll be wondering why you’ve not heard of this place before.Cosy booths, some great artwork and bartenders who pay attention to all the details, check it out.What’s more, they run a competition once a month to win £50 bar tab… Just insta/ FB your photo using the hashtag:
#s o u t h s i d e r c c

Get snappin’.

Sip Coffee | Doppio Coffee Warehouse | 336 Battersea Park Road, SW113BY
Doppio Coffee Warehouse is more than just a coffee shop, it’s a new innovation. Along side the espresso bar is showroom where you can explore equipment as well as a workshop. If you fancy buying some coffee on your way out, Doppio offer six brands in 13 blends, everyone’s a winner.

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Enjoy a cold one | The Candlemaker | 136 Battersea High Street

 The Candlemaker is a great choice for your date, a comfortable pub with rustic wooden tables and some cool artwork. With lots of alcohol, plenty of seating and an outside area, you can’t go wrong.
If you fancy food too, they also serve some great dishes including a selection of juicy burgers, jerk chicken wings and even bangers and mash. Yes!


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Get Gaming | The Four Thieves | 51 Lavender Gardens, SW111DJ
The Four Thieves have a vast selection of entertainment, from arcade games to remote control car racing, ideal for a fun date. These guys also brew their own beer, which is pretty cool. Find out about their  range here. Now, not only do they produce beer, they also distill gin. To say gin is a big thing here is an understatement, with a menu offering over 70 different types including “The Four Thieves Gin” which makes for around 400 different gin and tonic combinations.
The Four Thieves serves some great food too, so you can grab something to eat before whipping her arse (or “letting” her win) at a selection of games. There is an outside garden full of eclectic furniture, so if gaming’s not your thang you can enjoy some rays and a drink.
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Entertain her | Battersea Park | SW114NJ
We’re all partial to a park and Battersea is one to totally fall in love with. Situated in 200 acres of parkiness, it’s filled with secret pathways, lakes, ponds and sculptures.
Not only is there lots of grass to enjoy a picnic you’ll discover many a path way and see the park is likely to go deeper than your exes emotions.
There’s also lots of activities and things to do and see, within the park there is…
An actual zoo : £7.50 for Adults | 9:30am-4:30pm
Putt in The Park : £9 Adults | 10:00am- Dusk
Go Ape: £35 | Book online
Cafe | Serving up soft and alcoholic drinks and pizza!

Get Cultured

Go to the theatre | The Latchmere | 503 Battersea Park Road, SW112BW
The Latchmere 503 Theatre puts on shows most days, here you can enjoy a top performance without paying top dollar. Up and coming shows : No Place For A Woman , Sharp Teeth, WAF: Flutter . Prices vary, but are generally around £10- £15. If you fancy dining before hand, their pre show menu is available between 6-7pm. Two courses for £15 or three for £18.
Check out their website for deals on dining and watching a show.

Happy Dating.

Oh and don’t forget to enter and win tickets to Flight Club Tournament
Jem Thomas
Jem Thomas

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