Fun cycling date ideas to do in London

two people sit alongside Santander Cycles bikes in front of a body of water and trees

A traditional evening of dinner or drinks aren’t the only option when it comes to dating in London. Active dates such as cycling are a great way of getting to know a prospective partner, whilst staying fit and getting some fresh air. 🚴🏽🚴🏾

So, next time you’re stuck for ideas, why not re-cycle one of these wheel-y fun cycling routes! Jump on your own bike or hire a Santander Cycles and get exploring – you never know, it could be love at first sightseeing spot. 🥰 

Cute cycling routes to do with a date 👨‍❤️‍👨

🚲 Kensington – Hyde Park – Westminster – Covent Garden 💙

Dazzle your date with this cycle route past some of the city’s most iconic landmarks! First, grab yourself a couple of bikes by Queensway station and head off into Kensington Gardens.

Pick up Cycleway C through the iconic Hyde Park, stopping to admire the views over the Serpentine lake. Next, continue onto the C3 for a whistlestop tour of London’s wow-worthy sights; cycle past Buckingham Palace, then through St James’ Park to check out Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament! 🤩

Follow the route along the River Thames and dock by the sensational Somerset House, taking a minute to marvel at this impressive historical site come contemporary event space. Finally, stroll the streets around Covent garden and find a cosy spot to stop for a well-deserved drink. Cheers!

🚲 Clapham Common – Brixton 💙

Meet your date in Clapham South by the Santander Cycles docking station and grab a pair of bikes! Complete a loop of Clapham Common at a leisurely pace and let the conversation flow. Pootle past one of the oldest bandstands in London, taking in the vast open spaces and fresh air as you go. 🥁

Pause the pedalling and dock at Clapham Common station to grab a refreshment at one of the Old Town’s many chic cafes or bars overlooking a tree-lined piazza. ☕

Depending on where the date takes you, stay in Clapham and catch a film at the Picturehouse or jump back on the bikes and follow the C48 Cycleway to Brixton. See if you can find the Brixton Windmill and Big Splash mural featured in our Thursday rides or grab a bite to eat at the lively Brixton village. 🍴

body of water beside green trees at daytime

🚲 King’s Cross – Camden – Little Venice 💙

Tell your date to meet you at King’s Cross station (make a platform 9¾ joke here if you see fit). Walk towards the British Library and hire your Santander Cycles from Ossulston Street.

Head north on the C6 Cycleway and dock the bikes by St Martin’s Gardens to explore bustling Camden, an area known for its alternative fashion and music scenes, as well as street food from every corner of the globe. 🥡

person cycling on a Santander Cycles on a riverside path

After perusing the markets, jump back on your bikes and escape the hubbub down the beautiful Regent’s Canal path. Could this be the canal path to true love? Follow it as it hugs the perimeter of Regent’s Park, looking out for some of London Zoo’s inhabitants as you pass by, until you reach the picturesque district of Little Venice.

Lastly, dock your bikes by Warwick Avenue station and continue the date on foot at a nearby waterside eatery or drinking hole. 🍝

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