Tate Modern, Southbank



Whether you love it, hate it, or have never managed to understand it, modern art is always a great talking point. It’s for that reason that Karina, who met Gav through eHarmony, recommended the Tate Modern as her favourite first date location.

“It’s a nice ice breaker because there’s so much happening around you – it makes for great conversation,” she says. And with some of the most iconic artists, groundbreaking new exhibitions and the hustle and bustle of London’s culture-scene all under one roof, we’d have to agree.


But don’t worry; you don’t need to be an art aficionado to enjoy the Tate Modern. You could start with one of their free tours and leave the critique to the experts. Plus, it’s a great way to take the pressure out of a first date – silences won’t have the awkwardness they do when you’re sitting down to dinner. If you’d like something with even more impact, you can book a private tour for two instead. It’s a little pricy at £100, but it’s an experience they’ll never forget.

The best thing about the Tate Modern (besides everything they have inside the building) is its location. The Southbank is one of the most versatile places to start – with just about anything a person could want on a first date within walking distance. Karina agrees – “The great thing about the Southbank is that if it rains or you want to be spontaneous you could easily catch a Thames cruise, or even visit St Paul’s.”

Before you go, check out their website to see what’s on or plan your route around the gallery – www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-modern.

Tate Modern

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