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Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Double Dating | The Alphabet Game

Two of my best friends have fallen in love. It's something you dream would happen but when it actually happens, a little bit of you starts freaking out when they're kissing...

But all jokes aside, I couldn't be more happy for them both. They've also started this ADORABLE Alphabet Dating game where they take it in turns to plan a date around a particular letter. Hannah had D so decided to go with the Double Dating theme, inviting me and Sam along.
Soho Coffee Club Sign
We started off our day at Soho Coffee Co, where we delved into a Bacon baguette and a cup of delicious coffee. Myself and Sam always tend to be running late when meeting up with people but we were the first to arrive for a change. #winners

Hannah had planned a game of Dragon spotting and who knew that there were so many dragon icons and statues around the city! The person who spotted the most dragons and anything that began with a D (that wasn't obvious) won a free drink off Hannah. The boys started off almost immediately, leaving me trailing behind but I soon caught up, don't you worry. We'd also realised that a cycling event was going on which made it difficult to meet up initially but as we were walking everywhere, this didn't become a problem.
Friends
Cyclists
Horse guards
Universal traffic light
Natalie and Sam
We stopped the game once getting to the Deli which was our next port of call for some food and drink. This is part of a Premier Inn surprisingly which was cool. Sam won the game (urgh of course he did, the show off) so we celebrated with a delicious cheese board and some beer! What I loved about the day was that we discovered so many different places that we wouldn't usually stop at or see. As commuters going into London, we normally walk the same path to work so it was nice to stumble upon some places that we'd not visited before.

The rest of the afternoon was spent having a few drinks in a couple of different bars/pubs until it was time to head over the London Dungeons. Now, I've always wanted to go to the Dungeons, despite it being an absolute tourist trap. However saying that, this is probably the best one where you get good value for your money.
Deli sign
Poster
Cheese Board
Friends
The London Dungeons entry is from around £21.00 and it's much cheaper to book online in advance than on the day, just showing up to the entrance. It was a pretty drizzly day, so we were glad to be inside for the majority of late afternoon.

I don't want to give any of the experience away but you're taken around the Dungeons where various stories are told and scenarios are acted out, including the tale of Jack the Ripper. Both myself and Elliott were picked to play part of the scenes which was hilarious. My favourite bit by far is the final ride which we initially thought was down for maintenance but turned out it was merely a projection problem!
Waterloo BarSelfie in mirrorThe London Dungeons
We rounded off the day with a trip to China Town in search of dumplings and a restaurant with the word Dragon in it. Unfortunately, the ones me, Sam and Elliott wanted didn't have the word in. We rallied round Hannah and she was persuaded to let this rule slide.

Our bellies were full and our feet were aching by the time we got home but it was such a fun day out with the best company!

Have you done Alphabet Dating before? Let me know in the comments below.




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