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7 Reasons why your first date should definitely be at Underbelly Festival
1. They’re easy to get to.
There’s nothing worse than faffing about with sharing locations when you’re trying to locate a hinge date in some random pub in North London. Underbelly at Cavendish square is so central it HURTS. Seconds from Oxford Circus, you’d have to be an alien to not find the huge and very obvious entrance sign. And Earl’s Court? Well, its next to the infamous and regally named pub in West Brompton where all first dates go to die – enter stage left Underbelly Festival Earl’s Court. Additionally, we’re helping you extend your search for the one. Don’t be restricted by a postcode, love has no limits.
2. Worried about footing the bill? Our street food vans and bars have got you covered with tasty morsels at tasty prices.
The most awkward point of any first date: the bill. Well, the street food vans and casual bars facilitate going Dutch in this modern world easily and subtly. But if you’re treating your lucky date don’t fear, Underbelly’s not going to hurt the bank. What’s that I hear you ask? She’s a surprise Vegan?! She did not mention that in her profile! Chillout, Underbelly’s thought of these things, there are options for everyone.
3. Conversation running dry? See a show!
Did he just mention his auntie’s postman’s dog? Yep - distraction needed NOW. And once again, Underbelly is here to save the day. Head straight to the box office on site and ask what’s on. We have cabaret to throw in a bit of sauce, comedy so you’ll get at least one authentic laugh, and unbelievable circus acts that are sure to start a conversation. What’s more the after-show discussion offers the chance to understand your date culturally and intellectually. You’re welcome.
4. The relaxed atmosphere will easily settle your nerves.
If you’re anything like us, you’ll be nervous before a first date. But fear not. The chilled out summery vibes of Earls Court and Cavendish Square are unparalleled. There’s just the right amount of hustle and bustle versus sit back and relax in a deckchair. With lots of people around there’s not too much pressure, but the tepees and pagodas adorned with delicate flowers offer a more intimate setting. Essentially, whether this is the one or you’re heading straight in the direction of the friend zone, there’s something for every scenario.
5. Icebreakers left, right and centre.
Not sure how to get this conversation going? A drag QWEEN struts past. Awkward silence? Don’t mind him, he’s just breathing fire. What’s your next topic of convo? The half woman, half bubble over there.
6. Once the sun sets, the romance intensifies.
Why are we so insistent that Underbelly Festival is THE most perfect first date destination? Because it is. And here’s why: you arrive in to a cool, relaxed and vibey central London destination with street food vendors and surrounded by people having a jolly good time. BUT, once the sun sets, the fairy lights come on and the beautiful trees at Cavendish square are lit it becomes an intimate setting for two. Versatility is key here – and we’re happy to provide.
7. They’re not the one? Violet’s got your back.
Despite your charm and good looks and our one-stop shop purpose-built date location, it’s just not quite right? At least you’ve made one new friend you’ll be seeing again – Violet the purple cow. She never lets you down and you can just keep visiting day after day all through the summer.
P.S. Long distance relationships work too, Edinburgh’s only a train journey away.