Geeky Fabulous First Date Ideas (so many to choose from)

Whatever your geeky passion is here’s a list below of fabulous first date ideas.

Why not take your date to a setting from their favourite film.

Have fun spotting the settings of iconic scenes from some of your favourite films and TV shows with these date ideas

Super-hero film locations

Hawley Woods, near Farnborough, Hampshire – Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

Go for a romantic stroll through Hawley Woods, which was used for the forest bunker scene in the superhero movie, when Hawkeye attempts to destroy a Hydra bunker during their assault. There are some good pubs nearby for lunch or you could extend your walk and take a picnic to nearby Yateley Common Country Park.

Tower Bridge, London – Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

Relive the dramatic final battle scene in Spider-Man: Far From Home with a visit to Tower Bridge in London and brave the glass walkway!

Bourne Wood, nr Farnham, Surrey – Wonder Woman (2017), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Thor: The Dark World (2013)

Few places have a more impressive CV as a super-hero film location as Bourne Wood.

Set above a large heathland clearing, Bourne Wood offers impressive views over the surrounding pine forests, with many public footpaths for a romantic stroll.

Harry Potter film locations

Leadenhall Market, London – Diagon Alley

As well as being featured as Diagon Alley in the Harry Potter films, Leadenhall Market is great for a spot of shopping and has lots of choices for a bite to eat, from fine dining restaurants to traditional pubs. Check out what’s on before you go as they often host exhibitions and art and sculpture installations.

King’s Cross Station, London – Platform 9 ¾

King’s Cross has become such an attraction for Harry Potter fans that there’s now an official Harry Potter shop there so you can stock up on the merch!

Harry Potter World, Warner Bros Studios, nr Watford

The ultimate Harry Potter film location date has to be the full studio tour at Warner Bros Studios. Explore the sets, props and costumes and look out for special events. You’ll need to pre-book in advance though.

Alnwick Castle, Northumberland – broomstick practice

Stunning Alnwick Castle was the backdrop for the famous flying scenes from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

Bourne Wood in Surrey (see Super-hero locations) was also featured in a number of Harry Potter films.

Period drama locations

Lyme Park, Cheshire – Pride and Prejudice (1995)

Even if you’re too young to remember it the first time around, the lake scene in this 1995 TV series where Colin Firth as Mr Darcy emerges from the water, is pretty iconic.

Lyme Park was used as the exterior location for Pemberley, Darcy’s estate. A National Trust property, both the house and 1,400-acre estate is open to the public.

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard / Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich – Les Miserables (2012)

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard was where the opening scenes of Les Mis were filmed and is a perfect date location if maritime and Naval history is also your bag, as you can also visit Nelson’s HMS Victory and Henry VIII’s warship The Mary Rose in the same location. There’s also plenty of bars, shopping and restaurants at nearby Gunwharf Quays.

The Old Royal Naval College at Greenwich was a ‘Paris’ backdrop in the film and has been a location for many films including Thor: The Dark World.

Painshill, Cobham, Surrey – Bridgerton (2020), Vanity Fair (2018), Dorian Gray (2009)

The picturesque grounds of Painhill have been the setting for several period dramas over the years. It’s open to the public (you have to pre-book) and full of screen locations for you and your date to spot.

Sci-fi locations

Central London – 28 Days Later (2002)

Retrace the steps of Cillian Murphy’s character Jim as he walked the streets of a post-apocalyptic London, after waking up from a coma.

His route will take you past many iconic London sights including the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace.

Make sure you’re wearing comfortable shoes!

Puzzlewood, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire – Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Doctor Who

Kathleen Kennedy, Star Wars Producer and President of Lucasfilm, described Puzzlewood as “The most magical forest on the face of the earth!”.

Now a popular tourist attraction, there are self-catering cottages available if you’re looking for a weekend away with your significant other.

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