Cupid Recommends: Free Date Ideas this Spring!

Free Date Ideas

They say the best things in life are free, like Cupid.com this spring. To celebrate giving away 10,000 free dating memberships for life (have you got yours yet?), we scoured the UK for the best free and low cost date ideas, activities and apps to help you with your date planning this lovely season, whatever you’re into. Here are some ideas for treating yourself to a day out – or taking that special someone for a fun date on the cheap. Go forth and Set that Love Free!

Vintage fashion, Glasgow and Ipswich

Granny Would Be Proud, in Glasgow will please vintage lovers north of the border. Head along to this weekly vintage fair held in Glasgow’s quirky Hillhead Bookclub. As well as the usual stalls, look out for the retro photo booth. Heel up for your date, or take your date – it’s your call. Admission is free.
Every Sunday, 12:00-17:00
Hillhead Bookclub, 17 Vinicombe Street, Glasgow, G12 8BE
www.hillheadbookclub.com/GrannyWouldBeProud
Go retro for your date at Ipswich’s affordable vintage fair. You can browse wares from 20s to 90s fashion throw-backs, and accessories like brooches and sunnies. Low-cost-shop ‘till you drop, then treat yourself to cosy pub grub at The Cock & Pye around the corner on Upper Brook Street. Admission is 2 quid. Not free, but not half bad.
Saturday 17 May, 12:00-17:00
The Grand Hall, Corn Exchange King’s Street Ipswich IP1 1DH
http://www.judysvintagefair.co.uk/events/ipswich-vintage-fair/

Free Cinema, London

Free Cinema is a monthly film club that focuses on alternative films and deep themes – so there’ll be no rom coms here! There is, however, cake provided, and the films should get you and your date talking about the big issues in life, and eating something sweet. Admission is free.
Thursday 15 May, 18:30-21:30
Deptford Lounge, 82 Griffin Street, London, SE8 4RJ
www.wefreecinema.tumblr.com

Free music, with a difference, UK-wide

Rock Choir is for you if you’re a secret shower crooner or bedroom stage-diver ready to take things to the next level. Get down to your local rock choir to sing the hits with your spiritual brothers and sisters! With over 200 choirs nationwide, it’s a craze sweeping the nation – and free taster sessions are offered for all. Take a date if you dare!
Throughout May
UK-wide
www.rockchoir.com

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Free Art

Birmingham Museum’s Symmetry in Sculpture celebrates the traditional geometric approach to Islamic art and its echoes throughout modern and post-modern sculpture, in complex patterns and repeating shapes. The exhibition celebrates the work of British Pakistani artists and is bound to be thought provoking, with a few conversation starters. Admission is free.
From Saturday 24 May
Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3DH
www.bmag.org.uk

Alternative sightseeing, London

The Alternative London Walking Tour promises a different angle on a city you may have thought you were already familiar with. Showcasing East London’s edgy creativity, the tour incorporates street art from dozens of artists as well as the historical and cultural changes and developments behind the top layer of paint. Join the tour on a pay-what-you-wish basis.
Throughout May
Starts at Spitalfields Market
www.alternativeldn.co.uk

Apps and Websites

Jetpac City Guides is a new kind of city guide for the Instagram generation. Forget about flicking through old guidebooks. This app bases its recommendations on popular Instagram photos, handily complied into Top Tens. And did we mention that she’s free? Handy that!
www.jetpac.com

With so much to do, so much of it for free, and a lifetime (or as long as you need) of free dating with Cupid.com, we’ve just got one thing to ask you: why are you still reading this?!

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