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Open all hours: London hot spots for 24-hour dates

As the London Underground gears up for the night tube, the potential for your date to continue on through to the small hours shines a spotlight on those after-hours haunts where you can continue getting to know one another.

For the date that goes on and on, we round up our favourite open-all-hours places to eat, drink and chat in the capital.


The best sunrise views in London can be found on the fortieth floor of Heron Tower, where this super stylish restaurant and cocktail bar serves up trendy plates and drinks around the clock. 

110 Bishopsgate, EC2N 4AY. Tube: Liverpool Street; www.duckandwaffle.com


Famous for its salt beef, this East End institution is frequented by clubbers, cabbies and sandwich lovers. One of the most authentic 24-hour eateries in town. 

159 Brick Lane, E1 6SB. Tube: Aldgate East


This Soho favourite was established in 1949 and retains many of its original features, including the very first espresso machine. It's a hub for the Italian community in London, and draws night owls in their droves. 

22 Frith St, London W1D 4RF. Tube: Oxford Circus/Tottenham Court Road. www.baritaliasoho.co.uk


Noodles at nighttime, anyone? For all your favourite traditional Chinese dishes, plus a selection of delicious bubble teas, head over to this popular post-pub hangout. 

22 Wardour St, W1D 6QQ. Tube: Tottenham Court Road/Oxford Circus

Find more information on the London Night Tube.


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Author: Rebecca

Rebecca lives in London with her husband, daughter and dachshund. She hopes her dating blogs for Flame Introductions will inspire you to seek out the best London and UK locations for brilliant dates, and discover some tips along the way to help you find your perfect partner.