Where to take your date in Durham if you want them to break up with you

The Fighting Cocks is really romantic

As Michaelmas term draws to an end, both your creative flow and your loan are drying up. Don’t let this become a time for your romance to fizzle out, spoil your partner to the delights Durham has to offer.

Admiral Arcade

Treat yo’ girl to an arcade adventure. Lose yourself in the bright lights and the sound of money, all on your doorstep. It’s so atmospheric, she’ll forget we’re in rainy Durham and be transported to the glittering world of Las Vegas. All bae really wants is to spend her tuppence.

You can always head to the tanning salon upstairs afterwards to give your girl the Barbados glow she craves. People will think you’ve treated her to a mini break, never knowing that you simply trekked to North Road.



Fighting Cocks

The Fighting Cocks is definitely the place to take your girlfriend on a Friday night, or even any day of the week. You can’t miss out on the two for £6 meal deal and the friendly locals will welcome you with open arms.

They may even let you join them on the dance floor with DJ Mick blasting his classic 80s tunes.


Urban DH1

There’s no other way to surprise bae than splashing out on a new outfit from Urban DH1. Their pre-Christmas sale is not to be missed with up to 70 per cent off these stylish snowman dresses which will no doubt compliment her new bronzed tan.

As if this bargain store couldn’t get any better, you can even use your Purple Pass for an extra discount; big labels, student friendly prices. At those prices you can give them a new winter wardrobe in no time, keeping them even warmer through the cold months.



Nothing will excite your partner more than a trip to Iceland. The chill of the aisles is reminiscent of an arctic adventure and you can even take an arctic roll home as a souvenir. It also means you’ve got pudding sorted, what more could bae want from a date?

Now is a great time to hold yo’ girl’s hand, to keep her warm and remind her of the romantic situation you’re in. If you’re feeling spendy, then don’t forget to splash out on £2 Bucks Fizz, it’s obviously a girl’s best friend and an essential for any arctic date.


Palace Brown

Its a clear, crips night and what better way to spend it than stargazing on the newly christened Palace Brown. The atmospheric cathedral lights up and so do your girl’s eyes as your pop open the £2 Iceland Bucks Fizz and recline into the mud.