You wouldn’t think the perfect atmosphere for a romantic date would be the sound of car exhausts and screaming football fans from the pub across the street.

But for this couple, it was the perfect setting.

The regulars from the Wickham Arms on Upper Brockley Road watched in amazement as a man and woman took to the middle of the street to have a romantic date.

According to staff at the pub, the pair had been banned earlier this month and were protesting.

Stunned Twitter users took to the social media site to express their views.

Daniel O’Loghlan, of Blackheath tweeted: “What’s he doing on his phone? Bad manners!”