Robert Pattinson has sparked speculation of a new romance after he was spotted enjoying a number of dates with a British artist.

Rumours began swirling after the Twilight hunk was spotted visiting a number of London pubs with Nettie Wakefield over the festive period.

A source tells Britain's The Sun newspaper, "They were very touchy-feely (sic). They were trying to keep a low profile but Rob teased Nettie by messing with her hair and they had a flirty play fight. Afterwards they were giggling like teenagers."

Pattinson, who split from actress Kristen Stewart last year (13), was recently linked to Sean Penn's model daughter, Dylan.