Looking for a special way to celebrate Valentines Day with your beloved? How about a night out in London’s West End? There is a vast array of theatres, restaurants, North West London party venues and bars offering all kinds of experiences. Or go for a stroll along the river Thames admiring the moon and stars high above, and the glittering lights reflected in the water?
London is one of the most romantic cities in the world. This is where poet John Keats wrote some of the most memorable, romantic poetry to be found anywhere. ‘A thing of beauty is a joy forever’ is one of his most memorable comments while his Ode to Nightingale has become legendary. His love for Fanny Brawe inspired the poems he wrote during their life together at Keats House in London. Visitors today often describe Keats House as incredibly romantic, and it makes a wonderful place to visit on Valentine’s Day. The aura of romance is definitely present!
Why not try a romantic cruise along the river, wining and dining your beloved? Alternatively head for one of the many land-based restaurants which offer a memorable experience, that neither of you will ever forget? Sarastro is regarded as one of the most flamboyant, and opulent dining experiences in Drury Lane where theatrical influences are clearly present with its drapes, crushed velvet tablecloths and glimmering fabrics. Erotic paintings can be found on the walls, and the small ‘opera booth’ tables create a lovely air of privacy.
The Shard with its superb restaurant offering 360° views is a fantastic venue for a spectacular night out. From its high-rise restaurant, you can see for miles around and the twinkling lights of the buildings far below, aligned with iconic buildings like St Paul’s Cathedral make a wonderful backdrop to romance.
You can book any of the budget accommodation in North London and stop off at one of London’s fantastic chocolatiers in the West End for some bespoke chocolates. Try Paul A Young in Soho or Rococo Chocolates on the Kings Road for a wonderful selection, while Artisan Du Chocolat’s sea salted caramels have become legendary.
Treat your loved one to a show or drama along with those special boxes of chocolates. The West End offers a wide range of shows to suit every taste.
Whatever your choice, London is guaranteed to provide a perfect way to celebrate Valentines Day.