Planning a romantic holiday in London? You are going to be spoilt for choice! There are just so many romantic places and things to do no matter whatever the time of year. Try drinking champagne and eating chocolates while enjoying sky-high views as night falls across London, walking hand in hand through romantic gardens or choosing flowers in an iconic market.
If you want to complete the romance with an engagement ring, take a look at the superb rings on offer in the London Silver Vaults at Holborn or the many jewelers around Hatton Garden who can even create a bespoke ring of your choice.
Top of the list of romantic things to do has to be watching the sunset over London creating glorious contrasts of light and shadow, of glinting waves on the Thames turning to darkness. By far the most spectacular views of the London sunsets can be had from Parliament Hill high above Regents Park or from the viewing platform of The Shard near London Bridge. Alternatively, book your stay at any of the Best Western Hotels in London UK and head to the London Eye, sit back and enjoy the slowly darkening twilight as the Eye turns, or simply wait a little longer and watch the lights come on across London.
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Take a walk along the South Bank from London Bridge to Waterloo or the Embankment from London Bridge to Westminster watching the play of lights on the river. Stop off for a drink along the way – The Anchor is always welcoming and you can even take in a play at the nearby Shakespeare’s Globe theatre as well. Watch the buskers on the South Bank, and browse the bookstalls as night falls.
Enjoy the lively atmosphere of the Portobello market in West London where all kinds of antiques and vintage objects can be found before stopping off at the Electric Cinema to watch a romantic film. Built in the early years of the twentieth century, it still has a very Edwardian ambiance and best of all – shared seats where you can cuddle up under cashmere blankets!
Romance and poetry go together – so why not visit the home of one of the greatest romantic poets. Head up to Hampstead Heath tube and search out Keats House for this is where he lived and wrote many of his stunning poems. You can even stroll in the garden he knew so well.
Book any of the budget accommodation in North London and head over to Columbia Road Market in London’s East End and buy some flowers for your loved one – the choice here is enormous. Head back to the City of London and search out Love Lane for the perfect selfie!