London’s most romantic destinations
London has so much to offer that even if Paris is considered to be one of the most romantic cities in the world, you will definitely not be disappointed if you take your loved one on a date in the UK’s amazing capital city. The sky’s the limit and the choices are endless – regardless of the time of the day.
Let’s look at some romantic options on how to make a date as memorable as possible.
Try breakfast date
Londoners find some beautiful places less enjoyable due to the high number of tourists so if you take a walk around Lutyens’ fountains in Trafalgar Square at about 8.30 in the morning when there are not so many people about, you will be able to watch these amazing fountains come into life.
After this lovely stroll, visit one of the top brunch spots for a stylish, romantic breakfast. The Wolseley in Piccadilly is a great place to be in the morning. Their extensive menu offers wonderful choices for breakfast.
Make a trip to the amazing Kew Gardens
Kew Gardens in Richmond is famous for its notable glasshouses, breath-taking views and valuable specimen trees, its royal buildings, the Pagoda, stunning woods and wonderful romantic places. This beautiful park, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, cannot be missed. You may be astonished by its beauty and its spectacular collections as it has the world’s largest collection of orchids.
There are a lot of world-class attractions inside the park, so make sure you arrive early so you can spend as much time there as possible and visit the impressive Princess of Wales Conservatory, the early Victorian Palm House and the Temperate House, which is the world’s largest ornamental glasshouse, just to mention a few.
There are several ways to access the garden and since there is a limited parking area, it is advised to take public transport. If you are planning your date during the summer months, make even the trip romantic by taking a Thames River Boat from Westminster Pier and arrive close to the Elizabeth Gate entrance.
Try something a little different
Are you looking for something really special and unusual for your date on a Thursday evening or a Saturday morning? Why don’t you try a Harvey Nichols Cocktail Masterclass?
Harvey Nichols is located in Knightsbridge in a beautiful environment and the classes are held on the fourth floor. Whether you are still at an early stage of your relationship or you have been married for several years, trying this class undoubtedly makes a superb date that you will always remember. It is definitely different as it is posh and relaxing at the same time.
None of the classes are the same, so it is great to go back from time to time; you can learn how to make classic cocktail combinations and listen to the bartender’s tips. This class is rather interactive as everyone starts chatting ,so if you don’t know your partner so well, here is the opportunity to check out their social skills.
The most enjoyable part is when you are invited to go behind the stylish round shaped bar to prepare your own cocktail. After the class, you can enjoy a delicious lunch in the Fifth Floor Restaurant. To end your date perfectly, walk to Hyde Park and relax together.
Go for the ultimate in romance
Do you fancy something truly romantic and unforgettable?
Have you heard of Tea Dance at the Waldorf?
London’s iconic Waldorf Hilton hotel situated in the theatre land near Covent Garden has a significant history as it was opened in 1908. People have mingled and danced here ever since the opening of the hotel in a unique, spectacular room called the Palm Court.
There is a live five-piece band playing traditional ballroom music to make sure you can dance away the whole afternoon. You will also get different finger sandwiches, fresh scones and unbelievable pastry cakes, as well as unlimited choices of teas and infusions. This is a timeless experience; surprise your loved one and try it.
Visit a historic location
Do you consider yourself to be romantic? Do you like poetry? How about arranging a date visiting Keats House in Hampstead, North London?
Visiting Keats House, which has been turned into a museum dedicated to its former resident John Keats, is a wonderful way to spend some quality time with your partner. This is the place where the famous Romantic poet fell in love with the girl next door. Her name was Fanny Brawne and this made him write Ode to a Nightingale, which is truly his best known work. Can you think of any better places to propose to your loved one?
The museum has a lovely collection of books, letters, paintings and you can even have a look at the engagement ring Keats gave to Fanny. After the museum, take a stroll in Hampstead Heath, which is a large, ancient park in London.
Experience dinner like you never have before
If you are still looking for something extravagant, try having dinner with your loved one in pitch black! Dans le Noir? London is located in Clerkenwell, near Holborn and Farringdon station, which is only a few minutes’ walk from the city centre. This is an experience you will always talk about and never ever forget. This will definitely change the way you think about your life and the way you handle your problems.
The idea of eating and drinking in the pitch dark might sound crazy at first, but if you extinguish your sense of sight, you will find yourself in a totally different world. Blind guides will assist you all the way through and they will make you re-evaluate the concept of taste and smell through their process. The amazing food they serve is mostly organic and is made using fine-quality ingredients, therefore the experience becomes not only pedagogical but enjoyable too. They offer four surprise menus to choose from, so why don’t you book a table now and share this memorable experience with your loved one?