If you’re looking to treat your partner with a weekend break, look to the capital for inspiration. London is bursting with picturesque spots, enchanting entertainment and cosy candlelit eateries – it’s never been easier to create memories that will last a lifetime
While every couple’s idea of a perfect romantic break is different, there are certain attractions which are guaranteed to set hearts aflutter. Here’s our list of some of the best ways to spend a romantic day in London.
Location: South Bank
Price: London Eye Standard Tickets cost £28 on the day
Suitable for: all ages
Top tip: time your ride to coincide with the sunset for even more memorable city-wide views
As one of the most iconic tourist attractions in London, the London Eye might seem like an all-too-typical option, and therefore unsuitable for your special romantic break. Before you disregard it, consider the spectacle of the Eye’s panoramic city views at sunset. Time your ride right and watch the sun sink behind the city’s glistening architectural landscape.
If you’re concerned about the hordes of tourists which the Eye is known to attract, don’t worry! Book a private capsule and enjoy complete isolation and tranquility with your loved one while the Eye slowly soars to 135m. Book the ‘Cupids Capsule’ package and enjoy 30-minutes of spectacular views with champagne and chocolates included.
If you’re planning a romantic trip to London and you’re looking for a hotel in the South Bank district, close to the London Eye and other tourist attractions, the Mercure London Bridge is a fantastic option. Peacefulness and luxury aside, a stay here will put you in a convenient central location, meaning many of your romantic destinations are just a short stroll away.
Location: central London, near Soho
Price: Tickets from £20
Suitable for: with a variety of shows to choose from, there’s something for everyone!
There are few districts more exciting, luxurious and decedent than London’s West End. To walk down Shaftsbury Avenue, around Leicester Square and through Piccadilly is an event in itself, with lights, household names and iconic shows on every corner.
If you’re planning a romantic break to London, have a look online and see what’s on during your visit. There’s so much on offer in the West End, from comedies and musicals to operas and gripping tragedies, you’ll be able to please your loved one no matter what their taste.
The Mercure London Bloomsbury hotel is situated in the heart of the city centre, just a stone’s throw from the West End. Set inside an impressive historic building, the hotel boasts elegant, contemporary décor and exudes class throughout, the perfect base for any romantic break.
Perhaps the ultimate romantic experience, an intimate candlelit meal is the perfect way to draw your special day to a close and really connect with your partner. Here are the top five romantic restaurants in London according to TripAdvisor:
1. Clos Maggiore – French elegance in Covent Garden
2. Ormer Mayfair – Michelin star chef Shaun Rankin’s spot in Mayfair 3.
3. Core by Clare Smyth – Fine British dining in Notting Hill
4. Launceston Place – Seasonally inspired European cuisine in Kensington
5. The Five Fields – Seasonal British excellence in Chelsea
Book a table in any of these highly-rated spots for the best service and gastronomy guaranteed and share a night with your loved-one that you’ll remember forever.