London is one of those beautiful timeless cities – open to interpretation from all who visit it. For some it’s a great historic city full of hidden stories and past lives, for others it is an art centre full of new and old art waiting to be seen and discover. For other’s it’s simply the best in nightlife with bars and club waiting to be visited. For me however – it is simply one of the most romantic places I’ve ever been.
London is full of character and history – and I think that’s what makes it so romantic and so very special for those couples who visit and who are in love. The city offers up fantastic views, beautiful buildings and once in a lifetime sights and attractions – which altogether culminate to make one of the world’s most romantic cities. Forget about Paris – I’d much rather spend time in London.
So how can you spend a romantic weekend here? Well hopefully this article might give you some great ideas:
Taking a boat ride down the Thames at any time of day is romantic – but at night time when the sun has gone down – you’ll be in for some incredible views especially towards tower bridge and Greenwich. You can jump on the Thames Clipper for relatively cheap (about £7) and it’ll take you all the way to Greenwich and back again. It’s a lovely boat to, with airplane style seating, and even a small bar on board.
Get off the tube at Embankment station and take a walk towards Westminster Bridge. This is gorgeous at any time of day, but for something magical I’d always do this walk in the evening. I love this part of the embankment, it’s usually bustling with other walkers – but never too busy that you can’t enjoy a little bit of space. You’ll get gorgeous views of Big Ben and the London Eye – so it’s worth wrapping up warm for in the winter.
The London Eye is one of the cities most romantic experiences, especially if you can grab tickets to your own private champagne capsule. The Eye offers glorious views all over London and it’s something you’ll never forget. You’ll be able to see Buckingham Palace, the houses of parliament and even London Bridge (though in the distance). If you’ve never been on it before it’s well worth a trip and definitely a memorable experience to last a lifetime.
No romantic’s trip to London is complete without fine dining somewhere in the city. Lucky for you though, there are loads of amazing restaurants to choose from. One of my favourites is The Kensington Roof Gardens, where you can witness one of the cities most beautiful roof gardens as you eat. They re-design the garden every year too, so it’s always glorious and always very well maintained for guests to walk around. It’s quite unlike anything else in the city – and you’ll feel a million miles away from everything.
I love Somerset House and I love it even more in the winter when they set up the ice rink for people to skate on. It’s so bizarre, being in the middle of the huge historic court yard, with you ice skates on! Bizarre but definitely romantic. Think of it like London’s alternate to skating in central park!
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