Why Is London the ultimate destination for a romantic getaway?

Whether it’s your partner’s birthday coming up and you want to surprise them or you’re just starting to plan the perfect proposal, London may be on your list of potential destinations.

Below, discover just why London is the ideal place for that wonderful romantic getaway and what you can do to make sure this is a weekend to remember.

Go on a Boat Ride Through Little Venice

If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, what better place than the Grand Canal? It boasts ample peace and tranquillity and has even been dubbed, the ‘Little Venice’.

Along the canal, you’ll see a stunning array of beautifully coloured houseboats and there are plenty of places to stop off at, too, including Brownings Pool and Blomfield Road where there’s a fabulous waterside café.

Take a Helicopter Tour

For something a little more exhilarating, why not opt for a helicopter tour of London?

Whisking you up to a dizzying height, this ride will have you seeing London from a whole new perspective, whether you take the tour during the day or night. And if you are planning a proposal, would there be anything quite as romantic as doing this several hundred feet up in the air over London?

Have a Picnic in Hyde Park

After a busy day sightseeing, you may want to head off for a picnic in Hyde Park. These beautiful grounds offer the perfect setting for a picnic of champagne and nibbles – and don’t forget a box of chocolates for an extra-special romantic touch!

There are even horseback rides available all year round where you can see other romantic couples on their boats, pass the Serpentine and feel like you’ve travelled back in time to a Pride and Prejudice era.

Dine Out in Style

If there’s something London offers in abundance it’s great places to dine. Choose from Michelin-star restaurants, up-and-coming eateries or casual dining settings for the perfect romantic evening.

You might also want to top the evening off with an unforgettable experience with a cocktail at the Atrium Bar which is found on the 31st floor of the iconic, The Shard.

Explore Keats’s House

Are you a couple who enjoys a touch of history and culture? Then Keats’s house is the perfect place to visit as it oozes these qualities as well as a whole lot of romance.

The house is now a literary centre and museum where you can explore Keats’s original artefacts and manuscripts, learn about his life and listen to his beautiful poetry – all before taking a walk in the stunning grounds of his home (another great proposal spot!).

As you can see, whatever your idea of a romantic weekend is, London has something to offer you and your loved one – and that’s not even including the theatre trips, river cruises and spas!

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