Whatever the season, London is perfect for a romantic holiday – or for popping the question! From romantic trips along the Thames to sky high viewpoints ideal for watching the stars come out, there is lots of choice.
You can book any of the popular hotels in Gower Street, London and explore the romantic poetry of John Keats at his house in Hampstead Heath. Stroll amid the gardens and rooms he knew so well and where much of his poetry was written. Then head over to Hampstead Heath and climb the slopes of Parliament Hill to watch the sunset and the stars come out over London.
Watch the reflections in the water as you stroll along the South Bank between London Bridge and Waterloo. Stop off for a drink at the Anchor pub or enjoy a romantic play at Shakespeare’s Globe theatre.
How about taking a canal boat journey between the pretty surroundings of Little Venice over to Camden Lock? Not too far from our hotel in Bloomsbury, London, you can enjoy the glimpses of hidden corners of London as the boat slowly meanders its way along the canal.
Snuggle up with your loved one at the iconic Ice Bar where everything is made of ice – including the tables and chairs! With temperatures at a constant minus 5 all year round, it offers lots of opportunities for cuddles!
Over in Portobello, the Electric Cinema offers a unique atmosphere as well as shared seating. The cinema dates back to Edwardian days and still has much of its original décor – although the seats are much more luxurious. There are even lovely cashmere blankets available for use on chilly nights. It makes a perfect romantic place for filmgoers.
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Henry VIII’s love affairs are well known, and his great palace at Hampton Court was home to several of his Queens. The surrounding gardens are extremely beautiful and make a wonderful place to stroll – especially if you get lost in the maze!
During summertime, the scent of hundreds of roses drifts in the air around the gardens at Regents Park. As evening falls, head over to the Regents Park Open Air theatre tucked away amid the shrubbery and watch a play. Productions vary but usually include Shakespeare’s romantic comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.