London calling – to invite you for a romantic trip to London of course! A metropolitan and a busy city like London can also turn into a whimsical romantic spot if you know your way around it. Luckily, there are many ways to do that and we’ve narrowed them down for you! Aside from the many museums and historical institutions in the city, you might find romantic spots in the different landmarks in town such as at the London Eye and on a cruise tour in Thames River. There are many speakeasy bars or elegant restaurants to spend your night with your partner too! In case you want to learn the 11 best romantic things to do in London, keep reading!
London is a great combination of modern and historical buildings at the same time. On the other side, there are many doors open if you want to spend a little bit more romantic time with your partner. A candlelit dinner, bottle of champagne or maybe simply a walk around the river might do the trick for you. Don’t decide which one to do, go for all!
1.TAKE A RIDE ON LONDON EYE
Everybody knows that the London Eye has a great view over the city. However, there is another way to make your visit here even greater. The landmark allows you to book a different type of tickets or cubicles for the ride. In order to upgrade the romanticism, you can opt for a private cubicle with a champagne bottle! A mesmerizing landscape along with a delicious bubbly wine in a private ride – what else you can ask for a romantic date in London? Although, note that the private rides are rather more expensive than standard ones, but it might worth for special occasions.
2. BOOK A CRUISE DINNER
Thames River is a host to many attractions, nice neighborhoods and landmarks of London. One of the best ways to explore many of them at the same time is to book a place on a cruise so that in one ride you can have a look at all of them. In order to create a more romantic atmosphere, you can choose a cruise dinner which will be probably served in candle-lit tables. It is two birds with one stone situation: You will still explore the city and also have an intimate and romantic dinner right over the Thames River.
3. DRINK AT THE OLDEST WINE BAR
Gordon’s is thought to be the oldest wine bar in the whole world. The wine selection is very extensive over here; you can find a very special one or a regular bottle. According to your budget, you can order a glass of wine or simply can order a bottle depending on the importance of your visit – might be an anniversary or a date. In the downstairs, there is a candlelit area where the ceiling is pretty low which might be one of the most intimate and romantic places you can see in London as a bar. The atmosphere here is something you would like to experience; a place at least once you should visit when you are around London for a romantic occasion.
4. STROLL AROUND THAMES RIVER
As it was mentioned before, Thames River a house to many famous points and places in London. Luckily there are many great spots and neighborhoods along the river as well that you might like to wander around. You might watch London Bridge, London Eye, take a glimpse at Houses of Parliament or give a relaxing break in the parks at the riverside. The whole atmosphere over this river is magical, it literally gives you a good mood! After a long walk, you can always stop by for a drink at the bar on the riverside or visit by the local markets in London such as Covent Garden.
5. HAVE A FANCY DINNER
London is a metropolitan city with offering a massive range of food from all over the world. Everyone can find something to eat, anytime, anywhere. The advantage of being a big and crowded city means you have the opportunity to attract good chefs, have amazing restaurants and food. London has many Michelin star restaurant as well. You might go to a French restaurant, Bob Bob Ricard for a drink and a bite, Gordon’s or even enjoy a fancy fish and chips! Decide how fancy you want to get as the limit is quite high in London!
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Can we rewind back to the weekend? Another fabulous lunch at Bob Bob Ricard. Medium rare Chateaubriand for one, with sides of truffled mash, buttery parsnips and carrots and LOBSTER MAC n CHEESE. 🥩 Also check out that wellington in the background 😍😍.📍Soho, London. #foodiequests
6. SEE A SHAKESPEARE PLAY
As well as being a known English playwright, Shakespeare is famous for his sonnets too. Rome and Juliet is a very heartbreaking but at the same time a very romantic play of his. When you are in London, you might take to chance to see this play in Globe Theatre. Shakespeare was also one of the four actors who founded the Globe Theatre in 1599. Today’s version of Globe is simply a recreation of the old building for the memory of Globe performers and William Shakespeare. Although, it is built in a place very close to its original. You can book tickets to watch the famous plays of Shakespeare during the season, book early as the theatre is very popular.
7. ENJOY SOHO HOTEL’S FOOD+MOVIE EXPERIENCE
Soho Hotel has a great option to upgrade a regular routine of “food then movie” pattern. The hotel has a weekly activity called Film Club. Every week there is screening and before that, you can enjoy a three-course lunch, dinner or an Afternoon Tea at the restaurant of the hotel. The movie theatre is also designed special, it has extremely comfortable seats, luxurious design and a very romantic ambiance. Unlike a standard movie date, Soho gives you a more thoughtful and intimate space to enjoy both a meal and a movie together. Definitely a thing to do for couples in London, don’t forget to book!
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Had the London screening of our graduate work last night at the Soho Hotel attended by various industry professionals. Had the pleasure of briefly meeting Phil Méheux the cinematographer of the Zorro films, GoldenEye and Casino Royale. Huge thanks to the lecturers for organising the venue, travel and the invitations of the professionals. #sohohotel #soho #london #film #graduate #screening #productions #professionals #filmmaker #filmmaking #networking #university #uniofglos #universityofgloucestershire
8. GO TO A SPARKLING WINE BAR
Londoners have an obsession over the sparkling wine. The city has so many sparkling wine bars all over that it is hard not to notice this! Either a Prosecco, Champagne or Cava; you can drink and learn about the many different types of the sparkling wine. Around the city, you might see a bar like this called “Champagne Bar”. This is somewhere between a fancy bar and a regular drink place. You might able to find a glass of champagne rather at more affordable prices too. It is a perfectly good activity especially before a dinner, enjoy a glass of bubbly heaven with your partner and relax a bit!
9. HAVE A COCKTAIL AT SKYGARDEN
In case you want to enjoy the London skyline while sipping a drink, you should come to Sky Garden. The rooftop bar comes with a great view and cool vibe. Skygarden also has the highest garden in London, that’s why it is called Sky Garden. It is a definite feast for the eye – especially if you are planning a romantic night! You can come here for pre-dinner drinks or if you want to enjoy a meal in the restaurant there is an option for that as well. Fantastic view, tasty cocktails and a romantic vibe in Skygarden cannot be beaten easily!
10. DO A FOOD TASTING TOGETHER
You have plenty of food tasting options which you might attend with your partner in London. According to your preference and liking, you might choose a specific food, a cuisine, a type of drink or even a certain dish to do a tasting. If you are a sweet person, you can look out for chocolate tastings. If you are a person to try new tastes, you can go for a European- Asian cuisine tasting. There is even a possibility to find a Japanese style kaiseki in London. Book a private one if you want more privacy too. If you want a more casual food tasting, just visit Maltby Street Market to sample different food at the same time in the same place – you ‘ll like it there even with a very casual ambiance.
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