With so many restaurants, bars, popups and fun activities, London really is the perfect destination for a romantic break with your loved one. No matter the time of the year, love is always in the air! If you are planning a romantic escape to London, we have some fantastic ideas to help you sculpt the ultimate date night (or even nights) in the capital!
Taking pictures in front of St Paul’s Cathedral
When visiting the city on a romantic break, memories must be captured to look back on your wonderful experience. With St Paul’s Cathedral in the background, snap some everlasting memories in front of an iconic London destination and stand where Princess Diana and Prince Charles once stood on their wedding day. Near St Paul’s Cathedral, you will also find the Museum of London where you can learn more about the city’s history, from prehistoric to current society. Then a 6-minute walk from St Paul’s Cathedral will take you to the Millennium Bridge where you can look back at the cityscape and the dome of St Paul’s to capture a picture that absolutely everyone will wow at.
Address: St. Paul’s Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD
Picking fresh ingredients together at Borough Market
If staying in and cooking with your partner is something that sparks your joy, then visiting Borough Market for some fresh ingredients inspired by the international traders may be something that you will enjoy. At Cheval Collection, all of our apartments have fully-equipped kitchens, giving you the freedom to cook a delicious meal with your partner with the fresh ingredients you found together at the Market.
Cruise along the Thames
Although our guests can enjoy a very beautiful view of the river Thames from Cheval Three Quays, if you would like to see the city from a different perspective, taking a cruise along the Thames to take in the sights is a romantic way to travel. Tower Pier is only a 1-minute walk from Cheval Three Quays and after your cruise, return to your cosy apartment and retrace your journey from above.
Explore London together on a bicycle
Travelling to the city together is very romantic but how about a leisurely cycle through the city, outside in the fresh air, stopping for photos at your favourite attractions? You will be able to discover more about London than any other form of transport – there’s nothing like discovering the city at your own pace, with the flexibility to stop when you see something worth stopping for.
If you like to plan ahead, you can definitely scope out your route in advance so you can make the most out of your time at your favourite London attractions. Or if you’re feeling super spontaneous and enjoy the moment as it approaches, cycling without a destination would be our suggestion and if you spot something that captures your attention, you can make your pit stop. Regardless of where you are in London, you’ll be guaranteed iconic scenery with attractions present in most neighbourhoods. Each of London’s boroughs has its own beauty for you to discover.
Learn something new at a workshop
Learning something new together can be an experience to remember. Depending on your interests, you can find something that both of you will enjoy and better yet, it may even be the start of a new hobby with your partner!
Whether you have an interest in art, cooking, or gardening, London has it all! You can often find interesting workshops that will fit both your interests across the city. Discover sessions around the city and purchase tickets on websites like Groupon or Eventbrite, where you can learn from local experts.
Do something unusual…
The Rooftop Film Club
Discover an unusual cinema experience with the Rooftop Film Club, where you can enjoy a selection of iconic hand-picked films. Everyone is provided with a pair of headphones, whilst their neighbours munch on some tasty popcorn.
More information: Rooftop Film Club
Climb the O2
In 90 minutes, you will be on top of the roof of the world’s most popular entertainment venue, the O2 Arena. With four climbs to choose from throughout the day, you can pick a daytime climb, sunset climb, celebration climb, or twilight climb. From the top of the roof, you will be able to see Greenwich, The Olympic Park, Canary Wharf, and a 360 view of London.
More Information: The O2 Climb website
Discover Banksy’s Art Around The City
A well-known artist from Bristol hidden behind the name of Banksy who is known for communicating his thoughts through art. His famous art captures the attention of people around the world so why not witness his art in person whilst you’re already in the area.
More information: Where to find Banksy in London
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