From laid back daytime dates to immersive experiences and romantic evenings out on the town, London has countless options to appeal to every couple. If you’re looking for some inspiration, here are just a few fun ideas to consider.
Immerse Yourselves in Centuries of History and Culture
With an array of globally renowned museums and galleries at every turn, whether you enjoy the contemporary art within the Tate Modern or the more classical pieces within the Victoria & Albert Museum, there are hundreds of years of history and culture to explore together in London. Other notable locations include the British Museum, the Science Museum, and the Tate Britain. There are also countless opportunities to embark on a walking tour of part of the city, with charismatic and knowledgeable guides prepared to share an array of secrets and stories that have happened on some of London’s most famous streets.
Eat Like Royalty
Whether you want to mark a special occasion with a two Michelin-starred dining experience at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal in Knightsbridge, sip afternoon tea at Dalloway Terrace in the Bloomsbury Hotel, or delight in the flavors of Spain at Ave Mario in Covent Garden, London is home to some of the world’s most instagrammable restaurants that are guaranteed to deliver an unforgettable experience.
Catch a Show on the West End and Beyond
From legendary musicals to brand new theater productions, London’s West End is the place to be if you want to catch a show after a delicious dinner. Or if you prefer your theater with a classical edge, why not stop by Shakespeare’s Globe Theater on the South Bank and enjoy a play within a gloriously historical setting. Plus, Regent’s Park Open Air Theater hosts a program of performances from Shakespeare to musicals and comedy shows, all of which can be enjoyed under the stars. Kew Gardens is also home to alfresco cinema experiences hosted by the Luna Cinema, which screens both new and classic films within a stunning outdoor setting.
Search for Treasures in London’s Sprawling Markets
London is home to an array of bustling markets, including the foodie heaven that is Borough Market which has been running since 1756, the cultural hub that is Camden Market, and the always gorgeous Columbia Road Flower Market. And that’s before we’ve even mentioned Spitalfields Market, Covent Garden Market, and Portobello Market. So, whether you want to sample cuisine from around the world, look for antiques or uncover quirky interior accessories, you’ll be spoilt for choice in London.
Soak in the Sights and Sounds of the City
Whether you want to step out onto level 72 of the Shard skyscraper or sit back with a delicious drink at the spectacular Sky Garden, there are an array of locations around the city that offer sweeping panoramic views from a picture-perfect vantage point. You could also go all out and reserve Cupid’s Pod on the iconic London Eye, which will get you your own private capsule and personal waiter, plus champagne and chocolates to complete the romantic experience.
Take a Romantic Stroll
From walking along the South Bank and exploring art galleries, cafes, bars and shops along the way to challenging yourselves to successfully find your way through the iconic maze at Hampton Court Palace, London is a very walkable city. The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew has a spectacular walkway amongst the tree canopies, Chelsea Physic Garden is the city’s oldest botanical garden, and St Katharine Docks is a beautiful marina with a cosy pub, shops and restaurants to explore. So, it’s safe to say you won’t run out of options anytime soon.
Try Something Unexpected
If you’re feeling brave, why not put your relationship to the test by trying your hand at an escape room? Or if that’s not quite your thing, you could test your vocal prowess at a karaoke night, go head to head on a miniature golf course, or see who has the skills to secure a new high score on a classic video game in one of the city’s interactive retro arcades. London is home to a medley of unexpected and unusual experiences, with something that is certain to appeal even the quirkiest couples.