A Romantic Day in London
London is a capital city where there is always so much to do and see, and so it makes a wonderful place to visit for a romantic day out with the one you love. Perhaps you are taking an anniversary trip to the big city? Surprising that special someone is a truly romantic idea, especially if your partner has no idea and you’ve planned everything. Maybe you don’t even have to confine it to a day, perhaps surprise them with an extended weekend away.
Love is all around us (Photo: Forsaken Fotos)
Travelling to London can be quite expensive especially if you’re making a spare of the moment trip, but spontaneous and lustful plans don’t always have to be. Make the most out of comparisons sites like Virail.com. No matter where you are, whether you’re just outside London in Cambridge or living it up in Rome (https://www.virail.com/rome-london) sites like these always find the best transport deals. The same goes for finding accommodation. There are plenty of hotels in London to choose from to make your stay in the metropolis a truly memorable one. Something like HotelsCombined (https://www.hotelscombined.com/Place/London_1.htm) compares places to stay and shows you the prices and reviews all in one place.
The Perfect Picnic
Wining and dining your loved one is a very traditional way of showing how much you care but if you fancy trying a variation on this, why not consider a romantic picnic?
Of course, there are lots of wonderful parks and gardens you could picnic in, if it’s not too cold and the weather is fine, but there is also a very different type of picnic being organised by Cahoots underground cocktail bar.
Victoria sponge cake (Photo: James Petts)
The Cahoots Squiffy Picnic for a romantic date comes with a picnic hamper with a very British menu that includes pork pies, sandwiches, lavender shortbread and Victoria sponge cake (http://inception-group.com/gift-vouchers-and-experiences/). You can dress in style with vintage costumes the venue provides and enjoy swing and jazz music to really get you in the mood.
Wine and Dine
If picnics aren’t your thing and you’re looking for a different setting to celebrate romance, you might prefer to wine and dine at one of London’s very many top-class restaurants (https://www.opentable.co.uk/g/london/city-of-london-restaurants). You will be spoiled for choice when it comes to deciding where to spoil the one you love.
Romantic Outdoor Cinema
A typical outdoor cinema (Photo: Mark Pegrum)
Or how about treating your partner to a really memorable romantic experience by taking them to one of London’s incredible outdoor cinemas? But be quick, these outdoor cinemas are only open over summer and tickets sell quickly (https://www.timeout.com/london/film/outdoor-cinema-in-london). Cuddle up under the stars, with a cosy blanket and mountain of popcorn.
Romance at Keats House
Inside John Keats home (Photo: Luke McKernan)
Another special location in London for a wistfully romantic day is Keats House (https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/keats-house/Pages/default.aspx). Called the “most romantic house in London,” this is where poet John Keats fell in love with Fanny Brawne and wrote some of his most passionate poetry. From Wednesday to Sunday you can explore the poet’s house, listen to love poems and enjoy live music. They often put on special events throughout the year too so if you plan it well, you and your love one could be in luck.
Cocktails (Photo: John Seb Barber)
Of course, on ‘date night’ in London there are plenty of parties and places where you can have fun. The Botanist Broadgate, which is an award winning restaurant and cocktail bar, has introduced their Bottomless Dinner which takes place every single Saturday and you pay for either a two or three course (three… there’s always room for dessert) and an endless supply of delicious drinks. If you’re having fun and looking to stick around, this is where sophisticated party-goers will be dancing until 2am.
Valentine’s day is the one day of the year that romance is truly alive in London. If you usually get stuck for what to do it might be an idea to save some of these plans for when Valentine’s Day rolls around. The city is always full of special events for the occasion and filled with endless things to do and see.
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