London can be a very romantic city, maybe a place to escape for the weekend away from the children or a place where you can propose to the woman of your dreams. You may think the city isn’t the right place for you, but you will be amazed at the fantastic opportunities that London has to offer. Book yourself into a five-star luxury hotel for the night, see if they offer a spa package to spoil your loved one, and let them get some much-needed pampering. Enjoy a five-star English breakfast to start your day and then start enjoying the romantic sites that you can enjoy together during your stay.
One of the most romantic things to do in London is to visit the London Eye. The London Eye sits next to the famous River Thames and is a giant Ferris Wheel. Visiting the London Eye as the sun is about to set is probably the best time to enjoy a romantic evening together. Maybe take a bottle of champagne along with you and if you intend to propose, now would be the time. The ride takes approximately thirty minutes with a recorded guide if you want to listen. You can enjoy some of the best views of the city, enjoying an eagle’s eye view. Staring out far beyond the eye can see and see the famous sites from a unique angle.
Spend an afternoon wandering hand in hand along the famous Notting Hill’s Portobello Road market. This market was made famous in the film with the name “Notting Hill” starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts. The market is a hive of activity with stalls selling a variety of goods from art to flowers. It’s a great opportunity to explore this site of London and do some souvenir or gift shopping for family back home. The market is guaranteed to delight everyone and should not be missed.
Madam Tussauds Museum may not seem romantic, but it is a fun way to spend an afternoon together surrounded by life-sized wax models of your favorite celebrities and characters. Have your photograph taken with a supermodel or with one of the prime ministers or US presidents. Have a good laugh and create lasting memories together that you can look back on in the future.
Hyde Park is an absolute must if you want a romantic day in London This huge open park is brimming with shaded trees where you can sit and enjoy a picnic on the grass or hire one of the rowing boats and make your way onto the man-made lake where you can also pop the question or enjoy a relaxing glass of bubbly. Spend some time feeding the ducks or just enjoy a leisurely walk along one of the numerous paths that you will find in the park during your stay.
Cultural and fashion moods animate the streets and the clubs of this hectic, cultured, and engaging city which can easily excite its visitors. World’s First Stock exchange, London is the base of the world’s most important companies and the leading city in business and finance. If you happen to be in London for business, you should consider our “7 Most Relaxing Things to do in London”:
1. Pop into the surreal and gorgeous Freud for a cocktail. Service is prompt and friendly and some have raved that this place serves the best cocktails on this side of the pond! Located in trendy Shaftesbury Avenue, this is a don’t-miss place.
2. Don’t be gun-shy! Pop into the super-trendy gastro pub, The Gun, because honestly, what trip to London is complete without dining at a traditional British pub? Beloved for its real log fires in Winter and riverside terrace in Summer, the Gun offers generous portions, pub grub, gastro cuisine, and friendly service. And with more than two dozen wine choices by the glass, you’re spoiled for choice.
3. Not The End of the world…but if you don’t stop in at the super-trendy club, The End, you may regret it. Since its opening in 1995, the club has progressed to become one of the most popular in London, promoting its music label and hosting world-famous DJs. On Saturday nights, the club is packed.
4. A bit of retail therapy never hurt anyone! And no trip to London is complete without heading down Oxford Street. One of the busiest streets in London, this street is strewn with bars, restaurants, boutiques, and clothes stores, along with record shops and department stores. In other words: what more could you want?
5. Take a trip to Camden Market, for something different. A far cry from the busy, yet civilized worlds of Oxford Street or Covent Garden, Camden Market is chock-a-block with goths, punks, fashionistas, and roleplayers – not to mention curious tourists. A friendly place, don’t be discouraged by the number of piercings and tattoos on view, but take a chance to soak up some alternative culture, maybe dabble in non-mainstream fashion and pick up a few goodies before you head back to normality.
6. Did you know that if the ravens leave the tower of London, the Crown will be lost? Well, perhaps not, but there’s no sense in taking chances! While you’re peering back in time, see if you can spot the Ravenmaster on his rounds and sneak a peek at the fabulous crown jewels. A great spot for history buffs and fashionistas alike!
7. The Tate Modern is worth a look, even if you’re not big on art. For starters, pick your way over the Millennium Bridge and stare up at the imposing building in front of you. Housed in the former Bankside Power Station on the banks of the River Thames, the gallery displays major works by Matisse and Picasso as well as contemporary work, exhibitions, and installations.