Whether you are on your first date, or celebrating a wedding anniversary, London could be the ideal romantic getaway destination. If you’re stuck for things to do then read on, you might pick up some ideas you haven’t thought of.
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Why Not Have a Picnic?
It might seem a bit old fashioned, but taking your date on a picnic can be the perfect romantic gesture. Especially when rounded off with champagne and roses. What better way to relax than in the sun on Hampstead Heath? Its 1,000 acres includes hills, lakes and forests giving you somewhere to stroll should the sun get to overpowering. You can gaze upon Central London from Parliament Hill, and you can even see the London Eye on a clear day!
If you are near Buckingham Palace, then Green Park is right next door. You might also want to head over to London’s largest royal park, Richmond Park where you will find red and fallow deer.
Go for a Stroll
What could be more romantic than taking a romantic stroll alongside the river? If the river doesn’t take your fancy, though, don’t worry as there are plenty of places you can go for an evening walk. Take in the fountains and sculptures along Canary Wharf, heading towards Tower Bridge, or just take a leisurely walk between the popular London pubs. If you fancy taking a longer walk, consider walking through the Chelsea Physic Garden, which was founded in 1673 by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries, then on to Albert Bridge and Battersea Park, where you will find the Peace Pagoda.
Enjoy a Romantic Dinner or Afternoon Tea
There are many places you can go for a candle lit dinner for two, or even a pizza if that’s your thing. If you’re not up to a full meal out then why not consider going for afternoon tea instead? A lovely relaxed afternoon with indulgent French pastries and fine tea will certainly give you an experience to treasure.
Take a Ghost Tour
For a completely different experience, why not take a ghost tour of London. You will no doubt come across the spine chilling tales of Jack the Ripper and Sweeney Todd, and learn the gruesome history of the Tower of London and Traitors Gate. By the end you will be gripping each other’s hands that little bit tighter. It’s not for the faint hearted, but nonetheless it’s an experience you won’t forget.
Take in Some Culture
If being scared out of your skin doesn’t appeal, then why not visit one of the many art galleries or museums. Learn about the local history or gaze upon the Old Masters at the National Gallery. Many of the exhibitions are free to enter and the time will fly by. This is useful if the weather is being typically British outside.
Whatever your reason for visiting London, there are plenty of attractions that can be enjoyed. Whether you are taking a romantic weekend break, or simply a day trip for two, you won’t want your break to end.