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When visiting London you probably haven’t thought of romance, but the truth is that if you are looking for a romantic weekend break or you want to take someone on a romantic getaway, then London has quite a bit to offer.
With so many great opportunities for that perfect romantic date night, London has become one of the top choices for couples on their honeymoon or just looking to get away and enjoy some quality time together.
Hyde Park is a large open space in the heart of London and somewhere where you will find couples picnicking under the trees. One of the most romantic ways to spend a leisurely afternoon in Hyde Park is to hire a row boat on Serpentine Lake, a man-made lake. The perfect way to spend a sunny afternoon before taking a stroll hand in hand around the lake and just enjoying the peace and tranquillity this park provides.
Another great romantic way to spend a sunny afternoon in Hyde Park is horse riding. Take the Rotten Row bridal path, enjoy the fresh air and beauty the park provides while having good fun on horseback.
Looking for something special to do with your loved one, then Greenwich Park at sunset may be the perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy each others company. The park boasts spectacular London views, and as the sunsets and the lights turn on, London comes to life in front of your eyes.
The London Eye
The London Eye is an iconic landmark in London and also the largest observation wheel in the whole of Europe. This comprises of glass capsules which take you more than four hundred and forty feet above the River Thames where you can enjoy some of the most spectacular views. When it comes to romance, enjoy this thirty-minute ride in your private capsule. The London Eye has been witness to many marriage proposals and couples who are looking for that something special to remember while in London.
Columbia Road Flower Market
Columbia Road Flower Market takes place every Sunday and is a chance to walk hand in hand and go through all the flower stalls. Once visited the stalls, you can make your way through the antique stores, boutiques and galleries. It’s a chance to explore parts of London while enjoying a romantic side. Sit and enjoy coffee at one of the cafes and watch the shoppers go by.
Hampstead Heath is exceptionally popular with couples looking for a romantic picnic. This parkland offers fantastic views and spans over eight hundred acres. Everywhere you look is couples having a relaxing picnic and at such a large size, there is always plenty of room to find your own secluded spot where you can throw down your blanket and pull out your hamper.
Little Venice is always something you should explore when in London, but is also the perfect day out as a romantic opportunity. Set in North West London, you can take a relaxed and leisurely walk along the canal, enjoy the peaceful surroundings while enjoying the colourful canal houseboats.
Another final romantic option in London is to ensure that your hotel will provide you with a wellness centre. Book a couples massage with a qualified technician and enjoy the relaxation it provides. You will both be in the same room; it is something to enjoy together when visiting London. Perfect for those wet days when you don’t want to leave the hotel in a hurry.