Without doubt, London is one of the most romantic cities in the world. It is a great city for lovers, as there is a wide choice of locations to go to spend time. Some of the most romantic places in London are as follows:
- The whispering gallery at St Paul’s Cathedral
The whispering gallery runs around the inside of the dome of St.Paul’s Cathedral. In the walkway that circles the interior of the great dome designed by Christopher Wren, whispered words can be heard in clarity, straight across 137 feet. So whisper sweet nothings to your loved one across the hall. The acoustics trick was completed with the hall in 1710. Christopher Wren has recreated the dome of St Peter’s basilica of Rome. St. Paul’s was struck by bombing raids in WWII, but survived and continues to be an active church. The Whispering Gallery is among three galleries accessible in the cathedral. It is located at the top of 259 steps, around 99 feet above the cathedral floor.
- Thames river cruise
A cruise of river Thames affords you to sample some of the must see sights of London. Also you can enjoy the London skyline. You can buy a ticket for a particular palace and spend your time there. You can choose the spots that you prefer and skip the locations you don’t like. The in-house catering of cruise ships provides sumptuous banquet meals. The range of entertainment on board is stupendous with Rock Bands, Jazz bands, Karaoke, String Quartets, Discos as well as Casino Tables, liked by all ages and tastes. You can also rent a boat to go down the Serpentine River, located in Hyde Park. Here you can have an unforgettable experience navigating the winding river.
- London Eye
It is a giant Ferris wheel situated on the banks of the river Thames in London. The structure is 443 ft tall and has a diameter of 394 feet. It is the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe and attracts the most number of tourists (3.5 million) annually. The London eye is also called as the Millennium wheel. It happens to be the highest vantage point in the city. It is regarded as the best point to view the City of London. For a memorable experience, you can take a picture with your date. Sunsets are particularly spectacular.
There many beautiful palaces in London. The most romantic are the Kensington palace, and the Hampton court palace. Kensington palace is a royal residence situated in the Kensington gardens, in the Royal borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It has been a residence of British royalty since the 17th century. It was the official residence of Diana, Princess of Wales. Nowadays the State Rooms are allowed to be open to the public.Hampton Court is a royal palace situated in Middlesex County. It has not been used by the Royal family for stay since the 18th century. Today the palace is a very popular tourist attraction. The two palaces are managed by the autonomous charity, Historic Royal Palaces; a not- for-profit agency that does not get public funds.
(Kensington gardens, St James Park, Rose garden in Regent’s park, Chelsea Physic garden): If you just want a romantic stroll, head to the beautiful St James Park. St James’ park is a 23 hectare park in Central London (City of Westminster). It is the oldest of royal parks. The park has a small lake with two islands, Duck Island and West Island. Kensington palace garden was created by William III out of portions of Hyde Park. Today it is ideal for sunbathing and picnics in good weather. It is also a healthy route for commuters. Joggers and runners love this place, so go ahead for a jog with a loved one or go cycling which is allowed on designated routes. The Rose garden in Regent’s park is a perfect venue for an evening date. Chelsea Physic garden is set in Central London and a centre of beauty, education and relaxation. It is London’s oldest botanic garden and the Tangerine Café here is the most romantic spot for visitors.
- British Museum and National Gallery in London
If both of you are crazy about art, the museum and the galleries are a dater’s delight. The British museum is regarded as one of the greatest museums of history, art and culture in the world. It has a permanent collection of around 8 million exhibits, one of the largest, most exclusive and comprehensive collection. The Museum was set up in 1753, mostly based on the collections of Sir Hans Sloane, a scientist.
- Restaurants and Pubs
London has a wide choice of restaurants for wining and dining. Take your loved one to any of the most romantic restaurants of London- namely Clos Maggiore ( Covent Garden), Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley( Knightsbridge), Lamberts( Balham), Bleeding Heart, (Clerkenwell), Odette’s ( Primrose Hill), Scott’s( Mayfair), The Rhodes 24 (The city), Roussillon, (Pimlico) and Trinity (Clapham). Some others are The Fat Duck, Le Gavroche, The Dorchester, The Ivy, Axis, Tamarind and iThai. Contemporary decor and muted lighting make these restaurants a lover’s delight. But if you are looking for all night entertainment, head to the London pubs. Some of the most popular are Sir Richard Steele, The Holly bush, The Effra, The Dove, the Wenlock Arms and Admiral Duncan.
- Chocolate Walking Tour
The London Chocolate tours in Chelsea or Knightsbridge provides hot chocolate, chocolate sampling and other chocoholic activities. One can explore the origin of chocolate and modern trends in chocolate. If chilli chocolate does not turn you off, this is the tour for you, chocoholics. London boasts some of the finest chocolatiers in the world. This English chocolate obsession can be experienced in posh Knightsbridge and ritzy Mayfair, where both traditional and modern chocolatiers have set up their exclusive boutiques.
If you want a romantic wine sampling session head to Vinopolis, a commercial venture of Wine world London which presents the topics of wine tasting and Oenology. A restaurant, Cantina Vinopolis is found in the location and you can also purchase wine at the nearby Lathwaites Wine Store. Vinopolis is spread over 2.5 acres and is dedicated to the world of wine, such as its history, taste and development.
- Helilondoncity tour
Do you want to propose to your loved one at 1000 feet? A helicopter tour of London is ideal for you. The helicopter tour of London enables you to enjoy all the attractions of London city such as the Houses of Parliament, The Big Ben, Buckingham palace, London Eye, HMS Belfast and St Paul’s Cathedral, all at a bird’s eye view.