Update: Over the next few months we’ll be posting a series of guides and ideas on how to spend a romantic occasion in the city. Whether you’re happy in love or about to go on your first date, there’s plenty of romantic things to do in London. We’ll be updating regularly so be sure to bookmark this site and check back for additional information. In this article we’ll look at romantic locations to spend in London.
The Shard is a great place to have a romantic dinner for two, with a glass of champagne and a gorgeous view of the city. With a height of up to 244 metres above the capital, your loved one is guaranteed to be impressed with the spectacular landscape. Want to mark something even more special? Make the most of the occasion with their new marriage proposal concierge service, a way to truly make her dreams come alive. Watch the sun set over London, see the cityscape come alive in a sparkle of lights under the midnight sky. For the viewing platform, doors are open till midnight with last entry at 10:30pm.
You can book ‘A View from the Shard’ tickets for two adults for under £50 (as of the time of this writing).
The London Eye
Another place to enjoy panoramic views of London is one of the city’s staple attractions. The London Eye offers a beautiful 360 degree view of the Capital’s iconic landmarks, inside one of it’s 32 high-tech glass capsules. From the Houses of Parliament to London Bridge and St Pauls Cathedral. The famous rotating wheel displays an ever changing perspective of London with a gradual 30min rotation. Apart from being popular with tourists, It’s also perfect for couples wanting to spend a rather special romantic evening together. You can book online for a price of £28.80 (per adult), plus their Valentines Champagne Experience means you get a bottle of rose free of charge! Even more, save money by booking an attraction pass and add a 40min River Thames cruise for the same price.
Experience a fusion of dishes from Brazil, Peru and Japan in the stylish Sushisamba restaurant inside the Heron Tower. One of the best rooftop restaurants in London, if this is your date’s first time here, the glass lift and it’s turbo speed movement to the 38th floor is a glorious introduction to a quality evening ahead. At the bar you can enjoy a lovely view of the Gherkin and surrounding buildings. The restaurant itself is beautiful with exotic bamboo-lattice decorations on the ceiling and windows surrounding the room. The food is exquisite and as for the price, while not the cheapest around it’s reasonable and worth the value. Definitely a place for a special occasion such as a birthday, however a valentines meal would work well here.
The OXO Tower Restaurant
Wine and dine at the iconic Oxo Tower with a lavish cocktail bar, restaurant and a buzzing brasserie with an open kitchen. These spaces are linked together by a 250 foot garden terrace which offers a fantastic view of the city. It’s scenic surroundings are excellent to spend a romantic evening out with your loved one.
On your way back from an evening meal with your partner you could visit the Millennium Bridge. Known for it’s great cityscape view, romantic walks and marriage proposals over the years, this is a popular spot for many couples to take a stroll under the stars.