Valentine’s Day is a special day for lovers to show their affection for each other, and what better way to do this than to plan a romantic excursion to London for the day? We’ve put together some top suggestions on how to make this special day a memory to cherish.
There are many ways to enjoy the city’s skyline, beauty tends to inspire romance, so take advantage and enjoy both the scenery and each other. After 7pm why not fly high together on the Emirates Air Line - this bubble lift travels across the Thames and extends its ride time to 25 minutes. That means you can snuggle up and catch the sunset as you travel, and the great thing is it does not cost any extra in the evening! The Shard is probably the highest you’ll get with viewing platforms up to the 72nd floor and has a fabulous restaurant if you want to splash out on a romantic meal. Slightly closer to the ground, there’s the London Eye, the walkway on Tower Bridge, or go for an intimate drink at the Sky Gardens.
A romantic day in Greenwich
Greenwich is a great place for a romantic day out. There are lots of places of historic interest to visit, such as the Cutty Sark or the Royal Observatory where they often have night time viewings, so you can give them the stars and more! There is also plenty of beautiful parkland to walk hand in hand though, enjoying nature at its best. Greenwich is full of up and coming independent restaurants, so you’ll be sure to find the perfect place to rest and share a romantic meal together as you chat about the day.
Every day, thousands of people flock to London to see theatrical shows, musicals and concerts. Check the listings to see what’s on when you’re planning to visit and treat your loved one to a show that they’ve been desperate to see.
Go for a romantic meal at St Katherine's Dock
St Katharine’s Dock is next to Tower Bridge, a short 5 minutes' walk from both the Tower of London. It’s home to many restaurants and bars, including the historical Dickens Inn. If you want to book a table but don’t know where to start, check the TripAdvisor reviews for suggestions in your price range.
Cruise into their good books!
Naturally, the ultimate treat in London is to cruise the Thames and see all the sights from the comfort of a boat. A great day to go cruising with a loved one!