Romantic Valentine’s Day in London


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Romantic Valentine’s Day in London

January 14, 2020

Looking for something special and really romantic to do on Valentines Day? Why not book a hotel in South Kensington and discover romance in London? 

Impress your date with romantic Valentine’s Day dinner, visit one of the most spectacular flower markets and buy some red roses, take a cruise down the Thames and enjoy the twilight or even see the city from on high?  Then of course, there are the numerous exquisite chocolatiers such as Paul A Young in Soho making irresistible hand made chocolate.  Not to be ignored is the pleasure of a night out at one of London’s West End theatres.

Book early if you want a magical dinner in Harry Potter’s Great Hall at the Warner Bros Studio Tours in Watford, which usually hosts a memorable meal around Valentine’s Day. 

Equally worth considering is Sarastro in Drury Lane, where intimate ‘opera booths’ decorated in glimmering fabrics, crushed velvet tablecloths and opulent drapes reflect its theatrical surroundings. Or head for the skies and dine at The Shard, where the high-rise restaurant offers superb 360-degree views of London which are absolutely outstanding as twilight deepens, and the twinkling lights come on all over the city.

Prefer something earlier? Then book any of the hotels in South Kensington London and try an unusual afternoon tea such as Sanderson’s Mad Hatter afternoon tea or the Charbonnel et Walker chocolate filled version at May Fair Kitchen.  Have a glass of champagne as you soar above the Thames on the London Eye.

Roam around Columbia Road Flower Market and choose some beautiful flowers or take a trip down to Kew Gardens and see the orchids in bloom in the glasshouses, while outside the first spring bulbs are beginning to appear.  Equally romantic are the superb views of the skyline from the top of Hampstead Hill or Greenwich Park.

‘A thing of beauty is a joy forever’ wrote John Keats, one of the most romantic London poets.  His love for Fanny Brawe inspired his poetry, and lovers still enjoy visiting his home at Keats House where John and Fanny lived.  It is a house where romance is constantly in the air.

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Perhaps you seek something adventurous and different to charm your loved one? Splash out on a London Helicopter tour for a birds eye view of the city, take a ride on the Emirates Air Line cable5 car before relaxing with a visit to the iconic buildings and parkland of Greenwich.  Or for something faster, take a Valentine’s Day speedboat ride down the Thames – it is guaranteed to take your breath away!

Whether you are planning ahead or looking for a spur of the moment activity, London has much to offer anyone seeking a wonderful romantic experience.