Paris may be the City of Love, but London’s no slouch when it comes to romance! Whether you’re looking to help new love blossom, spoil your funny Valentine, or celebrate years together, these romantic ideas are sure to please.
1- Museum and a Meal. London has some of the best museums in the world. London also has some of the best restuarants in the world. If your partner is a history buff or artistic sort, why not surprise them with a private museum tour? You’ll be spoiled for choice! Fashionista? The V&A would be right up their alley. History scholar? The British Museum will definitely impress. Modern art lover? Take them to the Tate Modern.
2- Chocolate. What better way to sweeten up your bae than with chocolate? There are plenty of special occasion worthy chocolatiers in the city! R Chocolate in Belgravia offers an indulgent Chocolate Afternoon Tea. And if your sweetie is real purist, take them to Artisan Du Chocolat for a chocolate experience serving up mugs of hot drinking chocolate, with truffles and treats.
3- A View from Above. This city really is a knockout. Grab your lover and head for the skies to see it in its true glory. Book in a table at one of the many restaurants with spectacular views, including Aqua Shard, Duck & Waffle, or Fenchurch Sky Garden. Or for something truly memorable, grab a private capsule on the London Eye and seal the deal with Michelin-starred dining after!
4 – Couples Spa. What’s more romantic than being truly pampered, side by side? Consider a couples massage, or go out all and book a private suite! House of Elemis has a beautiful private penthouse, where you can arrange couples massages, facials and more.
5 – Luxury Cinemas with Dining. For movie buffs who enjoy the finer things in life, London has a selection of beautiful, luxurious cinemas. There’s the iconic Prince Charles Cinema, or screenings on Southbank at BFI, among others. We recommend the Firmdale Hotels’ weekly Film Club screenings! Grab a meal before or after at one of the hotels’ great restaurants.
6 – Wine Tasting. Drinking wine alone may mean you have a problem, while drinking wine with a partner is romantic… life’s not always fair. But for you, loved-up one, there are intimate bars, restaurants and cellars where you may gaze into each others’ eyes tasting wines and commenting on notes and tannins.
And where will you be spending Valentine’s this year? Comment with any ideas I left out!