From romantic walks, to boat tours on the regent canal and afternoon teas, London brims of romantic ideas you can do with your significant other. Have a look at these top 5 ideas.
A Romantic walk through London
- If you have yet to discover London’s landmarks, parks and royal palaces, the Diana Memorial Walk is beautiful and very central, if you have other activities planned for the day. On your way, stop at the Lido café for a fresh glass of rosé in front of Serpentine
- For another historic and artistic walk, there is the South Bank Walk. I would recommend you start at the Sky Garden, with an amazing view from their top floor (for free! but you have to book in advance). From there, you can either walk back to Tower of London and cross Tower Bridge or directly cross London Bridge. You will then be able to walk until Westminster passing by the fantastic exhibitions of the Tate Modern, a play at Shakespear’s Globe or take a flight on the London Eye. For a delicious lunch or snack, stop by Borough Market. One of my favorite place these is Elliot’s, simple and authentic. Book everything in advance as this walk is very crowded, especially on weekends.
- If you feel like a little escape out of London, yet, not too far (and still in London). Why not try the a part of the Jubilee Greenway walk, from little Venice up to Camden? You will feel like you left to the countryside, when actually, you are 2 stops away from Bond Street. If it’s a sunny day, I recommend a little pit stop at Darcie & May Green in Paddington which is, as they say:” a floating piece of art”. If you have already made it as far as Primrose hill, then definitely pass by the Primrose Bakery for the most delicious cupcakes! p.s. Sticky Toffee – the best.
Organise a boat tour
- For something off beat and romantic, book a tour with The Music Boat and enjoy the scenery from a punt with beautiful live music. A 45 minute ride from Camden up to London Zoo in Regent’s Park
- If you are feeling like a little sporty, why not row a boat? Hire a boat on the Serpentine and make her feel like Ariel in the little Mermaid. Why not bring some snacks and drinks to enjoy whilst in the middle of the lake?
- Now, this is almost a wedding proposal… but if you prepare a nice picnic, you can rent a boat with GoBoat and have your picnic whilst on the canal. This can be a great idea to do for a birthday with friends.
Take a cooking lesson together
- Learn how to make the most delicious home made pasta at Burro e Salvia
- Bake your bread for tomorrow’s breakfast or learn how to do the most delicious donughts at the Bread Ahead School
- If you are not convinced by these two or have a specific dietary requirements, have a look at the Waitrose Cookery School, they have an amazing selection of courses for anyone!
Indulge in an afternoon tea
- From classic, to extravagant passing by quirky, London has a huge selection of places where to have an afternoon tea. If you do not want to sit for 3 hours, why not try the B’s Bakery bus, hop on the bus and have your afternoon tea while you ride around London’s Landmarks.
- If your significant other is vegan or does not tolerate gluten very well, try out the Farmacy. A gorgeous setting in Notting Hill, serving the most seasonal plant-based food, all free from dairy, refined sugars, additives and chemicals.
- Finally if your wallet allows, have the most traditional and classic afternoon tea at Fortnum & Mason’s. Not only are the sandwiches delectable and cakes delicious, the scones are out of this world (… and unlimited).
Go to a West End Musical
- The hardest part is choosing which one to go to! If I had to choose… I would go for The Lion King, if you are a newbie to musicals as it is spectacular. Waitress for a sweet and simple love story and Mamma mia if you want to stand up and sing along.
- These tickets can be quite expensive, so if you are in advance, pass by Ttks on Leicester Square as they often sell tickets for the same day with a 30% to 50% discount or download the app TodayTix that offers equally good prices.