Valentine’s Day is coming up soon – have you planned something romantic for your special someone? If you are lucky enough to be in London during this special day, you will have a lot of choice when it comes to where to take your sweetheart.
If you are stuck for ideas when planning that perfect romantic day for your lover, here are some ideas for romantic things that you can do in London on Valentine’s Day.
The London Eye Champagne Experience
Why not lift your special someone up – literally – by treating them to a special experience on the London Eye. You can cuddle up together while enjoying the panoramic view above the city, looking down on the capital’s most famous sites. To make the experience more special, you can enjoy a glass of champagne while you soak up the vistas.
Dine in the Sky at a Rooftop Bar
Another way to dazzle your date with stunning views during a romantic meal is to take them for a meal on a rooftop bar. Fortunately, there are many of them in London to choose from. The Sky Pod Bar at the Sky Garden is a superb choice, offering breathtaking views from its location on the 35th floor. You could also check out Selfridges Forest Restaurant and Bar, which is a stylish and chic rooftop hangout. The Rumpus Room is another great London rooftop bar, offering chic views of the city from the 12th floor of the Mondrian Hotel.
Valentine’s Day Restaurant Cruise
What about romancing that special someone in your life while floating on a cruise down the River Thames? If you are looking to really impress your date this year, a London Valentine’s Day Restaurant Cruise is a solid bet. You’ll be seated at a table for two where you can sip champagne as your boat sets sail down the iconic and historic river that meanders through the heart of London. You’ll be served a four-course meal as you listen to a live band and gaze at the most famous landmarks of the British capital.
Take a Stroll in Hyde Park
Hyde Park is one of the best city parks in the world – a huge expanse of shady trees, flowered meadows and tranquil lakes. It’s a great place to take your date for a quiet and peaceful stroll, then perhaps a picnic. Or, if you don’t feel like packing food with you just stop at one of the lakeside restaurants in the park and enjoy a meal there. It might be a little chilly in London in February, so dress warm for your outdoor stroll!
Valentine’s Evening With the Stars
Before you start thinking that this event involves celebrities – it’s not that kind of stars. Instead, this special Valentines date will allow you to treat your date to the Milky Way, Moon and Stars during a magical evening. This event, at the Royal Observatory, features a romantically themed planetarium show and a chance to look at the Moon through the telescope. You can sit back, sip a glass of bubbly and get starry-eyed while you learn about love-related constellations.
Go to the Cinema
Take your lover on a very special cinema date. The five-star May Fair Hotel will be opening up its private cinema for Valentine’s weekend. It offers a luxury cinema experience where you can sit champagne and enjoy unlimited access to popcorn and sweets while watching your film. You can even upgrade your experience to include a two course meal at the May Fair Kitchen.
A Night of Marvin Gaye
The Jazz Café in Camden will be bringing the music of Marvin Gaye back to life this Valentine’s Day, with a full live band performing his songs. You can dance to Let’s Get it On and Sexual Healing with your sweetheart and really get in the romantic Valentine’s Day mood.
These are just a few of the many things that you can do in London this Valentine’s Day. This exciting city has so many romantic experiences to enjoy, from River Thames Cruises to nights at the Planetarium, so you will be spoiled for choice when it comes to spoiling your darling. What luxurious London experience will you surprise them with this time?