With as many fun attractions and opportunities available as there are in London, it’s not hard to see why so many people choose to travel here every year. During your trip, you may be planning on checking out the Big Ben, the British Museum or the National Gallery. If you happen to be traveling with your significant other, these things will no doubt be fun to experience together, but perhaps you’d like to enjoy a few romantic moments in your travels as well. For the most romantic places to visit in London, UK, during your trip, be sure to check out the following listings and enjoy time spent with your loved ones.
1. Royal Observatory
You’ll see time in a whole new way after visiting the Royal Observatory in London. The observatory is part of the Royal Museums Greenwich venue, and here, you’ll have the chance to stand on the Prime Meridian, where the eastern half of the world meets the west. Check out some of the clocks and other timepieces that have great historical significance or enjoy learning more about the cosmos beyond Earth in the planetarium.
Address: Blackheath Ave, London SE10 8XJ, UK
Website: Royal Observatory
Opening hours: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Price: 16.94 USD
2. Columbia Road Flower Market
If your plans have you in London on a Sunday, checking out the flower market is a must. The market will be open regardless of whether its sunny or raining, so dress appropriately and head on out! Pick out some of the most beautiful flowers for your loved one and follow it up by checking out the many independent shops that are located throughout the market.
Columbia Road Flower Market
Address: Columbia Rd, London E2 7RG, UK
Website: Columbia Road Flower Market
Opening hours: Sunday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Price: Free admission
3. Aqua Shard
Brunch high up in the clouds! Thank you @ceciliadallosso for sharing this picture with us. #aquashardPosted by Aqua Shard on Saturday, 2 February 2019
As you’re planning your trip to London, be sure to make a reservation for a romantic dinner with your partner at the Aqua Shard. The restaurant offers panoramic views of London from 31 floors up on the Shard building. If you have other dinner plans during your trip, you can also book an afternoon tea, which will wow your partner just as much.
Address: Level 31, The Shard, 31 St Thomas St, London SE1 9RY, UK
Website: Aqua Shard
Opening hours: Monday - Friday: 7:00 am - 10:30 pm; Friday - Sunday: 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Price: 30-50 USD
4. Connaught Bar
If you’re wanting a nightcap while in London, the best place you can take your partner during your trip is Connaught Bar. The bar operates under a no reservation policy, so feel free to stop by at any time during the operating hours. Enjoy a relaxing conversation over a candlelit table while trying their house distilled gin or one of the many cocktails that have been mastered by Connaught’s mixologists.
Address: Connaught, Carlos Pl, London W1K 2AL, UK
Website: Connaught Bar
Opening hours: Monday - Saturday: 11:00 am - 1:00 am; Sunday: 11.00 am - 12:00 am
5. Kensington Palace Gardens
The gardens at Kensington Palace look gorgeous this time of year.Posted by Kensington Gardens on Monday, 14 April 2014
A walk in the park, what could be more romantic? This is only the first of several parks you might want to visit with your partner. Kensington Gardens was at one time part of Hyde Park and is now one of eight Royal Parks. The grounds cover 265 acres (107 hectares), which gives you plenty to explore. Walk out to the Serpentine Galleries where you can check out contemporary art and architecture or enjoy a walk through the recently renovated Italian Gardens, where you’ll find beautiful waterworks and sculptures.
Kensington Palace Gardens
Address: W8 4QP London, UK
Website: Kensington Palace Gardens
Opening hours: 6:00 am - till dusk
6. Greenwich Park
Greenwich Park has plenty to offer its visitors, even beyond its beautiful greenery. Here, you and your loved one can stand on the Prime Meridian, the north/south diving line equivalent to the equator. There are several gardens within the park you’ll want to visit, including the Rose Garden and the Queen’s Orchard. Grab a bite to eat at the Pavilion Cafe or a warm cup of coffee at the Coffee Cabin.
Address: London SE10 8QY, UK
Website: Greenwich Park
Opening hours: Winter: 6:00 am - 6:00 pm; Summer: 6:00 am - 9:30 pm
7. Queen Mary's Gardens in Regent's Park
If you or your significant other is a lover of roses, Queen Mary’s Gardens, located in Regent’s Park, is simply not to be missed. Here, you’ll find London’s largest collection of roses, with some 12,000 individual plants to awe you. Stop and smell the roses, as there are plenty of benches to sit on and enjoy your surroundings. Also be sure to check out the Begonia Garden, which has approximately 9,000 flowers that are replanted and re-bedded twice a year.
Queen Mary's Gardens in Regent's Park
Address: Chester Rd, London NW1 4NR, UK
Opening hours: 5:00 am - till dusk
8. Kynance Mews in Kensington
If you’re looking for a dramatically beautiful backdrop for some great photo ops, you’ll find few places better while in London than Kynance Mews. The street itself is residential, and a great place to walk with your loved one; however, the arches to get to the street is where you’ll want to snap a few pictures. The arches themselves are classified as Grade II on England’s National Heritage List and have wisteria blooming in a most catching way over the stones.
Kynance Mews in Kensington
Address: Kynance Mews, London, UK
9. The London Eye
The Eye of the city... Captured by @who.is.ciakPosted by The Official London Eye on Friday, 25 January 2019
The London Eye stands tall 443 feet (135 meters) to be exact in the heart of the city. Take a ride in one of the capsules and enjoy the view of London offered from the top. There are several romantic packages available with private capsule rides for two people, including the Cupid’s Capsule Package, which features a bottle of champagne, truffles and priority boarding. There is also a package if you’d like to pop the big question with London as your backdrop; package features are similar to Cupid’s, though your host will secretly be the photographer that captures the entire proposal!
The London Eye
Address: Lambeth, London SE1 7PB, UK
Website: The London Eye
Opening hours: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10. Little Venice
Located in the neighborhood near Grand Union Canal and the Regent’s Canal, you’ll find a cozy area known as Little Venice. You’ll love walking hand in hand with your significant other while checking out the waterside cafes and pubs along the canals; some of the best stops include Molly’s, The Summerhouse and Pearl Liang. Be sure to take a boat ride down the canal, as your visit wouldn’t be complete without doing so!
Address: Blomfield Road, Pool of Little Venice, London, W9 2PF
Spend quality time with your love in London
London can be a great destination city for a romantic getaway, with plenty of places to visit for an unforgettable trip. For a little something extra, be sure to visit a few of the above sites for added romance!
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