London has a very long history of romance. From the Hugh Grant fronted romantic comedies of the 90’s and noughties to the centuries old literature of Charles Dickens and Shakespeare, London has played a huge part in the lives of star crossed lovers the world over. If you are thinking of visiting London with your other half, there’s no time like the present. As the weather brightens up, we can expect more warmth and idyllic London weather, giving you plenty of opportunity to explore the wide reaches of romantic London. Whether you want to enjoy a sunset together or go on an intimate dinner date, there are plenty of opportunities to make memories together whilst staying at the Grand Royale Hotel Hyde Park and its gorgeous rooms.
Based in Central London’s Regent Park’s northern side, this 213 foot high hill gives a beautiful view over the cityscape. Made famous by its use in many a romantic comedy Primrose Hill has become popular with picnicking couples and friends, giving the green space a buzzing atmosphere which is best shared with the people you love. What’s more, Primrose HIll is just a short walk away from areas such as Camden and London Zoo, both just as lovely attractions for couples to explore on their first visit to London.
If you don’t mind the trek into deep South East London, Nunhead’s Telegraph Hill Park is the perfect spot for some London sightseeing. With buzzing pubs such as Skehans and the Old Nun’s Head just down the road, this is the perfect place to find some respite from the busy Peckham area on a warm sunny weekend.
Greenwich Park and Observatory
East London’s expansive Greenwich Park holds another amazing landscape shot over the River Thames and Docklands area of London. With its relaxed neighbourhood and nearby observatory open to the public, you’ll be glad you hopped on the Jubilee Line to get here.
Peter Harrison Planetarium
Based inside the Greenwich Observatory, this 120 seat planetarium is the perfect hideaway for couples looking for a different kind of view. The digitally rendered and lifelike fish eye lens projects an amazing starry display before your eyes.
There’s nothing quite like the view over the River Thames from the comfort of a South Bank bar terrace. Whether you are in the National Theatre Understudy bar or on the balcony of the Haywards Gallery, the views are truly tremendous. With London Bridge to your right and Westminster to the other, this is the quintessential London cityscape.
Whether you’re visiting for the view or for the restaurant and bar, the Shard is the London high life dream. With a wide range of entertainment opportunities and sleek restaurants perche din its 30 plus floors, the Shard is well worth a visit with your beau.
The Sky Garden
Based in 20 Fenchurch Street, the Sky Garden is a giddily green botanic garden set in the heights of the Walkie Talkie building. Nature grows where you least expect it, and with walk in guests welcome between 10 and 11am and 2 and 4.30pm, you’ll be dazzled by the mix of nature and horizons.
Based in West London, Richmond Hill promises some of the most idyllic views over Richmond Park. After an afternoon stroll through the beautiful royal park of the West, there’s nothing quite like a pub lunch at one of the beautiful pubs along the top of Richmond Hill.