Whether it’s holding hands in the Regent’s Park rose garden or rowing your boat in the afternoon sunshine on The Serpentine in Hyde Park, there are numerous ways to conjure up some romance in the capital city of London.
London benefits from numerous parks and open green spaces, many of which make the perfect destination for a dream date. Primrose Hill, Hampstead Heath and Alexandra
For instance, why not hire a rowing boat to cruise along the Serpentine River at Hyde Park and whisper sweet nothings to each other? With over 4,000 trees, a lake, a meadow, rose gardens, horse-riding paths and much more, Hyde Park offers the perfect retreat from busy city life, making it easier to set the romantic mood.
The gardens and lakes of Regent’s Park are a romantic sight to behold – especially in summer – whilst Kew Gardens is another favourite spot with tourists and residents alike. On the west side of the city, Holland Park is home to one of the city’s most romantic parks, as well as one of the area’s most romantically located restaurants, The Belvedere.
The River Thames is another romantic spot to take a stroll. If you cross the Thames and head west you can walk down the aisle at Westminster Abbey, the scene of many a fairytale wedding. You can wander further along the river until you come to Chelsea where you can wile the hours away investigating quaint backstreets and pottering around in antique shops. If you would rather sit back and take in the view then a canal boat trip could be the ideal activity to indulge yourself and your partner in.
For a more adventurous date, you could swap the canal for a speed boat and whizz your way along the river. There’s nothing quite like an exhilarating speed boat trip to get your adrenaline pumping and this makes for an interesting alternative to the usual options on offer.
Sweep your date of their feet, quite literally, by taking a trip on the London Eye to gain a bird’s eye view of the sprawling city below. You can even book your very own capsule, so you’re guaranteed thirty minutes of quiet time only with your partner. For a more daring way to see the city you could really take your dates breath away by booking a helicopter tour, which affords you the best aerial views of London.
If you are still looking to find love in Britain’s capital, it is good to know that there are many ardent adventures you can share with that special someone with London dating.