Travel GuideFive romantic experiences in London

Our guide to making your partner swoon in the English capital

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Stroll through a garden in the sky

Take your loved one to the highest public garden in London. The Sky Garden houses exquisitely landscaped gardens, observation decks and a scenic open-air terrace on the 37th floor of the Walkie Talkie building (otherwise known as 20 Fenchurch Street). The stunning views – especially at night – are best enjoyed over a glass of bubbly or a meal of contemporary British food at the Fenchurch Restaurant.

 

Tea for two

If you’re looking for classic afternoon tea in London, try Jumeirah Carlton Tower’s Chinoiserie. The themed Symphony Afternoon Tea is designed to hit a sweet note, with all the traditional elements such as finger sandwiches and exquisite cakes, accompanied by the soothing melodies of a professional harpist.

Jumeriah Carlton Tower Chinoiserie Waiter Placing Tea Tray

 

Say ‘yes’ to stargazing

If you’re planning on asking your loved one to marry you in London, why not recreate your own La-La-Land romance scene at the Peter Harrison Planetarium in Greenwich – one of the best stargazing spots in London. Here a ‘Proposal Package’ provides everything you need for an unforgettable wedding proposal, including exclusive use of the Planetarium, a visit to the Prime Meridian of the World for a photo opportunity, and a glass of bubbly to celebrate. 

 

Candelit dinner à deux

Possibly the most romantic restaurant in London, Clos Maggiore has long-enjoyed its position as the city’s go-to for romantic candlelit meals. The twinkling courtyard conservatory is enchanting, and perfect for a romantic dinner beneath a canopy of white blossoms and fairy lights, with an open fire crackling in the fireplace in winter. Meanwhile, the exquisite French menu is matched by flawless service.

 

Say ‘I Do’ at SeaLife London

The London Aquarium’s ‘Wedding Proposal Experience’ provides priority access and help from expert divers, who will hold up a ‘Will You Marry Me?’ sign at the perfect moment - plus a glass of bubbly to celebrate afterwards.

 Cocktails at Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel Bar And kitchen