With beautiful history, fantastic music culture and lots of arty attractions, there are plenty of things to do in London for solo travelers, families and of course, couples. When you’re exploring the capital with your loved one, you won’t be short of attractions – from fine dining to exploring beautiful neighborhoods, there’s plenty of romance to be had in the city.
We’ve looked at the top 10 things to do with your partner in London. So whether you’re after romantic date ideas in London or are spending your honeymoon in London, check out this list for the very best things to do with your partner in London.
Sip Champagne in a Private Pod on the London Eye
The London Eye is probably a contender for the most romantic place in London. With sweeping views over the capital and a luxuriously slow pace, it is the perfect destination to connect with your loved one.
Most of the time, you’ll be sharing the pod with others, but for an extra cost, you can have a pod with just you and your loved one. You’ll be able to enjoy champagne in the privacy of your own pod while looking at the beautiful city beneath you. What could be more romantic?
Dine at Dans le Noir? Restaurant
This is a restaurant with a difference – everything is in the dark! You can choose from a variety of set menus, and you will be served everything in the pitch black. It helps you taste things more intensely and have a real sensory experience.
It’s a unique way to connect with your loved one, as you both discover a different way of dining in the British capital. They are adaptable to allergies and dietary requirements.
Gaze at the stars at the Royal Observatory Greenwich
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Greenwich is a very romantic place to stroll around with your loved one. The suburb is historic and quaint, and there is a park that’s perfect for a picnic. If you’re wondering where to stay in London and seeking somewhere that is romantic and a little quieter than central, it’s a great option.
The Royal Observatory is one of Greenwich’s prime attractions. Here, you can lay with your loved one and gaze at the stars – it’ll be the best star scape you’ll get during your time there! You’ll also get the opportunity to stand on the Meridian Line – where east meets west – and learn the history of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
Enjoy a Thames Sunset Cruise
Seeing London from the water is a great way of experiencing the capital from a different angle. You’ll see the best sights of London, from the London Eye to Greenwich. And what better than to enjoy it as the sun is setting? You’ll feel a sense of magic with your loved one, as you enjoy glasses of bubbly drifting along the river.
Go Ice Skating at the Natural History Museum
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Ice skating is a really fun date idea, and the Natural History Museum, with its historic décor, is a beautiful destination for this. It is open from late October to early January throughout the day and the evening and skating sessions last 50 minutes.
Checking out the Natural History Museum itself is a must-do as well; it is free to enter and has interesting attractions about dinosaurs, flora and fauna and the workings of the globe.
Stroll Around Hampstead Heath
Set in London’s north, Hampstead Heath is the perfect place to go for a romantic stroll with your loved one. Hampstead Heath is a beautiful open space and is a registered charity funded by the City of London.
Highlights of Hampstead Heath are Parliament Hill, Golders Hill Park, an open-air Lido and various trails. Grassland and ancient woodland are available to be enjoyed as well. You and your partner will have a lush time getting a little lost in nature.
Explore Portobello Road Market
Saturday is the best day to visit Portobello Road Market, where it is full of antique and specialist shops and stalls. Whether you want fashion, furniture or bric-a-brac, you’ll pick up a great souvenir in Portobello Road.
Walk along South Bank
A stroll along South Bank with your partner will help you see the best attractions in London. You’ll pass by the exterior of the Imperial War Museum (which is free entry, by the way!), the House of Vans which are disused railway tunnels containing a skate park and a cinema, and Leake Street which is adorned with Banksy pictures.
You’ll also stroll past Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye, while strolling along the side of the Thames.
Savor an Afternoon Tea
There couldn’t be a more quintessential British experience than enjoying an afternoon tea with your partner. It typically consists of a sharing platter of sandwiches, cakes and biscuits and different types of teas.
Prices can be expensive, but it’s a really delicious thing to do in the British capital. For the crème de la crème, check out The Ritz – which has a glamorous atmosphere and serves high-quality tea.
Feel Like Royalty at Windsor Castle
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Feel like Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as you stroll around the beautiful Windsor Castle. There have been over a dozen royal weddings at Windsor Castle throughout the years, and it’s got to be one of the most romantic places in London.
The architecture is beautiful, and there are 900 years of history waiting to be tapped into. It has been home of 39 kings and queens of the country, and you can check out the State Rooms, Queen Mary’s Dolls House, the Semi-State Rooms and St George’s Chapel – where Harry and Meghan married.
You’ll need to take two trains to get there – from Paddington to Slough and then to Windsor & Eton Central – but it takes around 45 minutes from Paddington.