London is without a doubt one of the most romantic cities on earth - what ever gets your pulse racing and heart pumping you are sure to find it in our capital, whether its good food, beautiful views, historical buildings or beautiful parklands. Read on for our eight most romantic things to do in London, all year round - whether you need to impress a first date or a long-time lover.
Exclusive Tour of the Crown Jewels
Enjoy an out-of-hours private tour of the Crown Jewels. As the sun begins to set, set off on your tour of the external sites of the Tower with a Yeoman Warder (who are responsible for safeguarding the Crown Jewels.) After reaching the Jewel House enjoy a glass of fizz and some canapes as you enjoy the majestic setting in the Hall of Monarchs. The Yeoman Warder will then open the treasury for your private tour of the Queen's bling. Our one word of advice? Don't use this time to propose… no ring will look impressive next to some of the most extraordinary (and largest) diamonds in the world.
Private Riverboat Cruise
Enjoy a spectacular tour of London from the vantage point of your very own private Venetian River boat. From the moment you step aboard to the moment you disembark you will be transported in a world of elegance, soaking up London's atmosphere on its iconic river. Your private cruise can be enhanced with bubbly, flowers and even a professional photographer to help remember any celebration. We would highly recommend departing on your cruise at golden hour.
Cupid's Capsule on the London Eye
The London Eye is without a doubt a major feature on London's skyline. It is one of the world's highest observation wheels and on a clear day, you can even see as far as Windsor! Make this a romantic treat, by letting us organise a 'Cupid's Capsule' on the Eye - enjoy a private capsule, champagne and chocolates at dusk as the lights of London twinkle below you.
Dine at Clos Maggiores
Voted the world's most romantic restaurant, Clos Maggiores is sure to impress. With a conservatory filled with cherry blossom and crackling log fire, the restaurant certainly feels intimiate and perfect for special occasions. The French influenced cuisine focuses on dishes from Provence and Tuscany using the finest locally sourced and seasonal ingredients. La vie en rose.
Star Gazing at Greenwich Observatory
Enjoy a visit to the Observatory after hours where you can meet astronomers, view the stars, moon and Milky Way as part of the planetarium show, as well as look through the 18 tonne Victorian telescope to the sky beyond and explore the Meridian Line with amazing views over the city.
Views from Hampstead Heath
Enjoy a brisk wintery walk on London's Hampstead Heath, one of our most loved parklands, where you feel like you are in the depths of the countryside when in actual fact you are just 4 miles from Piccadilly Circus. We would suggest including a visit to the beautiful Kenwood House, a true hidden gem of a building with splendid interiors and art masterpieces. If you are visiting in the warmer months, let us arrange a picnic hamper for a quiet afternoon enjoying each other's company.
Whisper Sweet Nothings at St Paul's Cathedral
St Paul's, with its world-famous dome, is an iconic feature of the London skyline. Step inside and you can enjoy the cathedral's awe-inspiring interior and discover fascinating stories about its history. Visit the crypt below the Cathedral floor and the world famous Whispering Gallery which is our favourite of the three galleries, where you can whisper sweet nothings at your sweetheart from the arched dome. If you are feeling fit continue on to the outside viewing platforms. (please note this is not recommended for those with a fear of heights!)
Colombia Road Flower Market
Every Sunday, Columbia Road becomes awash with foliage and flowers as the flower market moves in and gives you a taste of the Old East End. Small art galleries, independent shops, vintage clothes stores, delis, cafes and antique shops line the street so once the flowers have been bought, have a wander round, visit one of the countless bakeries for a sweet treat and explore this little gem in the East End.