London’s most romantic things to do
Browse the flowers and shops on Columbia Road
Open on Sundays only, the Columbia RoadFlower Market in East London is the perfectspot to test out those daisy and peony bouquets.
Spend a lovely winter evening ice-skatingwith your best gal or guy in front of Somerset House’s 18th-century facade.Warm up afterward with mulled wine or hot chocolate at Tom’s Skate Loungeoverlooking the rink.
Boasting some of the city’s finest views,Hampstead Heath—with nearly 800 acres (324 ha) of space to spread yourblanket—is a great spot for a quiet picnic.
Row on Hyde Park’sSerpentine
Share a flute at the Champagne Bar
The impressive 322-foot-long (98 m) barfeatures 17 varieties of bubbly by the glass. While you’re in the area, take agander at the recently renovated St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel, whichproclaims itself the city’s “most romantic building.”
Take the reins and lope through Hyde Park, including the famous Rotten Row bridle path.Hyde Park Stables offers year-round horseback riding.
With the chocolate-lover lover in yourlife, stop at the flagship store of William Curley in Belgraviaand partake of all the sweet trimmings your heart could desire.
Colourful houseboats moored on the charmingand tranquil waterways make the area a delight to stroll. Best spots are Blomfield Road andBrownings Pool.