With everything that London has to offer, it is a great destination for a romantic weekend or a spontaneous day away. No matter what your interests, the city has something to offer, from arts and culture to sporting events and historical sights.
Even among its metropolitan areas, you will find secluded green gardens for a quiet moment of reflection. Being able to take your partner around the city with confidence is a surefire way to impress. To help, here are your London bucket list with some great tips to make your romantic trip to the city extra special.
Find the Gems
London is absolutely full of fantastic places to eat and drink. From central restaurants like Bao to tucked away bars like Found. These types of places are all over the city but it can be deceptively easy to walk past them or wrongly judge them from a mundane entrance. By planning ahead of time, be it asking locals or friends where to go, you will save yourself the hassle of finding the right spot on an empty stomach or settling for a busy bar with a poor atmosphere.
Get Off the Street
London is seeing more and more activity on its roofs and underground. Each year new places open below ground, such as underground coffee shop Attendant, and above, like Netil 360. Not only is it a more interesting way to see the city, one away from the often crowded streets, but it can also invite interesting conversation. Attendant, for instance, is the site of an old public toilet.
A Night of Luxury
If you want to spend a night or more in London, it can get expensive very quickly. However, these costly hotel rooms are now being replaced by apart hotels. By booking one of these serviced apartments for your trip you can live like a local with the added benefits and luxuries of a hotel. Many apartments in London have fantastic views of the city with decadent interior designs. You can explore many choices here: https://www.londonservicedapartments.co.uk/luxury-apartments/.
Catch a Gig
London remains the cultural center of the UK. No matter what night you visit on, there will be a gig or comedy night or theater performance for you to enjoy. Consider catching some live jazz at Ronnie Scott’s or see the amazing talent on offer at The Pinter Theater. Alternatively, for film buffs, you can visit the South bank Center and explore some of the BFI’s brilliant film history. It’s a great way to share experiences together as well as keep up to date with the current art scene.
Go By Foot
London is known for its abundant traffic, busy streets, and often frustrating public transport. During their downtime, many locals will choose to walk as a means of getting around. Walking along the outskirts of London is a wonderful way of seeing the city, or strolling to the upcoming areas of East London will likely see you stumble upon a brilliant new bar or interesting new project. Be sure to put aside time for exploring by foot, as there is always something to be discovered.