London is for lovers on Valentine's Day. The city has the ideal mix of cool, quirky, sweet and spectacular.
Impress your date with panoramic views, catch a West End show, take a romantic stroll, snuggle up in a cosy pub or soak up some history and culture. Whatever your preference, you're bound to find something romantic to do in London in February!
London Restaurants with Views
Even if you can't take your eyes off one another, it's always more romantic to combine a meal with a stunning view.
Several London restaurants take advantage of their location near London's river Thames for some of the best views in town. Oxo Tower Restaurant, Bar and Brasserie, eight floors up on the south bank, offers fine dining with a great view, as does Royal Festival Hall's Skylon.
For a cheaper option, wander further down the Thames to More London where you'll find Strada and Dim T. Or get up close and personal on the river with the Bataeux London cruise, which includes Champagne, a four-course meal and live entertainment.
Romantic Walks in London
After you've eaten, you might like to take a romantic stroll. London has plenty of lovely places to wander, even in frosty February.
London's Romantic Places
London is full of romantic places to visit with your significant other.
Hyde Park is an ideal spot to rendez-vous, and with the park's 4,000 trees, a lake, a meadow, rose gardens, and magical Peter Pan statue in Kensington Gardens, it's easy to forget you're in central London. For romance mixed with culture, see an opera or ballet at London's Royal Opera House, the scene of many fairytale romances, both on and off the stage! Historical romantics will enjoy Hampton Court Palace, where Henry VIII wooed his many brides.
Cosy Pubs for Lovers in London
Once you've enjoyed a romantic walk, snuggle up in one of London's many cosy pubs.
For a dose of rakish charm, try the Spaniard's Inn on Hampstead Heath, where 18th Century highwayman Dick Turpin used to drink. The Clarence in Central London has a special Pol Roger Champagne room upstairs, with amazing views over Whitehall. In Covent Garden, try The Harp for real ales or The Lamb and Flag, one of London's oldest pubs.
Hot Spots to Impress
If you want to take your date somewhere really special this Valentine's Day, London has plenty of options.
14 February 2014