17 romantic walks in London

From picturesque daytime strolls to magical evening ambles, explore the most beautiful corners of the city with this guide to the best romantic walks in London.
Written by Hannah Cornish 14 February 2024
A couple walk in the colonnades of Queen's House in Greenwich.
Queen's House colonnades in Greenwich. Image courtesy of Royal Museums Greenwich.

Stroll with your love through picturesque parks, along the river and past iconic landmarks, as you explore enchanting London hand in hand.

From gorgeous Royal Parks and colourful palace gardens to themed walking tours, discover the most romantic walks in London from day till night.

Romantic walks in London

Tree-lined path in London's Hyde Park on a sunny day.
Stroll through gorgeous Hyde Park. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.
  1. Spend a romantic day wandering the grounds of Hampton Court Palace: Stroll through the gorgeous gardens, find your way out of its famous maze, then immerse yourself in Henry VIII's majestic palace.
  2. Gaze lovingly at blooms in Regent’s Park and Hyde Park: Find your way to the parks' dedicated rose gardens as you wander around some of the city's most stunning Royal Parks.
  3. Stroll on a soaring walkway amid the tree canopies at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: Discover London's largest UNESCO World Heritage Site and why it's the perfect romantic escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
  4. Go for a wander around the pretty St Katharine DocksA former commercial dock turned into an elegant marina with several shops, restaurants and a lovely pub.
  5. Meander along Little Venice’s charming canal: Take your other half on a magical walk along the Regent’s Canal towards Camden and Regent’s Park.
  6. Amble through the idyllic Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park: For an added touch of surprise and romance, try and find the resident deer as you explore the rest of the Royal Park.
  7. Walk hand in hand through Chelsea Physic GardenDiscover London's oldest botanic garden.
  8. Take a stroll in Greenwich Park: Marvel at the beautiful blossoms, autumn colours and gorgeous city views.
  9. Seek out the lesser-known Watts Victorian memorial in Postman's ParkThis quirky yet romantic spot features in the movie Closer.

Romantic walking tours

A selection of chocolate truffles on a shelf.
Sample tasty chocolate truffles on a chocolate food tour of London. Image courtesy of Red Letter Days.
  1. Treat your other half to an indulgent chocolate walking tour: Discover some of London’s best chocolate shops and experiences on a romantic chocolate-themed walking tour.
  2. Journey back in time to an era of elegance with a Downton Abbey walking tourEnjoy a leisurely stroll as you admire the legendary London haunts of the Lords and Ladies of the Crawley family.
  3. Hear untold stories and fascinating facts about the kings and queens of England on a royal walking tour: Together, channel your inner royals and discover iconic sites such as Buckingham Palace, as well as lesser-known spots.
  4. Embark on a secret London walking tourWander the city's old streets and alleyways, encountering ancient pubs and charming bookshops, revealing unusual art and exposing the city’s secret societies.

Romantic walks in London at night

Two girls standing on the South Bank by the river Thames at sunset with The Shard and Tower Bridge in the background.
Views of London from the South Bank © Lucas Peng / Unsplash. Image courtesy of Lucas Peng / Unsplash.
  1. Walk hand in hand along the twinkling South Bank at night: Go for a romantic stroll along the river Thames from London Bridge to Waterloo.
  2. When the sun sets, watch as the Illuminated River installation paints London’s iconic bridges with light: Stretching across nine bridges, this impressive nocturnal exhibition transforms the Thames into a glowing art piece.
  3. Or walk up Primrose Hill for sweeping views of Regent’s Park and the London skyline at sunset: Another spot to soak up spectacular sunset views of London is the top of Parliament Hill on Hampstead Heath.
  4. Explore the best of fun-loving Soho and bustling Chinatown after dark: With its romantic red paper lanterns, award-winning theatre shows, fantastic restaurants and cocktail bars, you'll have plenty of lovely places to check out together along the way.
Find more romantic things to do in London, from fun date ideas to magical shows and experiences, and check out more of the best walks in London.