Get a yes when you pop the question by picking one of the top London proposal spots featured in this guide. Find beautiful restaurants to propose in, London proposal packages and where to buy the all-important engagement ring.
Many proposal spots are currently closed due to the latest coronavirus restrictions, so if you were planning a Valentine's Day proposal pop the question during a walk in one of London's parks or along the Thames instead.
Many luxurious hotels usually have deals around Valentine’s Day, making it an ideal time for getting engaged. However, hotels are currently only open for business visits.
Outdoor London proposal spots
Mayfield Lavender Farm
Take in the heady fragrance of the flowers at Mayfield Lavender Farm, located just 15 miles from central London. The picture-perfect spot is a great cheap proposal idea, delivering a dreamy setting for a small entry fee.
For a secret romantic place to propose, head to the Kyoto Garden in Holland Park and ask the question under the glow of the multi-coloured leaves and shrubs. This pretty hidden gem is especially good for a spring proposal, with lots of pretty pink blossom.
Little Venice makes for a stunning proposal place in all seasons, with fiery leaves reflecting in the canal’s water in the autumn and pretty blooms emerging in spring. The area provides a wow factor without breaking the bank.
Top proposal packages
The View from The Shard
The London Eye
Romantic proposal ideas
Emirates Air Line
The Fitzrovia Chapel
The Fitzrovia Chapel is a hidden gem for a private proposal in the centre of London, complete with gorgeous mosaics and a vaulted ceiling with a gold leaf finish. The venue works with proposal companies who can provide musicians, flowers and candles to make the moment extra special.
London has many river cruises, from sunset sailings to jazz evenings, perfect for a romantic proposal. Glide along the Thames, before finding an opportune moment to ask for your partner’s hand in marriage.
Unique marriage proposal ideas
Up at The O2
High Flying Helicopter
Take to the sky to propose with High Flying Helicopter. Departing from either north or south London, the helicopter flight passes over iconic landmarks such as Tower Bridge and Westminster Abbey. On your return, watch your partner’s eyes widen as they see “Will you marry me?” written on the ground.
Peter Harrison Planetarium
SEA LIFE London
Head to the SEA LIFE London aquarium for a special underwater proposal. The engagement service involves special priority access to the aquarium, help from expert divers who will hold up a signed message of your choice, and half a bottle of champagne thrown in for good measure.
London restaurants to propose in
For a rooftop proposal in London, few spots are as elegant as Aviary. Admire stunning views of the London skyline, while eating canapes made with the best British produce. In winter months, book a pretty igloo for an intimate setting for the big question.
Lecture Room & Library at Sketch
Put a smile on your loved one’s face by sampling fine cuisine in the three Michelin-starred restaurant at Sketch, a London townhouse with multiple venues. The Lecture Room & Library marries French fare with playfully decadent interiors.
Where to buy an engagement ring in London
Pick up the perfect ring at one of London’s many jewellers that offer bespoke wedding ring services.
High-end sopping areas Bond Street, Covent Garden, Mayfair and St James's are also home to boutiques for that once-in-a-lifetime gift. Twinkling gems can be found at the likes of Alex Monroe, Chaumet, Stephen Webster, Tiffany & Co. and Vashi.