Make no mistake London is the lovers' playground, there is something good for everyone here, whether you are into the razzle dazzle of a West End show, the sky high delights of the Shard, or exploring the food and entertainment places from the Embankment all the way along to the famous London Docklands. For further refreshments you can get lost from Shoreditch to Soho to quench your thirst or take a stroll through London's green spaces and parks dotted around. In fact, if you need to get to a green space in a hurry, just hop on the tube and get yourself to aptly titled 'Green Park' station, grab a coffee from the stalls and head towards the garden art for a little peace of mind. Don't mind that big white mansion gilded with gold towards the end, that's just Buckingham Palace ;)
A little planning can go a long way in London but you can happily get lost for a few hours soaking up the magnificent architecture and famous landmarks that help paint the history of the city, think Natural Science and History Museums, close by the Victoria & Albert (V&A) to Trafalgar Square and the National Art Gallery or the more modern tropes of exploration the Southbank, the Tate Modern and Barbican Centre.
Between Westminster and Whitehall, Fitzrovia, Farringdon and Dalston out to Dulwich there is both modern and historic culture to immerse yourself in. Luxury and light modes for playful meetings. Whether it is the high-end experiences from opera and ballet, art to the royal gardens, cuisine and best bars, a private cruise along the Thames or even venture to Covent Garden for its hub of shops, pubs and entertainment.
There are plenty of yearly and upcoming events that shouldn’t be missed too, think Notting Hill Carnival and BBC Proms. Don’t forget your sports and music entertainment covered at the Royal Albert Hall, Wimbledon to Wembley and of course O2 arena and Twickenham. These are just the big places, plenty of smaller venues to enjoy getting close too.
If you are escaping the financial district and don’t feel compelled to brave Oxford Street for shopping then perhaps you may want to entertain a spa trip or even afternoon tea at some of the most renowned hotels across Mayfair, Marylebone, Park Lane, St James, Knightsbridge, Piccadilly, Holborn & The Strand. And for after, the speakeasys hidden in every good corner of the city!
Then there are the more interesting side streets with great cheap food and local pubs, walks with free views like Hampstead Heath and even the many bridges of London including the Tower. The residential properties may also leave you inspired, Buckingham Palace and the Horse Guards Parade aren’t too shabby. Of course you need to check out St Paul’s Cathedral, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and Houses of Parliament. Looking for the modern architecture, just gaze towards the smoky horizon and you'll see the Gherkin and London Eye amongst others. Wherever you roam you are sure to have a great time amidst the culture, charm and energy London emits.
If you are making it a long date and spreading your joy throughout the week and even into a weekend then it is time to explore parts of this city together and its many experiences on offer as much you explore yourselves! Whilst many companions will have their favourite places to eat, drink and stay, be sure to check out their websites to see any recommendations, and especially if they have some fun places that are on their wish list that you can revel in together.
Travel to and from London
Are you familiar with that song 'you can reach me by …’ ? London is easy from car, train, boat, plane, bus and even helicopter if you are so inclined. Car is the least advised but a chauffeured drive around London or even the new electric black cab is certainly one way to see some of the city. From St Pancras with that fabulous Eurostar, Euston from most of the UK and Paddington station for the rest, let alone the tube links through North, South, East and West.
Airports: Heathrow, worldwide international and local travel and even London City airport from places such as Zurich & Berlin etc. I find it fascinating that you can jump off the train or plane and walk a few 100 metres to start a wine tasting session! OR if you are at the right hotel with the right companion… who knows what else! Wherever you find yourself and your accommodation, you’ll soon become familiar and find new haunts each time you visit.
Organizing a dalliance with me in London couldn't be easier, let me know the dates and time and if you'd prefer me to pick the location we stay just let me know during your enquiry.
I look forward to seeing you soon!