Loved-up in London: 8 of the most romantic activities for couples to do in the city

There’s no need to wait for Valentine’s Day to whisk your special someone away on an adventure. We’ve scoped out 8 of the best and most romantic activities every couple must do when visiting London.

From candlelit dinners to sunset chasing, this list will have you feeling closer than ever to your beau!

1. London Eye

A visit to the capital demands a trip to the London Eye! On a clear day, visitors can relish an incredible 360° outlook of The Big Smoke with a bird’s-eye view of iconic London landmarks. Get up close to The Shard, The Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace. With 30 minutes in the pod, this tourist hotspot is the ideal place to snap unforgettable photos and loved-up selfies above the city’s famous skyline. For couples craving a little extra intimacy, you can even hire Cupid’s Pod – a private pod for two. Consider this a once-in-a-lifetime date as you pop open a bottle of Pommery Rose Champagne and tuck into delightful truffles. With help from your Personal London Eye Host, you’ll get priority boarding to make the most of your adventure in the capital!

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2. Little Venice

Want to avoid the clamour of the city centre? Little Venice is a picturesque escape from tourist hotspots, despite being located just a short distance from Hyde Park and the world-famous Madame Tussauds attraction. Renowned for its pretty canals, visitors can expect to see a line-up of colourful boats, plenty of greenery and lots of nature. It’s the perfect location for loved-up couples to grab a bite to eat and a drink in one of the charming restaurants. Or cuddle up on a boat ride which takes you through London’s most famed spots, from London Zoo to Camden Market. However you spend your time in Little Venice, make sure to soak up the serenity of this inner-city haven!

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3. The View from the Shard Followed by Aqua Shard Restaurant

For those daredevil couples, nothing beats a panoramic shot of London city at The View From the Shard. With access to two indoor viewing platforms on levels 68 and 69, there’s every opportunity to snap that insta-worthy photo. Plus, you can visit the open-air Skydeck for an even more incredible outlook. Celebrating your anniversary? Why not add on a glass of Moët & Chandon champagne? And when you’re done soaking up London’s mind-blowing skyline, head to Aqua Shard Restaurant on level 31 to continue the celebration. This contemporary British eatery serves up delectable dishes made from the finest produce and offers breathtaking views from every seat!

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4. Romantic Dinner on the River Cruise

Head to the River Thames for a one-of-a-kind date night in the capital. The Glass Room is a spectacular floating restaurant featuring an all-glass structure for uninterrupted views of London’s most famed landmarks. As you tuck into delicious, freshly made dishes at your private candlelit table, be prepared to snap a photo of Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, and more. Want to make your visit extra special? Simply choose your package of choice – Platinum, Gold or Silver – to enjoy a uniquely customised experience with your love. Complete with a live band to set the mood, the Thames Dinner Cruise has everything you need for a romantic evening for two!

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5. Sunset at Primrose Hill

Looking for wallet-friendly date night ideas? Few things are more romantic than cuddling up with your love to watch the sun go down – and Primrose Hill is the ultimate spot to do so. Located just above Regent’s Park, this is the highest hill in North London, so it’s no surprise it boasts stunning unobstructed views of the city’s incredible skyline. It’s such a beautiful viewpoint that it’s often used as a filming location and can be seen in the likes of the British classic Paddington. If you’re hoping to catch the twinkle of the city lights as night falls, remember to bring a cosy blanket for you and your loved one. Simple but effective – we’re certain this will be one of your most cherished date nights!

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6. London’s South Bank

A dynamic area positioned at the very heart of London’s cultural scene, South Bank offers plenty of romantic activities for couples. Why not head to Jubilee Park & Garden for a relaxing stroll? Or jump on the Thames Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour. With several bars dotted along the riverside, it would be rude not to grab a drink while you’re there. And when you’re ready for a bite to eat, the OXO Tower is the ideal location for a lavish sit-down meal. Boasting iconic views across the River Thames, their incredible 6-course tasting menu with matching wines is the ultimate way to toast to your special someone.

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7. Kew Gardens

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Nestled in the outskirts of London, Kew Gardens is a heavenly escape, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in nature. The World Heritage site showcases over 50,000 living plants, with some of the largest and most diverse varieties in the world. If you and your beau enjoy the simpler things in life, visiting this tourist hotspot is a must. You can even browse an array of on-site shops – perfect for scoping out a unique gift for your love. And if you’re peckish, there’s no need to leave. Kew Gardens has multiple cafes and restaurants to suit all budgets, offering dishes made from local produce, as well as fresh ingredients from the gardens!

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8. Theatre – West End or Shakespeare’s Globe

Fancy a romantic trip to the theatre? There’s simply no better place to cuddle up with your partner as you immerse yourself in a dazzling performance. Why not book a show at the world-renowned Shakespeare’s Globe? This winter you can watch Henry V, Hakawatis: Women of the Arabian Nights, or The Fir Tree. If these classic performances don’t tickle your fancy, London’s West End is sure to have something a little more up your street. From the iconic Mamma Mia to Les Miserables, Wicked and The Lion King, there are plenty of shows to choose from!

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