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Published on : Tuesday, January 19, 2016
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, there’s no better time to plan a romantic getaway to London. Whether it’s a romantic walk in the park, enjoying good food with a loved one, seeing a show in the West End, or watching the sun go down over the capital, visitlondon.com, the official city guide, selects a few special highlights across London…
The perfect day…
As the world celebrates love, take a look back at letters from lovers and loved ones separated by the sea at the National Maritime Museum. Love in the Archives will bring together a thoughtful collection of romantic letters written by men serving in the navy, to their wives and loved-ones, declaring their love and sorrow at being apart.
For something a bit different, enjoy a romantic stroll around the city with Fox & Squirrel on a bespoke LondonLove Route created especially for Valentine’s Day. This customised walk will allow couples to discover the city at their own pace with itineraries inspired by their likes and interests.
Enjoy Valentine’s Day at one of London’s most iconic attractions and head to the Coca-Cola London Eye, which will be transformed into a haven for couples with Love All Around – a range of romantic experiences, including the exclusive Cupid’s Capsule, the indulgent Champagne Experience and an extra special Champagne River Cruise.
After exploring the sights of London during the day, what better way to end a truly romantic weekend than looking at the stars. A Valentine’s Evening with the Stars at the Royal Observatory Greenwich will showcase the night sky through an 18 tonne Victorian telescope, followed by a glass of bubbly in the Meridian Courtyard.
Those looking for a warmer climate can head to the steamy Princess of Wales Conservatory at Kew Gardensfor a one off after dark Valentine’s Late. Set among thousands of tropical flowers, the glasshouse will transform for one night only into a medley of cocktails, music and romance.
Where to stay…
For lovebirds looking for something special, why not take advantage of the weekend and some of the great hotel stays on offer. The London Love Story package at Conrad London St James includes a five course dinner with champagne at the hotel’s intimate restaurant. Elsewhere at Apex London Wall Hotel, theRomance in the City package includes prosecco and chocolates on arrival and rose petals in the room. A delicious full English breakfast is also included to set you up to enjoy a wonderful day in the city. For those looking to indulge, head to The Arch London hotel where couples can enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne, chocolate covered strawberries, and a delicious afternoon tea.