10 most romantic things to do in London
February is the month of love. So, we’ve rounded up 10 of the most romantic things to do in London. From cocktail-making to bubbles on button, get to know London more intimately this Valentine’s month.
1. EXPLORE – The Japanese Garden in Holland Park
Tucked away in the 22-hectare park you’ll find the picture-perfect and exotic Kyoto Garden, with cascading waterfalls and a serene pond, home to beautiful koi carp. As you wander, you might even come across a peacock or two.
2. APPLAUD – The Phantom Of The Opera
With tickets starting at just £25 to see this captivating and award-winning show at Her Majesty’s Theatre, there’s never been a better time to whisk your loved one off their feet with dinner and a show.
3. INDULGE – Bob Bob Ricard
For champagne at the push of a button, take your evening rendezvous to Bob Bob Ricard. The glamorous all-booth dining room also serves Russian and English dishes, including baked oysters Brezhnev and slow-roasted pork belly. Perfect for a show-stopping date.
4. WATCH Electric Cinema, Portobello
For first-daters, there are comfy red velvet armchairs with cashmere rugs, footstools and side tables for your drinks and nibbles. For those a bit further down the relationship line, the theatre has six front-row double beds, so you can snuggle while you watch.
5. CREATE – TT Liquor Cocktail Class
Mix your perfect tipple at one of TT Liquor’s cocktail classes for the perfect creative and booze-filled date. Choose from four classes: Cocktail, Rum, Gin or Whisky. Each worktop allows a maximum of four guests, making this a great double-date activity.
6. RELAX – The Marylebone Hotel
Offering visitors pure relaxation among the hustle and bustle of the city, this newly refurbished hotel offers guests delectable food and drink, luxury spa treatments and exceptional service. This is the perfect inner-city spot for any couple to enjoy some R and R.
7. PLAY – Meet Vincent van Gogh Experience
Immerse yourself in the world of Vincent van Gogh and become part of the art at London’s latest interactive experience. Get up close and personal with interactive stations, beautiful projections and even take a selfie in a recreation of the artist’s bedroom. Opening Friday 7 February.
8. WALK – Barbican Conservatory
With the English weather never on our side, take a trip to this hidden tropical oasis for a romantic, and dry, stroll. Home to exotic fish and more
than 1,500 species of tropical plants and trees, this is the perfect place to get your nature fix, sans wellies. Open selected Sundays.
9. LEARN – The Avenue Cookery School
Many say that food is the way to their heart. So why not try out a cooking class? Offering a wide range of classes from the Vegan Bao Workshop to the All You Can Eat Doughnut Workshop, there’s an option to get anyone’s tummy rumbling and heartstrings pulled.
10. WORKOUT – Couples’ Yoga
Practice your moves together with a heartwarming and deeply connecting couples’ yoga class. Be guided through a range of techniques that include eye contact, touch and trust, to help you build a healthy relationship with your partner.