10 Romantic Things To Do In London, England - Updated 2022

romantic things to do in london

While popular tourist attractions such as Warner Bros Studio and Madam Tussauds which are undoubtedly great sites to visit, the city of London has several of those romantic places that would catch the fancy of you and your spouse or partner. Although the renowned Big Ben has got its fair share of fame for being featured in several films, the remarkable Westminster too has become well-known after Prince William married Kate Middleton got married there. There is no doubt that the city has an exemplary charm as it attracts visitors from all over the world. There are an unlimited number of things you can do if you are on a romantic trip to London. Make sure that you begin and end your day on a charming and memorable note. Check out the following activities that should be on the list of your top romantic thing to do in London, UK.

1. Experience the charm of London by seeing it from the London Eye

While wine tasting and chocolate tours should be an integral part of your travel itinerary when you are visiting London with your spouse or partner, a wonderful way to experience the city’s charm is when you see it through its own eyes. Visit the famous London Eye with your loved one and do not miss the champagne experience, which is one of its kinds here. Reach unprecedented heights and savor the magnificent view around. It is undoubtedly one of the most romantic things to do while you are in London.

London Eye

Address: Lambeth, London SE1 7PB, UK

Website: London Eye

Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 11 am - 6 pm, Sat-Sun: 10 am - 8:30 pm

Price: 41.76 USD

2. Have a fancy lunch at Aqua Shard

Aqua Shard interior
Source: Photo by Flickr user Chris Pople used under CC BY-ND 2.0

Aqua Shard is a fine gourmet restaurant situated on the 31st floor of London’s tallest building and serves scrumptious British delicacies. So, take that special person in your life on a lunch date and sweep her off her feet. Enjoy the spectacular views of the city as you charm your beloved and treat her with some of the finest British dishes.

Aqua Shard

Address: Level 31, The Shard, 31 St Thomas St, London SE1 9RY, UK

Website: Aqua Shard

Opening hours: Mon-Thurs: 7 am - 1 am, Fri: 7 am - 3 pm, Sat: 9 am - 3 am, Sun:9 am - 1 am

Price: 33.96-58.78 USD

3. Strike it lucky with retro-style bowling alley at Bloomsbury Lanes

Bloomsbury Lanes in London has eight bowling lanes that can be hired from 12 noon daily. If you and your beloved would love to spend a few hours having pure fun, this is the place for both of you. Other attractions here include delicious burgers and pizzas with a DJ and a private karaoke booth. You can enjoy the food in your lanes or in the bar.

Bloomsbury Lanes

Address: Tavistock Hotel, Bedford Way, London WC1H 9EU, United Kingdom

Website: Bloomsbury Lanes

Opening hours: Sat-Wed: 12 pm - 12 am, Thurs: 12 pm - 2 am, Fri: 12 pm - 3 pm

Price: 58.78-642.66 USD

4. Explore the royal collections of the Buckingham Palace

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Buckingham Palace happens to be the Queen’s official residence in London. It is one of the finest places to visit in the city when you are in love. Also, Buckingham Palace is one of the very few working royal palaces in the world and so should definitely feature on your travel itinerary. Explore the opulently furnished staterooms of the palace and enjoy a firsthand experience of going through some of the most valuable collections from the British Royal Collection, as well as some rare and unique French and English pieces of furniture.

Buckingham Palace

Address: Westminster, London SW1A 1AA, UK

Website: Buckingham Palace

Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 9:30 am - 7.30 pm (20 July - 31 August 2019), 9:30 am -6:30 pm (1 September - 29 September 2019)

Price: 32.66-58.78 USD

5. Enjoy a dinner river cruise on the Thames (from USD 18.3)

romantic things to do in london | enjoy a dinner river cruise on the thames

There is hardly any better way to show your love for your partner or beloved than taking them on a dinner cruise on the famous Thames River. It is also regarded as one of the most romantic things to do for couples at night in the city. Start your evening with some fine cocktails and enjoy a scrumptious meal while enjoying the magnificent views of the iconic skyscrapers of London. Charm your beloved thoroughly as you spend some quality time with him/her.

London: Westminster to Greenwich River Thames Cruise

Duration: 1 hour

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6. Shop for jewellery at Beaverbrooks

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Delight your beloved by presenting him or her with an exquisite piece of jewelry at Beaverbrooks in London. Complete her outfit with a stunning jewelry piece and see her face glow with happiness. After all, diamonds are a woman’s best friend. The store boasts a stunning collection of watches and pieces of jewelry for men and women. The store personnel will be more than happy to help you in picking that special gift for your loved one.


Address: Westfield London, United Kingdom

Website: Beaverbrooks

Opening hours: Mon-Sat: 10 am - 10 pm, Sun: 12 pm - 6 pm

7. Go on a helicopter tour from the London Helicopter Centre

Here is a unique opportunity for you to pump up more romance and excitement in your relationship by taking her to new heights. It is one of the most favorite things couples love to do while visiting London. It can be so thrilling and romantic when you are up there in the air with your loved one. Do not miss a helicopter ride and enjoy gliding over the skyline of the city as you pass through some of London’s iconic landmarks. Make your partner feel special by taking her on this helicopter ride.

Amazing Helicopter Flights Over London by The London Helicopter Centre

Address: The POD Building, Bridges Ct, Battersea, London SW11 3BE, UK

Website: Amazing Helicopter Flights Over London

Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 7 am - 11 pm

Price: 261.24-2612.43 USD

8. See romantic London theatre shows

London Theatre Shows
Source: Photo by Flickr user Andy Roberts used under CC BY 2.0

Watching a play with your loved one at one of London’s famous theaters is indeed a romantic way to spend a perfect evening in the city. Watch all your favorite plays with your dear one and enjoy an evening full of fun, entertainment, and excitement. Tickets can be booked easily by going to the website of London Theatre where you can select your preferred seat, date, and time while booking tickets.

London theatre shows

Address: Different venues at London

Website: London theatre shows

Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 8 am - 8 pm, Sat: 9 am - 7:30 pm, Sun: 9 am - 7 pm (Helpline timings)

Price: 19.59 USD (May vary from play to play)

9. Declare your love for each other at Cloak and Dagger Tattoo Parlour

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

The artists here are experienced enough to appreciate and understand the kind of tattoo you and your spouse/partner are looking for to demonstrate your love for one another. Also, it can be any kind of tattoo from traditional ones to a small one and from Japanese tattoos to the more contemporary ones. You have to just name it and it will be done for you. The professionals here will ensure that your tattoo is done the way you want it.

Cloak and Dagger Tattoo Parlour

Address: 34 Cheshire Street London, E2 6EH

Website: Cloak and Dagger Tattoo Parlour

Opening hours: Mon-Sat: 11 am - 7 pm, Sun: 11 am - 5 pm

Price: 104.50 USD

10. Horseback riding in the Hyde Park

A visit to London’s famous Hyde Park is a must if you are planning to give a pleasant surprise to your spouse or partner. The stables of this famous park arrange for horseback riding all through the year so, you can enjoy it no matter when you plan to visit London. It is one of those fun activities for couples in the city. Enjoy an experience of a lifetime in the company of your dear one as you see the other couples enjoy a boat ride or cross The Serpentine.

Horseback riding in the Hyde Park

Address: 8, Bathurst Mews W2 2SB, London (North of Hyde Park)

Website: Horseback riding in the Hyde Park

Opening hours: Tue-Fri: 7 am - 6 pm, Sat-Sun: 9 am - 5 pm

Price: 97.97-117.56 USD

Romance in style in London

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Source: Photo by user Renata Drygiel used under CC BY 3.0

If you thought that celebrating Valentine’s Day and taking your girlfriend to a fancy restaurant is the only way to proclaim your love for her, think again. Watch out for these top romantic things to do in London and spend a romantic and unforgettable vacation in the city.

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