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Best romantic things to do on a rainy day in London

If you are planning to go on a honeymoon or celebrate your anniversary, then one of the most romantic destinations to visit in Europe is London. While Paris carries the tag of the city of romance, with Venice staking its own claim, the fact is that London is one of the most romantic cities to visit as a couple. London is immensely popular with couples who come from all parts of the globe to celebrate their honeymoon or other special occasions in the city.

There are special honeymoon packages and promotional offers for couples that offer a great opportunity to save on accommodation expenses. London is an expensive city and if you can manage to strike a good deal you could save considerably on hotel charges.

If you want to truly enjoy a memorable trip to the city you need to stay at a hotel in central London. This will make it easy to travel to the major attractions in central London and is in close proximity to the shopping and entertainment quarters of the city.

A good location would be to choose a hotel near the British Library on Euston Road that will be in the heart of the city.

If you are looking to stay in luxury accommodation at an affordable price The Shaftesbury Premier London Paddington, would be your best bet. With the best in amenities and top notch luxury accommodation you will have a very comfortable and memorable stay in London.

If you experience a rainy day in London and are left wondering what to do as a couple, there are plenty of great romantic places to visit and things to do. Some of these include the following:

Spend an evening watching a movie: There is nothing quite as exciting as watching a movie together. And if you watch it in style seated on a cosy sofa with warm blankets, while served champagne and snacks from the bar, nothing could be better. To enjoy such a romantic experience at the movie visit the Aubin Cinema. It has all the ingredients to make the evening special and romantic.

Visit the museum: Why not enjoy a date that is intellectually stimulating for a change? Holding hands or puckering up in a corner in a museum can be fun and exciting to visit on a rainy day. There are plenty of nooks and corners where you steal some romantic moments while enjoying the amazing art, history and culture found all around. Another plus is that most of the museums are open till late in the evening so you can spend some quality time together.

Spend the night stargazing: If you are a true romantic who believes the sky is the limit for the one you love, visit the Planetarium with your partner located at the Royal Observatory where you could spend the evening together peering into the endless expanse of the heavens and beyond. It will be one of the most romantic experiences as a couple!

Take a ride aboard the London Eye: You could spend some quality time with your partner gazing down at the London skyline and enjoying the setting sun in the horizon. All you need to do is make a reservation of a cupid capsule aboard the London Eye.  With champagne and truffles and your loved one with you to share the moment could it get any better!

Enjoy a date at Crystal Palace: One of the more unusual places to spend time as a couple is Crystal Palace Park. It has all you can expect from a garden with lakes, a maze and even large life-like dinosaurs for company. A cool place to spend a romantic afternoon engrossed in each other’s company.

Whisper sweet nothings at St. Paul’s Cathedral: If you enjoy sharing whispered moments then a visit to St. Paul’s Cathedral would be an experience to enjoy. Visit is famous whispering gallery in its dome standing 30 metres apart. The acoustics of the dome are as such that the sounds travel from end of the room to the other. Just whisper and listen intently along the wall. The staff will help you perfect your technique if you do not get it right initially.

Grab a magnificent view of London: While there are many vantage points across London to get some of the most incredible views of the city, one of the best is Primrose Hill. While it does get a bit crowded in the afternoons with couples making a beeline, the two of you can head out a bit later in the evening before dusk falls. You could choose to enjoy an early morning picnic or even a picnic when the sun sets. Get one of these picnic hampers from Harrods or Selfridges,  and you will enjoy a cosy and delightful picnic together.

Spend quality time together at Hampstead Heath: One of the most strikingly beautiful natural parks in the city it is as romantic as it can possibly get. With ponds, meadows, nature trails and stunning scenery it is a fabulous place to spend time as a couple. You could head to Hill Garden and move to Hampstead Pergola that is found in the centre of a magnificent garden. The amazing scenery itself will make the moment more romantic and special.

Explore the South Bank of the Thames: While it is not exactly a quiet spot with tourists and visitors milling around nevertheless, the South Bank area does have its own unique charm. There are plenty of places to visit and things to do with museums, cosy restaurants, amazing attractions and lots more to explore together as a couple.  You could spend a leisurely afternoon together exploring all the area has to offer.

This post was written by

Fergus Brandon – who has written posts on All Here.


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