Romance is in the air in the UK capital. Enjoy the below romantic spots while staying at Holiday Apartments London.
- Kew Gardens
Kew Gardens is simply one of the prettiest green spaces in London – in fact you’ll barely believe you’re in the capital at all. The vast space has treasures around every corner, from the memorable treetop walkway to the humid, tropical Palm House. On a sunny day take a picnic blanket and a bottle of something sparkly and enjoy the stunning, incredibly well-maintained expanses of flowers, lush greenery and towering trees. The Gardens also regularly have special events, such as summer’s annual Kew the Music festival, or Christmas at Kew, which – with sparkling giant snowflakes, Tunnel of Lights, and Mistletoe Moments – makes the festive season uber-romantic.
- The Whispering Gallery at St Paul’s Cathedral
Take some time to absorb the grandeur and history of St Paul’s Cathedral, designed by Sir Christopher Wren, but it’s 259 steps up in the dome that is hiding the real romance. Strangely though it’s not the sights but the sounds that will set hearts aflutter: the Whispering Gallery runs around the interior of the Dome and gets its name from a quirk in its construction, which means whispers against one wall is audible on the other side. Stand at opposite sides of the room to your partner and whisper sweet nothings to each other. An experience that’s even better when the Gallery is deserted!
- The London Eye
Souring high above the capital, drinking in unparalleled views, perhaps even watching the sun set – the London Eye can really create a memorable and romantic experience. However, there are options to amp the romance factor even further. Lovebirds can book a ‘Cupid’s Capsule’ – a private capsule which comes with a bottle of Pommery Brut Royal Champagne and a box of Hotel Chocolat Pink Champagne Truffles, both served by your own personal host. Inexpensive? Definitely not. Memorably romantic? Absolutely.
- Sofitel London St James for Afternoon Tea
Taking afternoon tea is a quintessentially English tradition and anyone staying at Presidential Serviced Apartments London is spoilt for choice. A plethora of luxury hotels and high-end restaurants offer indulgent afternoon teas, but perhaps the most romantic can arguably found at Sofitel London St James, in the heart of the capital. Inside the Grade II listed building can be found The Rose Lounge, glorying in a romantic subtle pink and cream colour scheme, stunning displays of fresh flowers and the sound of a live harp. Le Tea en Rose is an afternoon tea with a French twist, with plenty of Parisienne pastries, all presented in a unique pink china service designed by Wedgwood.
- Somerset House for Winter Ice Skating
The festive season sees the reopening of some fabulous ice skating rinks in the capital– the Natural History Museum, Canary Wharf, and Hampton Court Palace to name a few. Perhaps the most romantic though is the rink at Somerset House in central London. The House itself provides the stunning backdrop, making your skating experience magically grand and picturesque. The rink also stays open late on select dates, meaning couples can skate in torch-lit surroundings, drinking in the unique atmosphere. If your idea of romantic extends to a party vibe, then you can also book tickets to one of the rink’s DJ nights.
The fully furnished luxury studio and one-bedroom serviced apartments offered by Presidential Serviced Apartments London are perfect for couples wanting to explore London together, and as part of that exploration, it is definitely worth seeing just how romantic the capital can be.