February 14 is Valentine’s Day, a day when Londoners remember the patron saint of love. There is a sense of romance in the air and where better to celebrate than in London. This is the city that has some of the most romantic places in the world.
John Keats wrote some incredibly romantic, and passionate poetry that is renowned throughout the world. ‘A thing of beauty is a joy forever’ he wrote, as well as the legendary Ode to a Nightingale. His inspiration was his beloved Fanny Brawe and their relationship was based at his home in London, Keats House. This house has been described as the most romantic house in London and will be the scene for a Valentine’s Day reading of his love poetry, followed by live jazz and a pop up bar.
Opera singers serenade you while you enjoy a romantic meal at Sarastro. This is one of the most opulent, flamboyant and unforgettable dining experiences anywhere in the city for tourists staying in Holiday Apartments London. There are small private ‘opera booth’ tables overlooking the main restaurant which are perfect for a romantic evening. Located in Drury Lane, the heart of London’s theatreland, this is a restaurant with a difference. In fact, it resembles an extremely decorative stage set with drapes, crushed velvet tablecloths, glimmering fabrics and paintings (some of which are quite erotic!).
Another restaurant worth exploring for a romantic meal is Clos Maggiore in Covent Garden. For anyone staying in Serviced Apartments Central London the restaurant is definitely the right destination. With masses of greenery, flowering arches and dim lighting, it has been described as the most romantic restaurant in London. The glass roof allows diners to see the stars twinkling high in the sky, and is complemented by pretty candles and a crackling fire in the winter.
Guaranteed to encourage cuddling up together, the Icebar in London’s West End is made out of clear ice brought over from Sweden. Temperatures are maintained constantly at -5 degrees all year round and it is not just the bar that is made of ice. Everything is – including walls, tables, chairs and glasses. It might be cold, but when you are with a loved one, it is certainly memorable place to visit.
For those who prefer to party, there are several places to consider. The Lost Hearts Valentine’s Ball at the Elephant and Castle requires masks to be worn thoughout. Enjoy ariel artistes, hot tub cinema screenings and a food fight along with music and dance while booking a stay at beautiful Presidential Apartments Kensington. Alternatively try the Last Tuesday Society for Dandies and Daemons which is holding a Valentines Ball at Clapham Grand, where roving artistes perform along with circus activities, swing dancing and carnival music.