OK, OK… we know Valentine’s Day is over half a year away, but that doesn’t mean we can’t write an article about the most romantic places in the capital. With more and more people opting for ‘staycations’ i.e. holidays in the UK love-bird couples are increasingly asking us where to take their other halves. Well, luckily for you, London is brimming with romantic spots for a smooch at any time of the year. In fact, we think our city beats Paris and Rome when it comes to love-is-in-the-air destinations. And, of course, The Westbridge Hotel is the perfect place to stay during your romantic city break; what’s more, our boutique hotel is within easy reach of many of these dreamy hot-spots…
The Roof Gardens, Kensington
Located on the seventh floor is Kensington’s Babylon restaurant, boasting jaw-dropping views over the capital’s famous skyline from the heart of West London. With award-winning contemporary British fare, live music, world-class cocktails and flamingos (yes, flamingos!), this place is the epitome of sophisticated romance.
If you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and have some downtime, head to Richmond Park with your picnic blanket and make yourselves at home for the day. Walking through this park, you’ll feel as though you’ve escaped to the country.
If you’re a fan of thrilling adventures in the great outdoors, there are plenty of activities for the romantically-inclined at Hyde Park. Why not take the reins and trot through the grounds next to your beau on horseback? Hyde Park Stables offer horse riding all year round, which includes loping through the famous Rotten Row bridle path.
The Comedy Store
If humour is something that drew you to your other half in the first place, how about getting the giggles together once more at the Comedy Store? Nestled in the heart of the West End, some big names on the circuit regularly take to the stage.
The West End
There are so many West End shows that make for the ideal way to spend the evening with your loved one it’s choosing one that’s the hard part. The Lion King remains one of the most popular productions, with its unforgettable score and vibrant cast. Other options, such as Les Miserables and Billy Elliot, are also guaranteed winners. Book early to avoid disappointment.
The London Eye
You can’t beat the panoramic city views from the London Eye, high above the Thames. Indulge in an exclusive ‘Champagne Experience’, where you get an “on-board” waiter, chocolates and the most romantic drink in the world champagne.
If these ideas have given you some inspiration to treat the love of your life, book your hotel today with The Westbridge – we will always do everything we can to ensure your stay is as romantic and memorable as possible.