Couple’s Guide to Valentine’s Day in London

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London is one of the world’s most popular cities for a romantic break. This city regularly welcomes couples from across the UK and around the world, offering an array of great activities and stunning locations which are all ideal for encouraging romance.

Whether you want to see more of London, join a great party or simply find the best location for a romantic meal – this guide should point you in the right direction. Here are some of the best places for couples to go on Valentine’s Day this year.

Dance the night away at The Paris Grill

How does a 1920s-themed party sound? That’s what’s on offer this Valentine’s Day at The Paris Grill, which will be presenting an evening of jazz and dancing in stunning art deco surroundings. For active, dance-loving couples who want to soak up a romantic, fun-filled atmosphere this is a fantastic way to spend your evening.

There’ll be food on offer at the venue, so enjoy a light lunch earlier in the day or an indulgent ice cream afternoon tea at your hotel.

Enjoy a London tour

If you’re both in London and eager to discover more about the city, then a tour of some of London’s top destinations can make for a surprisingly romantic experience. There are a wide variety of tours to choose from, each catering to your unique tastes.

Perhaps you’re a history buff, or a fan of street art? Maybe you’re a true foodie or want to know more about London’s architecture? For all of these interests and more, you’ll find a local tour – run by experienced guides who will be happy to talk and walk you through these locations. You can finish your day exploring with a Park Grand Hotel‘s Afternoon Tea, as the ideal luxurious way to celebrate!

Go for a spin on the London Eye

The London Eye might not feel like the most romantic London location, but looks can be deceiving. This ever-popular tourist attraction has been a mainstay of the city skyline for almost two decades now, and continues to attract huge crowds.

A spin takes around half an hour to complete, giving you fantastic views of the city from above. In addition, you can upgrade the experience by renting your own viewing pod, or adding a couple of glasses of champagne to your trip.

Visit a Royal palace

London is home to a few of the UK’s most stunning royal palaces, but we recommend you visit Kensington Palace on Valentine’s Day. It was once the home of Queen Victoria, well known for her own love story – and it is currently home to a few royal couples including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

The surrounding greenery, Kensington Palace Gardens, is just as beautiful – offering manicured gardens which would make a stunning walking space after enjoying a Park Grand Hyde Park Afternoon Tea.

Check out a West End show

London’s West End is the hub of the city’s theatrical scene, and has gained a worldwide reputation for excellence. Whether you’re fans of comedy, drama, musicals or more – you’ll always find a show which will keep you entertained.

We recommend checking out the show you’re going to see before Valentine’s Day as tickets regularly sell out fast. If you’re feeling spontaneous, the pair of you can simply go on a stroll to the West End during your visit, and enquire at the in-house box office when you see a show you like the look of.

Take a trip to Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens is one of the city’s most beautiful spots, offers acres of stunning gardens for you to explore. It’s an inherently romantic area, and February sees a range of events taking place here for you to both enjoy as a couple.

There’s also a range of cafes where you can stop and grab a bite to eat, and Kew Gardens is another of London’s best venues for grabbing a few photos of your trip.

Share an Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea is an inherently indulgent activity, and has become increasingly popular in London over the last few years. This experience allows you to sample a range of teas, cakes and sandwiches in great locations around the city.

As well as being luxurious, it’s also romantic – with offers and teas frequently focused on couples. Together with this new boom in afternoon teas, a variety of venues have started adding their own spin on the classic tradition.

At the Park Grand London Kensington Afternoon Tea you can enjoy both traditional and more unconventional styles of afternoon tea, ensuring there’s something for every couple to try.

See The View from The Shard

One of the best ways to see London from above, The Shard is amongst London’s most popular (and tallest) buildings, and The View from The Shard experience lets you enjoy a range of dining and drinking experiences as well.

After ascending to the highest levels of the skyscraper, you’ll be treated to panoramic cityscape views – we recommend bringing a camera and visiting at sunset, for the ideal romantic experience during your London trip.

Watch a show at The Covent Garden Comedy Club

Nothing brings people together like a few laughs, and this special Valentine’s Day event has been designed with comedy in mind. With live stand up performers and plenty of food and drink, it’s the ideal jovial date night for visitors to London.

Head for a Royal Park

London’s Royal Parks are some of the most beautiful places in London, giving you fresh air, great scenery and even a range of fun activities to take part in – depending on the park you visit. Each has its own distinctive character, and they range from relatively petite spaces perfect for a picnic or watching the world go by, the sprawling areas with diverse landscapes, lakes and flora and fauna.