London is a city where centuries-old architecture beautifully coexists with contemporary buildings, and traditions go hand in hand with trends. No wonder it's a dream destination for tourists and couples from all over the world. Quaint cafes, stunning art galleries, and attractions like no other — there's so much to experience in Britain's capital. Plus, London is home to some of the most exciting dating spots! Lovey-dovey couples, we've already got a few inspiring ideas for you. Scroll down below to check them out.
Explore the iconic Notting Hill
Can you name a more romantic destination than Notting Hill? For decades, this neighborhood has been attracting couples from different parts of the world — all thanks to a 1999 romantic comedy film starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant. Stroll around Portobello Road, known for its eclectic street market, check out Golborne Road's independent boutiques, take selfies in front of iconic colorful houses, or share a kiss in one of the nearby gardens (just like Grant and Roberts’ characters did). But don’t make their mistakes, though. Instead of sneaking into private gardens, find more accessible spaces.
Experience Sketch London
Located in Mayfair, Sketch is a hub of four separate restaurants, each featuring a breathtaking interior and delicious menu. Visit an Instagram-famous The Gallery — a dining room where the two of you can enjoy both the food and the incredible artwork by British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare. If you are after a Michelin-approved meal, then head to the Lecture Room. Looking for something more casual? The Parlour is the best option. It is an all-day venue that offers flavorsome breakfasts and lunches, incredible cocktails, and features live music. Last but not least, The Glade. The room, redesigned in 2017, now looks like a spectacular mystical forest. Ready to see everything with your own eyes?
Take part in the candle making workshop
Shared activities bond people even closer. Well, how about testing this theory in practice? Fragrance and lifestyle brand Earl of East curates amazing candle making workshops in their London studios. Sounds like a perfect plan! Here, at Earl of East, you two will be able to craft your very own personalized soy wax-scented candles and take them home as a sweet memory. The experienced instructor will share hints and tips on the creation of the perfect fragrance and will guide you step-by-step through the whole process of candle making. So, what are you waiting for?
Travel back in time at Eltham Palace
A favored medieval palace and a Tudor royal residence, Eltham was eventually transformed into an Art Deco mansion by eccentric millionaires Stephen and Virginia Courtauld. Today, the palace is open to everyone who wants to get a taste of Courtaulds’ extravagant lifestyle. Begin by checking out the marvelous Art Deco dining room, then admire the great medieval hall, try on a range of period costumes, and explore the crown jewel of the Eltham — its 19-acre award-winning garden. Need to fuel yourself with some food? Dine alfresco at Eltham’s glasshouse cafe. Eltham is the perfect choice for history-loving romantics.
Discover the Outernet District
London is not only about historical buildings, but modern technologies too. Right in the heart of the city, you can find an immersive entertainment district called the Outernet. Though launched just recently, it quickly gained attention. The district boasts several state-of-the-art venues, including The Now Building and Now Trending. These are two exhibit spaces featuring giant Ultra HD screens that broadcast digital artwork. Currently, the Now Trending hosts the Room to Breathe — a free mindfulness experience that combines music, soothing visuals, and rhythmic breathing exercises to evoke a more relaxed state of mind and body. You can also enjoy Dotcom Séance, a major public project by artist Simon Denny displayed at The Now Building. Keep an eye on the schedule!