Valentines Day – The most romantic day in our annual calendar. What better day to propose? In celebration of this popular proposal date, we are looking at 10 of London’s unique proposal spots.
The Shard – A recent addition to London’s skyline, The Shard is a romantic haven. Offering stunning views across the city, The View From The Shard will not fail to impress. Even the toilets offer remarkable views; a unique private capsule for the proposal, with enough tissues for afterwards! Aqua Shard, situated on the 31st floor, is the perfect restaurant for a romantic lunch, decadent dinner, or a casual cocktail.
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The O2 Rooftop Climb – Who knew exercise could be romantic? Climb over the O2, stopping at the viewing platform in the middle. Climbs are usually done in groups, but private groups are available at an additional cost with a discreet guide.
Hyde Park – For something more low key, a park is the perfect place for an intimate proposal. Hyde Park has a stunning lake in the middle, where you can hire a pedalo to ask the all-important question. The grounds are the perfect place for a post-proposal picnic.
Sunborn London – With the River Thames at your feet, Sunborn London creates the perfect ambiance for a celeb style proposal. Moored in Royal Victoria Docks, the mega yacht has fantastic views over Canary Wharf, the O2 Arena and Emirates Cable Cars. The hotel even possesses bedroom suites for the special occasion, sporting a private jacuzzi and double showers.
Tower Bridge – Perfect for those who are working with a budget, Tower Bridge is an affordable, romantic and iconic hotspot. To experience something extra special, visit the Tower Bridge Exhibition, which features a new glass walkway along the bridge. This experience is reasonably priced at £18 for two adults. Surrounded by an array of restaurants and hotels, there is plenty of choice for the “post-proposal” celebration.
Private capsule on the London Eye – Opening in February 2000, the London Eye is perhaps one of the most iconic London landmarks. Whilst many people have experienced a journey on the Eye, how many have experienced their very own private capsule? However a private capsule will set you back £520; for those just wanting a champagne ticket for the special occasion, then the price tag of £30 makes it an affordable option.
The Kyoto Garden in Holland Park – Bringing Japan to England, the garden oozes tranquility, colour and peace. A quiet location to propose, Kyoto Garden also features a cascading waterfall and is home to stunning peacocks to make the day even more picture perfect.
Thames Gondola – Travel across the River Thames from Greenwich Peninsula to the Royal Docks whilst admiring the stunning skyline. Beware that Gondola’s can fit up to ten people, so be prepared to share! However, if you arrive early and avoid rush hour then you could always slip a note to the operator to request a private cabin. Alternatively you can pre-book a private cabin at a higher cost. Tickets are under £10 and are discounted with an oyster card!
Radio Bar – Situated on roof of ME Hotel, this bar is located on the 10th floor and offers panoramic views of London’s skyline. It’s chic and modern decor creates the perfect ambiance for nibbling on tapas and sipping a cocktail. Perfect for a chilled and intimate proposal.
St. Paul’s Cathedral – The perfect place for architecture lovers, St. Pauls is London’s most iconic Cathedral. It’s magical ambiance makes for the perfect proposal.
So, now you’ve got the proposal sorted, the next step is to start planning the wedding (providing your significant other said ‘yes’ of course). What better way to top of the proposal, than to get hitched in London as well.