When romance is in the air and you’re looking for a loved up weekend away from normal life, then a city break to London is a must. But what should you do once you’re there? Read on for our top 15 recommendations for couples on a London city break.

1. London Eye Champagne Experience

A trip to London isn’t complete without a trip on the London Eye. Couples can take it up a notch with the champagne ‘flight’ or by exclusively hiring Cupid’s Capsule.


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2. Riding in Hyde Park

An oasis in the middle of the city, there’s something romantic about going for a ride in Hyde Park. Various places offer riding in this lush park and include Ross Nyes Stables and Hyde Park Stables.


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3. River cruise at night

Once the sun sets, the Thames becomes a mystical romantic spot. Enjoy it in style by booking a fine dining river cruise.

4. Madame Tussauds

Check out the famous in-love celebrities at Madame Tussauds and snap some pictures of you both with them.

5. Late night at a museum

Wait till the hoards have left the museums and return after dark to one of the many museum ‘Lates’ experiences. Try the Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Tate Modern or National Portrait Gallery depending on what floats your boat.

6. Luxury accommodation

For a couple’s city break in London finding divine luxurious accommodation is a must. Take your pick of where to stay for a luxury stay in London and enjoy the privacy that only a serviced apartment can bring. Check out our guide on which areas of London to stay in.

7. Take in a show

It’s the grown-up version of a date at the movies. Book yourselves to see one of London’s most romantic shows, such as the Phantom of the Opera. Try See Tickets or London Theatre Direct for what’s on during your stay. Or maybe step back in time at Shakespeare’s Globe.


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8. Boating on the Serpentine

Hire a pedalo or a rowing boat and take to the expansive waters of the Serpentine. Pack a picnic for a truly romantic adventure.

9. Little Venice in North London

Little known but a complete haven of tranquillity, as well as an ideal place to watch the world go by, is Little Venice in North West London.

10. Hit the spa

Unwind and relax together with a spot of pampering. London is awash with luxury spas. A few suggestions include ESPA Life at Corinthia, Akasha Spa and Chuan Body and Soul.


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11. Helicopter ride

Spoil yourselves with a unique London experience by taking to the skies in a London helicopter tour for two.

12. Fine dining

It wouldn’t be a romantic weekend away without some fine dining thrown in. London has a clutch of 3-star Michelin restaurants or perhaps try the Cinnamon Club or Dans le Noir for memorable dining experiences.


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13. Cocktails with a view

There is no shortage of places in London to head to a rooftop bar and take in the view. For couples, we really rate the luxury and experience of Aqua Shard.

14. Up at the O2

If you’re the kind of couple who like to be active then grab your head for heights and head over to Up and the O2. Here you get to climb the iconic dome. You can even book celebration climbs if you’re planning to pop the question here.

15. Walk along the South Bank

Slip your hands inside each other’s and take a leisurely stroll along the South Bank. Home to many of London’s most famous views, this is a wonderful place for an amble. So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to get the date in the diary and book your couples city break to London now.