Today my themed itinerary series continues with a guide to romantic things to do in London. If you want to get in the mood for love, this will help you on your way.
Romantic Things to Do in London
This London itinerary will take you to some of the most romantic places in London. From dinners by candlelight to romantic strolls, it will show you the city’s most famous places for love.
The itinerary covers 2 days, but you can mix and match to tailor it to the length of time you’ll spend in London. If you’re planning to go to any of the restaurants, cafes, or bars listed in the itinerary, remember to check opening hours beforehand.
Romantic Things to Do in London Itinerary: Day 1 – Morning
Begin the first day of your itinerary for romantic things to do in London on Piccadilly. Breakfast at The Wolsely is a great way to start a romantic day. With its high ceilings and Art Deco interior, this grand cafe exudes the glamor of a bygone era. Its cappuccinos come with hearts on top, too.
When you’re done with breakfast, walk over to Regent Street. This curving beauty is just the place to shop or pick out gifts for one another.
There’s no shortage of stores to choose from, but Liberty is one of the most romantic shops along the way. Its half-timbered exterior and outdoor flower shop give way to a historic interior with beauty around every corner.
Romantic Things to Do in London Itinerary: Day 1 – Afternoon
When you’ve finished on Regent Street, walk over to Mayfair and go to some of the luxury goods shops and art galleries on and around Bond Street.
This is one of the most high-end places to shop in London, and it’s the perfect place to pick up a special gift or memento of your time in London.
When you’re ready for lunch, there’s no shortage of options in Mayfair. I like wandering down mews and alleys like Lancashire Court and Avery Row to find somewhere fun. If you’re in the mood to splurge, Sketch has a range of romantic rooms to choose from.
Romantic Things to Do in London Itinerary: Day 1 – Evening
After exploring Mayfair for the afternoon, head to Mr Fogg’s Residence for a pre-dinner cocktail. This travel-themed bar will whisk you back to a golden age of exploration, and its vintage atmosphere and intimate ambiance will start your evening on a romantic note.
For dinner, head to nearby Soho to eat at Andrew Edmunds. This 18th-century townhouse is an establishment, and having dinner here by candlelight is one of the most romantic things to do in London.
Romantic Things to Do in London Itinerary: Day 2 – Morning
Start the second day of your London itinerary in South Kensington. The cafe at the V&A has one of the most beautiful and opulent interiors in London. It will sweep you off your feet if you lover hasn’t already done so.
After coffee or breakfast at the V&A, spend your morning on a romantic walk through the mews around the area.
You can use my self-guided walks in South Kensington and Kensington for inspiration, or just let the mood guide you around the city’s streets. These are some of the prettiest London neighborhoods, so it won’t be hard to fall in love here.
Romantic Things to Do in London Itinerary: Day 2 – Afternoon
After walking around for the morning, continue your day with a trip up to Notting Hill. This area was made famous throughout the world by the movie of the same name, and given it was a love story, it’s hard not to get in a romantic mood here.
Spend your afternoon meandering through Notting Hill. You can visit the bookshop where the characters from the film fell in love, or just take in the colorful houses and elegant crescents. You can use my self-guided walk in Notting Hill if you want some direction.
Romantic Things to Do in London Itinerary: Day 2 – Evening
When evening sets in, head over to Belgravia for dinner at La Poule au Pot (you can stop by flower-adorned Elizabeth Street on your way if it’s not too girly).
This restaurant has a rustic interior with baskets of dried flowers hanging from the ceilings and candles adorning the tables. Having dinner here is definitely one of the most romantic things to do in London.
After dinner, make your way to The Shard for a glass of champagne with a view. The tallest building in London is the perfect spot to toast to a great romantic getaway in London and fall in love with both the city and the one you’re with.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this itinerary for romantic things to do in London. There are a lot more places to fall in love in the UK capital, so if you want to discover them, head over to my blog posts about the most romantic places in London and date ideas for London.
There are also more themed London itineraries to come, so stay tuned for the next one in a week’s time. You can find all my itineraries here if you want more.
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