Whether you live in London, or are going to visit and you would like to make the most of this city with a dash of romance, you have a lot of choice. A lot of places are also low cost or totally free!

Here are our top recommendations if you are looking for the perfect date location or fun day/night out.


1. London Eye

London Eye view

The London Eye is one of the main tourist attractions in London, and if it is your first time visiting the city it is something you must tick off your bucket list.

The London Eye offers amazing views over the city, and can be enjoyed both in the day and at night. You can also hire the Cupid’s Capsule where two people can get their own space with tasty truffles and champagne for around half an hour.


2. Thames River Walk

Couple infront of Tower Bridge

The Thames River is an iconic part of the English capital and there are many iconic landmarks and places to see. The South Bank is a magnificent area to have a walk along the water and take in the many museums, restaurants and boats.

For culture you could go see Tate Modern, or for a totally unique date you could book tickets to see a live performance at the iconic Shakespeare Globe Theatre.


3. Primrose Hill

Primrose Hil

Primrose Hill is also a very exclusing part of London home to many celebrities.

This is a popular place to visit for couples due to the skyline views of London where you can see London's famous landmarks and architecture like St Paul’s Cathedral.

If you fancy a bigger walk you could also wander through Regent’s Park and Camden. This is one of the best budget things to do in London.


4. Soho

St Martins Theatre London

There are so many amazing restaurants in London, from budget to expensive world class Michelin Stared restaurants and one of the best locations to go is Soho.

Soho is located in central London and has so many cafes, restaurants, bars, clubs and theatres. Be sure to visit Covent Garden too, the markets and pubs around here are popuar.

Here you can also enjoy so much live entertainment, from live comedy to theatre.


5. Museums & Galeries

London Tate Modern Couple

One of the best parts of being in London is the amount of museums and art galleriers, many of which are totally free. There is something for all interests.

There a number of museums which also have regular late openings. A great place to consider is The National Portrait Gallery that’s open late on both a Thursday and Friday with live music, films and workshops.


6. The Shard

London night Shard view

If you want lunch or dinner with a view and want to treat your extra special other half consider booking a table at one of the restaurants in the Shard

The Shard is located in London Bridge and is one of the best places to see the London skyine. This is also London's tallest building at a huge 309.6 metres (1,016 ft) high.

The Shard has seven restaurants and bars in total: Bar 31, Aqua Shard, Oblix, Hutong, TĪNG, GŎNG, and Sky Lounge, all of which boast floor to ceiling windows, plus 40 mile panoramic views over London.


7. Hampstead Heath

Hampstead Heath, London

Hampstead Heath is a beautiful green space located in north London.

If you are looking to take a leisurely walk, picnic or just want to see the London skyline, Hampstead Heath is one of the best locations for a sunny day in London.

There is a Hill Garden with the park’s famous Hampstead Pergola that is a lovely place to settle down with a picnic and enjoy each other’s company.


8. Live Music in Camden

Live band music Camden

If you fancy a more lively date night then Camden should be your destination. Here you can visit so many bars and clubs with live music on every night of the week.


9. Boating in Hyde Park

Hyde Park lake boats

Another place to consider is the Serpentine Lake in the beautiful Hyde Park.

You can hire a pedalo to take a slow ride around the lake and admire the stunning natural surroundings in one of the prettiest green spaces in London.

This isn't cheap, but it is special.


10. Thames River Cruise

London Thames River Cruise

If you fancy a unique experience you can book a Thames river cruise and enjoy lunch or dinner whilst seeing a range of attractions out of the window.

This is one a really unique experience and a great way to see some of the most famous London monuments. Cruise prices vary and can be booked in-advanced or on the day.

If you are on a budget you could instead catch the Thames Clipper Boat Taxi service, which is one of the most fun ways to get around London. You won't get lunch or dinner, but you'll still get the same amazing view.

Thames Clippers stops at 24 piers along the Thames between Barking Riverside Pier in the East and Putney Pier in the West. Services run from early in the morning until late at night 7 days a week.


Plan a Romantic Trip to London

There really are so many romantic places to visit London, from world famous tourism attractions to lesser-known hidden gems waiting to be explored. Hopefully our list has given you some ideas and inspiration for where to go. 

If you fancy escaping the city there are also so many amazing day trips from London, from scenic countryside to beautiful beaches, all nearby.

If you have any recommendations for romantic things to do in London let us know.