London isn’t just for lone wolves, happy families, or packs of tourists. It’s also a place for lovers.
Finding romantic spots in the big city isn’t difficult, if you know where to look.
Firstly, of course, there is the case of your hotel – however long you are staying, make it something sumptuous, rather than anything boring and economical.
If you’re planning a day away, then booking a day room in London on DayBreakHotels.com is an excellent idea.
This will let you enjoy an afternoon siesta and get dressed for a romantic evening meal after a day out and about. It’s also possible to make an addition of dinner at your hotel, with some truly delicious dining experiences available.
Dinner, then, is all important, after lodgings, and London has a stunning variety to choose from, with all the cuisines of the world on offer.
If you’d like to dine out of your hotel and fancy oriental, Park Chinois is a Chinese restaurant which is opulently decorated in the style of 1930s Shanghai, and which serves exquisite dim sum and rice dishes.
If you’d like to eat French, then Clos Maggiore is the place to book. Sometimes billed as the most romantic restaurant in London, it boasts a bewitching canopy of fairy lights and white blossoms which hang over the diners and add greatly to the romantic, fairytale-style atmosphere.
La Bodega Negra in Soho is all-out glitz and glamour. Some say it’s like eating in a nightclub, so prepare do be dazzled! The homely Spanish food creates a bit of a contrast, but is delicious enough and won’t disappoint.
If something more subdued would suit you, then Minnow may be the better choice. Situated at the edge of Clapham Common, the food is unusual – the menu features octopus and pigeon! – but the cosy table down in the wine cellar features a stain glass window and is stunningly, breathtakingly beautiful.
Finally, nothing says romance more than a dizzying view out over the city. For this, head to Galvin At Windows, situated on the 28th Floor of the Park Lane Hilton. Enjoy a delicious dinner (Michelin-starred, of course) whilst wondering at the stars and cityscape outside – as well as your beloved’s eyes too, of course.
Wherever you go, be sure to book ahead, as these restaurants do get terribly busy.
Bon appetit! And, viva l’amour.
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