London as a couple

This time of year is a very good time to visit the English capital. The city enjoys a good climate and as always happens in cities with gray and stormy skies much of the year, when the sun shines its citizens emerge and enjoy its warmth.

Excursions, dinners, walks through parks and castles, exhibitions, festivals. London offers a lot all year round and if you go as a couple you can go thinking and selecting some especially romantic activities, of those that leave photos as unforgettable as romantic postcards. There is no order from best to worst on our list so take a look and build your own.

Serpentine Lido

It's in hyde park and local people have enjoyed the ride for at least a century. Many couples come here on Saturdays, put their feet in the water or ride in small boats. And when it's time for tea they go to the Lide Café Bar.

It is a pond which opens only on weekends from May and seven days a week from June 1 to September 12. The cafeteria has tables by the pond so you can either drink coffee, tea or a glass of red wine. Nearby there is the Swimming Club which is the oldest in England and where people swim every day between 6 am and 9:30 am. Even in winter. And yes, the water is clean because it is tested every week.

The Serpentine Lido open from 10 am to 6 pm although they let you enter until 5:30 pm. It has a price of 4 pounds per adult although after 4pm the fare drops to 4 pounds. The rental of a sun lounger costs £ 10 all day. You arrive on the tube getting off at South Kensington station.

Little Venice

For a romantic walk and some lunch in the sun, the walk must be this quiet neighborhood surrounded by canals in which picturesque barges move. Along the main canal there are cafes and bars and many houses in Regency architectural style. There are two large canals, the Grand Union and the Regent's and the Paddington's Basin that converge in a large and beautiful pond, the heart of the entire area, the Browing Pond.

Living here is expensive and it's so cool but it is a great tourist walk and for a couple in love, great. The walk can even go further, leaving Little Venice on foot to reach Regent's Park in a nice half-hour walk.

You can also take a boat, Waterbus, that goes down the canal to the zoo and to Camdem. You can get there by subway by getting off at Warwick Avenue station on the Bakerloo Line.

Columbia Road

If you are not going to stay in a hotel and if you are staying in a tourist rental apartment, you will have a house at your entire disposal. Shopping for groceries is an obligation and you can also take advantage and buy flowers for your partner. A good place to buy bouquets is the Columbia Road Flower Market. Only Opens on sundays and it is in East London but it is perfect to walk among flowers.

As well there are antique shops, art galleries and some clothing stores around here so the walk is more complete. On Ezra Street, for example, you can sit in a cute cafe called Lily Vanilly and taste her cakes with coffee or tea. Exquisite!

St. Pancras Station

You may be wondering what is romantic about a subway station but there is always something. Here hides a nine meter high sculpture representing a couple hugging with great tenderness. Surely you will pass through this station sometime so when you do it with your boy or girl then stop and Take the picture.

And since you are at that station you can finish the tour in the Searcys St. Pancras Champagne Bar. The bar is 98 meters long, yes, you read that correctly, and they are served at least 17 varieties of this spirit drink.

Horseback Riding in Hyde Park

It doesn't matter if you are a great rider or not, you can always rent a horse and build one romantic horseback ride through one of London's most popular parks. This service is offered here all year round, for solo riders adults or children and also for groups.

The service opens its doors at 7:30 am and closes at 5 pm, every day of the week. No previous experience required because the horses are very calm. If you like the idea, you can check the weather before and after making the reservation and payment online or by phone. If you do it a long time in advance, you can always make modifications by notifying a week before. The money is not returned, otherwise.

It is not a cheap ride because riding lessons cost per adult 103 pounds per hour. If you want something more exclusive, then you have to pay 130 pounds. The rate includes boots, a hat and a waterproof coat. Keep in mind that on weekends there are a lot of people so you must book more than a week in advance.

Greenwich park

It is one of the royal parks and when you go up to the top of the hill you have a wonderful view of London. In spring the park is full of flowers, has herbs, wild flowers, orchids, and if you are also interested in maritime history it contains the Old Royal Naval College and the National Maritime Museum.

Nor do I tell you when its little trees with purple flowers are in bloom and the petals fall on the paths and on the benches. It is a beauty!

St. Paul Cathedral

A church is always romantic if your intention is to have a "sacred" relationship. And this particular church is very beautiful so you can climb with your heart half to the top of the dome, 259 steps through, and contemplating London make your hand order ...

The cathedral is easy to reach as it has its own metro station. It opens from Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and entrance to the dome costs 18 pounds.

Romantic dinners, toasts and teas

If you like to go out to bars with your boy / girl you can take a walk around him Connaught Hotel. Its bar is a mysterious and secluded corner that you are going to love. If you are one of those who choose eat with panoramic views then Searcy's Restaurant at the Gherkin is the best, with its glass dome that strips the sky and the city bare.

Do you like the idea of ​​a pint in a typical british pub? Well the offer is numerous but in Clerkenwell there is the Fox & Anchor pub, with its simple and succulent menu, 100% British. Finally, a 5 o'clock tea You can taste it in practically any corner of London (within the most classic hotels or even the best at Harrod's).

Do you wonder where is the photograph that begins the post from? Where is that beautiful English hill hidden? It is the Richmond Hill, in the north of the Thames meander, around the Richmond Palace and the park of the same name. This wonderful view is from the Terrace Walk, designed in the XNUMXth century.

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