If you are looking for a couple’s break, London is a great option – especially if you want to keep the romance alive without breaking the bank, because there are always special offers for London hotels which include hotels such as BW Plus Park Grand London Heathrow, some of the best accommodation near Heathrow, and not just for those travelling for work needing meeting rooms near Heathrow Airport. Here are 9 romantic activities for couples that will inspire your next booking.
When we think about romantic date ideas, the sunset or moonlight are obvious cliches that spring to mind. However, a quaint and classy afternoon tea can be just as romantic when enjoyed with the right person, especially when it comes to the spread offered at BW Plus Park Grand London Heathrow. If you and your partner are just looking for some special bonding time, the Traditional Afternoon Tea is perfect: simple but delicate and delicious. If your romantic getaway is to celebrate a special occasion, then make sure you upgrade to the Celebration Afternoon Tea and have a glass of champagne thrown into the mix.
A country stroll
What do the literary romances in the likes of Pride and Prejudice and Wuthering Heights have in common? Countryside strolls, of course. Now, visiting London, you might not think that the countryside is very realistic. However, when staying in accommodation in Heathrow, this is far from the reality. Head to Osterley Park and House, a National Trust property which dates back to the 1570s and take a leisurely walk, hand-in-hand, channeling your inner Jane Austen in the gardens of this picturesque Georgian country estate.
Going to the cinema might not seem all that romantic, but when it is at a cinema like Picturehouse Central on the Corner of Great Windmill Street and Shaftesbury Avenue near Piccadilly Circus, it is an altogether rather splendid affair. Plush seats, stylish decor and a rom-com has never been so accessible!
Picnic in Bushy Park
The reality is that every London park is a prime spot for a romantic picnic, be it Hyde Park, Primrose Hill, Regent’s Park, Kennington Park or Dulwich Park, to name a few. But an often-underrated Royal park in London is Bushy Park, which is surprising given that it is the second-largest of London’s eight Royal Parks. At the heart of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Bushy Park boasts 445 hectares of green space where you can nibble on a spread of strawberries, chocolates, bubbles and whatever other romantic snacks creep into your picnic basket!
Bob Bob Ricard
Dinner at Bob Bob Ricard is not just your ordinary meal. This is not just because of its impressive French fine dining menu, either, or its chique art deco design, though that certainly adds to the appeal. The real romantic dazzler, which is a feature of both the branch in Soho and the one in the City, is the “Press for Champagne” feature. It is a button which, as the name suggests, requires just one press and champagne will find its way to your table. Got an important question to ask? Or something to celebrate? The button will be ready when you are.
Spa day for two
What better way to unwind with your partner than with a soothing massage, relaxing foot rub, detoxifying facial, or just the two of you kicking back and relaxing in a sauna, steam room or hot tub? While a spa day can sometimes seem like quite an individual activity, the reality is that simultaneous treatments are a great way to spend quality time with your significant other. The first port of call should always be to check whether there is a spa option in the special offer London hotels when you are considering your choices, but you can also make the most of the knowledge in your hotel concierge service by asking for advice and if there is not a spa on site, they will usually be able to send you in the right direction and hopefully offer you a discount!
The Ten Bells
Mixing up cocktails and a candle-lit speakeasy environment is a sure-fire way to keep a date night exciting and The Ten Bells strikes the perfect balance. Located in the arty, hip area of Shoreditch, this 3-floor setting pub has been drawing in the public since it was established in 1666. You can rest assured: between the classic martini and the romantic lighting, an evening of love is somewhat of a guarantee.
The East London Wine Walk
Who doesn’t love a little mystery when it comes to a date? Especially for both parties, as it is usually a one-sided surprise sort of experience, right? Combining the sophistication of wine with an arm-in-arm stroll and of course the element of surprise, the East London Wine Walk is a firm favourite for couples in London. And don’t worry, there is no tour guide to cramp your style. Instead, you find the wine venues using a map but you won’t know which wine bars you are being sent to until you arrive on the day. At the first stop, you are served a glass of wine with a seasonal paired plate. The next stop includes a glass of wine and two small plates. To finish, you are presented with another glass of wine and a selection of seasonal plates. The walk starts somewhere in Hackney at 4pm and you will finish at the 6.30pm at the last stop.
It can be hard to choose the perfect plate for your perfect date, so why not just have a number of them? That is just what a tasting menu is for. While a number of the city’s top dining experiences wouldn’t necessarily define themselves as appealing for indecisive diners, it’s an added bonus nonetheless… Some of London’s favorite tasting menus include Dai Chi in Soho, Scully St. James, Restaurant 1980 by Gordon Ramsay, Six by Nico and Angelina in Dalston.