Though many people would say Paris is the most romantic city in the world, London definitely gives the French capital a run for its money. For starters, London’s sheer scale means that there’s bound to be somewhere that suits your whirlwind romance. With 32 boroughs and a 1500 square kilometre area, London’s distinct districts make it a characterful and diverse holiday destination, especially for loved up guests of the Bayswater Inn London.
As spring sets in and the weather warms up, this blog will explore some great date ideas for you and your partner whilst staying in the English capital. From things to do in Hyde Park to the far flung reaches of London, there’s no limit to love in London.
Swingers Crazy Golf
There are many great crazy golf circuits in London, but Swingers takes the biscuit thanks to its melding of creative courses, street food vendors and snazzy cocktail bars. All of this amounts to one of the funnest ways to spend an evening, if you don’t mind getting a little competitive with each other! Swingers London has a site near Aldgate on Leadenhall Street and one near Oxford Circus, easy to reach from hotels near Oxford Street London, on John Prince’s Street.
Drink In The View At Sky Garden
Another city of London gem and this time completely free to visit, the SKy Garden is situated on the top four floors of the Walkie Talkie Building, otherwise known as 20 Fenchurch Street. Whilst the majority of the uniquely curved skyscraper is reserved for office space, the top floors have been opened to the public as an indoor garden and rockery, bar and restaurant plaza and a jaw dropping observation deck with amazing views over the City of London. To add to the allure, it’s completely free to visit as long as you book in advance. Check out the Sky Garden website to find out about the live music and DJ sets that have been programmed for the space.
Visit The Greenwich Observatory Planetarium
From Meet The Neighbours to Starstruck, the programme of films and presentations at the Royal Greenwich Observatory’s planetarium is bound to make sparks fly. Whilst London’s bright lights might outshine the actual stars in the sky, the Greenwich Observatory’s shows more than make up for it. Whilst you’re there, don’t miss the brilliant view over the River Thames and Canary Wharf business district from atop the Greenwich Observatory’s hill.
Take A Stroll Around Hyde Park And Kensington Gardens
London’s “green lung” is a bustling haven of beautiful gardens, sculptures and boating lakes, all of which promise to be a memorable date day. The historic Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens contrast in their designs and put together, are bigger than the entire Principality of Monaco! Make sure not to miss the Serpentine Art Gallery, bordering the two parks and free of charge to visit.
Lates At Tate
Taking place on every last Friday of the month, the Tate Modern and the Tate Britain offer evening programmes of talks, workshops and music that run alongside late-opening exhibition spaces. The Late at Tate programme is a great way for first time visitors in London to get to grips with the city’s thriving art scene.