Steeped in history, brimming with world-famous sights and packed full of restaurants, theatres and galleries, London makes a fantastic destination for a romantic weekend away.
So if you’ve booked a few nights in the capital for you and that special someone on http://www.co-operativetravel.co.uk/city-breaks and are looking for ideas of things to do, here are some suggestions that are guaranteed to help you whisk your other half off their feet and leave them feeling well and truly spoilt.
Stroll on Hampstead Heath
With great views over the whole of London and acres of woodland, fields and parkland to get lost in, Hampstead Heath is the perfect location for a romantic stroll on a warm summer’s day or crisp autumn afternoon.
While you’re in the area, you can also explore picturesque Highgate Village, the infamous Highgate Cemetery and the affluent Hampstead Village.
Trip on the London Eye
Rising up 135 metres over central London, the London Eye gives passengers one of the very best views the capital has to offer.
To add even more romance to the experience, visit the attraction in the evening and watch the sun set over the city’s iconic skyline.
Night out in the West End
With its theatres, pubs, clubs and restaurants, the West End is undeniably one of the country’s main entertainment hubs and no trip to London would be complete without taking in a show.
If you really want to wine and dine your better half, treat them to a fancy meal before you head to the theatre.
From Portobello to Brick Lane and Camden to Borough, weekends in London are all about the markets.
For those who believe that the route to their beloved’s heart is through their stomach, Borough Market near London Bridge and Broadway Market in Hackney are must dos.
Fashionistas should head to Portobello, Brick Lane or Camden for a great selection of styles.
Row your boat on the Serpentine
If you like the idea of relaxing on the water while your beloved does all the hard work, head to the Serpentine in Hyde Park and rent yourselves a boat for the afternoon.
The picturesque setting makes the Serpentine the perfect spot to enjoy a sunny day, and if you get especially hot under the collar you can always cool off in the neighbouring Lido.