The UK capital offers an abundance of romantic spots ideal for a proposal – thanks to its wonderful architecture, lovely green spaces and extensive history. Whether you plan to get creative or want to impress your future fiancé with simplicity, we think these are some of the very best and most romantic of places to pop the question in London…
One of the most beautiful places in London, Primrose Hill provides great views of the city skyline. Positioned approximately 78 metres above the UK capital, this North London hotspot is particularly popular during the summer months, where it becomes a hive of activity.
Picnics, early-morning walks and proposals – all of these can be enjoyed at Primrose Hill and there are also plenty of cafes nearby to grab a cup of coffee as well as the delightful surroundings of London Zoo nearby. The area which surrounds Primrose Hill is renowned for its glamour and sophistication, with a number of celebrities living locally. If you want to propose in nature yet still in the heart of London, then this is a great option while staying at the Montcalm luxury hotel London.
While there’re many beautiful destinations in London, few can come close to Kew Gardens. Situated in West London, here you’ll find vast, sprawling ornamental gardens and a wide range of exotic plants and animals. There are always new exhibitions and attractions to enjoy, uncovering more about the natural world and showcasing the flora and fauna which we all live alongside around the globe.
The sheer depth and variety on offer here is quite staggering, and from Kew Gardens you can propose in a selection of different climates and scenic locations - before celebrating with a drink and a bite to eat at one of the on-site cafes. A trip here is sure to be particularly romantic all year round, and we suggest you treat your loved one to a journey through the Treetop Walkway during the summer months if you want to maker your proposal even more unique and unexpected!
The London Eye
Originally intended as a temporary attraction to help celebrate the turn of the new millennium, The London Eye is one of the city’s most beloved locations. Popular with both visitors and locals alike, it’s a great place to see more of London’s skyline. This giant Ferris wheel offers you the chance to either share a pod with other people or even rent one privately – the ideal way to propose in style during your stay at 5 star hotels in London.
Capsules can be personalised even further to include added touches like a glass of champagne, flowers and chocolates.
One of London’s most famous buildings, The Shard is also famous for its architectural beauty – and its height! The View from The Shard has fast become one of the UK capital’s most beloved tourist attractions. This specially created viewing platform allows you to take in panoramic views of the city from above, all within a striking glass building.
For memorable proposals (and those who aren’t scared of heights) this is another fantastic option to consider.
Kensington Palace Gardens
Home to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Kensington Palace is one of London’s foremost palaces. The gardens which surround it are also steeped in history, and make a stunning space for a proposal.
Filled with fountains, beautiful flora and fauna and decorative accents, this is the ideal place to propose to your partner. You could even complete the occasion with a tour of the palace itself.
Victoria & Albert Museum
The Victoria & Albert Museum is amongst London’s foremost heritage spaces, dedicated entirely to the world of design. Here you’ll find everything from paintings to costumes and sculptures, all under one roof.
Historically, the museum is also named after one of British history’s most famous couples – Queen Victoria and her husband, Prince Albert. If you think your own love story is suited to these opulent surroundings, then take a trip while making the most of the latest London hotel packages.
SEA LIFE London Aquarium
The SEA LIFE London Aquarium is a particularly proposal-friendly venue in the city, where the staff will be more than happy to help you create your dream proposal. Whatever you have planned, be sure to talk to the team, as you may even have the opportunity to gain special priority access to the space specifically to propose.
St Paul’s Cathedral
Without doubt one of the most beautiful places in London, St Paul’s Cathedral also makes for a particularly magnificent proposal venue. A historic space with a history which dates back centuries, where you propose within the complex depends largely on how far you’re willing to travel. We recommend the Whispering Gallery, which is over 200 steps above the ground floor. From here you’ll be able to enjoy stunning local views and find yourselves in an undoubtedly romantic part of the city. Complete your celebrations with a meal at one of the finest Finsbury Square restaurants for the perfect proposal!
The Royal Observatory Greenwich
The Royal Observatory is a history-laden planetarium which also doubles as a quirky (yet wonderful) place to pop the question. We recommend combining your proposal with a spot of stargazing, or showing off your knowledge about outer space during your trip.
It’s hard not to get caught up in this incredible location, and as London’s only planetarium, it’s also a unique tourist attraction to try while you’re in the city.
Situated in Holland Park, this beautiful garden is one of London’s lesser known spaces, but nonetheless exceptionally beautiful. The area is modelled after an ornamental Japanese garden, and seems almost custom designed for romantic proposals.
With its waterfalls and abundance of local wildlife, you can come here any time of day and be sure of a tranquil place perfect for declaring your undying love.