For many reasons London can offer a romantic getaway for you and your loved one. Everything from exploring historic venues to dining on a waterfront balcony and spending the day strolling through a park to enjoying a theatre performance in the evening can only add to the romantic value of London.
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Accommodations

When planning a romantic getaway in London, you have to complement your vacation with lush, romantic accommodations. Everything from location to amenities and design to room service menus are what make many of the following hotels top of the list when searching for romantic accommodations. Popular romantic hotels in London include:

Dining

There are many romantic dining options available throughout London, including the candlelit atmosphere of the Clos Maggiore and the aphrodisiac oysters of J Sheekey. You can also dine with an amazing view of the city from the 31st floor of The Shard at the Aqua Shard. Or be more adventurous and dine in the dark at Dans le Noir. Your romantic dining options are endless, including fine dining establishments and small boutique cafes scattered throughout the city, such as The Love Shake and The Cinnamon Club.

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Photo Credit: Matthew Eisman/Getty Images


Theatre

No romantic getaway to London will be complete without taking in a performance at one of the local theatres. Top places to see a play or other live performance include the Noel Coward Theatre, the Royal Opera House, the Lyceum Theatre and the Phoenix Theatre. Past and current performances at these theatres have included The Lion King, The Phantom of the Opera, the Book of Mormon, Les Miserables, Wicked and Mamma Mia!

During the summer you can catch a performance at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, which has hosted performances such as “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” and “Lord of the Flies.”

Activities

What different couples find to be romantic depends greatly upon their personal interests. There are many different activities perfect for just about any type of couple, including those who like to keep moving to those who want to sit back and relax. Some adventures couples can enjoy together while in London may include:

London is home to many things couples can enjoy, including romantic accommodations, quaint restaurants and historic sites to tour. Everything about this city makes it possible for couples to enjoy a romantic getaway.

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Heather Landon is a freelance writer with more than 20 years of experience. She has combined two of her passions – writing and travel – to share her experiences with others. You can read more of her articles at Examiner.com.