The festive period is the perfect time to take a romantic break with your partner, and if you’re looking to stoke the flames of your relationship this Christmas then you’ll find plenty of excellent spots in the capital for doing just that.
With the whole city becoming something of a winter wonderland at this time of year thanks to the many festive light displays and abundance of mulled wine, you’re certain to find somewhere that gets you and your partner in the mood for love.
A great place to start is in Hyde Park, where a romantic boat ride in the Serpentine is the perfect way to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and spend some time alone.
Alternatively, you may want to take a ride on the famous London Eye and see the capital lit up from on high. Of course, this isn’t the only place in the city to enjoy a view of the skyline, with spots like Primrose Hill, Parliament Hill and the Royal Greenwich Observatory all being famous for providing breathtaking vistas across London.
If visiting on a weekend, the Columbia Road Flower Market, which lies just of Hackney Road, is a wonderful place to come with your loved one. Aside from having the chance to see, smell and buy an incredible array of brightly coloured flowers, it’s also one of the most bustling and atmospheric markets in London.
Speaking of markets, a trip to Borough Market by London Bridge is a terrific place for a bit to eat, and you’ll find plenty of mulled wine and cider here to help warm you up against the winter chill. With all sorts of exotic and unusual foods to try, you may even have the chance to test out some aphrodisiacs.
If that doesn’t sound like your thing though, you’ll also find a huge number of excellent romantic restaurants throughout London, with the likes of the OXO Tower Restaurant on the South Bank and Clos Maggiore in Covent Garden being particularly atmospheric around Christmas time.