Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, so the British Tours team have compiled the best locations across the city for lovers to visit.
Whether you’re into overt displays of affection or prefer a quite intimacy, if you’re an old-school charmer or an alternative surprise, we’ve got ideas for everyone:
OK we’re starting with the obvious, but in your own private pod, with a glass of champagne in hand, what could be more romantic than sharing stunning views of the London skyline with your loved one?
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Kyoto Garden, Holland Park
London’s not short of lush green spaces, so sometimes it can be hard to determine where to take a romantic stroll amongst the trees… look no further than the beautiful Kyoto Garden in Holland Park, West London! Gifted by the city of Kyoto in 1991, the traditional Japanese garden is a serene space of maple trees, stone lanterns and tiered waterfalls flowing into ponds filled with koi carp. If you’re lucky you might come across a majestic peacock! A perfect place for an alternative
Eros Statue, Piccadilly Circus
Officially (and less romantically) known as the Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain, it was erected in the late 19thcentury and actually depicts the Greek god Anteros, god of requited love!
That’s neither here nor there, as legend has it that if you find yourself in the arrow’s shooting line, you’ll be lucky in love with the next person you lock eyes with!
St. Pancras International Train station
From Casablanca, to Brief Encounter, and Anna Karenina to even Harry Potter, train stations provide the perfect setting for a romantic encounter! Whether you’re planning to meet a loved one after a period of long distance or whisking yourselves away to Paris for the day, Tracy Emin’s neon pink letters and Paul Day’s bronze couple in an amorous embrace perfectly set the scene.
Columbia Road Flower Market
If you didn’t receive the extravagant bouquet on Valentine’s you were hoping for, then why not head over to one of London’s biggest Flower Markets?Sundays see the street transformed into a spectacle of flowers and plants of all colors and varieties and with everything going cheap at the end of the day, you can come home with armfuls of blossoms! As well as the street is lined with independent shops, art galleries, cafes, and vintage stores, so you can make a real day date of the whole thing!
Post by Olivia, British Tours
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