How to Celebrate the Perfect Valentine’s Day in London

January 28, 2015 9:55 am

Many of might believe that the cities that epitomise love are Paris or even Florence. But have you forgotten that some of the greatest love stories in history happened in England? And what a long history it has been, right from the doomed love between Queen Guinevere and Sir Lancelot to the modern fairy tale of Prince William and his beautiful wife, the now Duchess of Cambridge. Between then and now, some of the most loved stories of romance have been from this very nation. Remember the irrepressible Darcy and Elizabeth from Pride and Prejudice or Jane Eyre and Edward Rochester? And the most famous of them all, Romeo and Juliet, might not have been based here but was definitely penned right here by Shakespeare. So, the next time you are planning an unforgettable Valentine’s Day, consider celebrating it in London. All you need to do to prepare for this is to book accommodation in a good budget hotel in London, near Earls Court Exhibition Centre & Chelsea Stadium.

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Spending Valentine’s Day in London

The first step is to book yourself into one of the best hotels in Earls Court, such as City Continental Kensington London, which offers luxury stay at the most affordable prices. After that there are a host of things you can do to make the day unforgettable.

Time Matters the Most

Start the day with some quality time. Take her for a romantic walk, arm-in-arm, through the Royal Parks or enjoy the winter display at Kew Gardens in all their glory. Hyde Park could also be a great place to start the day with its beautiful rose gardens, acres of trees and the lake. Kensington Gardens is also a good choice for a romantic stroll. All these parks are easy to reach when you choose to stay at a budget hotel near London’s major tourist attractions.

Food is Always a Great Idea

This would definitely work up an appetite for a romantic meal. The good news is that you can choose restaurants with a river view, followed by a stroll along the Thames, restaurants with a view of the major tourist attractions of Central London or restaurants with views of the spectacular parks and gardens of the city. OXO Tower Restaurant offers you a great view of the Thames, as well as St Paul’s Cathedral, being located on the eighth floor. For those on a budget, check out Dim T or Strada. Both eateries give you a good view of the Tower of London and the Tower Bridge. If you want something special, how about a Michelin starred place with a spectacular view of Hyde Park? This is what Galvin at Windows offers. On the other hand, you could choose to dine at The Portrait, where you can enjoy your meal against the backdrop of Trafalgar Square and Big Ben.

An Unforgettable Event

You could then catch a show at the Royal Opera House or check out the art and music scene in the city. A ride on the London Eye might not be amiss either. End your day by snuggling up close together at one of the many cosy bars and pubs in the city. If you are looking for old world charm, try Spaniard’s Inn near Hampstead Heath or the excellent, authentic ales at The Harp. You could also try out the one of the oldest pubs in the city, The Lamb and Flag. All you need for easy access to all these venues and much more is accommodation at a good budget hotel in London, near Earls Court Exhibition Centre & Chelsea Stadium.

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