When in doubt, London is a great place to find a fun and unique date idea. But with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, and the popular restaurants and hotels in London near Hyde Park all getting booked up at an alarming rate, you’d better act fast if you want to secure a perfect date itinerary for your loved one on February 14th 2023.
Here are five of our favourite ideas for a last minute but highly memorable date in London, which your Valentine will think you’ve spent months planning!
London Eye Toast
The London Eye is an iconic attraction in the centre of London which grants incredible views of the river Thames and the city beyond – and best of all, you can upgrade your package to include a drink as part of your ride on the giant Ferris wheel. With tourists maxing out the queues virtually every day during peak season, booking in advance or getting a ticket with fast track VIP access is a great way to impress your date – with a champagne toast as you bridge the top of the wheel and start your descent back down again.
Up at the O2
This immersive and thrilling experience sees individuals clipped to a line which allows them to safely walk up and over the O2 arena – with a stop at the top to enjoy the view west towards the buildings and hotels in Hyde Park and beyond.
This particular experience is best enjoyed at sunset, with a glass of bubbly at the top.
Hyde Park Picnic
A low key date idea for the couple who like to spend time outdoors, a picnic in Hyde Park presents the perfect combination of luxury and setting – with the plethora of cafes and delicatessens surrounding the accommodation near Hyde Park making it easy to build an exquisite and celebratory picnic hamper.
Select all of your date’s favourite things and compile them in a cool box or authentic hamper for a well planned and thoughtful date.
Take in some culture together
You’d be surprised at how many dates take place in museums and galleries – however, the combination of discovery and opinion makes these the ideal setting for a date between two people who have recently grown together or are embarking on new experiences together. Get to know each other’s thoughts and learn together as you explore London’s top museums and galleries.
Afternoon tea on the go!
There is no experience more traditionally and authentically British than an afternoon tea, but instead of booking a table at the Park Avenue Hotel Hyde Park why not save the hotel bar for later and enjoy your sandwiches and cakes on the go?
London boasts a range of afternoon tea experiences on board tour buses, river Thames cruise boats, or in takeaway containers for those who want to upgrade their picnic with a little luxury. Whatever your preferred setting, consider afternoon tea with a difference – and make this a Valentine’s Day to remember.