There are many spots to enjoy a romantic stroll in London. You and your sweetheart just need to know where to find them. Escape the crowds and the noise of the city to discover beautiful locations that have a little ‘je ne sais quoi’. Here are some of London’s best spots for a romantic stroll with your belle or beau.
When you arrive at this leafy oasis just south of the Thames, you are immediately drawn in by its history, location, and spiritual vibe. As you navigate narrow lakeside paths, you spot bird life and hear the laughter of young couples steering pedalos across the water.
You stop off at the boathouse and cosy up with a steaming cup of hot chocolate, exchanging loving glances. After that you detour through the fantasy-like rose gardens, emerging to see the magnificent Peace Pagoda, a striking Japanese Buddhist temple. The rays of the setting sun bounce off the golden Buddha statues and the yachts on the twinkling river as you grab your partner’s hand. Now, it’s time to watch the sun go down. As night falls, stroll over the beautiful, light bulb-adorned Albert Bridge that, like your love, can be noticed from afar.
Link arms amongst the hustle and bustle of Camden Locks and leave the city sounds and heady wafts of street food behind you. As you stroll along the enchanting Regent’s Canal towpath, you and your beau are transported to ‘Venezia’. Catch the birdsong from London Zoo’s tropical aviary and point out unusual animals, such as the warthogs, that appear on the edge of the grounds.
You pass by dozens of beautifully painted canal boats filled with colourful plants and flowers. Your beau buys a single red rose without you seeing and presents it to you with a soft smile. You see a quaint canal boat café and pop in for afternoon tea. As your walk ends in the neighbourhood of Paddington, it feels like you’ve been to Italy—the land of lovers—but with an English twist. You both know that you’ve found true amore.
The romance levels are taken up a notch when a romantic stroll with your sweetheart involves awe-inspiring views. And that couldn’t be more true for Primrose Hill when, on clear days, you can see central London, Hampstead, and Belsize Park.
Challenge yourselves to the steady incline that takes you from the vast Regents Park. Or take a more gradual ascent from the shops of Avenue Road. When you reach the top, you gaze out at the panoramic London cityscape and point out St Paul’s Cathedral, the BT Tower, and other iconic buildings. As you perch on the grass and absorb the city from afar, you make daisy chains like teenage lovers and share a moment of romance at this famous beauty spot.