With Valentine’s day fast approaching we turn our attention to the most perfect couples activities that the capital has to offer in this week’s ‘What To See’ explore the ultimate London date locations with us..
Often billed as the most romantic restaurant in London, Clos Maggiore in Covent Garden is about as stunningly extravagant as settings get and it’s Provencal-inspired menu is quite simply, second to none. Choose to dine in either their wood panelled restaurant or beautiful conservatory, picturesquely decked in white blossoms for the ultimate in atmospheric interiors. Fairy lights, candles and a roaring fire perfectly compliment and live up to the restaurants romantic vibes, for the epitome of romantic dinner dates you won’t find a more appropriate eatery than this. Boasting the tastiest of French delicacies and an impressive wine menu, you will be sure to be wined and dined in style at Clos Maggiore.
Fancy a romantic flight? Take off on the London Eye and enjoy spectacular views across our glorious city, indulge in a glass of champagne, served to you by your host whilst you observe the most stunning skyline! Take to the London skies in style with fast-track boarding and an in-flight mini-guide, the gradual flight takes approximately 30 minutes and allows you to take in views of London’s most famous landmarks, including Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and St. Paul’s Cathedral. A new feature on board the London Eye is their ground-breaking 4D film, featuring exquisite theatre effects, for you to enjoy during your ride. The ultimate in romantic experiences, be quite literally swept off your feet this Valentine’s day with a champagne flight on the London Eye.
For those of you looking for a fun date that doesn’t take itself too seriously, London Zoo provides the perfect Valentine’s day out! Covering 36 acres of land, London Zoo is home to over 760 species of animal so you’ll most definitely be in for a fun-filled day! From pygmy hippos, giraffes and zebra’s to bird life and even sloths, London Zoo has an animal favourite to suit everyone! Particular highlights include, ‘Gorilla Kingdom’ where you are able to get an up-close and personal experience with the zoo’s colony of Western Lowland gorillas and the penguin habitat, where you’ll get the chance to enjoy feeding time with the cutest colony of Macaroni and Humboldt penguins. Finally, the newest addition to the zoo’s exhibit comes in the form of ‘Tiger Territory’ where you’ll meet the London Zoo’s latest arrivals, Sumatran tigers, Jae Jae and Melati. With daily events including animal displays and keeper talks, there will never be a dull moment on a date at the zoo!
One of London’s oldest cinema’s, The Electric in Notting Hill boasts the most romantic cinema experience that London has to offer. This truly is, cinema viewing in style, think leather armchairs, cashmere blankets, footstools and even a waiter service delivering cocktails straight to your comfy chair! For those of you after an even more luxurious experience, the front-row cinema seats have been replaced with six velvet lined beds, the ultimate in sumptuous settings for the most indulgent of movie screenings! Grab your popcorn and settle down in style for the most romantic cinema trip!
Melt away those winter blues and step into Kew Gardens tropical paradise as their Princess of Wales Conservatory is transformed to celebrate the plant-life of Brazil! Take in a floral snapshot of Brazil during carnival season as you weave your way through suspended orchid displays and pass under a tropical tunnel made up of the most beautiful flowers, taking you on the ultimate sensory journey. From the Amazon rainforest to the desert of North-eastern Brazil, encounter the most beautiful plant-life that the vibrant country has to offer in this eye-catching display which quite simply bursts with colour, the perfect floral date night display!