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The Perfect Romantic Getaway: A Weekend Away in London for Couples

A romantic weekend in London offers couples numerous opportunities to make unforgettable memories. From quaint neighbourhoods and beautiful parks to world-class dining and entertainment, London has something for everyone! Here's the ultimate guide for a romantic getaway weekend in London, filled with helpful tips and recommendations to ensure the perfect trip.

Friday Evening: Arrival and Relaxation

After a smooth journey to London, it's time to settle into your home away from home. Let's check-in and then unwind before a delightful dinner.

Check-In and Unwind

For a truly luxurious experience, choose an apartment from Luxury London Listings. Providing comfortable, sophisticated, and self-catered rentals in the centre of London, we have a range of properties situated in prime areas such as Mayfair, Marble Arch, Marylebone, and Green Park — ensuring that you are just a stone's throw from the attractions included in this guide.

Making Dinner Reservations

With London offering an abundance of choices when it comes to restaurants, why not begin your romantic weekend with an Italian meal at Ristorante Frescobaldi, right off Regent Street and known for its cosy and private atmosphere. The restaurant's foliage on the ceiling, complete with fairy lights and flowers, creates a romantic environment. If Italian isn’t your thing, Sticks n Sushi is a short walk away in Soho — why not share some cut rolls and sake in this dimly lit spot?

Saturday: Exploring the Heart of London

After a restful night, you're ready to dive into a day brimming with art, culture, and romance in the heart of London.

Morning: Art & Culture

Begin your day with breakfast, soaking up the comfort and beauty of your surroundings. When you're ready to leave, stop by the Wallace Collection, a lesser-known jewel located in a traditional London townhouse in Marylebone. This museum has a remarkable collection of artwork, furniture, and armour. The Wallace, a courtyard café, is a great place to have a mid-morning cappuccino with your loved one to boost your energy before heading out for the day.

Late morning: Marylebone Village

Take a romantic stroll hand-in-hand around Marylebone Village, a quaint neighbourhood full with boutique shops, cafés, and booksellers. Don't miss Daunt Books, a lovely Edwardian bookshop ideal for browsing and picking up a good book to get lost in with your loved one. Staying in our Marylebone property allows for a convenient and enjoyable start to your day, and what's better than curling up in a beautiful apartment with your beau to read your new book?

Afternoon: Little Venice and Regents Park

For a change of scenery, visit Little Venice. This gorgeous canal area is perfect for a romantic stroll. Stop for lunch at The Summerhouse, which is known for its sophisticated seafood and canal-side eating. Next, take a canal boat ride to Regent's Park. From here, you might want to visit London Zoo or simply admire the park's lovely flowers and lakes. If you stay at our beautiful Marble Arch property, these hotspots are easy to get to.

Evening: Theatre and Cocktails

London's West End is well-known for its theatrical culture, making it an ideal destination for a romantic evening. Secure tickets in advance for a performance or musical that both you and your partner will love. After the concert, have a nightcap at a trendy cocktail bar, such as the American bar at the world-famous Savoy Hotel.

Sunday: Royal Parks and Historic Sights

After your busy Saturday, take a slow Sunday to see the beautiful sights London has to offer. From parks to tourist attractions to unmissable dining spots, we’ve got you covered.

Morning: Kensington Gardens and Palace

Start your Sunday with a stroll down Kensington High Street, where you can explore shops and a variety of breakfast options — we recommend Megan's or BonBon if you have a sweet tooth! Discover the tranquillity and peaceful nature of Kensington Gardens as you walk hand in hand with your loved one. Visit Kensington Palace, where Princess Diana's once resided, and have a coffee in the Kensington Palace Pavilion. Staying in one of our centrally-located properties puts you within easy reach of these iconic spots. For a truly luxurious stay, consider our stunning Mayfair townhouse.

Continue your journey from Kensington Gardens to Hyde Park. Rent a rowboat or pedal boat on the Serpentine towards the afternoon for a relaxed day on the water. If you visit during the summer, be sure to check out the park's seasonal activities and performances.

Afternoon: Tea & Shopping

No trip to London is complete without having a proper afternoon tea. Fortnum and Mason's Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon offers an excellent afternoon tea experience. After that, peruse the famed department store's premium items and one-of-a-kind offers. Fortnum and Mason is a short stroll away from the luxurious boutiques of Bond Street, where you can find renowned designer brands like Louis Vuitton and Loro Piana. Staying at our Bond Street property ensures a short journey to these luxurious shopping destinations — get your wallets and purses ready to shop till you drop!

Evening: Fine Dining

Wrap up your romantic weekend with an exquisite meal at a restaurant with a view. The newly-launched  provides an amazing Portuguese dining experience, complete with top-notch tapas and the finest signature cocktails. For a truly unique dining experience, request a window table to enjoy the panoramic views of the newly renovated Battersea power station and the city lights.

Helpful Tips

We’ve put together some tips to make sure your romantic getaway is as perfect as possible. To ensure your weekend in London runs successfully, consider the following:

  • London boasts an efficient and convenient transport system. The fastest ways to navigate the  city are by using the Tube or bus. Consider purchasing an Oyster card for convenient travel.

  • To get the finest seats and tables, make dining and theatre reservations ahead of time. London is a popular location, so reservations might fill up fast!

  • Be prepared for unpredictable weather in London by packing an umbrella or raincoat. Comfortable walking shoes are also essential when visiting the city.

Are You Ready for your London Getaway?

The perfect romantic getaway weekend in London provides an ideal balance of culture, leisure, and adventure. Following our itinerary allows you to immerse yourself in the city's charm while also making wonderful long-lasting memories with your partner. For a truly unforgettable weekend, consider staying at one of our self-catered rentals, which offer superb facilities and are situated in prime locations for you to access some of London's best attractions and hotspots. For more information or any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us here.


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