If you are staying with us on Valentine’s Day, here are few romantic places which you should consider visiting whilst you will be busy sightseeing. Because there is much more to London than Big Ben (just saying)!
Darcie and May Green
Have a taste of Australian cuisine on the Grand Union Canal in Paddington. Darcie and May Green serve brunch, lunch or dinner from a pair of two 50 m long floating barges on this iconic canal. The colourful artwork is courtesy of British pop artist, Peter Blake.
Take a pick from a fancy bacon and banana bread sandwich or have an avocado on charcoal sourdough with creamy labneh (creamy Middle Eastern soft cheese). Fans of everything bottomless will be pleased to know there is a bottomless brunch and afternoon tea too. Food enthusiasts would love to try halloumi fries, Szechuan soft shell crab or vegan celeriac steak and these are just few of wonderful picks you could try and impress somebody special.
Rivoli Pop Up Cinema
Rather romantic and red velvety Rivoli Ballroom is one if the last remaining 1950’ style ballrooms in London. Popular movies such as 90's classic Pretty Woman is showing on 13th of February and Romeo and Juliet on Valentine’s Day. Expect popcorn, sweets and hot dogs and we guarantee this place will impress your date or friends. After all, it has served as a location for gigs, music videos and even big TV production of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.
Closest Overground: Brockley (10 min walk to the Rivoli)
Studio 88 Bar
Studio 88 Bar is located in the very heart of London just off Wardour Street in West End.
Every night, 2 piano vocalists and other musicians form up to a 6-piece band which only plays songs requested by the audience. Sip your cocktail and sing along to your favourite tunes. Good tip for impressing your date on Valentine’s Day!
Closest Tube Station: Piccadilly Circus – (3 min walk to Studio 88 Bar)
St Paul’s Cathedral
Walk into St Paul's Cathedral and breathe in the stunning beauty of its interior. Explore the tombs and memorials of some of the nation's heroes such as Admiral Lord Nelson and the Duke of Wellington. Pay a visit to Oculus which is an award winning 270° immersive film experience. Quirky Whispering Gallery is one of the wonders of St Paul’s (whisper ‘I love you’ or make a wish) and continue your journey up to the Golden Gallery to enjoy panoramic views across London.
Closest Tube Station: St Paul’s Station (2 min walk to St Paul’s Cathedral)