Tuesday, 23, January 2018
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The best Valentine's Day dates in London
Our top 6 date ideas for London this Valentine's Day
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, and London playing host to some of the world’s most famous attractions as well as countless food and drink hotspots, the capital has plenty of places perfect for first, fifth and hundredth dates
What better way to break the winter ice and keep you and your significant other warm than a breath-taking show at the Dominion Theatre, only a stone’s throw away from The Bloomsbury hotel. With the showcasing of new premiers, there is something new to see and enjoy running throughout the day and into the early evening.
Stroll into the heart of Soho, just a 10 minute detour from The Bloomsbury. This eclectic area is home to London’s west end shows, a never-ending stretch of bars and restaurants and the infamous Berwick street market. Even when there’s nothing to say, within this labyrinth of vintage stores and comedy theatres, there will always be something to discover.
For those quieter days when a picnic and a view is all the romance you really need, Hyde Park is not so far away, located just 10 minutes north of The Kensington hotel, the most iconic Royal Park is home to the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain, the Serpentine Gallery and is bordered by Kensington Palace, offering an endless expanse of green to stretch your legs.
From The Kensington, head down to the world’s No.1 museum on social media, the Saatchi Gallery, and enjoy the short stroll along the way. In the last 5 years the gallery presented 15 of the 20 most visited museum exhibitions in London and is open 7 days a week from 10am – 6pm, providing an cultured way to pass the time. Once you’ve impressed your date with your artistic knowledge of the Saatchi’s magnificent collection, the Gallery’s mess restaurant, bar & café offers a popular dining destination, surrounded by breath taking artwork as well as a stunning al fresco terrace overlooking Duke of York Square.
Breakfast lunch and dinner, seven days a week are covered by Fischer’s, an informal neighbourhood restaurant with a classic Viennese café menu (what could be more romantic?). Its classic interior is reminiscent of Vienna in the early years of the twentieth century and is a welcome destination to those seeking a romantic dinner accompanied by an extensive wine list largely from mittel-Europe, Austria, Germany, French Alsace and Hungary. Bottoms-up!
Located within The Marylebone hotel, 108 Brasserie is a modern bar brimming with a sizzling combination of cocktails, wines and spirits, why would you even want to leave the hotel? If cocktails are not your first choice, 108 Brasserie also serves an array of ‘expert goodness’ smoothies from Cindy Palusamy’s ‘The Juicery’ with signature blends and juices. Perfect for an evening indoors.