If you’re planning an unforgettable proposal, you’ll need to find a memorable spot to pop the question – and where better than the UK’s capital city? London is a great city for romance, with a range of colourful and quirky venues to choose from. This guide by wedding ring retailer Angelic Diamonds should help you find your inspiration for the perfect proposal.
St Pancras Kissing Statue
Situated in St Pancras international train station is ‘the Lovers’ statue – a bronze statue of a couple in an intimate pose on the Grand Terrace. If you and your other half like to travel or are going on a romantic trip anywhere, this could be a romantic spot for a proposal.
If you’re looking for a bar with some outstanding décor to get down on one knee, Oriole Bar could be the place. Situated in the Smithfield Markets, the bar describes itself as an “oasis of warmth, mystery and magic” – where better to have once in a lifetime memorable moment?
The Rooftop at Trafalgar St James
If you and your other half love the city of London, where better to propose than with a view over the city? The Trafalgar St James has a stunning rooftop that serves crafted cocktails accompanied by breath-taking scenery. Cosy up with your other half under the outdoor heaters and ask your loved one if they’ll be yours forever.
Gordon’s Wine Bar
What’s more romantic than cheese and wine for a proposal date? Gordon’s Wine Bar has over twenty cheeses to choose from, meaning you’re truly spoilt for choice. Pick a bottle from their premium price list before enjoying a romantic evening for two.
If fascinating museums and gardens are your thing, take a trip to the Horniman Museum as a couple. Explore displays of anthropology, natural history and musical instruments before heading to the 16 acres of gardens. Here, you can enjoy stunning views across the city – an ideal spot for asking that special someone to marry you.
Are you and your partner big movie fans? Take on your own secret mission at Clue Quest, one of the UK’s top-rated escape room games. Once you’ve solved the mystery, drop down on one knee and ask the magic question.
Inamo restaurant has three locations across the city in Soho, Covent Garden and Camden so you can choose to propose in your favourite area of the capital. Sitting at a table here is a restaurant experience like no other – enjoy Japanese, Chinese, Thai and Korean food as part an interactive visit. Wait until the right moment to ask your loved one to be yours forever – this will be one meal they won’t forget!
The O2 in London is best known for hosting some of the biggest musical stars in the world, but have you ever thought of a proposal there? Of course, you could pop the question when you’re watching your favourite artist but there is another way too. The O2 offers exclusive trips to their rooftop where you can see landmarks up to 15 miles away or a twilight climb where you can enjoy a hot chocolate beneath the night sky. This is the ideal location for a romantic couple.
Fancy something totally different on the day you’re going to propose? Consider the revolutionary Aim Escape rooms in London, an escape room that prides itself on being different from the rest. Complete the immersive and high-tech challenge with your other half before asking that all important question.
Hot Tug UK
Sail along a Central London canal in a floating hot tub with The HotTug. Choose from two locations and different experience packages, you can even bring your own bottle of champagne on board to celebrate the special occasion. You have 75 minutes of sailing in the comfort of your hot tub, so you have plenty of time to decide on that special moment to pop the question.