Romantic in Central London
|| With a range of
beautiful historical buildings and lush green parks it's
easy to see why more and more people are choosing Central
London as a great alternative to the likes of Paris when
it comes to a romantic weekend away.
If you’re traditional at heart you’ll want
a classical hotel with that added touch of luxury.
There are many famous hotels in this area and one of the
most romantic has to be The Grosvenor House [map],
Park Lane. This world-class five star hotel is the perfect
place to take a loved one as a special treat or for an
anniversary celebration. Not only does this hotel have
an elegant décor and king size rooms, there’s
also stunning views across the London skyline and Hyde
Park as well as the leafy suburbs surrounding Park
Lane. If you want to be truly pampered take advantage
of the great gymnasium facilities or book in for a beauty
treatment in the exclusive spa.
Staying with the familiar names option, a visit to The
Waldorf Hilton [map],
Aldwych, gives you the kind of accommodation that the
rich and famous are accustomed to. This is the perfect
place to do a bit of celebrity spotting whilst enjoying
the enviable location of being right in the heart of London
and close to the West End.
Alternatively, try an intimate bed
and breakfast or smaller guesthouse where you can guarantee to be pampered. The best place
for this kind of accommodation is the Bloomsbury district.
Dining opens up a myriad of possibilities. Choose from
the best in European Cuisine in The City. If you’re
feeling flush head to the former Bank of New York building,
Leadenhall Street, which is now home to Prism restaurant.
Here you can enjoy discrete and personal service as well
as a top class menu and extensive wine list, as you gaze
at the auspicious décor.
Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes is in charge at Rhodes
Twenty Four [map],
Old Broad Street. It’s sometimes difficult to get
a table here due to its incredible popularity, but once
inside customers can enjoy a fantastic view over the bright
lights of London, which beats a candle-lit table in semi-darkness
hands down. Try some traditional British dishes from the
menu and you’ll be delighted to discover that Mr
Rhodes has added his own twist to produce mouth-watering
and unusual food.
Forget about the British reserve and try some of London’s
very best French and Italian restaurants.
You’ve read the cook book so perhaps it’s
time to enjoy the real thing at The River Café
Rainville Road. This much celebrated Italian restaurant
offers a peaceful haven to the rich and famous and has
received fantastic reviews from the British press.
Enjoy a range of signature dishes such as white asparagus
risotto and the chocolate nemesis. In the summer diners
can enjoy a romantic al fresco meal with views across
When the evening comes there’s the glittering West
End to take advantage of, or if you have the passion of
an Italian tenor head to The Royal Opera House [map],
Covent Garden, for world-class performances.
If you prefer to just relax with your loved one and a
few drinks try the stylish 25 Canonbury Lane, Islington,
which offers a decadent environment complimented by low
lighting from enormous chandeliers.
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