PLANNING A PROPOSAL IN THE CAPITAL
With Valentine's Day just around the corner, many people's thoughts are turning to how they can make the day special for their other half. For some, it may even be the time to pop the big question and propose. If this is exactly what you have in mind, there is nowhere better to do it than London.
Beautiful parks, top-quality restaurants, and sumptuous hotels all await those staying in the city, making it the perfect hotspot to plan a romantic getaway with your loved one. But if you are wanting to ask your partner to marry you this February, what exactly can you do? With so many choices in the capital, how do you know which is best?
We've picked some of the most romantic highlights that the city has to offer, giving you all the guidance you need to make the day truly special.
Finding the perfect ring
If you haven't already, finding the right ring for your other half is one of the most important steps in planning your proposal. Designer jewellers are placed all over London, making it easy to find that extra special something for your partner.
Book a consultation at any one of the main stores and their experts will guide you through the process of selecting the right ring. You can go to them and tell them how much you want to spend and they'll do the rest, or you can tell them about your girlfriend's style and what she likes. This can help them get the right style of ring that will suit her and that she will instantly love.
Of course, if money is no object, Bond Street is exactly what you need. With an influx of designer stores, you'll be certain to find something that your other half will want to wear on their finger for the rest of their lives.
The perfect spot to pop the question
As a thriving financial and business hub, you may not realise that London is full of spots of natural beauty, which will make the moment truly special. With so many options on offer, finding the best place really depends on what will mean the most to you and your other half.
If you want to make a statement, you can hire a private booth in the London Eye. The 'Cupid's Capsule' package is perfect for guests wanting that something extra extravagant, as the ticket includes a bottle of Pommery Brut Royal Champagne, a luxury box of Hotel Chocolat Pink Champagne Truffles, a Personal London Eye host and priority boarding.
For couples who want something a little closer to ground, there are plenty of beautiful green spaces all over London. Kensington Palace Gardens, Regent’s Park and Notting Hill are all fantastic places to take your other half at any time of year, but especially if you are looking for that extra special day out.
Kensington Palace Gardens, which is just a few steps away from our hotel, are especially beautiful. Its gorgeous lakes and natural beauty means there are a number of spots to pick from when it comes to popping the big question. Of course, in the heart of Kensington, its location means that you can also have a nice romantic stroll through its winding little lanes such as Kynance Mews.
With world-class restaurants and bars there are plenty of places for the both of you to celebrate after in London. From upmarket haute cuisine that will put on something special to spoil you both to more relaxed eateries where you can celebrate in private, there's a wide variety across the city.
Of course, there's nowhere quite like the Royal Garden Hotel and we have a special Valentine's Package to help you and your partner celebrate this February. With a bottle of house champagne, chocolate truffles and full English breakfast for two, you can turn your special day into a weekend of celebration.
Whether you want to sample our special package, which runs from 10 February until 18 February, or not, we can help you make the most of your time in London.
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