Whilst Paris and Prague are sometimes considered the most romantic cities in the world, London can definitely hold its own and to prove it we’ve rounded up 10 of the best places to propose in London. You’ll be inspired by these romantic London hot spots, which are also perfect for a date.
Best Places to Propose in London
For your London marriage proposal, choose a place that suits both your personalities and shared interests. Lovers of the outdoors should enjoy a wedding proposal on Primrose Hill, while the London Aquarium is a great choice for a couple who like diving.
Our suggestions are for all budgets. It just takes a little bit of preparation to make the perfect proposal. If the weather is good, you could go down on one knee outdoors. Just remember to pack champagne and to get a friend or photographer to capture the moment for posterity.
1 – Royal Observatory Greenwich
Where else can you propose whilst standing on the world’s Prime Meridian line, the home of Greenwich Mean Time? The Royal Observatory Greenwich is London’s only planetarium and is sure to leave you both starry eyed.
2 – The Sky Garden
If you’re wondering where to propose in London, the Sky Garden takes some beating. This spectacular indoor garden has panoramic views of the River Thames.
They offer an exclusive package including a helicopter tour of London, limo to the Sky Garden and dinner in a private dining room rustled up by Head Chef Zac Whittle. With prices starting at £8000 it’s not for the faint hearted, though there are more reasonable alternatives in the shape of dinner at one of the Sky Garden’s two restaurants.
3 – The Shard
For more high rise views, at almost twice the height of other city vantage points, The Shard is a great place for a romantic London proposal.
You can either book regular visitor tickets or opt for their private proposal service. They can arrange everything from afternoon tea, candles, champagne, petals and a personalised photo shoot to your very own personalised flash mob!
4 – The Whispering Gallery at St Paul’s Cathedral
Whilst St Paul’s Cathedral itself is impressive enough, the Whispering Gallery could be the best place to propose in London for shy suitors. They can whisper and still be heard clearly by their date!
It’s all due to the unique acoustics of the gallery which carries the sound in waves. If your proposal gets the desired response and you feel like clapping afterwards, you’ll notice that each clap produces four echoes.
5 – Primrose Hill
Considered by many to be the best view of the London skyline, Primrose Hill stands 78 metres high in North London. A popular picnic spot in Summer, it’s still a great place for a Valentine’s day proposal as once you have proposed, you can go and warm up in one of the many cafés on the glamorous high street or stroll down to nearby London Zoo.
6 – Tower Bridge
If you and your date have a head for heights, then Tower Bridge is one of the most unique places to get engaged in London. The most famous bridge in the world has a breathtaking new glass floor and the high-level walkways should certainly make your date’s heart beat faster ;-).
After checking out the views from the top, admire the Victorian engine rooms at ground level.
7 – Eros, Piccadilly Circus
If crowds don’t bother you then why not pop the question in front of the Eros statue in Piccadilly Circus. It has to be one of the most romantic places to propose in London.
The Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain as it’s officially known was erected to commemorate Lord Shaftesbury, a Victorian philanthropist and politician. It was the first aluminium cast sculpture in the world and still looks as striking today as when it first attracted controversy for being a nude figure.
8 – The London Eye
Why not hire out a Valentine’s Cupid Capsule for a London Eye proposal on the Southbank? You’ll have your own private capsule, a bottle of champagne, truffles and a red rose.
Just be fairly sure she or he are likely to say yes or you’ll be waiting 30 minutes to get out of the capsule ;-). For those who are already happily attached, there are also regular Valentine’s Day champagne experiences with champagne and truffles, though you’ll be sharing a pod with others.
9 – London Aquarium
One of the most fun proposal ideas has to be underwater! Try a London Aquarium proposal for a day to remember.
The London Aquarium have created a unique experience with priority access to the aquarium, a half bottle of champagne and a personalized sign with the message of your choice. Divers who will hold up your sign underwater in the Ocean Display with a photo to capture the whole thing – brilliant isn’t it!
10 – Love Lane
Who could resist a trip to Love Lane in the City? This romantic place is definitely one of the best places to propose in London. Like many streets in this part of town, it takes its name from the activities that went on here in the Middle Ages as this was a red light area.
There’s a pretty little garden next to the road sign with a bust of Shakespeare, commemorating two fellow actors and friends of the playwright who collected all his known works and arranged for the first folio of his plays to be published in 1623.
Where do you think are the best places to propose in London? If you have any additional suggestions, let us know in the comments.
For more great London proposal ideas, check out our guide to the most romantic places in London – there are so many.
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