The city of London that has seen many centuries of history and dwells in the essence of the past could also be as romantic as any other destination on earth. If London is going to be your honeymoon destination, then you’ll need to know a few romantic things to do and places to visit when you arrive:

Buckingham Palace

This is the residence of the royal family of England and its grandeur is indeed unrivalled! That’s specifically the reason why you definitely need to catch a glimpse of the finest staterooms furnished with the most lavish French and English furniture to be found.

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London Eye

This might sound a little cliché, but what’s more romantic than a ride on the London Eye? Share a moment of champagne together while your ride and the London Eye. Try your best to make it at sunset for that extra special view of the sunset dipped skyline of the city.

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Hyde Park

Exploring a place together too could be interesting if you are wondering about things to do in the daytime. Hyde Park offers horse riding where you and your other half can explore this amazing sanctuary of nature on horseback! A magical experience indeed!

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Thames dinner cruise

Well, nights in London are always breath-taking, especially while on a dinner cruise floating across the River Thames! For those in search of honeymoon accommodation, hotels near Kensington Palace, for instance, popular hotels like Berjaya Eden Park London Hotel offer a great stay.

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When one visits a big city such as London, there are a number of typical tourist activities that one has to experience. However, for those who want to add a little bit of variety, find new perspectives and get a different view of the city, there are of course options to explore.

For the tourist who visits London, there are many ways to see the city, on a red tourist hop on hop off bus. If it is summer one can definitely walk around some of the areas too and there is also the tube which provides easy access throughout the capital. But, have you ever thought of exploring the city by boat? That is definitely a great way to see this historic city and what better way to experience it other than through a cruise on the Thames River along which the city was initially formed.

A boat trip along the river would take a traveller under the many bridges, through beautifully crafted archways and provide great views of this majestic city from a completely different angle. Depending on the kind of adventure a tourist would want it to be, it can be a serene boat ride while one enjoys a drink in hand or a thrilling speed boat ride or even a duck tour where one can double it up with a trip on land too.

There are many operators providing diverse types of cruises and trips which showcase the city from the waterway and there are cruise boats, speed crafts and even inflatable vessels to choose from and all of them provide a very different experience from one another. They take the travellers through some of the significant historical sites and important landmarks, both new and the old including the London Eye, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly, Parliament Square, Westminster Abbey, Vauxhall Bridge, Buckingham Palace and more.

Guests staying at a beautifully appointed Central London hotel such as Metropolitan London must not miss the opportunity to explore the city along this significant waterway as it is sure to provide a different view of this charming capital. This London luxury hotel makes an ideal base for your travel be it business or leisure and is an ideal starting point to your adventures.

 

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From idyllic parks where you can enjoy romantic strolls to intimate fine dining restaurants that serve candle lit dinners, London is one of the best destinations in Europe for a honeymoon. Couples in search of a Central London hotel from which to set off on their adventures in the capital can consider Metropolitan London. This London luxury hotel also has elegant wedding reception venues making it the perfect place to begin your journey of discovery.

There is much to see, do and experience for those planning a honeymoon in London. There are many spots in the city that are perfect for a romantic walk. Hyde Park and Richmond Park are among the several lush green escapes where one can enjoy a leisurely stroll with that special someone, while not to be missed is a chance to walk along South Bank where you will find a variety of street performers too. Take in a show at the theatres of the West End or see the works of the Bard brought to life at the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre on Bankside. Shopping is a fun couple’s activity that can be enjoyed at the variety of malls, department stores and markets in the city. End the day with a romantic and private meal sharing in the memories that will last a lifetime.

 

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Acres of greenery, well-pruned shrubs, gurgling rivers, trees overflowing with blossoms and fluttering butterflies; the Hyde Park in Central London has all the ingredients for tranquility. Its origin dates back to the 1600s and has been modified over the years. Today it’s a key attraction and is popular throughout England.
Hyde Park rose to fame in the year 1851 when it hosted the Great Exhibition, which was the first in a line of international fairs of culture and industry. Ever since then, it has gradually metamorphosed into a spectacular park, where people laze, lounge and feast. There are designated spots in the large grounds for different activities. The North Eastern end is adorned by the glitzy white marble arch, and just opposite it is the Speakers’ Corner, where mass demonstrations are held and political activists deliver speeches. People pile into solar powered ferries and pedal boats that cruise through the Serpentine River, which ripples in from the West, while some choose to sun bathe, or plunge into the river for a refreshing swim. There are fields where one can engage in an informal game of tap rugger, football, rounders or soft ball cricket. The specially allotted cycle tracks draw heavy numbers to cycle, skateboard and roller blade. The tennis enthusiasts have an entire centre to themselves, where they can even get professional assistance.
Tucked away in the South East of the park is the rose garden, where many varieties of roses, herbaceous plants, bulbs and hellebores are in full bloom. Don’t forget to grab a bite to eat from the modern ‘Bar and Kitchen’ on the shores of Serpentine or stroll down to the ‘Meadow Wildlife’, where you will find birds, butterflies and moths dancing on the flowers.
One of the most recent additions to the park is the Diana Memorial Fountain, completed in 2004 in memory of the late Princess of Wales. Sculptured with Cornish granite in the shape of an oval, the fountain is unique in design. Water surges in two directions and meets again in a serene pool and is meant to reflect Princess Diana’s spirited openness and love for children.
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One of the great metropolises of the world, London is a dichotomy of royalist traditionalism and high society meeting modern cosmopolitan commerce. Of the calendar of the city’s social events that annually draw crowds from all over the globe; none blends the aforementioned aspects together as seamlessly as the Chelsea Flower Show.

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show, or the Great Spring Show as it is officially called, is the red-letter event of the world’s leading horticultural organization, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). This gargantuan enterprise is one of the highlights of London’s social season, being the gardening equivalent of the Milan catwalk shows. It is an event which usually spans five days, the first two permitting attendance only to the members of the RHS and the royal family whose patronage the RHS enjoys. Having been held in an annual tradition spanning 200 years, the exhibition has long been hosted within the 11 acre grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London.

The cream of the world’s garden designers, landscape artists and nurseries come together to compete for the medals awarded to the best creations and “show gardens” (small delightfully imaginative inspirational gardens), introduce new varieties of flora and revive the appeal of older varieties. The centerpiece of the show is the Grand Pavilion, which is a vibrant floral marquee showcasing the best in horticultural achievement of the most elite names in the world of gardening.

Despite being televised by the BBC and receiving a lot of press, only around 150,000 visitors can be admitted to the show each year due to the limitations of ground capacity and tickets are sold out well in advance. Children under the age of 5 are not admitted. It can take a full day of walking to explore the numerous gardens, so visitors are advised to plan their day ahead of time using the show catalogues which are issued with the tickets, wear comfortable shoes and bring umbrellas in case of rain. Those unlucky enough to miss out can buy the official DVD of the event which is issued by the RHS.
For visitors staying at a luxury serviced apartment in London, especially in the exclusive district of Mayfair, this is the must-not-miss social event of the season. Ascott London Mayfair is highly recommended for seekers of luxury London serviced apartments who wish for prime access to this and many more of the city’s high society events.