If you are living in London and looking to propose you will be pleased to hear there is no shortage of hot venues to choose from. Below we have a look at some of the most popular.
If desert beaches and mountain tops are beyond your reach, there are plenty of unusual places that will provide the perfect backdrop for the big question. The following suggestions are all based in London, but you can adapt the ideas to somewhere near you.
The London Eye
A capsule on the London Eye is fast becoming one of the most popular places to propose. With stunning views over the city and thirty minutes to complete the journey, it’s the perfect place to start your celebrations. The London Eye has special offers for Valentine’s Day itself, which include champagne, roses, chocolates and a private capsule, but if you want to propose at a different time, call the company to see if you can make special arrangements.
The Serpentine – Hyde Park
In a recent survey, hotel concierges said that a rowing boat on the Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park is currently a fashionable place to propose. Check out the weather, hire a rowing boat or pedalo, bring the ring, the champagne and prepare for a truly romantic proposal.
Hampton Court Maze
Possibly the most famous maze in the world, Hampton Court Maze is a great place for a romantic proposal. Set in the beautiful gardens of Hampton Court Palace alongside the River Thames, the yew hedges are a perfect backdrop for the occasion. Get deliberately lost and then drink champagne when you get to the middle!
A Boutique Hotel
London has many famous hotels, but a new type of hotel is coming of age in the city – the Boutique Hotel. These are small, individually decorated and quirky hotels that pride themselves on personal service. They are also, compared with many London hotels, good value for money. Take a room or visit the restaurant for a proposal to remember.
Some prospective grooms might want to propose to their girlfriends in a private, intimate setting. But as a women, I would love to be asked before thousands in the middle of a Culture Club concert. They are my favorite group. I’ve loved these guys since I was 13.
I bought myself 2 Culture Club Tickets and I’m looking forward to seeing them at The O2 on Tuesday 9 December 2014. This will be their first live performance together for over 15 years and an evening not to be missed.