Five most recommended places to propose in London
Ready to pop the question to your special someone, but struggling over the details? You want it to be perfect, of course, with just the right mix of romanticism, creativity and elegance. There are lots of details to plan, but one of the most important is the setting. Once you decide where you’ll propose, the other pieces will begin to fall into place. Here are five of the best places to start the path to matrimony in London:
1. The Shard
The view from The Shard is one of London’s most romantic places. At 95 stories, it is more than twice the height of any other skyscraper in the city, with unparalleled views that extend more than 40 miles. The viewing platform is the perfect place to pop the question, and the concierge will even help you do it.
The Shard offers proposal packages that include everything from rose petals to candles to private use of the viewing platform after hours. If you want a memorable proposal that takes place on top of the world, this is the spot for you.
2. The London Eye
The iconic London Eye is another great choice for a proposal location. In fact, since it opened in 2000, there have been more than 5,000 proposals in its capsules! There’s a reason so many people choose it, too ̶ the views from the Eye are absolutely phenomenal, with panoramas of the River Thames and the city of London.
While you’ll have to pay extra if you want to reserve a capsule for a private proposal, this is a fabulously romantic place to make your love known to the world.
3. Hyde Park
If proposing before a crowd at extreme elevations isn’t your thing, then Hyde Park is just the setting for you. There are more than 350 acres in this Royal Park, featuring open spaces, beautiful tree-lined avenues and elegant gardens, and several famous landmarks.
Take your partner for a stroll along one of the gorgeous tree-lined walkways, or spread out a picnic in the garden. You can even rent a boat on the Serpentine Lake for the ultimate romantic experience.
4. St Paul’s Cathedral
The beauty and wonder of St Paul’s Cathedral make it an ideal setting for your proposal. This historic location has served as one of London’s most notable landmarks for centuries, and the Whispering Gallery is an incredibly romantic spot for ̶ what else? ̶ whispering sweet nothings.
Climb up to the top of the dome to experience the otherworldly acoustics of the gallery, and take advantage of the space’s serenity and beauty to whisper your proposal to your significant other.
If you’re looking for something really fancy, you’ll find it at Searcy’s. Housing the top-three floors of The Gherkin building, Searcy’ takes fine dining ̶ and incredible views ̶ to another level. Reserve a spot at this world-class establishment, and you and your bride- or groom-to-be is guaranteed to have a night they’ll never forget as you take in the panoramic city views and revel in the beginning of your new life together.