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Valentine’s Day: Best Places to Propose in London

Surprise your special someone in one of the city's most beautiful spots...

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Looking to execute the most magical of marriage proposals? From a beautiful boat tour of the Thames to ‘London’s most romantic restaurant’, ensure your loved-one says ‘yes’ at one of these proposal-worthy London locations…

The Most Romantic Restaurants in London

The Best Places to Propose in London


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  • Clos Maggiore

    Clos Maggiore

    Pop the question at ‘London’s most romantic restaurant’, Clos Maggiore in Covent Garden. The French-inspired restaurant features all the idyllic components you’ll need to set the mood; velvety wines, delicious cuisine, a toasty log fire and countless florals draping from the ceilings.

  • Sky Garden

    Sky Garden

    As London’s highest garden and boasting breathtaking views of the city, the verdant Sky Garden is a naturally romantic spot. Head to Frenchurch, the resident rooftop restaurant to propose, then celebrate with a bottle of bubbly at the City Garden Bar.

  • The Ivy Chelsea Garden

    See The Ivy Chelsea Garden’s brand-new Valentine’s-inspired installation which draws on French artist Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s enchanting 18th century ‘love swing’ painting. This, paired with romantic botanical-style interiors, romance-inducing cocktails – from the Rose Fizz to the Rose Petal Martini – and an amorous limited-edition dessert constitutes an ideal setting if you’re planning to propose this Valentine’s.

  • Kew Gardens

    Kew Gardens

    Despite being a major attraction, Kew Gardens offers plenty of private and peaceful spots. Best for proposing on a balmy summers evening, the botanical garden’s multitude of picturesque and floral-filled spaces make the world-renowned garden an ideal spot to get down on one knee.

  • Planetarium

    The Peter Harrison Planetarium

    For an out-of-this-world experience, pop the question ‘under the stars’ at the Peter Harrison Planetarium. The Royal Museum’s digital star-gazing specialists will even be on hand to ensure everything goes to plan, from offering VIP access and a glass of bubbly to preparing the planetarium show and a complimentary visit to the Prime Meridian of the World where you’ll pose for your post-engagement photo against a spectacular backdrop of the city.

    Image: © National Maritime Museum

  • Le Pont de la Tour terrace

    Le Pont de la Tour

    A charming 19th-Century French eatery boasting exceptional views of Tower Bridge, Le Pont de la Tour is effortlessly romantic. But, if you’re looking for that special ‘cherry-on-top’-style gesture, book the restaurant’s special Valentine’s Day dinner, where you and your soon-to-be-fiancé will delight in an indulgent menu showcasing the very best of modern French cuisine, paired with unlimited bubbles or delicious Chambord cocktails.

  • Bateaux London

    On the River Thames

    Sail away on a romantic Thames cruise – the perfect opportunity to propose on the river. With Bateaux London, you’ll delight in delicious cuisine and drinks on board whilst taking in spectacular panoramic views of the city.

  • Primrose Hill

    Primrose Hill

    Sometimes less is more, which is certainly the case with this understated proposal spot. Escape the inner-city bustle and head to the lovely Primrose Hill with a hamper of Champagne and strawberries – just don’t forget the ring.