Three Romantic Things for Couples to Do in London

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Paris might have its historical props when it comes to its reputation as a city of romance, but London isn’t any slouch when it comes to special experiences for loved-up couples either.

The image of London might be one of hurly-burly and constant activity, but there are plenty of things to do and places to go that strip away the commotion and give you the time to enjoy each other’s company in peace. So, with this in mind, we’ve come up with three romantic ideas that you can get to with ease from The Devonshire London.

Regent’s Park Open-Air Theatre

London has more theatres that almost any city in the world, from the grandest, old playhouses to modern spaces aimed at contemporary talent.

Regent’s Park

But there’s not much that’s more romantic than taking in a play as evening slides into the night, and that’s just what you can experience at Regent’s Park Open-Air Theatre. Framed by natural elements – trees push right up onto the staging area – Regent’s Park is the perfect place if you love theatre and want to experience great productions in the outdoors. And it’s not far from accommodation near Paddington Station, which makes it even better. Just make sure you bring a coat or jacket, because the British weather is famed for its changeability and it’s no respecter of good theatre either!

Westminster at Dusk

Westminster rightfully has its place in history as the home of parliamentary democracy, but it’s also one of the best sights in London to take in as the sun is setting. It might be a world-famous sight, but the riverside setting also makes Westminster the perfect location to watch the day come to an end.

Westminster at Dusk

The neo-gothic architecture of the Palace of Westminster takes on an even more glorious, awe-inspiring experience during the golden hours of dusk, making it a perfect place to take up station and simply admire the view. It’s the type of place you look back on in years to come and recall fondly, remembering the views across the gentle Thames as the sun disappeared over the horizon. If that’s not romantic, we don’t know what is. And, if you’re peckish after your excursion, you don’t have far to go to The Devonshire Restaurant.

Nomad Cinema

Cuddling up at the cinema with someone you care about is always a treat, but it’s even better when you can do it outside in a unique location – and that’s just what Nomad Cinema offers. If you’ve ever wanted to watch a horror film in a cemetery and cuddle up close, this is the experience for you.

The idea of Nomad Cinema is to stage showings of classic and modern films – September will see Pan’s Labyrinth, The Shining and The Shape of Water on show at various locations – in places like rooftops, hidden spaces and cemeteries. It’s a great chance to wrap up, see a great film and enjoy a romantic night at the movies with a twist.

The Best Family Days Out Near the Devonshire London

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Some quality family time is what a break is all about, and London has a vast amount to offer when it comes to family days out to forge unforgettable memories.

And you don’t even have to go far to find some family-friendly fun, because you’re ideally situated in hotels near Paddington Station London to access everything that’s on offer. With only a short trip, you can sample a variety of great days out in the immediate area and not have to worry about long journeys and getting the family from place to place, which is always a nice bonus. So, with that in mind, let’s jump in!

Old Spitalfields Market

If you’ve got a taste for shopping – or have some mini-shopaholics in toe – Old Spitalfields Market is somewhere you can quickly pass a whole day. Old Spitalfields Market smacks of the real London, giving visitors an opportunity to explore one of the most well-regarded and famous markets in all of the UK.

Old Spitalfields Market

Offering everything from retro clothing to yummy food, the market is one of the oldest in London – hence the name – and also one of the most beloved. The point of Old Spitalfields Market is to bring together a vast array of eclectic goods and let shoppers pick their way through the antiques, collectables, clothes and everything else that’s on offer, all with a friendly, classic London market atmosphere. It’s a great day out and something everyone can enjoy.

Tower of London

It just wouldn’t be proper to visit London and not take in the history the place has to offer, and the Tower of London is a sight that everyone in your family will enjoy.

Tower of London

Drenched in history, intrigue and often tightly bound up with the course of British history, the Tower of London offers great history, some lurid insight into the past and tours that take you deep inside the history of the place.

Adults will love it because it’s a fascinating, famous part of British history, while the kids will get a thrill hearing about the various dark happenings that have taken place at the tower over the centuries. If you’re hungry after your sightseeing exertions, you’re only a stone’s throw from the Devonshire Restaurant.

Hackney City Farm

Even though London is a bustling metropolis, this doesn’t mean you can’t get away from it all and enjoy some greenery and get an insight into farm life.

Hackney City farm is less than 20-minutes from hotels near Paddington Station London, and it is indeed a fully-working farm, replete with goats, chickens, hens and other livestock. Once there, it’s easy to forget you’re still in London and the whole family will love an authentic day out on the farm.

It’s the type of place you need as a family when in London, peeling back, as it does, the layers of city stress and providing a fun, relaxing family day out.