For many, Valentine’s Day is the most romantic time of the year and the perfect opportunity to spoil your significant other.

To make this Valentine’s Day extra special, why not ditch the roses and head off on a romantic trip to London instead? With all it’s opulence and glamour, London is the perfect place for spending some romantic time with that special someone.

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For our ultimate guide to planning a romantic Valentine’s Day break in London, have a read of this.

Book a swanky hotel

To make your trip as romantic as possible, consider booking luxury accommodation. Nothing says romance, more than a swanky hotel room – rose petal on the bed, champagne on ice and chocolate on your pillows.

If money is an issue, don’t panic – there are plenty of ways you can book a posh hotel room for a low price. To get high quality hotel rooms at low prices, have a look online at discount sites like Secret Escapes and LastMinute.com. Make sure to also have a look at holiday package sites like Wowcher and Groupon. With some discount sites, you can even add a romantic meal onto the cost of your stay for a low price, so these sites are well-worth checking out.

Get organised and create an itinerary

Once you have booked your accommodation, you can then start planning your trip.

The first thing to consider is whether or not you want to keep the trip a surprise from your partner. On the one hand, a surprise trip is incredibly romantic, but, on the other hand, you partner may want to help plan what you do while you are away. If your partner has been longing to visit London for a long time, it might be nice to include them in the planning so that they can get excited and feel involved.

Once you have decided on whether the trip is a surprise or not, you can then start creating an itinerary. Sit down and write a list of everything that you and your partner would like to see, and then create a plan that will allow you to fit everything in. Remember, it’s Valentine’s Day, so it is important to find ways to make the trip as romantic as possible.

As you are going away, it is important that you buy your partner’s gift in advance, especially if you are ordering it off the internet. For the perfect romantic gift, have a look on http://www.giftsfromhandpicked.co.uk/. With so many different things to choose from, you are sure to find the perfect gift for your partner.

Most romantic things to do in London

London is a very romantic place, packed full of luxury bars and restaurants, theatres, museums, and attractions; it is the perfect place for a weekend away.

Don’t miss out on visiting Gordon’s Wine Bar, it is the oldest wine bar in the city. With newspaper lined walls and candlelit tables, this is one of the city’s most romantic locations.

Spend an evening at the National Theatre, located on London’s fabulous South Bank. Spend time relaxing in the theatre, watching some of London’s finest productions. Just make sure to book your tickets in advance, as they tend to sell out quite quickly.

An absolute must for a romantic trip to London, is afternoon tea. While many of the city’s poshest hotels serve luxury afternoon tea, there are also many quirky and unique place you can also visit.

For the ultimate romantic experience, take a sunset ride on the London Eye. The city looks absolutely stunning as the sunsets, and what better way to experience it then from the sky.

If you are lucky enough to be staying in a hotel with a spa, book yourself and your partner in for a couples spa sessions. Massages, bubbles and facials are an excellent way to relax and unwind before heading out for a romantic dinner