From moonlit riverside strolls to fine-dining at the top of London’s highest landmark, there’s no shortage of romantic things to do in London Bridge. Here’s some inspiration to make sure you have a Valentine’s Day to remember.
- A romantic riverside stroll
Dip behind the impressive glass metropolis of London Bridge City and you’ll find yourself wandering alongside the River Thames. This stretch of the river is arguably the best in London, with the twinkling lights of the city across the bank and iconic views of Tower Bridge and HMS Belfast, all a stones throw away from the sprawling lawns of Potters Fields Park. Keep wandering past Tower Bridge and you’ll find yourself in the distinct, cobbled streets of Shad Thames. There are plenty of cafes, bars and restaurants to stop off at along the way.
2. An overnight stay at The Shangri-La at The Shard
Picture this – you wake up in the arms of your loved-one and open your eyes to floor to ceiling views of the capital beneath you and enjoy breakfast in bed before heading to the spa to take a swim in Western Europe’s highest infinity pool. With the Shangri-La at The Shard’s Love is in the Air package, guests are invited to make their stay extra special with decorations, champagne and couple’s massages all available as add-ons.
3. Love on the walkways
You may have stopped to take a selfie in front of Tower Bridge, but have you explored inside? Hold on to each other tightly as you stand over the glass floor walkways taking in an incredible birds-eye view of London life.
4. Fine-dining at dizzying heights
For those looking to really push the boat out, The Shard is home to some fantastic restaurants, all offering panoramic views of London for an unforgettable dining experience. Oblix has two special Valentine’s Celebration menus on offer at their East and West restaurants, and Aqua Shard is hosting a ‘Spring of Love’ themed afternoon tea.
5. Cosy-up with cocktails
There are cocktails around every corner in SE1. Ascend The Shard to enjoy yours with a view at GoNG, or head underground to Nine Lives for sustainable concoctions with a kick. If your sweetheart has a taste for tequila, take them to Santo Remedio’s dedicated Mescal Bar, with an extensive selection of Mexico’s best Tequilas and Mezcal served in speciality cocktails or for sipping.
6. Al-fresco fun at the Vinegar Yard
If you like to keep it casual, The Vinegar Yard has everything you could ask for for a good night out. Get a bite to eat from their eclectic mix of street-food vendors and soak up the buzzy atmosphere. If you fancy getting a bit cosier, you can book a Grey Goose Winter Igloo to snuggle up in.
Comptoir Libanais – a complimentary glass of bubbles (per person) when you purchase a mezze and a main!
The Real Greek – A complimentary Kir Royale for all bookings after 5pm on February 14th 2023.
Café Piazza – diners who order at least one-course from noon to closing on February 14th receive a glass of bubbles each and a chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream each.