Places to see in London they will never forget

Starting a new relationship is never easy; going on a first date can be one of the most traumatic things you can experience. Here we look at places to take that special someone you are seeing in London.

London is a big place. Knowing where to find cosy little restaurants and hidden cafes is something only London residents will really understand. But a date doesn’t have to involve sitting romantically holding hands; there are plenty of other things to do in the city that will leave a lasting impression.

A multi segment panoramic image of the London ...

A multi segment panoramic image of the London skyline from the Bermondsey banks of the Thames. Français : Image panoramique de Londres depuis les rives de la Tamise. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1. The Thames

The Thames is more than just a river. It is part of the city’s history. People have traded from it, fought on it and traitors have been taken to their end on it to reach the infamous Traitors Gate at the Tower of London. The modern Thames is a little less sinister and it offers a wide range of places to see in London both on and off the water. Eat at an embankment pub or restaurant in Chelsea, stroll along the banks and take in the sights, or for a real treat take a river boat ride along the river itself. Trips run day and night and evening trips also offer dining. From the river you will see all of the city’s most famous landmarks away from the hustle and bustle of the street.

2. The London Eye

One of the most popular modern places to see in London is the London Eye. It is, basically, a giant Big Wheel with enclosed carriages, From here you can see all of the city from above and being left gently swaying at the top while people disembark lower down can be a slightly scary but romantic way of passing the time; particularly if your date is feeling nervous and needs to hold your hand.

3. Covent Garden

Covent Garden remains one of the most popular places to see in London. Shops, restaurants and of course the Royal Opera House draw people all year round. The area is packed with street artists and simply sitting outside with an ice cream or a coffee watching the entertainers is a treat in itself. Or wander the small shops with their wide range of products; mostly unique and having that bohemian feel to them.

Parks are another popular venue on the places to see in London list; Hyde Park, Green Park to name but a few; they are the perfect places for anyone wishing to spend an hour or two. London parks are busy most of the time but the early evening can be a time for finding that quiet shady spot where you can talk and relax; you will also find many of London’s famous statues in its parks. Or for a regal treat why not take a trip to Buckingham Palace and view the splendour of the Monarch’s home from outside. At certain times of year you can view the inside; but these tickets are hard to come by so book in advance.

AUTHOR BIO: Jaye Staddon is a freelance travel writer who has spent a lot of time in London. You can reach many of the above mentions places to see in london on bike routes; check a local map for more details.

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