WIN a London Pass with Cupid’s Guide to London

Only a couple of days left before the year’s most romantic day… or is it the day of disappointment? A day of crying into your heart shaped cereal if you don’t have a valentine? or a day to fall in love?

Whatever way you look at it, Valentines Day is the day of love, a day to show your partner how much you love them, shower them with gifts and whisk them away to a romantic hotel or a bed of rose petals.

If you are still wondering what to do with your Sunday, yes it’s this Sunday, three days away if you had forgotten… PANIC?! then look no further.

hot chocolate at arepa and co

The city experts at the London Pass have revealed their top tips for spending Valentine’s Day in the city.  From slap up dinners, to romantic strolls along the Southbank, London has plenty to offer for celebrating this inescapably romantic day with your loved one.

Read to the end of this post for your chance to win a London Pass

There’s no doubt that London is one of the most picturesque cities in the world, but whilst Paris is most often associated with romance, we’d beg to differ. There are hundreds of places around London which make for amazing scenes and experiences to share with your loved one. If you’re lucky enough to be visiting London this Valentine’s Day, you might want to pay some of these places a visit and earn yourself some brownie points.

Whether you’re looking for selfie inspiration, a romantic stroll, or even a spot to propose, here are some ideas.

Romantic strolls

The embankment provides an undeniably romantic backdrop for an evening stroll. With a number of iconic landmarks along the Southbank, from the Tate Modern, to Shakespeare’s Globe and the iconic London Eye, not to mention Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, all of which are lit up at night, it’s the perfect place to combine sightseeing and sweet nothings.

Richmond Park, London

Photo by Amertner

Romantic selfies

You can’t leave London without a few selfies. Luckily the city is full of good photo spots for you and your loved one to strike a pose. Some of the most popular places for smitten couples are in front of Tower Bridge (not to be confused with London Bridge), as well as at Westminster Abbey, the stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site. Did you know Westminster Abbey was where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate, got married? Perhaps you can practice your walk down the aisle…

Wedding petal confetti

Romantic nights out

London isn’t short of a restaurant or two and the city prides itself on its growing food scene, with independent restaurants, pop ups and multi-cuisine establishments opening up everywhere. Many places don’t require reservations, which gives you the flexibility to decide at the last minute where to eat, or even whether to sample a few cocktails first! Great areas for food include Soho, Angel & Islington and Shoreditch, catering for all tastes. You won’t struggle to find a candlelit restaurant, that’s for sure!

wedding flowers derbyshire

For those of you who want to stay out late, Camden provides a fun and funky atmosphere, or head to Piccadilly Circus where you can even get your Valentine’s messages shown on the big screen… You might want to start dropping hints!

Romantic views

London offers a wealth of roof tops to take in the views over the impressive cityscape.

Some of our favourites are the super trendy Boundary in Shoreditch, Radio Bar at ME London on the Strand which overlooks the stunning St Paul’s Cathedral, and the Shard. The Shard offers unparalleled, 360 degree views over London – even on a cloudy day – and two five-star restaurants on the 31st and 32nd floors. Another option is the Heron Tower by Liverpool Street, which is home to Sushi Samba and Duck & Waffle – another perfect setting to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Views and cocktails at Duck and waffle, London

So, no pressure. If you’re in London over the 14th February, there is nothing to stop you from taking romantic selfies, seeing the sights of the city at sunset or treating yourselves to a slap up meal to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Cupid's guide to London Valentine

Photo by Diliff

This competition is now CLOSED! Read on to find out if you are the winner…

This is my second competition with London Pass and as the last competition went down so well I have collaborated with the guys at London Pass again to offer you another chance to win one.

Win a London Pass

All you have to do is comment on this post to be in with a chance of winning. For extra entries use the Rafflecopter link below.

AND THE WINNER IS…

Caroline S 

Congratulations Caroline :)

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Terms and conditions 

  • Winner must be a resident of the UK or Ireland (or have a postal address here)
  • You MUST comment below to be entered and can add extra entries using the Rafflecopter competition guidance below.
  • There is no cash alternative
  • Entry closes at midnight on February 26th 2016
  • Fingers crossed, you’ve got to be in it to win it.

This post was in collaboration with London Pass and it is thanks to them that you have the chance to win one. Hurrah!

Comments

  1. kim neville says

    Looks amazing at the Shard. One place I want to go to. The London Pass sounds a great idea to see all the sights

  2. Sandra Bald says

    I totally agree with you that London is as much a romantic place to be as Paris
    I love them both & have to say London has a very special place in my heart as I worked there for a number of years
    Haven’t been to the Shard yet It’s on my wishlist to visit this year

  3. tilly c says

    London by night is a different animal…do miss that edgy buzz, wending your way through the traffic and crowds like some mad game….!

  4. Prerna Gupta says

    I live in London and still has not visited so many places! A London pass will be wonderful! Thanks for the chance!

  5. Janet Palmer says

    I love London and when I meet my partner made a promise that I would show him London as he’d never gone sight seeing in his own city!
    We’ve managed a few sights and two children along the way lol so would love to spend another fun filled day with him exploring our wonderful city!!

  6. Caroline S says

    We’re not far from London, so we’re often there on a day out, but a London Pass would be a great opportunity to try some new sights!

  7. Caroline McEvoy says

    London is my favourite place in the world. The West-End, Camden, South Bank – Gorgeous. Great competition.

  8. Petra Beck says

    I will never get tired of London! Enough to see and do for a lifetime. A river cruise and the Shard are firmly on my list for this spring!

  9. Jeremy Rance says

    I used to live in Wimbledon when I was a kid an didn’t really do all the London touristy things. I live in Berkshire now and would love to go and do all that now

  10. Sophie says

    I would love to go back to London! I’ve been twice and loved it both times and a London Pass would just be incredible! The would also make great vlogging footage for my YouTube channel! :)

  11. natalie blyth says

    this is a fantastic prize london is an amazing city my boyfriend is from shropshire I ould love to spend time in london with him

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