Aside from Buck Pal and Parliament, London Eye has got to be one of the iconic landmarks of London. As the world's largest cantilevered observation wheel it has dominated the southern side of the Thames since its inception for the millennium in 2000.
Standard ticket holders can expect to share one of the 32 pods with up to 28 people but it is possible to exclusively book your own private pod. Add champagne and you've got your very own unique couples experience.
The fourth largest of London's eight Royal Parks, Hyde Park was once used as a hunting ground for the Tudor Court in the reign of King Henry VIII. With that in mind, it's hardly surprising that horses and riding has been synonymous with the park for centuries.
It's also home to the long-established Ross Nye Stables, offer riding in Central London for more than half a century. There are two designated bridleways in the park and the nearby Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace exercises the Carriage horses in the park daily so it is possible you may see liveried coachmen in action!
What's old is new again, a saying my grandmother used to tell me, describing the resurfacing of fashion. Bell bottoms were a hit in the 60s and 70s and made a reappearance in my teenage years, and more recently I've seen the return of scrunchies so it's hardly surprising that board games are back with a vengeance as is the uprising of the board game cafe.
If your SO is remotely competitive, book a spot at one of London’s hipster board game cafes which are predominantly located in East London. There’s Loading Bar in Dalston, and Draughts with locations in Dalston, Hackney and one in Central London at Waterloo. All with a huge range of games, stocking everything from Hungry Hungry Hippos to the likes of Risk, Catan and one of my personal favourites, Ticket to Ride.
Isn’t it mind boggling to think that in zone one, in the heart of one of the busiest cities on earth lies a huge zoo?
Being socially aware and actively supporting animal welfare and global conservation in this modern world it’s worth knowing London Zoo is the world’s oldest scientific zoo.
It was opened in 1828 by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), for two decades only fellows of the Society were allowed to access the Zoo for scientific study. It wasn’t until 1847 when the doors were opened to the public to help funding.
Nowadays it’s home to the historic Prime Meridian, giving the world Greenwich Mean Time. Light up the life of your partner and take a journey through space together with an evening of astronomy. Visit the Observatory after hours, meet astronomers, see a planetarium show before taking the opportunity to look through the 18-tonne Victorian telescope.